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Holt Baker offers legal, finance and business advice to support a range of businesses from start-ups to more established organisations. Founded by a lawyer and an accountant, Holt Baker draws together these regulated services, which can be accessed jointly or separately, to provide a bespoke and flexible service that can be tailored for each client.

Amy and Josie have built such a valuable service for companies like Small Pharma. They waste no time in getting to the heart of the matter. And when we've got more plates spinning than we know what to do with it's so valuable to be able to deal with legal, commercial and finance in a single conversation.

Peter RandsManaging Director, Small Pharma

Amy has been an outstanding partner for Senzer over the past two years; providing invaluable advice and support over a wide range of areas. She can quickly understand what the key requirements and underlying issues are and applies a commercial and strategic lens to everything she does. She is efficient and pragmatic, and an absolute pleasure to work with at all times. I could not recommend more highly!

Matt McKevittCommercial Director, Senzer

Amy is a great lawyer, with the ability to quickly grasp complex legal issues and distill these into key issues for decision making. She is versatile and highly responsive, and also a pleasure to work with.

Adrian MurrayGC, 4d pharma plc

Josie has been supporting us at Scape Technologies for close to a year, as an external Financial Director. Josie has been providing us with the expert advice (always quick to reply to a question), modelling support (helped to build a forecast tracker sheet which live updates with our Xero data), and piece of mind to allow us to focus on growing our business without needing an in house financial superstar. Josie's support is excellent for an early stage startup as she's able to advise where needed, flag things we might not have thought of, and dig deeper into tasks where helpful.

Grace GimsonChief of staff, Scape Technologies

Tin Man has employed Amy and her team as their ‘in-house’ legal team for 18 months now and they have proved invaluable. Amy is calm, thoughtful and supportive in everything she has helped us with. She provides superb legal counsel and really takes time to understand our legal issues and think around problems in a smart and do-able way that works for our industry. We’ve been delighted with her service and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others.

Mandy SharpFounder, Tin Man Communications

Amy's advising on a number matters from GDPR to Trademark registration. We've been very pleased with her advice so far as she's a strategic thinker, who keeps our commercial goals and constraints in mind, and provides advice that's timely, actionable and causes the least frictions to a small but rapidly-growing business like ours. Would recommend highly!

Bikram BoseStrategic Partnerships and Business Development

Amy's clear, sensitive and pragmatic advice distinguishes her as a legal advisor. We've enjoyed working with Amy for 3 years and counting and will continue to refer our clients to her and the Holt Baker team for support with commercial and IP and data protection issues.

Nick MaynardFounder, Practice London Limited

Josie has been truly excellent for us, on a whole number of transactions and commercial solutions, she is dynamic, a great listener and a keen problem solver. She also has bags of experience and has been instrumental in propelling us forward as a business.

Alex HearnChief Executive, Senzer

Amy puts clients first. Throughout a busy Christmas period, her attention to detail was outstanding and she put time aside for Equinox Living to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Amy is always polite and has a superb attention for detail. A much more personal service than dealing with larger law firms we have experience with and an excellent communicator. Highly recommended.

Darius ZiatabariDirector, Equinox Developments

Amy is a pro! But more than that she is a joy to work with. As a growing business gaining opportunities with big league clients we find ourselves in various David and Goliath situations regarding contracts. Amy stepped in to negotiate a game-changing contract with a global heavyweight client. With great skill, communication, emotional intelligence she smoothed the way meaning we could go to the next level. As well as the excellence of knowledge, it is the people skills that made us feel truly supported and took the headache away. I would highly recommend Amy as an ally and partner for a growing business.

Selina JonesPartner, Scott & Co

Amy offered amazing advice when I was establishing my business, she was thorough and reliable and I would highly recommend her services.

Rachel KerrDirector, RK Social Communications

I have used Amy's services on a variety of matters over the past 12 months since she became independent. She has provided excellent advise - combining legal knowledge but also practical / operational recommendations - a key combination for top lawyers. In particular, she helped The Pigeonhole navigate GDPR successfully and smoothly. I am happy to know Amy is on speed dial to help solve our problems. If there was a star rating, I would give her five!

Jacob CockcroftFounder, Pigeonhole

Amy has been our "in-house" legal counsel for almost 18mths now. She is quite simply fab! Amy brings intellect and real world understanding to everything she does for us, understands when we want to take something to the nth degree and when a light touch is more what we are looking for. She has helped us with such a variety of work (content licenses, royalties, commercial contracts, GDPR, general advice...I could go on and on) and is definitely a trusted advisor. She takes time to really understand what we do and why, and this understanding really comes through in her deliverables. Most importantly, Amy is a super nice person and brilliant to work with

Sasha BudzynskiCFO, Hopster

I’ve worked with Josie on several occasions and really enjoyed the experience. She’s smart, hard-working, perceptive, and fun. Each time, I’ve always had universally good feedback on her. I consider her one of my trusted advisors.

Marco SchiavoManaging Partner, Nickleby Capital

Legal

Amy Holt
Amy leads our legal practice; a commercial lawyer with over 16 years experience, nominated as Sole Practitioner of the Year in The Lawyer Excellence Awards 2018 and 2019; and recognised as a Rising Star in the Legal 500’s Powerlist.

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Finance

Josie Baker
An accountant with over 17 years’ experience working in consulting and business advisory, supporting a broad range of businesses and stakeholders.

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Our Values


Innovative

A distinctive structure, allowing you to access joint or separate services – to flex with your business’ journey.


Seamless

Why go to separate lawyers and accountants when you can access both, together, for more insightful and rounded support?


Breadth & Depth

Our combined 25 years’ experience in private practice and in industry covers a wide range of practice areas.


Trusted Advisors

We work with you to identify and solve a problem before it becomes one, mitigating risk and adding value to your business.


Agile

We support clients throughout their journeys – from those at the ideas stage to more established, growth-focused businesses – as well as providing ad hoc technical advice.


Straightforward

We offer pragmatic and commercial advice that demystifies issues without the jargon.


Innovative

A distinctive structure, allowing you to access joint or separate services – to flex with your business’ journey.


Seamless

Why go to separate lawyers and accountants when you can access both, together, for more insightful and rounded support?


Breadth & Depth

Our combined 25 years’ experience in private practice and in industry covers a wide range of practice areas.


Trusted Advisors

We work with you to identify and solve a problem before it becomes one, to add value to your business.


Agile

We support clients throughout their journeys – from the ideas stage, to more established businesses striving towards the next level, to specific technical issues.


Straightforward

We offer pragmatic and commercial advice that demystifies issues without the jargon.


Legal services to be provided by A Holt Limited, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, registration number 633334. Finance and accounting services are provided by J E Baker Limited and regulated by the ACCA (which is regulated by the IFAC)


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