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Firms To Watch: Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Carter Bond Solicitors acts for public and private sector primary care organisations and children’s nurseries and handles M&A matters concerning pharmacies and care homes. The team is led by Reena Popat from Harrow; she has expertise in cross-border corporate transactions.

Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx in South East


Christopher Colclough and Sarah Lima jointly lead the Milton Keynes-based group at Dentons. The team leverages the firm’s international network to advise large companies, most notably Airwair (Dr. Martens) and Sainsbury’s Group. Colclough heads up the corporate side of the practice, and often handles cross-border transactions, and Faye Garvey primarily focuses on private M&A and joint ventures. Senior associate Ryan Chia advises public sector clients on management buy-outs and company formations. Nick Harrison left the practice in November 2022.

Practice head(s):

Chris Colclough; Sarah Lima

Other key lawyers:

Ryan Chia; Faye Garvey; Francesca Betterman


‘Very knowledgeable and experienced.’

Key clients

Sainsbury’s Group (Sainsbury’s and Argos)

John Lewis Partnership

Royal Mail Group

Sharjah Islamic Bank

Cavendish Online

Cognita Schools

Airwair (Dr. Martens)

White Clarke Group

Marshall Motor Holdings plc

Group 1

Roku Inc

The National Crime Agency

Strictly F/X

Energie Fitness

Inwido UK

Work highlights

  • Advising Royal Mail Group on its project to draft and negotiate its terms with a software developer which will design, engineer and develop software to support the RMG platform and data services teams.
  • Advised Metagenics Inc, a global practitioner-recommended nutritional supplement company, on the successful acquisition of its UK and Ireland distributor, Nutri Advance.

Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP houses a team of ‘very experienced‘ practitioners who regularly advise SMEs and large companies in the automotive, drinks, and leisure sectors on private equity transactions and refinancings. Jonathan Hambleton heads up the practice with his longstanding expertise in corporate restructurings and MBOs in the hospitality sector. Gary Smith is a private company sales specialist, and director Natalie Drought provides an ‘excellent service‘ when advising restaurant chains and hotels on both solvent and insolvent M&A matters. Director James Cowell exhibits ‘exceptional dedication and drive‘ when handling transactions in the healthcare and pharmacy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Hambleton

Other key lawyers:

Gary Smith; Natalie Drought; James Cowell; Tom Walker


‘The breadth of service has always stood out for us. As a legal team they always have someone that can solve almost every legal problem as a business you might face.’

‘Natalie Drought at Freeths provides us with an excellent service and understands our client needs. We have always dealt with her and have never had anything other than fantastic service.’

‘The team are practical, pragmatic and commercial.’

‘Very experienced lawyers. Strong client care and service.’

‘James Cowell shows exceptional dedication and drive to get issues resolved and deals complete. Jonathan is a very experienced practitioner, able to drive deals in the right way.’

‘Experienced team and good operators with well-integrated offering across corporate, commercial, property and employment. Responsive and pragmatic on a transaction aiming to apply a commercial lens to their legal advice.’

‘James Cowell, commercially-minded lawyer who is able to focus on pertinent points and drive a transaction forwards.’

‘Sensible, practical, commercial and well-balanced advice.’

Key clients

Travis Perkins Plc

DPD Group

AFI Group

London Luton Airport

Konica Minolta

The Big Table Group

Blackstar Instrument Group Limited

Cromwell Group (International) Limited

Zetar Limited

RedCat Pub Company Limited

Wells & Co

Childbase Partnership

Shareholders of Peach Pub Company (Holdings) Limited

Metro Logistics Group

Shareholders of Aurelia Bioscience Limited

Imaan Healthcare Ltd

Jardines Limited

Sharief Healthcare Limited

Bartley Balmoral Limited

Shareholders of Motor Parts Direct

Linkvertise Ventures GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Motor Parts Direct (Holdings) Limited on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company to Motus Holdings (UK) Limited for circa £182m (plus adjustments).
  • Advising the shareholders of The Peach Pub Company (Holdings) Limited on the sale of the 21-site Peach Pub Company group to the AIM listed Revolution Bars group for £16.5m.
  • Advising Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited on the sale of Merlin Business Software Limited to US PE backed Aptean Inc.

