Robert Capper > Harrison Clark Rickerbys > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Offices
2 Cornwall Street
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Robert is a commercial partner with over 25 years’ experience known for his expertise within the manufacturing sector including advanced manufacturing. With a specialism in partnership work, Robert acts for professional partnerships and individual partners. He also has particular experience in acting for doctors’ practices.
Robert works with businesses of all sizes and nature, ranging from SMEs to multi-national corporations and also professional partnerships. He is contract specialist and advise on all aspects of commercial deals, especially strategy, providing real practical solutions to enable businesses to focus on what they do best without having to worry about the legal issues.
Robert also provides industry expertise by speaking at and also chairing various external and internal conferences and seminars. As well as his commercial work, Robert sits on as an advisory board member at Worcester University’s Business School.
University of the West of England – LLM Advanced Legal Practice – 1995 to 1997
University of the West of England – Legal Practice Course commercial and employment law modules – 1994 to 1995
University of the West of England – LLB (Hons) commercial and employment law modules – 1991 to 1994
Drawing high praise for its ‘brilliant people and fantastic service’ – particularly with regard to its ‘exceptional’ partner service – Harrison Clark Rickerbys handles a wealth of high-value mandates, particularly in the manufacturing, healthcare, tech, retail, education, and energy sectors. The team is jointly chaired by corporate head Charlotte Thornton-Smith and commercial lead Robert Capper. Thornton-Smith is particularly noted for her expertise in health and social care sector transactions, while Capper, who specialises in advanced manufacturing, works with a diverse range of both SMEs and larger corporates, as well as professional partnerships and doctors’ practices. Head of health and social care Rebecca Leask, who splits her time between the firm’s offices in Worcester and Birmingham, is also experienced in retail sector transactions. Wye Valley office head Arpinder Dhillon is a key port of call for clients seeking assistance with corporate transactions, most recently in the IT and sanitation sectors. Clare Emery heads up the firm’s dental care-focused offering, while Helen Higginbotham is recommended for her due diligence acumen. Tom Bartley-Smith left the firm for an in-house role in December 2022. All named lawyers are based in Worcester unless stated otherwise.
The partnership team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys advises on the full spectrum of partnership and LLP work, ranging from SRA regulatory matters, law firm mergers and private equity deals to partnership disputes and drafting. The team’s client roster features fund managers, medical and farming partnerships, private equity houses and professional practices and is jointly led by the ‘very commercial’ Robert Capper, who specialises in commercial contracts and partnership work, and the highly regarded Rachel Khiara, who handles both the transactional and day-to-day management work of partnerships and LLPs.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the West Midlands
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands
- Private client > Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Private client > Family: Birmingham
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Construction
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI
- Real estate > Planning
- Employment > Employment