All our senior team have trained with top global legal and accountancy firms.
Janet Cooper OBEPartner
- AFME: Legal adviser to the Remuneration working group on Association in Financial Markets in Europe
- Global Equity Organisation: Co-founder and board member
- Proshare: Board member
- Share Schemes Advanced Studies Group: Co-founder and member
- In addition to these industry appointments, Janet is
- RNLI: Trustee of the Royal National Lifeboats Institution
- Roehampton University: Council member
- GAPS: Board member (Gender Action for Peace and Security)
- Law LLB, Leeds University
- Solicitors exams; College of Law Chester
- Senior Leadership, Harvard
- Corporate Finance, London Business School
- The Executive Remuneration Review, fourth (2015) and fifth (2016) editions published by Law Business Research
- Directors' Remuneration (1995) published by Tolley's
- The Law Review - details
- Proshare 2016 annual conference:
- with Aviva on their first global employee share plan; and
- Marks & Spencer and Fidelity on gender diversity in share plans
- GEO 2017 annual conference:
- with Aviva on their global employee plan; and
- with Worldpay, SABMiller and Neoreward on developments in executive incentives
- Law LLB and LLM, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University
- Solicitors exams, College of Law, London
- NASPP 2017 annual conference: Translating Europe with Ameriprise and Dell
- GEO 2017 annual conference: Global update with HSBC
Hannah NeedleSenior Associate
Jessica MitchellSenior Associate
Chris FallonSenior Associate
With over 10 years' experience, Chris has a broad range of experience advising on UK tax-advantaged plans, senior executive plans and employee benefit trusts for listed companies and private equity owned businesses. Chris advises on broader employment related tax issues. Chris was in the tax and employee share plans team of City law firm Travers Smith.
Law LLB, Sheffield University.
Interests Running, gardening, films, TV, concerts and theatre.
Sarah FergusonSenior Associate
Sharon ThwaitesOnTap Director
Global legal and tax compliance for a wide range of executive and employee share plans. Sharon works on our online database. Sharon has trained and worked at Freshfields for a number of years.
Employment law specialist. Chris works with our global clients on reviewing and renewing employment contracts and policies. He advises on global employment law reviews, downsizing and non-competes. Chris has worked with a major global law firm and as senior in-house counsel at Shell.
Amy SellersManaging Associate
Amy has over 6 years’ experience of advising on a full range of UK and global share plans, including UK tax advantaged plans, and on the legal and tax compliance aspects of operating share plans internationally. Amy has experience of advising a wide range of companies from smaller private companies to large listed companies. Amy has been recognised in Chambers & Partners as “a very knowledgeable and approachable practitioner” and has been awarded an Acritas Star after being nominated as a stand-out lawyer for being “really hands on, really approachable and really responsive” in a global survey of senior in-house counsel. Amy is on the Corporate and Regulatory Committee of the Share Plan Lawyers Group.
Sally BlanchflowerManaging Associate
Sally has a broad corporate and commercial background, having trained at international law firm DLA Piper where she practiced as a corporate lawyer before joining Tapestry two years ago. Sally now specialises in all aspects of global and UK share plans for leading global companies and banks, including advising on global due diligence and securities filings, share plan design and drafting plan documents. Education Law LLB, University College London Legal Practice Course, University of Sheffield Speaking and publications GEO 2017 annual conference: • with Aviva on their new global employee plan • with HSBC and Brambles on global updates Sally has also presented at other GEO and ProShare annual conferences, webinars, administrator and industry events, and teaches on the Tapestry ICSA Employee Share Plans Course, Summer School and Alumni events. Interests Travel, netball, yoga and climbing.
Jordan LevyManaging Associate
Lorna ParkinManaging Associate
Carla WalshamManaging Associate
Carla is an experienced lawyer specialising in UK and global remuneration regulations for financial services firms. She also works with companies like Unilever on their global compliance for their share plans. Carla trained as a lawyer at London City law firm Lawrence Graham, having graduated from the University of Exeter.
Rebecca advises companies on global compliance in relation to their executive and employee share plans, including advising on global due diligence and securities filings, share plan design and drafting plan documents. Rebecca is also an elite athlete who has represented England in the 100 metres over the last two years.
Law and Criminology LLB, University of Sheffield
Legal Practice Course, University of Sheffield
Athletics - Rebecca is an elite athlete specialising in 100m. Rebecca has represented England and achieved two national medals whilst working at Tapestry and is aiming to qualify for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Tom ParkerLegal Assistant
Shirley Cooper (FCIPS, FRSA)Commercial Director
Shirley advises on strategy, IT and procurement. Shirley is a qualified accountant with an MBA and she has been procurement and supply chain director for a UK listed IT company. Shirley has been the President of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and is a Fellow of CIPS.
Marianne ChalcraftStrategy Director
Marianne's role at Tapestry involves a range of advisory and support functions, assisting with decision-making in our fast-growing enterprise. She was trained at strategy consultants Bain and Company, and since 1998 has run her own consultancy, specialising in commercial due diligence for private equity, and in market intelligence. Marianne has two 1st class degrees from the University of Cambridge.
Verity MowatMarketing Manager
Verity is our Marketing Manager. Verity previously worked with Janet at Linklaters in marketing and business development, has also worked for Marks and Spencer plc in marketing finance and, more recently, as a Client Manager at Schroders Asset Management.
Nichola PrestonFinance Manager
Nichola is our Finance Manager and deals with all our accounts work. Nichola has worked at law firms Kennedys LLP & hlw Keeble Hawson LLP where she gained a merit studying for a Diploma with the Institute of Legal Finance and Management.
Debbie KnightCredit Controller
Debbie is a Credit Controller with over 20 years’ experience. She previously worked for law firms Benson Clegg and Wake Smith, and also spent 19 years with the finance team at Sheffield Newspapers Limited.
Linda BartlettOnTap Manager
Linda is the manager of our global database as well as working with our lawyers on all aspects of our administration and secretarial support, making sure the lawyers have the support they need to provide excellent services to our clients. Linda was formerly Group Secretary at Linklaters.
Gabrielle MirandaICSA Manager
ICSA Cert esp Course Manager and Administrator. Gabby supports the ICSA Course we have developed and run, its dedicated website and alumni activities. Gabby also issues all our client newsletters. Gabby was formerly at Linklaters.
Lisa BrookOffice Manager
Lisa is the Office Manager in our Sheffield and Leeds offices. She is responsible for ensuring the office runs effectively and smoothly. Lisa was formerly a Personal Assistant and Team Co-ordinator at Pinsent Masons for 28 years
Jessica Wozencroft-HendersonTeam Secretary
Jessica is our Team Secretary and is based in our Leeds office. She previously worked for law firm Blandy & Blandy LLP in Reading. She is also a former, award winning, advanced ballroom dancer.