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Alison Scott

Partner, Head of Midlands Corporate Corporate

About me

In the fast-paced corporate world, it’s important to make sure you’re working with a solicitor that’s quick to respond, always available and who can adapt to every situation. In short, I make sure that deals get done. I work with all kinds of businesses from widget manufacturers and large recycling businesses to IT infrastructure specialists.

Whenever a client’s got a question or an issue, I will never respond with a flat ‘no’ – I’ll always think of a way I can help. I’m experienced in acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructuring work, joint ventures and management buyouts, both in the UK and abroad, but my local knowledge means that I have a key insight into the vibrant Worcestershire and West Midlands market.

In my spare time, I like to get out into the fresh air as much as possible – whether that’s walking my dog or managing my son’s under-11’s football team.

Sale of logistics group brings testimonial for Corporate Partner

Redditch-based logistics group AMCO were recently acquired by global logistics specialist Super Group in a deal advised on by Alison Scott, Head Midlands Corporate team. AMCO looked to Alison for expertise and guidance when they came to sell a 78.82% share in their business. Alison, along with colleagues from the Corporate, Real Estate and Employment teams, guided them through the process to ensure a deal was reached in a smooth and timely fashion. Following the acquisition, Seán Trainor, Business Development Director at AMCO, said “I wanted to reach out to say a huge thank you to you and your colleagues who have all successfully negotiated the deal on our behalf. The professionalism, calmness and clarity has been exceptional and without this we would have been left unclear and potentially at risk.”
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Corporate Team

Taking the strain out of a business sale Taking the stress out of selling a business was part of the package when our corporate team, led by Alison Scott, advised Prestige Technology Solutions Limited on its sale to Park Place Technologies LLC Prestige Technology Solutions Limited, an IT infrastructure solutions provider based in Bromsgrove, were led by John Dawson, who said: “The recent sale of our company seemed from the outset an extremely daunting and challenging ordeal which, thanks to the professional and efficient help and services supplied by the team at HCR turned out to be an exercise taken in their stride and proficiently executed. “Alison made the entire experience for us a lot easier than we had ever anticipated. I would not hesitate to engage these guys again in future should such an opportunity re-present itself.”
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Swift efficient business sale brings communications firms together

The shareholders of Hertfordshire-based PHA Communications Limited sought the expertise of our corporate team to advise them on the sale of their business. Under the guidance of Alison Scott, the shareholders sold the company to Beacon Communication Services Limited for £500,000 within six weeks. Shareholder Peter Harris said: “Harrison Clark Rickerbys were excellent during our sale and made the process as simple as possible. They were responsive, efficient and professional with great attention to detail. They quickly grasped the key factors of our requirements and were on hand at all times throughout the deal to give support and advice. “I would be delighted to work with Alison in the future, should the opportunity arise”
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Discover my top tips

Make sure you get proper contracts in place, as these will protect you and ensure everything goes as agreed.

We don’t like sitting on the fence, and neither should any of your other advisers. Make sure you’re working with people that will actually give you real, actionable advice.

Be honest and responsive whenever a query or issue arises – it will help the transaction complete more smoothly.

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Am I doing the right thing and where are my risks?

Each transaction is unique, so we need to look at the due diligence work to understand where risks might lie. From there, we can provide effective advice that you can build on.

Do you think I should get that in writing?

Yes! You should always get any kind of agreement in writing – verbal confirmation is not always enough.

How long will it take, and how much will it cost?

We will always help you to complete a transaction in as short a time as we can, and as cost effectively as possible. If we know all the details at the start, we can provide an accurate estimate.

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