Next Generation Partners

Corporate and commercial: Bristol in South West

Burges Salmon LLP

Widely praised by clients for their strength in depth, the ‘fantastic team’ at Burges Salmon LLP is a key port of call for a diverse range of blue-chip corporates, including a number of energy sector operators, tech companies, and private equity firms. Corporate practice chair Nick Graves regularly handles high-value transactions on behalf of a host of leading tech, manufacturing, and engineering companies, while ‘outstanding’ corporate finance partner Rupert Westonis noted for his capabilities in M&A and joint ventures, with recent highlights including major deals on behalf of wealth management firms and investment funds. Other key figures include private equity head Mark Shepherd; corporate and financial institutions lead Richard Spink, who is also sought out for his expertise in private equity-driven transactions; and Dominic Davis, experienced in both public and private company M&A. Alex Lloyd and Tim Roberts are noted for their work in the tech, education, and leisure sectors. Julie Book focuses on private wealth matters.

Practice head(s):

Nick Graves; Rupert Weston

Other key lawyers:

Mark Shepherd; Richard Spink; Dominic Davis; Alex Lloyd; Tim Roberts; Julie Book; Jonathan Eves


‘Exceptional in their ability to aid in navigating the commercial property landscape. Depth of team is also helpful, with a number of resources to help with various needs outside pure property acquisition and development.’

‘An outstanding team, well resourced, knowledgable and efficient. They provide excellent advice, always considered and from a commercial perspective.’

‘Rupert Weston is an outstanding partner, always available, experienced and an excellent negotiator.’

‘Extremely high dedication to client matters, availability, diligence and competence. In particular competent to handle foreign counsels and manage them effectively.’

‘Dominic Davis is an exceptionally well organized, competent and respectful partner who was deeply involved in the matter and dedicated to deliver the highest client satisfaction. Julie Book was also very competent, efficient, diligent and great to work with. Great team.’

‘Burges Salmon’s unrivalled experience and approach to every deal has played a massive part in our continued success. Fantastic team to work with.’

‘Jonathan Eves is exceptional.’

‘Richard Spink is the partner that I deal with predominantly at Burgess Salmon. I value his high integrity and commitment to helping make deals happen. He is able to push my needs as the client ensuring the most important things are adhered to and that my position is appropriately protected whilst remaining pragmatic and balanced to ensure deals progress smoothly to completion.’

Key clients


Virgin Group

Zetland Capital LLP

Bluefield Solar

FirstGroup plc

Darwin Alternatives

Phillips 66

Atrato Partners

ITM Power plc

Trivela Group LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Saltus on its acquisition by Preservation Capital Partners.
  • Advised ITM Power PLC on a strategic partnership and joint venture with Vitol Holdings SARL in relation to Motive Fuels Limited.
  • Advised Bluefield Solar Income Fund on its £112.4 million acquisition of a 93.2MWp UK-based solar and wind portfolio.

Osborne Clarke LLP

Highly regarded for its ‘technical expertise combined with strong commercial awareness’, Osborne Clarke LLP regularly works on big-ticket, cross-border transactions, notably within the tech, financial services, and energy sectors. Particularly well-versed in renewable energy and cleantech deals, practice head David Ferris handles acquisitions and divestitures for a host of tech sector companies. Private equity chair Alisdair Livingstone is a key port of call for a number of mid-market PE houses seeking assistance on multi-jurisdictional deals – particularly with a strong transatlantic aspect. Mark Wesker anchors the team’s financial services and fintech sector offering, while Sarah Knight’s corporate expertise is concentrated in the infrastructure sector. Damocles Merry – who was promoted to partner in May 2022 – is noted for his focus on aerospace matters. James Taylor specialises in VC and PE-driven technology work.

Practice head(s):

David Ferris

Other key lawyers:

Alisdair Livingstone; Simon Jones; Mark Wesker; Sarah Knight; Damocles Merry; James Taylor; Rebecca Ewing; Paul Killen


‘Osborne Clarke provide expert and clear advice based on a deep understanding of the commercial and legal issues. The strength and depth of their teams is evident across the firm; technical expertise combined with strong commercial awareness and good interpersonal skills.’

