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The regulatory and funding landscape for private and public businesses continues to evolve. We appreciate the need for managers to focus on preserving and developing their business and for funders to support and facilitate growth. We provide a straightforward approach to our corporate finance and commercial advice which puts your business needs first.


We assist with securing funding for your venture, shaping the structure of your business, guiding you through the minefield of legal compliance and dealing with any corporate transactions along the way.

Our experts are business people as well as lawyers; engaging with and understanding your pressures. We provide pragmatic and relevant advice to help protect and grow our clients.

what we do...

  • Specialist legal services - corporate finance, public takeovers, private equity, growth capital, venture capital, corporate governance, commercial contracts and disputes, property, employment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, competition, business and debt recovery, outsourcing and procurement, regulatory, tax, share schemes, data protection, licensing, contentious and non-contentious intellectual property, information technology, construction, health and safety, pensions.
  • Clients - range from a wide range of sector, including blue chip multi-nationals, central government, local authorities, charities, health trusts, owner managed businesses and small and medium sized enterprises, retailers, brand owners.
  • Experienced team - our large and experienced team provides pragmatic advice to ensure your deals are successfully completed and commercial value-adding solutions are delivered.
  • Risks and opportunities - we deal with a broad range of non-transactional work, can help you develop strong routes to your markets whilst protecting your business from potential risks and exploiting your commercial opportunities.

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Legal updates

Market Abuse Regulation – adjusting market expectations

We have seen in recent weeks that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been making enquiries of issuers in order to ascertain whether there has been a breach of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) where, following release of timetabled financial statements, there is a marked change to an issuer’s share price.

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Legal updates

Changes to the PSC regime

The PSC register is a statutory register which must be maintained by certain UK companies and records information about the individuals who have significant control over the company.

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Legal updates

Dividends – are they lawful?

There is no new law in this area, however, in light of some recent inadvertent unlawful dividends, it is worth a reminder that legal requirements for the payment of dividends set out in the Companies Act 2006 need to be strictly complied with.

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Legal updates

Horizon scanning - corporate governance reforms on the way

There is lots going on in relation to corporate governance reform at the moment, following the publication of the Government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform in November last year.

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