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

Tiffany Kemp
Tiffany KempFounder 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.

Marianna Spanoyannis
Marianna SpanoyannisExecutive Assistant
Marianna is responsible for managing Tiffany’s diary and keeping the office organised. She has a strong Learning & Development background and she is the ‘go to’ person for Devant training, whether it is helping you book onto our public workshops or arranging logistics for in-house training.
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.
Cassy Kemp
Cassy KempInformation Analyst
Cassy is responsible for Devant’s document automation system, server administration, and IT infrastructure. Her experience with programming, networking, and data management make this a perfect role for her.

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.

Fraser Gleave
Fraser GleaveJunior Commercial Contracts Consultant
Fraser is a recent law graduate after completing his studies as a mature student in 2017.

Before joining Devant, he worked in a number of advice and coaching roles across the higher education and charitable sectors, with a strong background in consumer advice.

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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