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 public listed companies in corporate reorganisations, sales and a variety of other corporate and private equity backed transactions. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The firm has carved out a unique position in its local markets by providing a truly client-focused service, giving clients direct access to experienced professionals and at a reasonable cost.” “Everyone we deal with at Royds Withy King is very approachable and friendly, and we are very happy that they make sure to take the trouble to fully understand our objectives.” Work highlights: Advised the owners and shareholders of Prob-Solve Group on the sale of the company to Exquip Network Services. Acted for Socomec SA on the £22 million merger of the group’s UK subsidiaries Socomec and Socomec Sicon. Notable practitioners: Katharine Mortimer (Band 3) focuses her practice on MBOs and restructuring matters for clients in the healthcare sector. Clients describe her as “detail-conscious and meticulous in her approach to transactions, with a thorough understanding of corporate law principles.”” Chambers 2017 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

“Clients of Royds Withy King praise its ‘effective, one-team approach’, ‘understanding of client’s requirements and objectives’, and ‘tailored solutions’. David Cavaliero leads the team, which acts for owner-managed businesses, and public and private equity owned companies. It is particularly strong in handling transactions between £2m and £15m.” Legal 500 2016 South West


Contact us to get in touch with our commercial lawyers.

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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