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Rachel Turner, Partner, Head of Corporate, Thames Valley


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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

Endorsements & Awards

Hear what our clients say about our Partner, Head of Corporate, Thames Valley 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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Packaging retail company becomes part of global group with the assistance of Corporate team’s expertise

Led by Partner Rachel Turner and assisted by Solicitor, Anisha Grewal and Paralegal, Harry Upshall,…

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Successful sale of insurance brokers thanks to Thames Valley Corporate team

Led by Rachel Turner, HCR’s Thames Valley Corporate Team recently advised the shareholders of J.…

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Law Firm of the Year and Lawyer of the Year nominations

HCR has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious Law Firm of the Year…

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HCR grows its own talent

Eight newly qualified solicitors are celebrating securing permanent positions at Harrison Clark Rickerbys following completion…

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Thames Valley team win Corporate Law Firm of the Year

HCR’s Corporate team at the Thames Valley office was named Corporate Law Firm of the…

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Partner shortlisted for Corporate Lawyer of the Year

Rachel Turner, from our Thames Valley office, has been shortlisted for the Insider Thames Valley…

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10 newly qualified solicitors across HCR’s offices

Seven of the firm’s offices will have new solicitors celebrating today, having achieved their ambition…

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HCR become new sponsors of Henley Business Angels

HCR have become the new sponsors of Henley Business Angels (HBA), a network of entrepreneurs,…

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HCR Law’s Rachel Turner wins Corporate Lawyer of The Year

Rachel Turner, head of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ (HCR) Thames Valley corporate team, has been awarded…

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