Our 26th April Luncheon

with Guest Speaker
Rachel Lindley CEO – Five Talents UK

His practice includes corporate advisory and financial services work, corporate crime and international human rights as well as defamation, privacy, confidence, malicious falsehood, contempt and related media law cases. His extensive experience in practice is underpinned by a parallel career in politics and as one of the Government’s two Law Officers: he served as an MP from 1992 until 2017 and was HM Solicitor General from 2010 to 2012. He is now in the House of Lords.

Edward advises and acts for companies and individuals whose rights have been adversely affected by foreign governments and agencies, including, for example, by asset seizures, imprisonment, extradition applications and Interpol Red Notices, as well as for overseas governments and agencies who are seeking to comply with international standards and the rule of law. He is regularly consulted by NGOs and charitable organisations.

When in Government as Solicitor General, he developed and introduced into this jurisdiction from the United States the Deferred Prosecution Agreement, a means of dealing with companies who admit their offending to supplement prosecutions against individuals suspected of economic crime. He appeared for the Serious Fraud Office in two of the DPAs so far approved by the Court, the first one, Standard Bank, in 2014, and the then-largest, Rolls-Royce, in 2017. In 2020-21 he led the legal team acting for two respondent companies in the 11th and 12th DPAs to be approved by the Court.

In the media law sphere, Edward acts for individual and corporate claimants, both within England & Wales and Northern Ireland and abroad, and for individual defendants and corporate defendants from the publishing, internet and broadcasting world.

Politics, Social Events, Fundraising, Networking

The Biz Club believes in private enterprise, individual freedom, localism in government, lower taxes, and effective regulation to the benefit of smaller businesses.

The Biz Club develops and encourages communication between politicians and business people, and gathers together like-minded people to lobby and work with politicians and other influential people.

Through events, it raises funds to pursue its objectives.  It provides networking opportunities for business owners and would-be owners with the object of increasing the profitable growth of the smaller business sector

Who Should Join?

Business managers, their advisor’s and anyone interested in promoting wealth creation.  The Biz Club is particularly concerned to support smaller private sector enterprises in their fight for survival and that continue to be the principal wealth job creators in the United Kingdom.

Anyone interested in changing the political landscape to promote the flourishing of small businesses functioning and their role in job creation.