Roger Hart > Addleshaw Goddard > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard
M2 3DE

Work Department

Corporate finance.


Specialises in a wide range of corporate finance advice and M&A transactions, and leads our relationship with some of our biggest household name clients. Advises a mix of listed and private companies and individuals on all aspects of company law and corporate finance, including M&A, takeovers, the Takeover Code, disposals, demergers, spin-outs, IPOs, fundraisings, group reorganisations and financial restructurings, capital reductions, joint ventures, corporate constitutional matters, shareholder agreements, directors’ responsibilities and governance issues, including the UKLA’s Listing Rules, Market Abuse Regulation, Prospectus Rules, Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules and the AIM Rules. He leads our relationship with and advises Dixons Carphone, BT,, Speedy Hire, JD Sports, Norcros, The Hut, My Dentist, Boohoo, Arrow Global, Radius Payment Solutions, B&M Retail, Fircroft, Travel Counsellors and Victrex.


Trained Addleshaw Sons and Latham; qualified 1996; partner 2005.


St James’ C of E Comprehensive, Bolton (1982-87); North Bolton Sixth Forn College (1987-89); University College, London (1992 LLB).


Football (Bolton Wanderers FC), skiing, cricket, travel, wine.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Addleshaw Goddard‘s client roster includes a significant number of FTSE AIM 50 and FTSE AIM 100 companies, as well as 12 of the top 13 UK mid-cap stockbrokers, and other financial advisers and brokers. Led by Nick Pearey, the national team is strong in AIM and Main Market matters, with it being prominent in high-profile IPOs, secondary fundraisings and public M&A. In one highlight, Giles Distin and legal director Jeremy Cruse acted for Liberum Capital on the £120m AIM IPO of SourceBio International Plc, which was one of the few AIM IPOs to take place in 2020. Simon Wood and Roger Hart are also recommended.

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester

(Leading individuals)

Roger HartAddleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard offers a ‘broad range of business expertise‘ for major M&A and private equity deals, alongside a noted structured real estate capability, led by Shelley McGivern . ‘Technically astute practice head Paul Medlicott advises a range of national private equity houses on large-scale buyouts, investments, and portfolio company issues, with Andrew Green also a strong contributor to the firm’s private equity offering. Roger Hart specialises in PLC advice, working with listed companies on equity raisings, takeovers, and other capital markets considerations, alongside Richard Lee.  Duncan Wilson maintains an active M&A practice, while George Danczak was promoted to partner in mid-2021 in recognition of his work on complex corporate transactions.