Corporate solicitors

It's important you get insight and guidance from a corporate solicitors who understand where you are coming from and where you are heading – who see what you are trying to achieve and who know how to help you get there.

Whatever your goal, our corporate solicitors have long experience of helping businesses of all sizes to realise their strategic objectives. That could mean mergers and acquisitions or launching a joint venture, a change of ownership structure through, for example MBO, or raising finance to fund expansion.

Our corporate solicitors understand the differing pressures on large and small businesses and recognise the need for different approaches depending on economic conditions, industry sectors and the culture and ambition of your business. Wherever you are on your journey, our corporate solicitors will help you to identify the most appropriate strategy and use our transactional experience and commercial insight to drive your business forward.

Whether you are a start-up or small business with big plans or a public limited company with further ambitions to expand, accessing capital and making the right strategic decisions will define your success. We aim to help you over the long term and to build a deepening relationship with your business and so that we can support you at every stage of the business lifecycle, and proactively offer advice and insight when we see opportunities or risks to your business.

And, as part of a substantial, full-service legal practice – recognised by both of the UK’s leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners – our corporate solicitors draw on the specialist expertise of colleagues in a variety of fields, including employment and property, to support you with matters that arise out of corporate work.

Our corporate solicitors have extensive experience of working with businesses across a variety of sectors including recruitment, healthcare and dental, travel, media, IT and technology and financial services and with businesses of all sizes.

With offices in Oxted, Redhill, Woking, Wimbledon, Camberley and Teddington, we sit at the heart of our local business communities in Surrey and South West London, and our knowledge and contacts mean that we can support all aspects of your businesses.

Products and services

Below is a quick overview of a number of the ways in which the Morrisons team is able to support you, and your business.

Examples of work

Cross border transaction

UK counsel in relation to the €4.4m acquisition (by a UK buyer) of a German software engineering company. The deal structure included the founders and another related party maintaining an interest in the business through the newly formed acquisition vehicle.

Opticians acquisitions

a £ multi-million acquisition of two opticians practices. The acquisition included a retention with a release structure dependent on a number of different commercial property resolutions. We also provided funding advice to the buyer and its lender in connection with the debt finance for the transaction, which was further supported by the refinancing of two dental practices under common ownership.

Healthcare acquisition

Private dental acquirer in the £2m acquisition of a large combined NHS and private dental practice.

Business sale

Sale of 50% shareholding in an online company. We acted on behalf of the exiting shareholders who had agreed the sale of fifty percent of their shareholding to well known venture capitalists.

Cross border restructuring

UK aspects of the European reorganisation of an international group operating in the global sports promotion sector. This involved a cross border share and debt restructuring.

Business sale

Sale of a large landscaping company. The sale included detailed agreements regarding the holding of shares and different potential outcomes for the sale of the remainder, or the buy back of shares by the seller. Further tax structuring has added an additional layer of detail involving the use of a new company in the acquisition.