‘Mark Wesker, David Ferris, Paul Killen and Rebecca Ewing are all excellent lawyers with outstanding technical and interpersonal skills. Never afraid to say when they don’t know the answer and other advice is needed, and just as importantly, are prepared to say when something can’t be done.’

Key clients

HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH



BTC Activewear Holdings Limited

Spherics Technology Limited

Super Payments

Astrak Group Limited

Kinneir Dufort Design


Volpi Capital

Business Growth Fund

STG Aerospace

Ultra Electronics

Allied Partners

Taylor Wimpey

LSL Partners


WPD Distribution Network Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted HIH Invest Real Estate with the acquisition of the holding company of 15 Fetter Lane, London.
  • Advising LDC and the Plimsoll Productions management team on the sale of a majority interest in Bristol-headquartered Plimsoll Productions to ITV plc, in a transaction that values the independent television production company at £131m.
  • Advising QinetiQ on the sale of its commercial space infrastructure business.


Underpinned by a deep bench of both partners and associates, TLT’s broad sector focus is reflected in its sizeable roster of public and private sector clients, spanning the worlds of energy, consumer goods, leisure, and financial services, among others. National corporate head Andrew Webber routinely handles a range of transactions for clients in the retail, digital, and leisure sectors, Commercial lead Perran Jervis, who also heads up the firm’s retail and consumer goods group. Alice Gardner’s cross-border expertise sees her advising on international deals, most recently for clients in the banking sector, while Nina Searle spearheads the team’s digital offering, acting for both corporates and financial services companies. Philip Barratt, who joined the firm from Capital Law Limited in January 2022, specialises in private equity M&A – advising houses and their portfolio companies on transactions across a range of industries.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Webber; Perran Jarvis

Other key lawyers:

Alice Gardner; Nina Searle; Philip Barratt

Key clients


Roper Rhodes

Gapsquare Limited

Blackfinch Energy


Maven Capital Partners

Decision Logic Ltd

Che Computing Company Limited

Inchape Retail Limited

Brothers Drinks

Vans 365

Urban Pub & Bars

Boohoo group plc

AgriBriefing Limited


Starling Bank


Low Carbon

SSE plc



Capital Dynamics

Good Energy

NTR plc

Green Investment Group


Downing LLP


Cary Group (Mobile Windscreens & Charles Pugh (Windscreens)

McCarthy Marland


Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

Department of Health and Social Care

Government Legal Department

Superdry plc

WH Smith PLC

Boohoo Group PLC

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Metropolitan Police

Yorkshire Building Society

Elavon Financial Services

Imperial Brands PLC

Greene King Limited

Police ICT

Matthew Clark Bibendum Limited

UK Finance

C&J Clark International Ltd


Pets at Home

Merlin Entertainment

Ministry of Justice


Tim Hortons

Work highlights

  • Supporting Superdry in the renegotiation of their FE Origin Logistics operations in the far east.
  • Advising pan-European fintech Monese on securing a $35 million (£31.6m) investment from HSBC.
  • Advising private equity firm LDC on their investment in Cakesmiths.

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Routinely turned to by a number of private equity houses, energy companies, insurers, and real estate developers, the team at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is adept in M&A transactions, joint ventures, and commercial advisory matters. Practice chair Tom Fitzpatrick – who works across the firm’s offices in Bristol, London, and Plymouth – helms numerous private equity and M&A deals across myriad sectors. Simon Hewes – based between Bristol and London – is a specialist in mid-market energy and retail sector transactions, while Chris Towner’s commercial energy focus sees him advising on major cross-border joint ventures in the renewables space. Also based between Bristol and London, Alex Fergus specialises in corporate finance matters in the real estate, insurance, and financial services sectors. All named lawyers are based in Bristol unless specified otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Tom Fitzpatrick

Other key lawyers:

Simon Hewes; Chris Towner; Alex Fergus

Key clients

Vitol Group (Vitol SA)

Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

OVO Energy Limited

Piper PE LLP

LDC Managers Limited

Beach Equity

Puma Private Equity

Arch Insurance & Arch Reinsurance

Howden Broking Group


National Trust

Moorfield Group

NCR Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Blueback Global on its acquisition by TopSource Worldwide.
  • Advised Piper on its investment into Rabbie’s.
  • Advised the shareholders of Hickory’s on its sale to Greene King.

