Corporate Law


In running your business the stakes are high and your corporate law advisors need to understand your ambitions and aspirations. At every stage of your business’s life cycle, there are complicated decisions that need to be made, so your legal team should be right there with you with solid, commercial and timely advice. Your corporate team is focussed on solutions. Helping our clients succeed is at the heart of the way we work. Working with our team means you get the balance of technical skill and commercial focus.

Key corporate law services

  • Company acquisitions, disposals and management buy-outs.   
  • Venture and growth capital and private equity.
  • Corporate structuring, restructuring and reorganisations.
  • Ownership (shareholders, partnership and LLP) agreements and constitutional.
  • Corporate law advice and governance.
  • Employee and stakeholder incentivisation.
  • Company secretarial services.

How we’ve helped our clients

“Despite being told that we should use London lawyers for the sale of SHB we decided to stick with Paris Smith whom our family have dealt with since the 1950s. We found that they reacted quickly and efficiently to the many issues that arose out of a process of creating new companies, transferring shares and properties and finally selling SHB. The purchaser used London lawyers and Paris Smith more than proved themselves to have been the best choice for us.”

Mike Street, Founder – SHB Hire

SHB Hire

Chambers and Partners Legal Directory 2021

Well-reputed team capable of advising clients on the full range of complex M&A transactions and other corporate matters. Recognised cross-border capabilities, including acting for owner-managed businesses and larger corporates based both locally and overseas. Operates alongside other departments within the firm to provide a rounded service to clients, including prominent retail and property development companies. One client describes the team as having a “wide range of specialist lawyers, with significant support resources, allowing them to tailor their advice to suit a range of business requirements.” 

Legal 500 Directory 2021

The practice has significant expertise in the automotive, technology, healthcare, marine, built environment, recruitment and professional services sectors. Michael Moore and Crispin Dick jointly lead the practice, while Claire McCauley specialises in non-transactional work including solvent restructurings and group reorganisations. Sources have the following to say about the team they “quickly learned about the client, the transaction and the key objectives – they listen“; they have a “strong breadth of talent and experience ensures your transaction is covered from all angles”; they are “warm, genuine and colourful characters make them fun to be around“; whilst another says “the team I was dealing with showed a caring professional approach that was always commercial. They worked openly with our financial advisers and were happy to have their views altered or moderated by good arguments. The team communicated very clearly about their specialities and responsibilities and seemed to stay well briefed so that when we made contact we got answers quickly without any buck passing“.

Introducing your key contacts

Jonathon Roy
Partner – Corporate


Amanda Brockwell
Partner – Corporate



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