Robert Capper, Harrison Clark Rickerbys


Commercial businesses need legal guidance perfectly aligned with their needs. We provide not just advice, but creative solutions to legal problems delivered in a commercially minded way. We make it our business to get to know your business and really understand your model and sector. This then informs our approach, allowing us to steer you through everything from day-to-day commercial matters to contracts, agreements, risk management, asset protection and share schemes.

Our experience

Our commercial lawyers work as an extension of your team, going the extra mile to provide bespoke solutions for your unique opportunities and challenges.

Our team is significant, both in size and experience. We’ve been recognised by our peers in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as leading commercial lawyers across the regions, from Cardiff to Cambridge and everywhere in between. We have a wealth of experience across all aspects of commercial law, much of which has been gained at national or city firms. Our sector knowledge is also wide-ranging, advising clients in technology, partnerships,  advanced manufacturing, health and social care, logistics and charities. This enables us to share real expertise with our clients and to address legal concerns with a thorough understanding of the context and industry you’re operating within.

Our clients

From owner-managed start-ups to multinational PLCs, not-for-profit organisations and public-sector bodies, our experience extends across the board.

Our commercial lawyers work with every one of our clients locally, nationally and internationally as an extension of their team. We provide bespoke solutions for the unique challenges your business faces and always going the extra mile to exceed expectations. Our pragmatic approach to managing risk and advising on insurance protections aligned to your commercial goals adds real value to our clients.

HCR Flex - Harrison Clark Rickerbys

HCR Flex

HCR Flex turns the traditional legal charging model on its head. You can use it to supplement or complement in-house counsel, or as an alternative to in-house counsel. It gives you access to the commercial legal expertise you need when you need it and allows you to control your costs.

HCR Flex is flexible legal suppot that meets your needs now and as they change.

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Hear what our clients say about us

Nicola works in an un-rivalled way, from my personal experience. She is patient, tenacious, 100% committed, always there when you need her (often at the drop of a hat) and excels in her field. I’d thoroughly recommend her!

Nick Proctor CEO of Amber Energy

HCR are always prepared to go the extra mile to deliver a project on time and to budget. The most unique feature about HCR has to be the people. everyone in the organisation is highly motivated, experienced and has a robust understanding of our needs as a business. HCR has such a breadth of expertise to support in any situation. They are able to bring together the right team to support our needs. We have never found HCR to be wanting in any transaction.

Legal 500 2024 – Corporate and Commercial

Daniel quickly grasped the project brief, which centred around formation of a large, multi-year manufacturing contract. Dan communicated regularly and professionally to ensure the project was delivered on time, in budget.

Professionalism and communication fulfilled project deadline

Harrison Clark Rickerbys present an incredibly experienced, capable, accessible and dynamic team throughout the corporate support structure.

Legal 500 2024 – Corporate and Commercial

I cannot recommend Nicola McNeely highly enough. I have never engaged a more professional, polished, knowledgeable and commercially astute lawyer in my career.

Legal 500 – Nicola McNeely

Rachel Khiara is the go to person for complex advice. Her vast experience with Alternative Business Structures authorisations gives her unique insight into the approach by the regulator.

Legal 500 – Rachel Khiara

Robert Capper brings a breath of fresh air to any project that we have worked on.  His approach is very balanced, well thought through and above all practical to ensure the best possible outcome for the client.

Legal 500 – Robert Capper

Rachel is a really commercial lawyer who is super pragmatic and has “…technical expertise, especially in non-standard business models.

Chambers and Partners – Rachel Khiara

Navigating the complexities of B2B relationships requires a lawyer who truly understands the intricacies involved. That’s exactly what I found in Nicolas Groffman. His exceptional skills in contract drafting, negotiation, and cross-border legal advice surpassed my expectations. With meticulous attention to detail and effective communication, he’s the go-to lawyer for any business seeking expert legal advice.


Jamie Kelly, Founder YTherapy

Thank you for your highly flexible approach – fitting with our timeline can’t have been easy, especially considering you delivered such high-quality advice

Chris Paton MD of Quirk Solutions, and a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Marines

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