Ashfords LLP

Variously praised for its ‘professionalism and responsiveness’ as well as for its ‘clear and commercial advice’, Ashfords LLP is well-versed in cross-border corporate and commercial work, particularly within the energy, consumer goods, healthcare, life sciences, and tech sectors. The team is headed up by corporate chair Rory Suggett, whose workload is concentrated in the tech and life sciences arenas. Chris Dyson, who chairs the firmwide technology offering, is regularly instructed by a diverse roster of investment funds, private equity houses, and fast-growth companies active in the sector. Bristol office head Jocelyn Ormond spearheads the firm’s healthcare and digital health practice; his recent engagements include a series of investment transactions and cross-border deals for clients operating in the health tech and cybersecurity arenas. Commercial partner Suzie Miles’ practice is concentrated in IT and fintech projects, where she acts for a number of well-known retailers, among others.

Practice head(s):

Rory Suggett

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Betteridge; Chris Dyson; Jocelyn Ormond; Suzie Miles; Brett Lambe; Laura Guest


‘The key attributes are their professionalism and responsiveness. The latter inevitably is always important when legal questions can create delays to time sensitive issues.’

‘Always friendly and helpful. Rapid response to requests.’

‘Very responsive, experienced and knowledgeable. Clear and commercial advice.’

‘Rory Suggett is a top operator. A pleasure to work with and absolutely knows their stuff when it comes to early stage venture deals.’

‘Well-versed in commercial law, I’ve always received great service and advice.’

‘Brett Lambe is a great example of how solicitors should distill solutions and apply it to their clients’ business. He knows the history of our company and I trust his advice implicitly.’

Key clients

Malaby Holdings

Noble Foods

Volution Ventures

Gaia Fertility Limited


Global Satellite Vu


Capficiency Private Equity

AlphaPet Ventures

Post Office



Holland and Barrett

Applied Market Information

Work highlights

  • Acted for AlphaPet Ventures GmbH on its private equity-backed acquisition of Arden Grange.
  • Advised on the sale of Fluidly to Oaknorth.
  • Advised Global Satellite Vu on a £15m investment round led by Seraphim Space Investment Trust, the world’s first listed space tech fund.

Clarke Willmott LLP

Well regarded for ‘going above and beyond’ as well as for its ‘pragmatic focus on key issues’, the team at Clarke Willmott LLP regularly handles mid-market corporate transactions – often with a distinct cross-border aspect. Corporate chief Simon Thomas regularly advises a diverse array of clients on acquisitions and divestitures, while Simon Smith – who also advises from Cardiff and Taunton – is a seasoned cross-border advisor whose wide-ranging practice spans the IT, engineering, manufacturing, and utilities sectors. Rob Ridd’s focus on M&A and private equity transactions sees him advising on deals across a host of industries, from media to food manufacturing. Sarah Coe – who joined the team from Norton Rose Fulbright in November 2022 – works between the London and Bristol offices on commercial contracts and tech matters. All named lawyers are based in Bristol unless specified otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Simon Thomas

Other key lawyers:

Simon Smith; Rob Ridd; Sarah Coe


‘Easy to deal with. Communicate complex matters effectively. Pragmatic focus on key issues rather than too much minute detail. Efficient and responsive.’

‘Having worked closely on several transactions with Simon, I have found him to be very effective. He collaborates well and is pragmatic in resolving issues that are important to the client. Most of all he gets on well with clients and explains matters to them carefully and in a way that all can understand and take decisions upon.’

‘The team has advised us several times and each time the advice has been clear, focused, and professional, delivered in a friendly and collaborative manner. The team understand the local market and, as such, are aware of important relationships that exist within the local business community.’

‘Delivered excellent results for us, often in challenging timeframes. On numerous occasions this involved going above and beyond in terms of working hours which was much appreciated by our team.’

