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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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Legal updates

State aid in loans to wholly owned subsidiaries

State aid is a key concern for public bodies establishing and funding commercial entities, whether wholly or jointly owned.

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Upcoming webinars

IR35: top 10 tips

With IR35 changes moving ever closer, this practical session will take you through the changes and give you clear advice on how to get ready.

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Richard Nicholas provides a data protection update

As part of our regular updates for in-house lawyers, Richard takes a look at what has changed in data protection law over the last six months

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Employment law updates - hear from Harry Taylor

As part of our regular updates for in-house lawyers, Harry looks at some topics that frequently arise in Employment Tribunal claims.

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Partner and Head of Private Equity

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