Corporate transactions often involve complex legal issues which require a thorough understanding of corporate law. Our highly experienced team, recommended by UK independent legal guides, have a complete understanding of the issues businesses face and the pitfalls to be avoided.

Corporate transactions require integrated advice leading seamlessly through to completion. We are used to working directly with our clients’ in-house lawyers, accountants or tax advisers. We have a highly-regarded multi-disciplinary team across our commercial, employment, property and litigation departments who can advise you at every stage of a transaction.

Our experience means that we can adapt the nature of our advice to the size and structure of your business needs. A culture of building relationships allows us to know and understand clients’ businesses and tailor advice and strategy accordingly.


We provide corporate and transactional advice to a range of clients from national and international companies to owner-managed private companies and LLPs. Whilst we are regularly instructed by clients within Gloucestershire and the M4 corridor, we also act for many national and international businesses.

Our services

  • share sales and acquisitions
  • business sales and acquisitions
  • group reorganisations and corporate restructuring
  • joint ventures
  • shareholder agreements
  • management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • private equity funding
  • company formations and advice to start-up companies
  • corporate governance
  • strategic planning
  • loan agreements and security arrangements
  • partnerships and LLP structures
  • company secretarial matters
  • Commercial team

    Please contact either partner in the team:

    Paul Symes-Thompson MA (Cantab)

    Chris Wills BA (Hons)

    Paul Symes-Thompson


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