Howes Percival LLP

The ‘dynamic, experienced and fantastic‘ team at Howes Percival LLP handles the full scope of transactions within a variety of sectors, including the construction and manufacturing industries. The ‘very experienced and unflappableAndrew Harris leads the Milton Keynes-based team with his expertise in M&A and corporate reorganisations within the automotive sector, supported by director Tom Redman, who has an ‘affable, down-to-earth style‘ when handling private equity transactions. Paula Dumbill primarily advises clients on commercial trading arrangements regarding technology projects, while senior associate Shital Odedra is ‘very efficient, hardworking, and tenacious‘ when advising directors and shareholders on their respective duties and agreements.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Harris

Other key lawyers:

Paula Dumbill; Shital Odedra; Tom Redman; Bradley Johnson


‘The team provides an excellent blend of strong relevant experience with the hard graft needed to get the work done, while always maintaining a ‘can do’, positive spirit, looking always to solve problems.’

‘Andrew Harris – very experienced, unflappable, pleasure to work with. Shital Odedra – very efficient, hard working, tenacious.’

‘Everything about the Howes Percival team is about ‘can and will do’. No obstacle to a transaction is too much trouble to understand, collaborate, explain and resolve. The team works incredibly well together. Each member is dynamic, experienced and fantastic to work with. My clients have nothing but good words to say about them, and we can be very demanding when it comes to timescales and project management.’

‘Tom Redman (Director) has an affable down to earth style that blends technical skill with commercial pragmatism to get deals done. Tom grasps the detail of a deal quickly, is thorough in approach and a genuine pleasure to work with. Keen to get the best results for his clients without making every document an unnecessary intellectual battle with the other side.’

‘The team/people are all very approachable and able to explain legal documentation to individuals with little or no legal understanding. Andrew Harris, Tom Redman and Shital Odedra were all excellent.’

Key clients

Group 1 Automotive UK Limited

Steven Eagell Limited

Glyn Hopkin Holdings Limited

BGF (Business Growth Fund)

Stonbury Holdings Limited

Polyco Healthline Group Limited

The Shackleton Design & Manufacturing Company

GTS International Limited

Silverstone Circuits

MK College

PJ Care

Owen Mumford

Work highlights

  • Advised Group 1 Automotive on its acquisition of Essex-based BMW and MINI dealer Fairfield Motor Group.
  • Advised Steven Eagell on its acquisition of Inchcape’s Toyota Oxford dealership.
  • Advised the owners of Stonbury (Holdings) Limited on its sale to Lloyds Development Capital.


The predominantly Uxbridge-based practice at IBB Law has ‘excellent knowledge‘ spanning share option schemes, succession planning issues, and commercial supply agreements. Harriet Jones co-heads the practice alongside Adam Dowdney; Jones assists clients with acquisitions and disposals, and shareholders’ agreements in joint ventures, while Dowdney handles private equity transactions for investment and management entities. Sonia Jordan works out of the Reading and Uxbridge offices, contributing her expertise in corporate restructurings and turnarounds. Ami Bhatt left the practice to join Shoosmiths LLP in November 2022, and Andrew Hayward joined the team in January 2023 through the firm's merger with Owen White Limited.

Practice head(s):

Harriet Jones; Adam Dowdney

Other key lawyers:

Sonia Jordan; Andrew Hayward


‘Excellent knowledge of our industry and always seeking pragmatic ways to get issues sorted. Very customer focused and always willing to go the extra mile for us.’

‘Industry knowledge and respect.’

‘I always find IBB very professional but also very approachable which is very important for any lawyer practice. We use IBB for all business now as we have consistent high levels of engagement and support from all levels.’

Key clients

Portman Compliance

LGDN Bidco

Mega-Pak (2014) Limited

VLH Developments Limited

Finchley Morgan Limited

Logiq Consulting Limited

Lifecast Body Simulation Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of PortAll Limited (trading via Portman Compliance) and Nanstrad Limited (an associate company) on selling their shares to Compliancy Services Limited.
  • Advised LGDN Bidco (Family First), a buy and build platform operating in the children’s nursery business in the UK, on numerous acquisitions throughout the country.
  • Acted for the management team on the management buy-out process, including advice on the equity documents and service agreements relating to the MBO, of premium log cabin and building manufacturer Norwegian Log Cabins supported by Ethos Partners.

