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A bit about me

I take pride in every single thing I do – whether I’m lead adviser on a multimillion-pound corporate transaction or putting up wallpaper, I want to be the best. Therefore, when it comes to your corporate matters, I’ll use my skills, experience and commerciality to provide you with the best advice.

I’m always looking beyond the obvious, and I never sit on the fence when my clients want guidance. Balancing the law, risk factors and required commercial outcomes, my goal is to deliver the best deal for my clients, whether a start-up, owner-managed SME or large multinational.

Want to know more?

Your advisers are part of your deal team, so keep them up to speed with any developments to save time later on.

We’ve probably seen it all before, so ask us for our opinion, rather than just the legal perspective – we might have an approach you haven’t considered.

Although you may be loyal to an existing adviser, they might not have experience in the type of deal you’re undertaking, so consider taking on new advisers where necessary.

Is warranty and indemnity insurance worth it?

If there are risks that can’t be reduced by a thorough due diligence and disclosure process then it can be an effective way to cover off risk. However, if should never be used as a substitute for full disclosure against warranties.

The Company has a lot of spare cash. Can it buy my shares?

Potentially, but company law is very strict on how and when a company can buy shares back from a shareholder. Getting it wrong, even in relation to seemingly unimportant details, means that buy-back is treated as if it never happened. Before you consider this option, have a chat to us.

What percentage of shares should I give to employees?

There’s no “one size fits all” answer to this question. What’s important is to balance the desire to incentivise key staff with retaining sufficient control of the company. Talk to us about the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ of non-voting shares and whether a share option scheme might be appropriate.

Where I work

Hear what our clients say about our Partner Rachel Turner

Support for US firm making first UK acquisition

Mike Burnham of Seis GEaR Inc said: “Buying an existing business is always a difficult process. When y...

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Accolade after share capital sale

Corporate lawyer Rachel Turner’s experience and expertise drew praise from client Lawrence Hirson, director of Shine P...

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Support for US firm making first UK acquisition

Corporate and international expertise from Rachel Turner, Mary Pears and Emily Beere, based in Thames Valley, enabled...

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Finalists in dealmakers’ awards

2021 has got off to a great start for our Thames Valley corporate team, shortlisted…

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What businesses need to know about the 2021 national security review regime and how it affects M&A

Proposals to increase government powers to investigate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are currently moving through…

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HCR acts for YFM in £3.75m investment

Led by Rachel Turner, the corporate team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) in Reading acted…

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Clients drive HCR up the Experian 2020 M&A rankings

HCR clients have been busy moving their businesses forward this year, despite the impact of…

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HCR advises on £35m sale to waste giant

HCR’s corporate team, led by Rachel Turner, advised the shareholders of Camo Ltd, trading as…

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Backing talent from trainee to partner promotions

Two new partners lead the promotions round at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, with a range of…

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Thames Valley Deals Awards – Lawyer of the Year

Rachel Turner, head of our corporate team in the Thames Valley, has been named Lawyer…

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HCR corporate team in South East advise on Quantuma acquisition

HCR’s corporate team in the South East advised on the acquisition of Quantuma Advisory by…

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Backing IT software firm’s growth with private equity investment

Inger Anson and Rachel Turner advised Juriba Limited and its shareholders, Julia Bell, Barry Angell…

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What about the earn-out? 

It’s common for sellers and buyers to bridge price expectations for private companies through an…

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Thames Valley Deals Awards 2020

Congratulations to our Thames Valley team and to their Head of Corporate Rachel Turner –…

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Clients' praise is the best measure of success for Thames Valley law firm

Praise from clients for their legal skills has brought Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Thames Valley corporate…

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New move brings corporate colleagues back together

Corporate expert Robert Rice’s move to Harrison Clark Rickerbys reunites him with former colleague Rachel…

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Harrison Clark Rickerbys advises Channel Mum on £3m venture capital funding

Corporate experts at Harrison Clark Rickerbys advised Channel Mum Ltd and its founder, Siobhan Freegard,…

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New head for Thames Valley corporate team

Leading an expanding and ambitious team, Rachel Turner has been appointed as head of Harrison…

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