Our Corporate team is considered among the most experienced and reliable legal advisers in Manchester and across the North West for advising high growth businesses on their strategic objectives.

We are a mid-market specialist focusing on M&A (mergers and acquisitions), disposals and investments.

We have an established reputation for delivering straightforward, commercially driven, business and legal advice on time and on budget. Our clients range from:

- Entrepreneurs
- Private limited companies
- Small and mid-cap PLCs
- Management teams
- Professional partnerships
- Debt providers
- Equity investors, both in the UK and overseas


Our Corporate team have advised on a number of standout deals including in recent times:

IPO Of SkinbiotherapeauticsInvestment For MobysoftInvestment For Cloud Technology Solutions


Acquisition Of Stirling LloydInvestment For APS SaladsAcquisition Of Intus Healthcare


Management Buy Out Of Join The DotsTakeover Of Barnsley Football ClubKinetic Plc Employee Ownership


#1 ranked independent business law firm [deal volume]

Through strong performances in the deals market, our Corporate team consistently ranks among the very best in terms of deals volume. Experian’s latest report for deals completed during 2017, ranked us 3rd in the North West and 17th nationally.

Turner Parkinson 2017 Corporate Ranking

Our team

Our Corporate team comprises 12 lawyers, including 5 Partners. Head of Corporate, James Sheridan has been described as “practical and technically excellent” (Chambers and Partners), having been one of the North West’s top deals lawyers for the last 15 years.

David Easdown is ranked as the #1 dealmaker in the UK by Experian for 2017, while Stephen Hadlow has over 20 years’ experience in the Manchester corporate market.

See our entire Corporate team below.