Moorcrofts LLP

Moorcrofts LLP‘s ‘extremely supportive‘ team dispenses advice on a variety of matters, including corporate restructurings, exit strategies, and capital reductions. The ‘fantasticTeri Hunter and Andrew Katz jointly lead the Marlow-based practice; Hunter has extensive experience in acting for purchasers and investors in MBOs and often handles capital reductions and demergers, and Katz maintains a technology focused practice. William Pearce frequently acts for public companies, and advises clients on share buybacks and directors’ duties, while associate Adam Forder advises SMEs and international companies on joint ventures and articles of association.

Practice head(s):

Teri Hunter; Andrew Katz

Other key lawyers:

William Pearce; Adam Forder


‘We engaged Moorcrofts as our commercial solicitors based on recommendation. They steered us in the right direction, explaining terms which were unfamiliar to ensure that we understood the process. We always felt that they had our best interests at heart which gave us confidence in our decisions. The firm were responsive, professional and approachable. Their efficiency put the other party involved in our transaction to shame. The demerger and sale of our business were handled in such a way that we felt as relaxed as we could be during the process.’

‘We dealt with several members of the company as we needed commercial and commercial property services. Teri Hunter was fantastic. She was very professional and helpful while still being sympathetic and personable. I think, overall, I would say that there is a real team ethos at Moorcrofts. No matter who was involved at any stage (over several months) we never had any cause for complaint and always felt that they were looking after us.’

‘Both Will Pearce and Adam Forder have taken the time to learn and understand our business, this makes their advice more relevant to our needs. We have a cross section of skills within our management team, Moorcrofts are able to adapt their communications so that we are able to fully understand the points being made.’

Work highlights

  • Advised LHi Group Limited in respect of an extensive sale to an offshore EOT (a subsidiary of the Corsair Group).
  • Advised the shareholders of Adamas Consulting Limited on a sale of the entire issued share capital to Ergomed PLC.
  • Advised the shareholders of Distribution Technology Limited on a significant capital investment by FPE Capital LLP.

Shoosmiths LLP

Amit Nayyar, Robin Webb and Claire Checketts jointly lead the Milton Keynes-based practice at Shoosmiths LLP. The team provides an ‘exceptional level of support‘ to a number of notable clients, including Nissan, Estée Lauder Companies and Mercedes Benz. Nayyar is a private equity expert who primarily assists investment funds, Checketts handles the corporate side of the practice, often advising on both buy and sell-side M&A matters, and Webb focuses on transactional issues within the financial services and automotive sectors. Sebastian Price is particularly adept at providing clients within the technology and logistics sectors with ‘solid, practical‘ advice concerning multi-jurisdictional transactions. Aleksandr Bosch also contributes his broad experience in acting for management teams and PLCs to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Amit Nayyar; Robin Webb; Claire Checketts

Other key lawyers:

Sebastian Price; Aleksandr Bosch


‘The Private Equity team at Shoosmiths are extremely commercial and pragmatic. They have a deep understanding of the private equity sector and our needs as a client and work tirelessly to find solutions to ensure deals moves forward.’

‘Amit Nayyar runs a tight team – with an exceptional level of support and availability from the core team – equally matching availability from much larger city law firms.’

‘Team kept me well updated.’

‘Sebastian Price provided solid practical advice without legal jargon, demonstrated patience and supported my understanding of the key issues involved and practical help in distributing the final document.’

Key clients

Rothschild & Co

Estée Lauder Companies Inc

Nissan Motor GB Limited

Norland Capital LP

Downing LLP

Business Growth Fund

Humble Group AB

Volkswagen Group

Mercedes Benz

The White Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Five Arrows Principal Investments IV Investment Holding Sarl (the investment arm of Rothschild & Co.) on its acquisition of Mintec, a global provider of food-related commodity prices.
  • Advised Nissan Motor GB Limited in relation to the sale of 13 of its West Way branches across the UK.
  • Advised Volkswagen Group on the outsourcing of warehousing and logistics services in respect of all vehicle parts for the five Volkswagen Group brands, pursuant to which vehicles parts are distributed to the entirety of the dealer network and trade parts centres in the UK.

