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Whether you are an ambitious startup, high net worth individual, a growing private business, a FTSE 100 company or a multi-national business, our lawyers are passionate about helping you to secure and enhance the value of your business.

We work across all market sectors, with a particular interest in technology, brands, retail, manufacturing, charities & not for profit, transport & logistics, food & drink, energy and sport.

Our large and varied private sector client base means that different needs and opportunities arise, and we will work closely with you and your other advisers to understand your aims and objectives and the challenges that you face, building a long-term relationship that consistently delivers the right results whatever your business need.

what we do...

  • Dedicated specialists – based in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham, we have teams of lawyers covering the broad range of commercial specialisms, including lawyers with invaluable in-house experience gained across the spectrum of sectors.
  • Our clients – blue chip multi-nationals, listed companies, unquoted public limited companies, privately owned organisations, entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Our sectors – technology, brands, retail, manufacturing, charities & not for profit, transport & logistics, food & drink, energy and sport.
  • Our industry membership - the Institute of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, Loan Market Association members, Association of Business Recovery Professionals and Institute of Credit Management, the Association of Pension Lawyers and The Pensions Advisory Service.

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State aid and IP in R&D agreements - hear from our panel of experts

As private businesses, public bodies and universities alike strive to gain a competitive advantage, each increasingly look to each other to develop next generation products and services.

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Brexit resources

How will Brexit affect businesses from an immigration perspective?

Now that the Brexit negotiations are in full swing, we have set out below our updated advice on some of the most common questions we see surrounding the potential impact of Brexit on employment and business immigration.

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Legal updates

Changes to Tier 1- Introducing the New ‘Innovator’ and ‘Start-up' visas

The Home Office recently announced substantial changes to Tier 1 of the PBS.

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Hear from Paul Ray and Jonathan Edwards on the latest industry developments

Our banking & finance partners, Paul Ray and Jonathan Edwards, give an update on an important legal development that has been proposed in the finance sector.

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Gavin Cummings

Gavin Cummings

Partner and Head of Private Equity

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