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What We Do

We have one of the most ambitious and rapidly growing corporate teams of any law firm in the UK. This progress is recognised in the Experian league tables where we currently rank as the 8th most active adviser nationally for 2017.

We regularly advise on a range of corporate matters, including private equity deals, mergers, acquisitions and transactions on the equity capital markets. Our typical clients are drawn from a cross-section of growing businesses, listed companies, institutional investors and private individuals, and come from a range of sectors including technology, consumer, financial services and manufacturing. A significant proportion of our transactions also include cross-border activity.

The core corporate services we offer are:

How Our Corporate Lawyers Can Help

At the core of our corporate service delivery is our ‘expert hand, human touch’ ethos. Our clients benefit from the individual experience that our corporate specialists have in their chosen sectors, giving them a unique understanding of each industry and its day-to-day matters.

We assist clients through every stage of their transaction, whether merger or acquisition, or equity/debt offerings, to ensure successful deal outcomes. Our approach to dealmaking is best articulated in the words of one of our clients:

“The approach to the transaction was pragmatic. It’s sometimes easy for lawyers to get rather too bound up in the technical aspects of the deal. I did feel that you got to the reality of each issue, and explained it sensibly and in proper layman’s terms where we could quite easily make a decision. The effort and dedication of the team involved was truly impressive.”

Recent Corporate Deals Include:

We help clients across a wide range of industry sectors. Some recent examples include:

  • Advised London based case management software specialist iCasework on its sale to Civca UK Limited
  • Advised Thomas Exchange Global on its sale to Fexco
  • Advised the shareholders of Weir Waste Services on its £16.5m sale to Biffa Plc
  • Advised idverde on its acquisition of Northern Ireland’s leading landscaping and grounds maintenance business, Out There Services
  • Advised Reconomy on its acquisition of waste management broker and clinical and chemical waste disposal specialist, Waste Check Limited
  • Advised Destiny Pharma Plc on its £70 million IPO
  • Advised Turkish group Anatolia ӒS on the acquisition of the iconic Whitworths food brand
  • Advised Micheldever​ on multiple acquisitions, most recently of Bridgwater Tyre and Exhaust and Celtic Tyre Services
  • Advised The Hendy Group on the acquisitions of Lifestyle Motor Group and Unbeatable Used Car Supermarket
  • Advised The Caravan Club on the acquisitions of Bingham Grange Touring and Camping Park and Cayton Village Park


Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016"They were excellent. They were there when I needed them, and they were commercial but also protective of the client." – Chambers & Partners, 2018

"The excellent team at Irwin Mitchell works to a consistently high standard and makes the customer feel valued and important." - Legal 500, 2016

"The team is knowledgeable, accommodating and flexible."
Chambers & Partners, 2016

"Knowledgeable, detail-oriented and always extremely responsive."
Legal 500, 2015

"The team is very quick and proactive - good at project management and gives commercial advice."
Chambers & Partners, 2015

"Irwin Mitchell remains a first choice for complex work, and provides well-informed, prompt advice."
Legal 500

“Irwin Mitchell’s lawyers are armed with critical thinking and tactical awareness. They are noted for open-minded and lateral thinking and have a great deal of experience.”
Legal 500

The team, are noted as being "dynamic", providing a "high-quality legal service at a sensible cost" which "always delivers".
Legal 500


  • Corporate Advisory
    Our corporate team prides itself on looking after your everyday legal needs and not just your complex transactional requirements.
  • Equity Capital Markets
    Our corporate lawyers specialise in equity capital market matters including IPOs, secondary offerings, takeovers of listed companies and overseas listings.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
    Our M&A Transactions team advises corporate clients, financial institutions, management teams and private equity firms.
  • Private Equity
    Our Private Equity team advises venture capitalists, investee companies, management teams and financial institutions on every aspect of private equity transactions and investments.

For more information on Corporate Law

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your Corporate Law work then please contact Chris Rawstron (Partner) on +44 (0)121 214 5492, or send us an email.