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Richard Atcherley

LLP Partner
T: 023 8048 2105

Richard Atcherley

LLP Partner
T: 023 8048 2105

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  • Share sales and acquisitions
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Management buy outs, management buy ins
  • Development capital transactions
  • Shareholders’ agreements and articles of association
  • Tech start-ups/university spin outs
  • Reorganisations
  • Sole trader/partnership incorporations
  • EMI options and other share incentive schemes
  • Partnerships and LLPs
  • Insolvent/distressed business sales and acquisitions

About Richard

Richard is a corporate lawyer. He acts for listed corporates, large private companies and owner-managed businesses.  He has acted on transactions for clients across a wide variety of sectors including IT, technology, manufacturing, retail, professional services, financial services, healthcare, leisure and construction.

He also acts on the sale and purchase of insolvent businesses and reorganisations with insolvency issues.

Recent Work Highlights

  • Sale of Adams Morey Limited to Greenhous Group Limited
  • Acquisitions of IP Marine Limited and BHG Marine Limited for Lymington Marina Limited
  • Sale of Focus Lifts Limited to Kleemann Lifts UK Limited
  • Acting for investee company Dolphin Homes on initial and subsequent funding packages provided by Business Growth Fund
  • Disposals of various IFA businesses
  • Disposals of large portfolio of convenience stores for My Local Limited (in administration)
  • Sale of majority shareholdings in Carameds Limited and Multimeds Limited to Pharmagest Interactive
  • Acquisition of OrthoView Holdings Limited for Materialise NV
  • Sale of Admiral Marine Limited to Hayes Parsons
  • Reorganisation of engineering group of companies, including EMI options
  • Various acquisitions, disposals and refinancing for Purple Parking Limited
  • Advising Co-operative Group Food on numerous acquisitions
  • Acquisition of the Hythe Ferry
  • Various transactions involving professional services businesses
  • Acting for Arkivum Limited on Southampton University software spin out, plus numerous funding rounds
  • Various EMI option schemes, shareholders agreements and articles of association for owner-managed businesses

Richard joined Paris Smith in 2007 from the south coast office of a regional firm where he qualified in 2004. Richard became a partner in 2015.

Recent Blogs


We have worked with Richard for years and continue to enjoy his enthusiastic approach and genuine interest in our business.  He provides good quality, focused legal advice on a range of issues.

- Alex Trimnell, Muc-Off Ltd

Richard Atcherley is well regarded for the strength of his practice, which covers all areas of corporate law. “Richard is very switched-on, savvy, gets all the issues and provides good commercial advice,” says one client, before adding: “He’s also a down-to-earth, hugely likeable guy and it’s very useful to have that kind of personality in a negotiation.”


Chambers and Partners 2020

Richard is known for his handling of M&A and a range of corporate advisory work. Sources appreciate his ability to “explain complex scenarios in a very straightforward way.”


Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2018