Key clients

Wasserman Media Group

Addnode Group AB

Fortem International Limited (formerly Prysm Media Group Limited)

Lindab AB

Turtle Bay Hospitality Limited

Yeo Valley Associates Limited

AB Dynamics Plc

Nederman Group AB

Evergreen Garden Care Limited

R3 Polygon UK Limited/ Polygon AB

Work highlights

  • Acted for the shareholders of Berkshire Labels Limited on the sale of Berkshire Labels Limited to Accent NV, as well as the reinvestment of some of the proceeds into the buyer.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Aqua Consultants Limited on the sale of the company to Adler & Allan Limited.
  • Acted for Wasserman Media Group on its acquisition of Paradigm Agency Limited.

Roxburgh Milkins Limited

Led by Jason Milkins, a specialist in telecoms sector transactions, the ‘knowledgeable, efficient’ team at Roxburgh Milkins Limited is regularly instructed by tech, telecoms, and food and drink companies seeking assistance with multi-million-pound corporate deals. Charles Van Der Lande is a key port of call for various tech, media and financial services companies, particularly on equity fundraisings, while Richard Hopkins, a seasoned partner with broad sector coverage, is especially strong in food and drink sector work. Philip Edmonds is noted for his focus on private equity-backed companies. Bruce Roxburgh has now assumed a consultant role within the team.

Practice head(s):

Jason Milkins

Other key lawyers:

Charles van der Lande; Richard Hopkins; Bruce Roxburgh; Daniela Sheppard; Philip Edmonds


‘Our transaction was partner-led, and the focus was always on getting the transaction documents negotiated and settled efficiently.’

‘Bruce Roxburgh quickly understood our business and immersed himself in the transaction, giving clear and pragmatic advice that allowed negotiations to conclude swiftly.’

‘Recommended to us by several people as a knowledgeable, efficient, approachable and affordable local firm. The recommendations proved to be entirely accurate.’

Key clients

ITC Compliance


Focus Group

Data HE



Rockpool Investments/CMS

Babble Communications

Banner Group



Work highlights

  • Advised on the sale of ITC Compliance to a US-based insurer.
  • Advised the owners of Cakesmiths on investment from private equity firm LDC.
  • Advised Focus Group on their acquisition of Incom-CNS (as well as others throughout the year).


'Incredibly responsive' and 'a pleasure to deal with', VWV's capabilities span the education, tech, and life sciences sectors. The practice is jointly headed up by Robert Collier, a corporate partner who underpins the team's education offering, and Nathan Guest, a commercial partner praised by clients for his tech and emerging life sciences focus. Other key figures include Jos Moule, noted for the breadth of his not-for-profit experience, and Edward Rimmell, a commercial contracts and projects specialist whose industry-specific expertise is concentrated in the renewables sector. New arrivals include corporate partners Sian Champkin and Morag Roddick, who joined in the second half of 2022 from Knights plc and Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Doug Locke; Robert Collier

Other key lawyers:

Jos Moule; Edward Rimmell; Sian Champkin; Morag Roddick


A great team, incredibly responsive and professional at all times. A pleasure to deal with.

Nathan Guest is very knowledgable in relation to corporate M&A, particularly in the pharma field.’

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

  • Advised the University of Bristol on the contractual arrangements for the establishment of a new dental hospital as part of the university’s dental school.
  • Advised Ripjar on investment matters.
  • Advised Concept Education on investment, transactional, and property matters.

Bevan Brittan LLP

Reputed for its ‘exceptional knowledge and understanding of the ways that local government works‘, Bevan Brittan LLP is a strong choice for local councils and housing associations, as well as a number of non-governmental organisations and SMEs. The team is headed up by Chris Harper, an ‘exceptional’ corporate partner noted for his focus on regenerations and property development joint ventures. A specialist in SME transactions, Marti Burgess works with various founders and management teams on all manner of corporate deals and contractual matters, while Andrew Spicer is noted for his focus on health and social care clients, working with a number of trusts and local authorities on sales and acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Chris Harper

Other key lawyers:

Marti Burgess; Rachel Soundy; Andrew Spicer


‘Bevan Brittan has an exceptional knowledge and understanding of the ways that local government works. This is a unique attribute and places them in such a good place to provide advice to the public sector and local government. In my experience they are the closest I have ever got in using a firm of solicitors that seems to be placed in-house.’

