About Devant

about-devantAt Devant we occupy a unique niche between commercial lawyers and real business people.

As you’d expect, we’re really hot on the legal stuff and make it our business to keep up to date with changing legislation and case law. But the thing that makes Devant clients stick with us, and recommend us to their friends, is our commercial nous. We only employ commercial consultants who’ve had hands-on business experience.

This means we can ask probing questions to get to the bottom of the deals you put together, and advise on how best to manage your risk, streamline the process, and maximise your margin.

Since we were established in 2003, we have supported hundreds of companies, across dozens of sectors, creating thousands of successful deals (and a couple of unsuccessful ones!). We work with all sorts of organisations including public sector (such as the Department of Work and Pensions, MoD and NHS), large corporates (including CGI and Fujitsu), small and medium-sized companies and start-ups.

iso9001In August 2015, Devant was thrilled to receive its certification for ISO 9001 from BSI.

This reflects our commitment to quality, consistency and excellence in customer service.

The Devant Team

<strong>Tiffany Kemp</strong>
<strong>Tiffany Kemp</strong>Founder and Managing Director
Tiffany’s commitment to building great business relationships through contracting stems from her experience in engineering, project management and sales.

Since 2003, Devant’s clients have appreciated her ability to get to the heart of commercial issues, negotiating workable deals with grace and authority. A popular business speaker, she uses stories and analogies to bring the world of commercial contracts to life.

Janine Scott
Janine ScottSenior Commercial Consultant
Janine joined Devant in 2006 following a successful consultancy and project management career in the City and a break to raise her two (now over 6 foot tall!) boys.

Clients working across the business and consumer markets appreciate her clear and user-friendly drafting of accessible business agreements. As Devant’s company sale and purchase specialist, Janine’s attention to detail ensures transactions flow smoothly.

Marion Blackmore
Marion BlackmorePrincipal Commercial Consultant
Marion’s extensive commercial contract experience has been built during a long career drafting and negotiating complex managed services, software and outsourcing agreements.

With a particular interest in privacy and data protection, Marion is a confident and tenacious negotiator who quickly translates clients’ needs into practical, easy-to-understand contracts.

Bruce Montgomery
Bruce MontgomerySenior Consultant
Bruce Montgomery joins Devant as a Senior Consultant with twenty five years commercial and contractual experience, gained in environments as diverse as retail, software, telecommunications, and thermal imaging.
Rosie Hall
Rosie HallExecutive Assistant
Rosie has joined Devant from John Lewis, where she perfected her customer service skills.

She manages Tiffany’s diary, organises our training (so she will be able to help you book onto our public workshops, and arrange logistics for any in-house training we do for you), and generally keeps us all organised.

Thomas Addy
Thomas AddyFinancial Controller
Thomas takes care of the financial and accounts side of things at Devant. Always courteous and friendly, Thomas will be able to help you with any invoice queries that might arise.
Callum Sommerton
Callum SommertonThe Devant 'Butler'
Our latest intern and the current incarnation of the Devant ‘Butler’, Callum is a law student at Reading University.

Supporting the consulting team with legal research, Callum ensures we stay on top of developments in case law and legislation.

Rachel Cox
Rachel CoxMarketing Manager
Rachel is responsible for Devant’s marketing and communications including PR.

If you’d like to discuss a joint event, would like a contract-related guest article for your blog or publication, or are looking for a speaker on commercial issues, Rachel’s your first point of contact.

If you have M&A experience and might be interested in a flexible working week, please contact Tiffany.

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Devant Partners

We have spent many years developing our network of specialists to help us deliver the best possible service to our clients. We’re confident in recommending the following partners, who all deliver an excellent service in a way that complements Devant’s pragmatic, commercially-sensible approach.

Exari – Contract automation and contract management software specialists.

Finch Group – Professional Insurance to underpin your commercial risks.

Jaluch – practical HR advice from the experts.

Kirkpatrick & Hopes – Share Ownership and Remuneration Planning (SORP) specialist accountants for owner-managed businesses.

IACCM – the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP – providing expert litigation support, private client work and specialist legal advice.

FinanceHeads – is a collaboration of qualified Finance Directors who deliver real-time, high value and cost effective commercial FD services to small and medium-sized businesses.

Devant – smoothing business relationships since 2003

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