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HCR Hewitsons
50-60 Station Road

Work Department



Partner in corporate department specialising in equity markets and mergers and acquisitions; venture, start-up and development capital, particularly in biotech and technology sector; corporate and banking finance and reconstructions; and employee share option schemes. Practice areas: flotations (small and mid-cap); corporate finance; M&A.


Trained Shoosmiths & Harrison; qualified 1987; Theodore Goddard 1987-97; partner Hewitsons 1998.


French, German.


Sir Roger Manwoods Grammar School, Sandwich; Leicester University (1984 LLB with French Law); University of Strasbourg (1988 Diploma in French Legal Studies); College of Law, Guildford (1984-85).


Cricket, hockey.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Cambridge

(Leading individuals)

James LawrenceHCR Hewitsons

HCR Hewitsons has ‘a team of highly approachable, incredibly intelligent and transparent lawyers whose communication skills are second to none‘. Since the merger of Hewitsons with Harrison Clark Rickerbys to create HCR Hewitsons, the firm now has 11 offices in the UK, and the Cambridge office is now involved in high-value transactions across a wider catchment area. Head of the Cambridge office Inger Anson leads the corporate practice, while Nathan Evans leads the commercial group. Anson supported Grove Pet Food Group shareholders in the multimillion-pound sale of the company to Cranswick Country Foods. Partners James Lawrence and Laurence Evans also play key roles in the practice.