‘I have worked predominantly with Chis Harper over the last five years. He has been exceptional in understanding a project/programme, the complexities involved and drawing together the right expertise to serve client’s needs. Chris is an excellent communicator with the ability to forge excellent client relationships.’

Key clients

Merton Council

Red Construction South West Limited

Araucaria Limited

Leicestershire County Council

Places for People Capital

Pocket Living Limited

Wessex AHSN

Peabody Trust

Warwickshire County Council

Anchor Hanover Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Merton Council on the sale at auction of its wholly owned vehicle to American private equity company.
  • Advised Anchor Hanover Group on an acquisition which required input from across our multi-disciplinary health care team.
  • Advised Warwickshire County Council on its use of a corporate housing development company and on its joint venture with Countryside which will build property with a value of £2.5bn

Foot Anstey

Reputed for its ‘quality in depth’, Foot Anstey is well-placed to advise on both corporate and commercial mandates. Commercial co-chair Ken Lewins, who splits his time between Plymouth and Bristol, spearheads the firm’s entrepreneurial and private companies offering in the region. Alexandra Hammond is a key port of call for various household name brands and developers, who turn to her for assistance on a host of strategic mandates. Fellow commercial co-chair Ashley Avery is noted for her focus on tech and non-contentious IP work. Annalisa Checchi is also recommended for her expertise in commercial tech matters. All named lawyers are based in Bristol unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Alexandra Hammond; Ashley Avery; Ken Lewins

Other key lawyers:

Lucie Wickens; Annalisa Checchi


‘Very responsive, commercial, and provide excellent advice, giving our business exactly what it needs. The team is well set up, and the right level lawyer takes care of us depending on the request. Real quality in depth.’

‘Ashley Avery leads our relationship and is absolutely excellent. Always across our matters, knowledgeable, available, an extremely hard worker and always great at finding commercial solutions.’

‘Lucie Wickens provides excellent support. We trust her implicitly to handle our matters.’

Key clients

Shareholders of Helston Garages Group Ltd

Gregory Distribution Limited

Mr MJ Baker

Management of British Solar Renewables Limited

Lucid Digital Magazine

Shareholders of Natureserve Limited


Mole valley Farmers

Helly Hansen

Eastland Arena Limited

Chivas Brothers International Limited

Work highlights

  • Providing a secondment solution to Chivas Brothers International Limited to assist their legal team with a variety of projects for advertising and marketing.
  • Advised the shareholders of Helston Garages Group Ltd on multiple corporate transactions worth £182m.
  • Advised on and drafted a new trade mark licence for Helly Hansen to enter into with Hullaballoo, in order to expand the rights already granted to them.

Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP’s ‘in-depth expertise’ and ‘exceptional service’ in corporate work makes the team attractive to a number of tech companies, private equity firms (and their portfolio companies), and energy providers. Corporate chair Emily Settle – who ‘consistently goes above and beyond’ – is noted for her strength in both strategic M&A and private equity-driven transactions, advising a diverse roster of clients on all manner of transactions. Ben Moylan – who sits within the corporate finance and banking team – specialises in real estate financing deals, while Charlotte Hugo’s practice focus encompasses energy, technology, and private equity portfolio companies. Fatima Hammad and Charlotte Hartwright are also noted for their wide-ranging capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Emily Settle; Adam Watson; Leon Arnold

Other key lawyers:

Ben Moylan; Charlotte Hugo; Fatima Hammad; Charlotte Hartwright


‘Freeths’ corporate team has real in-depth expertise and delivers an exceptional service in a cost-effective way. They have a sharp focus on identifying our key commercial goals and risk appetite, and tailor the scope of their work and advice to meet that.’

‘Emily Settle and Charlotte Hugo consistently go above and beyond to ensure they are delivering the service we need within the timeframes and budgets we’ve agreed. Both are a highly valued as our trusted advisors. They truly get it, and work as a genuine extension of our in-house team.’

‘The team is very pleasant to work with. The process is simple and efficient. They have full technical skills and know very well their sector of activity.’

