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Chris Wills

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Willans LLP

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Corporate & commercial


Corporate & commercial partner specialising in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general company law.


Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2007, prior to working at Truro firm Murrell Associates. He became Director and Head of Corporate there in 2015, before his appointment at leading Gloucestershire firm Willans LLP in 2018. 

Chris has over a decade of experience in advising businesses on a range of transactions and issues, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity funding, joint ventures and shareholders' agreements, partnership and LLP agreements, group restructures and commercial collaborations.

His adaptable approach enables him to advise businesses across a broad range of sectors, from start-ups and family businesses to established companies operating on a global scale.

Chris has a particular interest in the renewable energy sector with wide experience in advising developers and investors on wind, solar and anaerobic digestion projects.




Cardiff University, LLB (Hons), 2004

Cardiff Law School, LPC, 2005

South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: M4 Corridor and Gloucestershire

Within: Corporate and commercial: M4 Corridor and Gloucestershire

Exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely prompt’, Willans LLP prides itself on ‘a firm culture where excellent client service is the expectation’. Moreover, one client noted in particular the firm’s competitive pricing and approachability in relation to many of its local competitors. Headed by Paul Symes-Thompson, the corporate team has particular focus on advising manufacturers, professional practices, charities and technology companies on commercial agreements and corporate transactions. Symes-Thompson acted for Twistar in connection with proposed investments by several worldwide investors. The ‘pragmatic’ practice head also handles ongoing commercial and corporate work for a well-known national charity. Further, a team including the ‘highly respected’ employment practitioner Matthew Clayton assists Cheltenham Festivals with ongoing commercial matters. Other key clients include Frazier Properties and Medical First. Theresa Grech left the firm for Gordon Dadds LLP and Caroline Leviss took a senior associate position at Harrison Clark RickerbysChris Wills, who was hired from Murrell Associates, heads up the team. Consultant Kym Fletcher joined from a global sporting federation.

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