five members of our HCR corporate team in the Cardiff office


In an ever-changing world, businesses faced with consistently uncertain financial and economic conditions, with markets which are more competitive than ever before, need solid corporate legal advice. We’re responsive and connected – helping you manage relationships with key stakeholders, navigating your business journey and identifying potential risks.

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Richard Wilkey

If you’re planning on buying or selling a company, looking to invest or seeking investment, or have any other issue related to running a business, let’s have a chat. I’m passionate about seeing businesses grow and develop, and I’ll provide you with commercial, proactive advice. I like to get involved with transactions as early as possible – that way, I can help you make important strategic decisions for your business or regarding an opportunity that you may not have considered.

Leading corporate advice for businesses

Whether you’re starting up or scaling up, facilitating mergers and acquisitions or making exit plans, we put ourselves in your shoes to give commercial, pragmatic advice at every turn. The award-winning team also work internationally as trusted advisers, following our clients wherever they go and facilitating deals globally through our network of contacts.

Our clients

From PLCs and healthcare organisations to family-run or owner-managed businesses, our experience extends across the board. We’re part of some of the most important moments any business faces. Working closely with our Banking and Finance team, we provide a variety of funding solutions, including venture capital and equity investments. We can also guide you through setting up employee ownership trusts, employee incentive schemes and corporate structuring and reorganisations.

Our clients are varied; from healthcare providers, angel investors and management teams to international business, private equity backed companies and pension funds to name a few.

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We’re consistently one of the top deal makers in the UK

HCR has consistently been ranked as one of the top three most active M&A advisors in the UK and RoI, for the last three years, according to Experian MarketIQ.

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Need due diligence advice?

Our BRICS service is a pragmatic, commercially-minded advisory service focusing on the key issues facing bigger businesses that can either hold you back if you get them wrong, or truly maximise your position if you get them right. We advise on Business Risk, Investigation, Compliance and Secretarial.

BRICS will:

  • Save you the headache of getting into hot water, by helping you avoid high-risk situations or noncompliance
  • Help you manage your liabilities
  • Maximise your position, by identifying opportunities and areas to exploit Make it easier for you to run your business day-to-day.
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What our clients say about our Corporate team

HCR have supported us on a number of transactions in recent years. 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.

Richard Knipe Head of mergers and acquisitions for Polaris

Savi advised me throughout a merger with another agency. His commercial and legal advice combined with his astute knowledge of people delivered a successful deal that protected the business and the people in it, whilst striking a fair commercial settlement reflecting the true value of the ‘deal’. I really enjoyed working with Savi and I couldn’t recommend Savi highly enjoy.

Merger deal completed leading to testimonial for Corporate Partner

Dr Salandra successfully negotiated a share purchase agreement for me. It was complex due to the other party being antagonistic. He was always available to discuss the issues even out of hours. He concluded the agreement in a timeous matter and in a very professional way. I can highly recommend him for this type of work.

Successful share purchase agreement following Partner’s advice

I would like to thank Delyth, Theresa and everyone involved for the amazing service and going way above and beyond getting this over the line considering the difficulties we were facing. At all times you have acted professionally, promptly, communicated effectively, and in terms that I could understand to enable me to make an informed decision. I will not hesitate to contact you should I require legal services in the future.

Successful sale of company leads to high praise for Corporate Team

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

I have worked with Inger on investment deals and have found her to be responsive, knowledgeable, good value, trustworthy and a problem solver.

Angel Investor Client – Inger Anson

I found Inger to be comfortably in command of the necessary knowledge, and good to work with. In particular, she was good at explaining which choices we had to make, and was able to guide us through the decision process.

Start-up Founder Testimonial – Inger Anson

Inger is pragmatic in her approach and works hard to simplify and ease the process. She is a pleasure to work with.

Technology Angel Investor – Inger Anson

Inger has provided excellent support and strong advice with clear explanations. Her commercial understanding is second to none and her negotiation skills are of the highest standard.

Cleantech Investment Manager – Inger Anson

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

Legal 500 2024 – Corporate and Commercial

We are so grateful for the exceptional professional service provided during a stressful time for us. Victoria really went above and beyond to meet deadlines and reassure us every step of the way. Thank you so much!


Vicki Fabron Clinical director

My heartfelt thanks to both Theresa and Stuart for their guidance and advice. They are both experts in their fields and it was due to this that the deal went so smoothly.


Hamid Nawaz-Khan Alltrust Holdings Limited

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