Richard Atcherley

Partner - Corporate

Richard Atcherley

Partner - Corporate

Richard Atcherley Ranked in Chambers 2022 logo    Legal 500 2022 Recommended Lawyer          Solent Deals Award 2022


I am a partner with some 18 years’ experience, dealing with owner-managed businesses, large private companies and listed corporates across a wide variety of sectors including IT,
technology, manufacturing, retail, professional services, financial services, recruitment, healthcare, leisure and construction. I work with businesses whatever stage in the business life cycle
they are in, from start-up to exit. My main expertise is in:

  • company and business sales and purchases;
  • management buy-outs;
  • shareholder exits;
  • private equity and business angel investments;
  • group reorganisations;
  • shareholders agreements and Articles of Association;
  • share option schemes including EMI share options and growth share schemes; and
  • sale and purchase of businesses in administration or liquidation.

I also advise on the sale and purchase of distressed businesses including those which are in a formal insolvency process.

I work hard to get to know my clients and their other professional advisers so I can understand what issues are important to them. I do my best to keep things as simple as possible with a focus on the stuff that is really important.  

Using my experience of working on transactions and with businesses across a wide variety of sectors, I am able to anticipate problem areas so that simple solutions can be put forward at the earliest opportunity.    

I am a finalist in the ‘Lawyer of the Year’ category of this year’s Solent Deals Awards. The winner will be announced on 24 March 2022.

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
Muc-Off Ltd

Richard is a really nice guy to work with. He always talks things through with clients and comes up with sensible, commercial solutions.

Chambers and Partners Legal Directory 2022

Richard Atcherley is commended for his strong practice. His broad offering covers M&A and general corporate advice. "Richard is a pragmatic and strong corporate lawyer. He gives sound commercial advice and relates well to clients."

Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2021

A client states "Richard Atcherley is an outstanding professional showing great leadership and keeping all parties informed and on side. Probably the best commercial lawyer I've ever worked with".

Legal 500 - 2021 Edition
Legal 500