Darren is Head of the Commercial department at Gross & Co Solicitors. He initially trained as a Barrister and was called to the Bar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He went on to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive.
Prior to joining Gross & Co, Darren was a commercial law partner with a large provincial firm in Essex, and had spent a further 15 years as the head of legal and ultimately the Group Legal Director of a large private sector business in London.
Darren manages a broad non-contentious company/commercial and company employment practice, receiving instructions from private individuals and companies of all types and structures. His main areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
• Shareholder and partnership agreements;
• Farming partnership agreements;
• Commercial contracts;
• Company terms of business;
• Company acquisition and disposal;
• Outsourcing projects;
• The rules and procedure surrounding the transfer of employees and protection of employment (TUPE);
• Employment law and practice;
• Facility agreements, debentures and security arrangements.
Darren is a Trustee and executive committee member of the substantial and long-standing youth charity, the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs. Darren is also keen wherever possible to support local schools by giving both careers and academic lectures in relation to the law, and judging moots and legal debates.
Outside of Gross & Co, Darren is a fixed-wing private pilot, a keen rower and an active participant in country life; in particular shooting, walking and when possible, hiking in the Scottish Highlands. In 2008, Darren was made a Freeman of the City of London, and in 2013 he received a formal grant of armorial bearings from the College of Arms and the Duke of Norfolk acting in the capacity of Earl Marshal.