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East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby
Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby - ranked: tier 3

Austin Moore & Partners LLP

Austin Moore & Partners LLP handles a significant number of large and complex transactions in the Nottingham marketplace, thanks to the reputation of its founding partner, Austin Moore, who has been a specialist in corporate transactions for more than 30 years.  Associate Laura de Banke works with Moore on the firm's most significant deals, and also takes charge of day-to-day transactions, restructuring work and corporate governance matters. Moore's team also includes Louise Firth, whose arrival from Fishers in 2017 has been a catalyst for the growth of the firm's commercial practice. Firth advises on commercial law and intellectual property issues for clients across a wide range of sectors, including technology and energy.

Practice head(s):Austin Moore

Other key lawyers:Louise Firth; Laura de Banke


'Austin Moore has been nothing but competent and a trusted adviser and Louise Firth is cut from the same cloth. The team doesn't simply tell you what you want to hear, but tells it as it is'

'The practitioners at Austin Moore are business-minded lawyers. They look at a problem commercially and give you honest opinions on what they would do, rather than try to create some form of self perpetuating legal argument that would be in their own interest'

'The strength of the team is that it is focused, clear when giving advice and understands the commercial aspects/repercussions of the advice given'

'Austin Moore, Louise Firth and Laura de Banke work well as a team'

Key Clients

JBMI Group

GEV Group

Instarmac Group Plc

AW Lymn The Family Funeral Service Company

Funeral Service Company

Rutland Cycling Bicycle

Distribution and Retailing

Buy My Motorhome

Serif Group

Crown Computing

Accrosoft / Vacancy Filler

Buster + Punch

Agritec Systems

Mornington Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders on the sale of the majority stake in the company to the Better All Round Group.
  • Acted for the shareholders on their disposal of the entire issued share capital of Voice Holdings Limited to the Daisy Group.
  • Acted for the management team on the £5m MBO of Elta Automotive Limited.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Micromix Plant Health Limited on the £5m disposal of the company to French public company Olmix Group.
  • Advised the management team on the sale of Westleigh Partnerships Limited to Countryside Properties Plc for £135m.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby
Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby - ranked: tier 3

Austin Moore & Partners LLP

Vik Moothia, the department head at Austin Moore & Partners LLP, has been practising in the Nottingham legal market for more than 16 years, and has built up a wealth of transactional experience. Under his leadership the firm has become well-known for other work including landlord and tenant matters, property development and property finance. Rachael Briggs is another key partner in the team.

Practice head(s):Vik Moothia

Other key lawyers:Rachael Briggs


'Austin Moore & Partners is a very proactive, responsive and forward-thinking firm, fielding commercial lawyers who do as they say, and in the timescale you agree with them'

'Vik and the rest of the team are always on the end of the phone. They tell you in straight talk what the issues are'

'Vic Moothia is a very experienced property lawyer. Rachael Briggs is always available if problems arise'

'A first-class team, which responds to demands and executes what's needed precisely and quickly'

Key Clients

200 Degrees Coffee Shops Limited

Birds (Derby) Limited

Paragon Property Development Company

Kennelpak Limited

Nu-Energy Limited

Instarmac Holdings Limited

Harmony Bridge Limited

Mr Tajinder Singh Ubhi (and associated companies)

Mr Carl Springthorpe

BS Squared Limited

IH Moore and Company (Holdings Limited)

Mr Gabriel Strauss (and associated companies)

Mr Neil Footitt

Cardzone Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for 200 Degrees Coffee Shop on the acquisition of a new site in the Corn Hill Quarter in Lincoln City Centre.
  • Acted for Harmony Bridge Limited on the site setup of a development of 121 apartments.
  • Advised KLPG Limited on the acquisition of site for development as a chalet park.
  • Acted for CS Properties Limited and Bulcote Investments Limited on the acquisition of 19 freehold and leasehold commercial and residential properties from LPA receivers.
  • Acted for Birds (Derby) Limited on the relocation of its store in Victoria Centre, Nottingham.

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