Sean Gorman

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Sean Gorman

Managing Director - Legal & Consultancy

Sean joined Outset in November 2016 having previously been a Partner at another Kent firm. Immediately prior to joining Outset, Sean was a director of a national construction company, with responsibility for commercial and legal matters. He has been recognised by Chambers and Partners, the independent guide to law firms as a leading individual, with clients commenting he “has a good understanding of the commercial realities”. Sean advises clients on business acquisitions and disposals, equity and debt investments and has experience of a range of commercial matters.

Leading Individual - Chambers and Partners 2015

Leading Individual - Chambers and Partners 2014

Leading Individual - Chambers and Partners 2013

Corporate/M&A - The South: Kent & Sussex

When away from work, what do you enjoy doing?

Whenever I get the chance, I tend to head off somewhere with at least the vague promise of some surfable waves, although it frequently feels like I’m cursed – it seems I bring flat, calm seas with me wherever I go. I’d like to blame my lack of progress surfing on that, but it’s probably just the result of a total lack of natural talent. I’ve recently taken up cycling too, and whilst the boots should probably be long since hung up, I’m usually up for kick-about. And then a long rest. I’m a big music and film fan – I love getting along to gigs and the cinema. I often feel like music and film have taught me more than any other medium – perhaps not about law (although A Few Good Men was a fine start) but definitely about life. Lastly, I love to travel and explore new places. I’ve spent some time living abroad and enjoy experiencing different cultures. I keep telling myself that one day I’ll live in some unspoilt sunny, wave-filled corner of the earth. I am yet to start believing it.

Most likely, you’ll find me drinking a flat white coffee somewhere in Canterbury. Maybe even an espresso martini, if it’s Saturday.

What is your favourite book or movie?

As a film geek, this is too hard, but: Into the Wild, Blade Runner, Juno, Boyhood, Amores Perros. That’s probably enough. Book is easy though – The Rum Diary, by Hunter S Thompson.

Describe an interesting fact about yourself?

I once had a football transfer fee paid for me. It was £5. Big money back in 1994. Shortly after that, Man Utd paid £7m for Andy Cole. I’ll let you decide who got the best deal.

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

I didn’t, so I ended up a lawyer. I still don’t know now…