Poppy Short

Poppy Short


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What can Poppy do for you?

Poppy is a partner in the corporate team with over 20 years’ experience of advising public and for-profit higher education institutions and large charities and on a broad range of corporate law, charity law, governance, regulatory and funding issues. Poppy leads a team of lawyers who focus on complex corporate and commercial transactions for clients including, partnerships, international collaborations, mergers, and group restructuring work.

Supporting your ambitions

Poppy really enjoys building trusted client relationships. She provides commercial and pragmatic advice and is focused on helping client achieve their strategic objectives. Poppy’s understanding of the education and charity regulatory environments means that she is familiar with the current issues facing the sector.

What do others say?

Poppy is proud to have been ranked as a ‘rising star’ in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories for a number of years. Poppy was nominated by a client in the Thompson Reuters Stand Out Lawyers Survey 2023 with client feedback that ‘"She's very pragmatic and offered us good value for money. She comes with a lot of experience."

"Without your input we would have had a more fragile contract and one that may have left the University open to unintended risk. Thank you, therefore, for your advice, professionalism and stamina on what was an extended negotiation."

What else should you know?

Poppy is an innovation champion at Mills & Reeve which means that she promotes, encourages, and drives innovation at across the firm. She is particularly focused developing new ways to continually improve client service.

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