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Our corporate lawyers will help you grow, develop and achieve your commercial and strategic objectives. We assist at every stage of a business’ life cycle from formation, expansion by acquisition, strategic alliances such as joint ventures, capital raising and ultimately a sale or other exit event.

Through building long-term relationships with you and your stakeholders we get to understand the sectors in which you operate and what really matters to you. Our clients rate us highly for being responsive, user-friendly and practical.

Working with specialist teams across a range of legal disciplines we provide concrete advice that’s tailored to your specific requirements and budget.

As one of the most active teams of corporate lawyers in the UK we have the experience, resources and expertise to deliver your legal needs punctually and painlessly.

What Corporate Services Do We Provide?

Our corporate lawyers can help you with:

  • Sales and purchases of businesses and companies
  • Business formations
  • Funding including private equity and venture capital
  • Management buyouts
  • Public company mergers and acquisitions
  • Stock exchange listings and fund raisings
  • Joint ventures and other strategic partnerships
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Corporate governance
  • Company secretarial services.

Who Do We Help?

We work with and advise companies, businesses and individuals based in the UK and overseas including:

  • UK and international corporates
  • Business owners and company shareholders
  • Private equity and venture capital providers
  • Those looking for private equity investment
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Public market brokers and sponsors
  • Professional services organisations, banks and other financial services businesses.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell’s Corporate Lawyers?

We’ve been ranked by Experian as one of the top 10 most active M&A law firms in the UK for the third consecutive year, and placed first in the South East for 2018. Our national team has advised on 200 transactions over the last year.

As your lawyers, we will:

  • Handle your matters responsively, efficiently and commercially to ensure that you successfully achieve your objectives
  • Keep you regularly updated of the progress of your case and communicate in a plain, jargon free way
  • Provide proper advice rather than give you a range of options and expect you to know which one to pursue
  • Give you accurate and transparent pricing for our work so you can manage your budget
  • Build meaningful long-term relationships with you and your team so that we become your “go to” trusted adviser.

Contact Us

Our corporate team is based across the UK so we can help wherever you and your business are based. Contact Chris Rawstron or Bryan Bletso to learn more about how we can help you.

Key Contacts

Our key contacts our all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.


Meet the whole team

Recent Deals

Camfil AB

Advised the global Swedish based air filtration manufacturer on its acquisition of Bushbury Holdings Ltd

Claremont School

Advised the independent day and boarding school on its sale to International Schools Partnership Ltd

Electronic Data Processing Plc

Advised the software company on its £12m sale to Eagle Bidco 2018 Ltd

Hadley Industries Plc

Advised the steel manufacturer on its acquisition of EWS (Manufacturing) Limited

thyssenkrupp UK Plc

Advised the lift and escalator manufacturer on its acquisition of SDV Escalators Ltd

Weir Waste Services

Advised the shareholders of Weir Waste Services on its £16.5m sale to Biffa Plc

Caravan Club Ltd

Advised on the acquisitions of Bingham Grange Touring and Camping Park and Cayton Village Park

DeriveExperts SAS

Advised the financial services company on its sale to HIS Markit Ltd

Hendy Group Ltd

Advised on the acquisitions of Lifestyle Motor Group and Unbeatable Used Car Supermarket

Interactive Digital Media GmbH

Provided English law advice regarding the German cloud communication company’s sale to Artillium Plc

Thomas Exchange Global

Advised the London-based retail foreign exchange on its sale to Fexco

Unique Catering and Management Services Ltd

Advised the facilities management company on its sale to Servest Food Co Ltd

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

HS2 Rail Link Review Called By Government

21 / 08 / 19 Read More

Brexit And US Trade Deals

14 / 08 / 19 Read More

Property Developer Purchases Office Building In York

13 / 08 / 19 Read More

M&A Activity Set To Remain High In Waste Management Sector

08 / 08 / 19 Read More

Alzheimer's Testing Specialist Secures Investment from NPIF Maven Equity Finance

02 / 08 / 19 Read More

Irwin Mitchell Shortlisted For Employment Law Firm Of The Year Award

26 / 07 / 19 Read More

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.


"They are responsive and commercially minded. They give their clients good advice from a range of different angles."

Chambers & Partners, 2019


"Pitches the work as clients like it, because they get a single point of contact that is knowledgeable about their company and the way they conduct their business."

Legal 500, 2019


“The team members worked tirelessly and around the clock to support and guide us successfully through the deal... We couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services to any future potential client.”

The sellers of Thomas Exchange Global

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

5th Most Active Mergers & Acquisitions Firm - Experian 2016 Lex 100 chambers-2019 legal-500-2019 The Times Best Law Firms 2019