Paul Forsyth > Ellisons Solicitors > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Ellisons Solicitors
115 New London Road

Work Department

Corporate Commercial


Partner, Head of Department



Paul leads the Corporate and Commercial team at Ellisons Solicitors. Paul joined Ellisons in September 2010, was promoted to Partner in 2016 and Head of Corporate and Commercial in 2021. Paul trained at a London based firm and qualified in January 2009.

Paul’s focus is the acquisition and disposal of private companies, regularly working on transactions with a deal value of £1m to £50m, that scope regularly includes management buy outs and transactions requiring tax driven restructurings prior to disposal. He also has expertise in acting for Administrators and Liquidators in the disposal of businesses from insolvency processes, regularly advising insolvency professionals alongside our specialist Insolvency Team.


Attended the University of Essex – 2002-2005. College of Law, London – 2005-2006.


Paul enjoys watching most sports in particular football, boxing and cricket. Paul plays football competitively and is a season ticket holder at Southend United.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Essex

(Leading individuals)

Paul ForsythEllisons Solicitors

Ellisons Solicitors is well known for providing expert advice on national and international M&A and group restructuring matters. Head of the corporate and commercial department Paul Forsyth, who splits his time between the firm’s offices in Chelmsford and Colchester, is reputed for his ‘deep knowledge and experience with corporate sale mandates‘, and has a proven track record in complex and high-value transactions. David Heller is also a key name in this space, who is praised by clients for ‘relentlessly pushing projects towards completion’. Abigail Williamson is also recommended, with her clients describing her as ‘outstanding’.