B P Collins LLP

The ‘very experienced‘ team at B P Collins LLP, based in Gerrards Cross, advises a diverse client roster of UK branches of international companies and family owned businesses on a broad range of transactional issues and inward investments. Practice head Alex Zachary exhibits ‘invaluable‘ knowledge of the waste management, recycling, and pharmaceuticals sectors. David Smellie assists clients with commercial arrangements within the insurance and entertainment sectors, while Simon Deans maintains a technology focused practice. Senior associate Beth Miel has varied expertise spanning joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements.

Practice head(s):

Alex Zachary

Other key lawyers:

David Smellie; Simon Deans; Beth Miel


‘Able to address wide range of topics, meeting our business needs.’

‘Prompt understanding of our business needs and translation in legal terms.’

‘A very experienced team who always provide a high level of service and support.’

‘The stand out partner for me is Alex Zachary. His legal knowledge and experience are invaluable as he provides both advice and solutions for the most complicated situations. Alex is always able to determine a way forward and he has the ability to assimilate large amounts of information and give a considered viewpoint within a short space of time.’

‘Commercial, responsive and professional.’

‘Commercial team has supported our business for the last few years flawlessly.’

‘Alex Zachary has been exceptional in his advice in contracts and negotiations.’

Key clients

Biffa Waste Services

Utonomy Limited

Summerleaze group

Rico Logistics

Fidelis group of companies

Clinimed Holdings Limited

R H Amar & Co Limited

Debenhams Ottaway

Andrew Yates leads the St Albans-based team at Debenhams Ottaway, which assists clients with the full scope of M&A issues regarding private company assets and shares, often advising on share schemes, and both secured and unsecured finance matters. Yates has ‘excellent knowledge‘ of issues concerning share rights and corporate structures. Praised for his ‘professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail‘, James Brawn focuses on healthcare M&A, often advising on care home business acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Yates

Other key lawyers:

James Brawn


‘James Brawn is always giving decent, honest and straightforward and well thought out advice. James’s understanding of our client’s needs and goals has been invaluable in helping us navigate complex legal issues and make informed decisions. His willingness to go above and beyond is truly exceptional.’

‘James Brawn and Andrew Yates are sensible and pragmatic lawyers who are also clearly very good at what they do. They have an eye for the detail and technical aspects of the work, while also working hard to ensure that transactions are completed smoothly and efficiently for all involved.’

‘JamesBrawn, Andrew Yates and the team approach matters in a collaborative and pragmatic manner so help all involved achieve their aims. It is always a pleasure dealing with them.’

‘Strong team culture, with lawyers who are committed to their work and their clients. This leads to a more collaborative and supportive environment for clients. In-depth knowledge of law covering a wide range of specialist areas.’

‘James Brawn and his team provide excellent legal services. I am consistently impressed with James’ professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail.’

‘Debenhams Ottaway provide a full service. The partners are always efficient and knowledgeable, and have gone out of their way to help us. I can highly recommend them.’

‘Andrew Yates has excellent knowledge of his field, particularly corporate structures. James Brawn has wide ranging knowledge, is efficient, and always very helpful.’

Key clients

Veruth Holdings Limited

Europa Components & Equipment PLC

Luxottica North Europe Limited

Benchmark Fabrications Limited

Jeeves Holdings Limited

Machins Solicitors LLP

Based in Luton, the ‘professional and efficient‘ team at Machins Solicitors LLP continues to have broad expertise in commercial contracts, GDPR regulation, and private equity investments. Practice co-head Jon Alvarez has varied experience spanning private equity investments, distressed sales, and corporate governance, in addition to his focus on commercial property transactions. Co-head Max Lesser is adept at advising on shareholder agreements and M&A relating to private companies, whereas associate Sarah Liddiard regularly assists clients with the disposal of shares into share schemes and trusts.

