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     Corporate & Commercial Law Specialists

    Healys Corporate and Commercial Law team is equipped to handle the full range of corporate transactional work for UK and international clients and to help businesses manage and optimise their relationships and arrangements with their customers and commercial partners.

    We specialise in supporting businesses, investors and entrepreneurs with legal advice to help them grow their businesses on a national and international level. Our clients range from small start-ups and SMEs to larger corporates.  We also work with many international clients, in tandem with our Healys International Desks, advising them on their business interests and projects in the UK.

    We offer our clients advice in a full range of areas, including:

    • Structuring and setting up in business, including both company and partnership structures;
    • Commercial contracts and trading terms and conditions;
    • Corporate governance and regulatory compliance;
    • Joint ventures and collaborations;
    • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other associated corporate transactions, including management buy outs and private equity backed deals; and
    • Raising finance from banks and other lenders.

    Healys’ relationship-driven ethos is particularly pertinent in the corporate arena. Our corporate lawyers have strong legal expertise with a proven record of providing creative and commercial solutions for our clients. We ensure that we know you, your business and your ultimate aims, and we work hard to tailor our services to ensure that you receive an efficient service with minimum disruption.

    We also often draw upon the firm’s extensive worldwide network of professional contacts to guarantee you have access to appropriate expertise and advice. It is this approach that sets us apart from other corporate legal teams.

    Our team also works closely with Healys’ Real Estate team to advise those seeking to invest or develop commercial property on all of their financing, banking and security legalities.

    Healys Corporate & Commercial solicitors host and sponsor free monthly legal clinics with Sussex Innovations Centre (SINC), a business incubation network supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups across the South East.

    Healys Corporate & Commercial team is recommended by the Legal 500 as one of the top corporate & commercial practices in the UK. Partner & Head of Corporate, Karen Lord is also recognised as a Recommended Lawyer by the Legal 500, and a Ranked Individual in Chambers & Partners.

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    Karen Lord

    Healys‘ corporate and commercial team, led by Karen Lord , focuses mainly on owner-managed SME businesses and has particular expertise in the IP/IT, care homes, and childcare sectors. In the past year, the team have also dealt with data protection matters and the implementation of the new IR35 rules.
    Legal 500 2023
    Karen Lord is the head of the corporate department at Healys. She operates a diverse transactional practice incorporating experience in M&A and joint ventures, among others. Her client base includes corporates and private equity sponsors. “Karen is fantastic and knowledgeable.”
    Chambers & Partners 2023

    I would like to say a big thank you to all the team at Healys who have helped get this deal over the line; to Charlie for inspiring confidence and being professional and calm at all times and a real pleasure to deal with; to Tommaso for outstanding patience; to Alison and Amy for wonderful support on employment issues; and to John for sorting Property in a very practical way. Last but certainly not least is Karen. Thank you for outstanding patience and professionalism, for inspiring confidence and making me feel all was under control at all times. This is the second time I’ve worked with Karen and undoubtedly, I would do so again. I always felt I was in good hands. Picking Healys was the right choice, you have an excellent team.
    Eamonn Fogarty - Managing Director
    Brookland Computer Services

    Some recent examples of our work:

    • Acting for the shareholders of Brookland Computer Services on the sale to IT specialist, CMI
    • Advising on the management buy-out of The Learning People by Cow Corner Investments
    • Acting for Tinysaurus  Nurseries on its acquisition of 3 Tudor House Montessori sites
    • Advising the shareholders of Madgex on the sale of the company to John Wiley & Sons Inc
    • Advising on the acquisition of Utilitywise’s corporate division by The Monarch Partnership
    Call Us Today
    Call our London office on 020 7822 4000 or our Brighton office on 01273 685 888. You can also contact us online.
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