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Rachel Turner

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Rachel is a corporate partner specialising in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs, disposals, group reorganisations, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, demergers and venture capital funding.

Rachel advises a wide range of clients from owner-managed businesses and business angels to large international groups with recent transactions including;

  • advising the shareholders of Camp Hopson & Co Limited, a fifth generation family business with a diverse portfolio of interests, on the sales of its retail, removals and funerals businesses
  • advising on EIS investment into a new company in the food and beverage sector
  • a complex reorganisation of a public company in distressed circumstance
  • advising management on the private equity backed management buyout of International Logistics Group Limited
  • advising the shareholders of Burlington Credit Limited on its sale to Marstons Holdings
  • advising high net worth individuals on a proposed EIS investment into a university technology spin-out business


Rachel trained at Mundays LLP; qualified in 2001 and was made a partner at Shoosmiths in 2016.


Rugby High School for Girls, Rugby, Warwickshire and University of Warwick LLB (Hons) 2:1 1993-1996

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

The members of the 'open and approachable' team at Shoosmiths LLP ‘provide a great service, know the industry well and know what is important to their clients’. Sanjeev Sharma and Simon Edwards head the Thames Valley corporate and commercial teams, respectively. The corporate team is strong in the technology, healthcare and education sectors, while the commercial practice regularly handles considerations in the food and drink and retail sectors. Clients include large corporates, public companies and private equity houses, such as Pizza Hut Restaurants, the RAC, Business Growth Fund and NVM Private Equity. Highlights in 2017 included Edwards assisting Smiths News Trading with the preparation and complex negotiation of website design, hosting and maintenance contracts; Sean Wright handling LDC’s £16m investment into national hair salon Rush; and various corporate team members advising the founders of SecurEnvoy on the £20m sale and reverse takeover into Shearwater Group. Senior associate Nina Smith and solicitor Mike Patterson are noted for ‘working excellently as a team, balancing corporate and business viewpoints with alacrity’. Senior associate Kiran Dhesi  is also noted as a rising star. The team saw Emma Gibson and Rachel Turner depart.

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