Practice head(s):

Jon Alvarez; Max Lesser

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Liddiard


‘Great to work alongside as they keep things simple for non legally trained people (like me), however at the same time they complete the task(s) robustly. I also believe they take the time to understand the client and this enables a strong relationship and also stronger commercial outcomes.’

‘Easy to talk to, flexible in approach. Have taken the time to get to know our business and therefore our risks and opportunities, I believe this helps us drive better results over and above ‘the norm’.’

‘The team at Machins were a pleasure to work with and at all times were professional and efficient.’

‘John Alvarez and Max lesser were our main contacts who made a great team to handle our complex project, leaving no stone unturned and examined in detail to ensure a positive outcome. Throughout the process they were very communicative and always on hand to discuss proceedings. Throughout the process they remained totally professional whilst developing a good rapport with out team.’

‘Ability to explain legal terms and principles in easy to understand layman’s language.’

‘Sarah Liddiard – excellent.’

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

The ‘reliable and highly experienced‘ team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP acts for shareholders, employee ownership trusts, and dental practices in disposals and incorporations; the team is also well versed in care home acquisitions and REIT funded transactions. Mark Thompson leads the group from Milton Keynes, and dispenses advice on transactional matters across the IT, healthcare, and leisure sectors. Jordan Glackin primarily advises education clients and healthcare operators on governance issues and academy status, in addition to the establishment of free schools.

Practice head(s):

Mark Thompson

Other key lawyers:

Jordan Glackin


‘I have used this firm for over 30 years now, the services I have received have always been excellent.’

‘Mark Thompson not only provides professional services, but takes the time to understand both my commercial requirements, and those of my family.’

‘An outstanding healthcare transactions team. Responsive, reliable and highly experienced.’

Key clients

Focus Hotels Management Limited

DLP Corporate Trustee Limited

Lousada Plc

Fired Earth Limited

Bedfordshire Charitable Trust

SOL Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of 18 MC Limited and a minority shareholder in Usytems Limited in relation to a sale to Le Grand Electric.
  • Advised DLP (Consulting Group) Limited on the incorporation of an employee ownership trust to acquire the share capital of DLP (Consulting Group) Limited and its subsidiaries.
  • Acting for the shareholders of Shadrick Care Homes Limited in relation to a disposal of a care home in Devon.

Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Sherrards Solicitors LLP‘s team uses its ‘wealth of experience‘ to advise owner managed businesses, and clients in the entertainment and hospitality sectors on franchising matters. Leigh Head and Jean-Paul Da Costa jointly head up the practice from St Albans and London respectively. Praised for his ‘steely focus on getting the job done‘, Head is ‘absolutely excellent‘ at advising on private equity transactions and corporate restructurings. In St Albans, Kiall Bagnell primarily assists privately owned SMEs and multi-unit franchisees on M&A issues.

Practice head(s):

Leigh Head; Jean Paul Da Costa

Other key lawyers:

Kiall Bagnell


‘Sherrards is excellent, we have found them accurate and attentive to our needs. They are engaging and quick to respond, and utilise the correct level of expertise.’

‘The Sherrards team are down to earth, pragmatic and focused on getting the deal done. They are professional yet approachable and I very much enjoy working with them.’

‘Kiall Bagnell is a pleasure to work with.’

Leigh Head is an experienced, pragmatic lawyer with a steely focus on getting the job done. He is absolutely excellent.’

‘Very responsive and helpful; their advice is extremely useful. They give clear and helpful options, and help us to resolve issues quickly.’

‘The team never over complicates what they do or how they describe what they have done, keeping the whole process transparent and without mystery.’

‘The partners have a wealth of experience across a range of areas, are focused on providing practical advice, and are proactive.’

Key clients

Winkworth Franchising Limited

Screwfast Foundation Limited

Cambria Automobiles plc

Mediashare (ER Productions) Limited

Village Underground

One Sky Flight LLP

Work highlights

  • Advising Winkworth Franchising Limited on acquisitions and disposals of franchisee sites, reviewing and updating the sales, lettings and property management franchise agreements for roll-out across the network.
  • Advising Gift Universe on targeted company acquisitions as part of a wider strategic restructure of the group, and the establishment of an employee ownership trust.
  • Advising ER Productions on Project Night, the acquisition of a specialist pyrotechnics company which was a strategic purchase for ER productions to complement its existing lighting and effects offering.

