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Helen Higginbotham

Legal Director, Head of BRICS Team Corporate

About me

I produce and co-ordinate due diligence reporting for clients when buying or selling a business or raising finance.  I am a corporate solicitor and provide a detailed review of company filings and statutory records.  I work closely with the various specialist teams at HCR to identify issues quickly and provide practical and commercial solutions.

I speak your language by cutting out the jargon and let you get on with what you do best. I’m always around when you need me. I love learning about our clients’ business plans and guiding them through the transaction.

I am also a qualified chartered company secretary and provide company secretarial advice and corporate governance support including offering bespoke services to property management companies and academies.

In my spare time, I follow the Welsh Rugby Union, and I enjoy the peace and tranquillity of fishing and walking my dog in the countryside.

Tailored advice and commitment close M&A deal for cloud solution provider

Helen Higginbotham and the due diligence team recently assisted on an M&A deal for cloud solution provider FluidOne. Their tailored advice and commitment led to the deal being completed smoothly. Roy Hastings, CFO of FluidOne, said: “We have worked with Helen and the HCR due diligence team on a series of M&A deals over recent years. The team has grown to understand our business and our requirements well and is able to tailor advice and reporting effectively to the specific needs of FluidOne and our investors. “Where there’s been inevitable timetable pressures on a corporate transaction, Helen and the team have shown a great deal of commitment to the client cause by navigating some intensive periods of work to get a report out on time.”
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Ability to distil complex matters leads to commendation for due diligence team

Helen Higginbotham and the due diligence team have received high praise thanks to their continued work with Polaris, one of the leading providers of children’s services in the UK. In order for Polaris to complete a recent transaction, Helen and her team undertook due diligence processes to ensure the deal would go smoothly. Richard Knipe, head of mergers and acquisitions for Polaris, said: ““HCR have supported us on a number of transactions in recent years. “I am always impressed by the scope of work the due diligence team undertake and the volume of documents they review and advise on. Their ability to distil complex matters down to identifying material issues and provide advice and solutions provides the reassurance we need to complete deals. “Helen and her colleagues are highly experienced and professional. They know our business and what sector specific issues and risks we face. They are always positive and engaging and are a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them on future transactions.”
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Transatlantic marketing deal completed with expert team

Helen Higginbotham and Tim Ward recently helped to complete a deal in which a Florida-based market research company acquired a company in the UK. The CEO of the company said: “On behalf the entire team, thank you. “You’ve all been very professional and thorough throughout this entire process. While it was much more ‘involved’ than expected, the experience has left us feeling more comfortable and confident that it was done right and there is a much smaller chance of future issues because of that. “Special thanks to Helen and whoever else gave up their Friday night to push this over the finish line!” Regarding the case, Tim said: “It was fantastic to be a part of this transatlantic deal. Working across time zones is always tricky, but we were able to provide a positive result for our clients across the pond.” Helen Higginbotham said: “Our corporate, employment and commercial teams worked hard to ensure that the transaction ran smoothly and our client was provided with the support they needed to complete a key deal for them in the UK".
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Advice and guidance for bespoke document creation

A great result for a property management company drew high praise for Helen Higginbotham who created bespoke articles of association – rules about running a company. Helen provided advice and support in order to ensure that the documents, tailored to the client’s needs, were created promptly. Tim T, who instructed Helen, said: “This was a very stressful transaction for me and would not have gone to completion but for the assistance I received from yourselves. I was most impressed with the level of professionalism and the speedy turnaround and am so grateful. A first-rate service.”  
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Thinking of buying or selling a business? Get us involved at the earliest opportunity and you’ll save a lot of time and money.

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Should I tell the buyer about a certain issue/item?

At the appropriate stage of the transaction, a disclosure letter will be prepared. The disclosure process is for the seller’s protection, so be frank and clear when putting your disclosure letter together. If you don’t include any necessary information, you could be in breach of warranty.

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Each transaction will take a different form, but we give a clear fee estimate from the outset so you’re aware of the potential costs from the beginning.

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