‘They are fully client oriented and make complicated matters simple for clients. Especially when we work with them on cross-border UK/French matters. They have made it simple for the non English speaking clients. They have always matched the different schedules/timings and this is much appreciated.’

‘In addition to being knowledgeable, their response times are exceptional, as is the way in which they apply their advice and knowledge to the business of their clients.’

‘Emily Settle and the team are proactive, approachable and instil confidence quickly.

‘Quick results within the shortest possible time. Cross-team analysis and customer-oriented solutions were delivered.’

‘Emily Settle and Lottie Hugo are two individuals I have recently worked closely with at Freeths. They are both very driven individuals, who are strong in managing the process, taking a very commercial approach.’

Key clients

Centrica plc

Next Green Car Limited

Poundhost Internet Limited

Maven Capital Partners UK LLP

Shareholders of Flowervision (Bristol) Limited

We Are TALA (Holdings) Limited

Eva Health Technologies Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Centrica plc on its purchase of AvantiGas ON Ltd’s portfolio of B2B gas customers.
  • Advised Poundhost Internet Limited on its acquisition of UKDedicated Ltd.
  • Advised Maven on the investment by its VCTs into Bud Systems Limited.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP works with a wide array of SMEs on various corporate transactions, including management buyouts. Corporate and commercial chair Paul Hardman is a ‘knowledgeable, collaborative and pragmatic’ advisor with over three decades of experience in the market, particularly in the corporate finance space. Nic Barker – praised for her ‘excellent service’ – is regularly turned to by a number of owner-managed businesses, whom she advises on acquisitions, management buyouts, and restructurings, among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Paul Hardman

Other key lawyers:

Nic Barker; Raluca Larion


‘Good communication between different members of the team with individual specific skills and experience. Provide a joined up, comprehensive service with a single point of contact to make our experience simple and easy to access.’

‘Availability of senior solicitors to provide input and advice throughout the different stages of our transaction, making time to explain intricacies of the legal points to all members of our management team.’

‘Excellent service received from Nic Barker and Raluca Larion, who kept us up to date and on top of what was going on.’

‘Responsive, good value, on point, good advice, practical and collaborative. What’s not to like?’

‘I’ve worked with Paul Hardman on several transactions over the last decade and always found him to be efficient, responsive, knowledgeable, collaborative and pragmatic. No fluff or ego. He concentrates on getting the job done with minimum fuss. My clients have all been happy with his services, and I’ve been happy too. He’s a great commercial lawyer and a safe pair of hands.’

Key clients

The Games Room

Transvault Software

SWNS Media Group

The Istoria Group

Morgan Capital

Bath & West Finance

Ash (Care Homes)

Sureway Transport Express

Berkmann Wine Cellars

Avon Magnetics

Invatec Health


Amschela Limited

International Stones

Swallo Drinks

Work highlights

  • Acted for Tarn Pure in biocide product regulation to achieve a sale and executing it with a Swiss buyer listed on the London Stock Exchange (HeiQ PLC).
  • Acted for Avon Magnetics on a key transaction.
  • Acted for Atlas eMar on a transaction that involved the separation of confidential information and intellectual property which allowed the transaction to proceed.

Thrings LLP

Drawing on strong cross-office working relationships, Thrings LLP is noted for its focus on mid-market corporate matters, particularly within the manufacturing, software, downstream energy, and education sectors. The Bristol-based team includes office lead Elaine Meyrick, a seasoned partner whose recent engagements include M&A transactions for clients in the technology, telecoms, and financial services sectors. Meyrick regularly works alongside Elaine Meyrick, an equally experienced lawyer who has handled a number of insurance-sector deals in recent months.

Practice head(s):

John Davies; Elaine Meyrick

Other key lawyers:

John Richardson; Simon Hore


‘All are responsive, approachable, commercial individuals.’

Key clients

The Wasdell Group

Rockley Transport Group

GS Yuasa Europe

Ross Farm Machinery


Arkells Brewery

The Wishford Group


Whim Hospitality UK

Work highlights

  • Advised the management team of shareholder/directors of the Easby Group on its PE-backed £24m investment by NVM.