Taylor Walton LLP

In Luton, Taylor Walton LLP attracts a variety of clients from the education and hospitality sectors, and often advises accountancy practices on acquisitions and sales. The ‘fantasticSimon Hughes heads up the practice and frequently assists management teams and investment funds with joint ventures, equity investments, and buyouts, while Jeremy Brockis is proficient in handling the buy-back of shares and shareholder agreements. Peter Kouwenberg, who was promoted to partner in July 2022, has broad knowledge and ‘incredible‘ understanding, spanning commercial contracts and the verification of overseas entities.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Brockis; Peter Kouwenberg; Simon Hughes


‘Anyone looking for a professional practice that do what they say they are going to do, will enjoy working with Taylor Walton.’

‘Jeremy Brockis clearly explains what actions need to be taken.’

‘Taylor Walton covers all areas of the legal world that you require, along with plenty you don’t foresee! Taylor Walton are a great team who not only provide a highly professional service, but are also very real. Very easy to bond with and develop strong working relationships.’

‘Simon Hughes offers the highest level of professional standards and advice. His many years of experience provide practical and efficient resolutions. He delivers excellent service and has a great sense of humour.’

‘Simon Hughes in particular is fantastic. He combines common sense with professionalism in a way that puts me at ease and inspired confidence. Highly recommended.’

‘Very approachable team who always seem to have time to discuss issues that feel huge, finding the best possible resolution for any and all issues.’

‘Peter Kouwenberg is incredible at understanding what I was trying to achieve. He was also patient enough to fully explain everything to me once completed.’

Key clients

American Iron & Metals Inc.


F&R Cawley

Campaign for Real Ale

Flat Iron

British Board of Agrement

Nat West

Villa Plus

Bank of Ireland

Capita Group plc

IRIS Business Software

Cross Pens Inc

Comline Auto Parts

Pieroth Wines



The ‘personable and understanding‘ team at VWV assists a diverse client roster of technology companies, health tech startups, and GP provider companies with mergers and takeovers, in addition to corporate financing matters. Richard Phillips leads the team from Watford with his broad expertise in corporate governance work within the life science and healthcare sectors. Emma Cameron frequently represents high-net-worth individuals and banks on business acquisitions and fundraisings within the technology sector, and Paul Gershlick is particularly experienced in handling commercial issues within the pharmaceuticals sector.

Practice head(s):

Richard Phillips

Other key lawyers:

Emma Cameron; Paul Gershlick; Samantha Chaney


‘The corporate team are very easy to work with. They give practical advice, bearing in mind both the commercial and legal ramifications. They explain legal concepts clearly in plain English and follow clients’ instructions rather than trying to needlessly ‘point score’ against the other side.’

‘Emma Cameron, Richard Phillips and Samantha Chaney are easy to get on with and a pleasure to work with. They put clients’ minds at ease rather than adding to stress levels. Their advice is practical without ignoring the legal minutiae.’

‘I have found them very knowledgeable within my area and hence have a great deal of confidence in their advice. I have used the VWV team for a number of projects over the years, a lot of contracts but also advice on competition law, GDPR etc. The team are able to provide an expert for every situation that I have requested and their internal communication is very well joined up.’

‘I like to use them as I get fast access to the people I need and quick resolutions. They have always been able to understand and accommodate my urgent requests.’

‘Responsive, personable and understanding to the needs of our unique situation and size. We like their human approach.’

‘Their friendliness and detailed knowledge of our practice and to be available when needed for urgent advice.’

‘We deal mainly with Emma Cameron and have done for many years. She is always available to help and has helped us through the growth of our firm over the years and has always dealt with us in a friendly efficient way being there when required to advise us correctly.’

