Carly Holt > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
SO15 1GA
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Work Department

Corporate and commercial


Carly is a Partner specialising in corporate finance, advising clients on a wide range of corporate work including M&A, group reorganisations for UK and international groups, shareholder and joint venture agreements and general corporate governance.

She is a sector specialist having advised on a broad range of corporate matters for clients in the financial services sector.  Carly has also worked in-house for a multinational FTSE 250 company.


Qualified 2008; Associate, Bond Pearce 2013; Managing Associate, Bond Dickinson LLP 2015 following merger; Legal Director, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 2020 following combination; Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 2022

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

(Rising stars)

Carly HoltWomble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP‘s Southampton-based corporate and commercial offering is jointly headed by Ian Holden, who leads the corporate group, and Paula Bartlett, who heads the commercial group. Holden also heads the firm’s French desk, and has particular expertise in M&As, joint venture agreements, and corporate finance. Bartlett, meanwhile, is well known for her work for clients in the technology sector and on issues relating to data protection. Stephen Pierce heads the corporate offering at the national level. The corporate and commercial team boasts significant strength in depth, while its structure, split into four subteams, allows it to offer specialist, focused advice in commercial contracts and outsourcing, data and privacy, IP, and technology. Sebastian Briggs acts for clients in the marine and technology sectors, and is well known for his work on renewable energy transactions. Legal director Carly Holt is recommended for her experience in the financial industry.