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 MobysoftTakeover Of Barnsley Football Club


Acquisition Of Stirling LloydBollington Wilson Group MergerAcquisition Of Baywater Healthcare UK


Management Buy Out Of Join The DotsInvestment For APS SaladsInvestment For Cloud Technology Solutions


#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 14 lawyers, including 6 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.

James Sheridan, Head of Corporate

James Sheridan

Head of Corporate

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David Easdown, Corporate Partner

David Easdown


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Stephen Hadlow, Corporate Partner

Stephen Hadlow


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Adrian Rogers, Corporate Partner

Adrian Rogers


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Andrew Sturge, Corporate Partner

Andrew Sturge


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Simon Weinberg, Commercial Director

Simon Weinberg


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Louise Chesher, Corporate Senior Associate

Louise Chesher

Senior Associate

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David Hayes, Corporate Solicitor

David Hayes


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Ryan Tweedale, Corporate Solicitor

Ryan Tweedale


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Matthew Flanagan, Corporate Solicitor

Matthew Flanagan


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Matthew Hitchen, Corporate Paralegal (1)

Matthew Hitchen


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Jonathan Garner, Corporate Paralegal

Jonathan Garner


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