Key clients


ArtiCAD Limited

Austin (GB) Limited

British Science Association

Cleantec Services Limited

Custom Pharma Services


Durbin PLC

ESRI (UK) Limited

European Healthcare Group plc

Flynn Pharma Limited

Fresche Solutions Inc

Green and Fortune

Ikue Limited


Institute of Cancer Research

National Pharmacy Association

Oakman Inns and Restaurants Limited

Pinknews Media Ltd

Porcelanosa Group Limited

Santander UK plc

Sigma Pharmaceuticals PLC

Storm Technologies Limited

SwipeStation Limited / Clock Limited


The Occupational Psychology Centre

TM Robotics

Torbay Pharmaceuticals


Work highlights

  • Acted on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the clients’ company, Pharmasure Limited, to IBSA Institut Biochimique SA.
  • Advised St. Francis College Trust on the transaction that led to St Francis’ College, in Hertfordshire, becoming part of the Inspired Learning Group.
  • Acted on the sale of Sensory Dimensions Limited to SAM Sensory and Consumer Research, part of the Eurofins network of companies.

Blaser Mills Law

Praised for its ‘integrity and accuracy‘, the team at Blaser Mills Law advises a diverse client base of insurance companies, development consultancies and agritech businesses. ‘First-class corporate lawyerEdward Lee co-leads the High Wycombe-based practice alongside Colin Smith; Lee has expertise in FCA-regulated deals and cross-border M&A, while Smith handles a broad range of corporate transactions, including management buyouts and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Edward Lee; Colin Smith

Other key lawyers:

Faheem Mahmood


‘Blaser Mills reacts unflinchingly. We feel they have our backs, and are dogged and successful in the defence of our interests.’

‘I think the primary stand out is great communication and an obvious care for your best interests. All responses are very thorough and carry a consistent theme of integrity and accuracy.’

‘The team are all very personable and take time to find out more about you and your interests and concerns.’

‘Edward Lee is clearly an expert in business disposal and always provides very clear and valuable advice and information at every step. I feel very well represented and am always confident he ensures he gets the very best result for me.’

‘The corporate team were willing to go the extra mile to ensure deals are completed. They are always available to offer advice and support.’

‘Edward Lee’s experience is invaluable. Edward is a first class corporate lawyer who brings sensible commercial advice to the deal.’

Key clients

Shareholders of Ansible Motion Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Ansible Motion Limited on the disposal of the company by AB Dynamics.

Longmores Solicitors LLP

The team at Longmores Solicitors LLP dispenses advice on partnership agreements and corporate financing issues within the healthcare and recruitment sectors. Michael Budd leads the Hertford-based team with his expertise in early stage fundraisings, group reorganisations, and shareholder disputes. Associate Xueqi Loo has broad expertise encompassing commercial contracts and share allotment work.

Practice head(s):

Michael Budd

Other key lawyers:

Xueqi Loo

Key clients

Propertymark Ltd

Koenig & Bauer (UK) Ltd

MBM Consulting Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Propertymark Limited on a range of commercial contracts and corporate services to support its growth.
  • Acting for MBM Consulting Ltd, a specialist surveying company, on its acquisition of a quantity surveying consultancy in the UK.
  • Acting for Koenig and Bauer (UK) Ltd, a part of an established international printing services and supplier company, on its capital reduction.


The ‘very thorough‘ Milton Keynes-based team at Neves advises clients on a broad range of matters, including franchising agreements and investments. The ‘exceptional, responsive and knowledgeableStewart Matthews leads the team with his experience in shareholder protection and partnership issues. Associate Kim Sayer is ‘absolutely outstanding‘, frequently acting for SMEs in business and asset acquisitions and disposals, while associate Simon Porter is an ‘absolute safe pair of hands‘ when handling fundraising and investment agreements for companies in the aviation and healthcare sectors.

Practice head(s):

Stewart Matthews

Other key lawyers:

Kim Sayer; Simon Porter


‘Very friendly and polite. Able to refer and collaborate to get the best information and practice that is most appropriate.’

‘Kim Sayer is very competent and accurate. She has unique human intelligence and is fully interested in us as people, as well as our business. She is absolutely outstanding.’

‘Stewart Matthews is exceptional, responsive, knowledgeable, and provides a personal level of service which is second to none. He is always insightful and practical, giving clear explanations of legal issues and potential commercial impacts.’