Clients praise the firm's ‘outstanding work ethic’ as well as its ‘resourcefulness’ and ‘in-depth knowledge of the subject matter'
Our team operates predominantly in the small to mid-cap market where we have extensive experience and a client-focused approach which is valued by clients and recognised in the market. We are ‘green light’ lawyers giving robust practical advice on how to achieve your objectives.
Our team advises on corporate and commercial transactions across a diverse range of sectors, including technology & media, financial services and health & social care. That experience enables us to operate efficiently and with confidence.
We build long-standing relationships by providing a partner-led service supported by a team of lawyers selected to meet your requirements.
With some 100 lawyers, including 30 partners, we are large enough to provide a full range of core business law services yet small enough to provide a personal, high quality, cost-effective, bespoke service to every client. Our reputation is acknowledged independently by both of the leading guides for the legal profession for:
- Lower mid-market M&A deals (Chambers & Partners UK)
- M&A smaller deals up to £50m (Legal 500 UK)
Our Global Reach
Many of our clients operate globally, so we provide a seamless multijurisdictional service through our network of trusted associate firms. Over many years, we have built up deep relationships with these firms and reach out only to those specialists who we know can provide legal advice of the highest quality.
Our Corporate Services
We provide a full range of transactional and corporate law services. Our strengths on the transactional side are in mergers & acquisitions, private equity & venture capital and advising on equity capital markets with a particular focus on the AIM and ISDX markets. The areas covered by our corporate practice include:
- Mergers & acquisitions
- MBOs & MBIs
- Private equity & venture capital
- Group reorganisations & restructuring
- Equity capital markets – IPO’s and secondary fundraising
- Banking and finance
- Joint ventures
- Social finance
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Corporate governance
- Directors’ duties
- Corporate tax
- Boardroom & shareholder disputes
- LLPs & partnerships
- Financial services
- Share incentives
Our Commercial Services
We provide a full service to clients across a broad range of commercial matters which businesses may encounter, from advising on multi-million pound outsourcing projects to supply and distribution agreements of all kinds. We tailor our service to meet our clients’ needs.
Key areas of our commercial practice include:
- Commercial contracts of all kinds
- Agency & distribution arrangements
- Competition law
- E-business including website terms & conditions
- Terms & conditions of business
- Outsourcing arrangements
- Technology contracts
- Privacy law
- Franchising arrangements
- Licensing agreements
Strong negotiating skills and great initiative when it came to finding solutions to the obstacles placed in our path
Client feedback, Chambers UK 2012