The pace of the corporate world and the opportunities to build relationships with business owners is why I specialise in this area of law. My role is to take the stress out of corporate transactions and achieve the best for my clients without getting bogged down by unnecessary or immaterial points.
The client’s needs are my number one priority; their timescale is important, and I always take a pragmatic approach to support them. I have acted for a wide range of companies, from small start-ups through to established large owner-managed businesses, and up to PLCs.
Outside work, I enjoy playing squash – I’m also a huge music fan and play the drums in a covers band.
Choose your professional advisors carefully; it’s important to have the right specialist guidance for what can be a complicated and stressful transaction.
Provide as much information as you can – the more we know and understand your situation, the better.
If you are contemplating an exit in the short or long term, the more you do now to prepare, the smoother it will be and the greater potential value you can achieve.
How long will the process take?
Every deal is different, but a typical transaction will involve anywhere between 50 and 400+ documents, which take time to process and negotiate.
We will advise you as to appropriate timescales depending on the terms of the deal and we will give you guidance if we think you need more time to evaluate any issues arising from negotiations.
Our primary aim is to achieve the right deal for you – not rush it through.
How much is it going to cost?
Your legal advisers are a crucial part of any M&A transaction and there is of course a cost associated with good corporate lawyers. There will always be someone else who can do it cheaper, but the real value is in the quality of the advice and the relationship you build with your lawyer.
We will be upfront about the likely deal costs and we don’t pitch low only to increase fees further down the line. Our cost quote will include a detailed scope of works which breaks down the various elements of the transaction and how much we think each part may cost.
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