Our corporate lawyers will get you the right deal and protect your business, now and in the future.

‘Your business moves with the times, and you’ll want experienced commercial lawyers on your side to keep your present and future secure’

Your company structure and contracts with clients and suppliers form the foundation of what you do. You will need the advice of experienced corporate lawyers to help you keep that foundation safe and solid. Our commercial lawyers will work with you to have a thorough understanding of your business to provide the best advice.

Commercial lawyers on your side

We will work with you to provide solutions that are commercially astute and cost effective. Our corporate lawyers are experts in the following areas:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
    Whether you are thinking of making an acquisition or considering selling off a subsidiary, a division or the whole company, our corporate lawyers can help you with transactions of all values. Find out more.
  • Restructuring and reorganisation
    We have a wealth of experience with restructuring and reorganising companies in situations where the current structure no longer matches the commercial reality of the business.
  • Lending and re-financing
    As corporate lawyers, we provide advice both to borrowers and banks in relation to finance matters, be it carrying out due diligence and drafting facility documentation or negotiating and project managing a company’s refinancing. Find out more.
  • Commercial contracts
    We can advise on contracts proposed by your clients or suppliers or draft bespoke contracts for your new business opportunity. Whatever the contract, we can guarantee full cost transparency either with an annual retainer or on a contract by contract basis. Find out more.
  • Technology & Media sector expertise
    We provide advice on branding, intellectual property and IT law. Find out more.

We believe in working closely with you and other professionals and have strong links with accountants and banks to ensure that you are provided with advice which meets your needs.


Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Acts for a range of clients, including large owner-managed businesses and plcs in corporate reorganisations, sales and a variety of other corporate and private equity-backed transactions. Sector specialisms include technology, financial services and healthcare. Strengths: The team is praised by commentators for its “dynamic and customer-focused” approach. Work highlights: Advised Fidelius Financial Holdings on its acquisition of MoneyWise Independent Financial Advisers. Acted for Bath City FC in relation to its proposed takeover by Bath City Supporters Society. Significant clients: Gold Care Holdings, Leiths School of Food & Wine, Airsprung Group, Socomec, Portchester Equity. Notable practitioners: Katharine Mortimer (Band 3) is held in high regard for being “very strong technically and thorough with an eye for detail.” She heads the firm’s corporate and commercial practice in Bath, and has a strong focus on the banking and financial services sectors. James Worrall (Associate to watch) is an M&A specialist with specific sector knowledge relating to technology and financial services. Interviewees say he is “commercially minded with good client rapport.” Chambers 2018 South West

“Associate Rishi Ladwa (Associate to watch) of Royds Withy King has “a commercial and corporate knowledge and personable approach that makes him a pleasure to deal with,” according to clients. He is known for his strong corporate transactional practice.” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley

“Royds Withy King is singled out for its ‘particularly strong offering in relation to owner-managed, private equity-backed and smaller quoted businesses’. A recent merger with Royds significantly strengthened the corporate team, positioning them to extend their geographic reach both within the UK and internationally. The group has strong sector focuses in technology, healthcare and financial services, where the firm handles high-value transactions for clients such as HSBC. The ‘experienced and responsive’ Katharine Mortimer advised the sellers of Applicable Limited on its sale to Arkadin. James Worrall (a ‘knowledgeable young solicitor with a mature approach’) is advising Bath City Football Club on its proposed takeover by Bath City Supporters Society. Healthcare sector specialist Hazel Phillips, who joined the firm from Burroughs Day LLP, advised on a corporate transaction involving international elements.” Legal 500 2017 South West

“Royds Withy King receives praise for its ‘flexible and friendly service’. As part of the Withy King’s merger with Royds Solicitors, Claus Andersen joined the firm’s London office and, together with solicitor Jennifer Sampson, advised new client Shaw Gibbs on its acquisition of Cooper Murray. Sampson joined from Harrison Clark Rickerbys and ‘always aims to reach a solution for the client’ with a ‘really positive and collaborative approach’. London-based John North took over as practice head. Swindon-based senior associate Rishi Ladwa is also well regarded. The firm’s clients also include Oxford Ventures Group, HSBC and TM Group.” Legal 500 2017 London


Normally, you sell your business only once. Unless you have the experience of the complicated intricacies and legalities of business sales it is essential to be able to put your trust in the hands of a reputable, experienced third party. Royds Withy King were that third party for us and we at no time had any regrets in making that decision.
Major Dick Barton - Former Owner of Ferfoot Nursing Home, Chippenham

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