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UK 2023
The South Corporate/M&A
Band 1

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Lester Aldridge LLP

Sometimes, having some general advice is just what you need. But most businesses would benefit from dealing with a legal team who have in-depth knowledge of their industry, and their specific needs.

And because we can offer that level of knowledge and practical advice about the sector you work in, you’re far more likely to get to where you want to go.

From start-up advice and management buy-outs to intellectual property and service agreements, we can answer all your questions, and advise you on the things you didn’t even know you needed.

Here are some of the areas we can help you with:

Corporate services:

  • Business start-ups
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Group reorganisations and simplification
  • Management buy-out/ins
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity investment as a means of access to finance and expertise
  • Debt finance arrangements
  • AIM listings to help your business access a new source of funding
  • Company secretarial and other regulatory aspects that your business may be subject to

Commercial services:

  • Distribution, agency and supply agreements
  • Shareholder relations
  • Website development agreements
  • Intellectual property protection and commercialisation
  • Standard terms of business;
  • Data protection
  • Competition law
  • LLP and other partnership agreements
  • Supply of goods and/or services agreements, which provide for every aspect of your USP

So, if you need legal advice from a team of lawyers with a real understanding of your business, we’d be happy to talk to you. Speak to our team today on 0344 967 0793.

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A: SME/Owner-managed Businesses - The South
Band 1
What the team is known for

Lester Aldridge LLP is an esteemed regional firm which calls upon teams in Southampton and Bournemouth to advise both domestic and international businesses on corporate law mandates. Particularly adept at representing clients in the software, manufacturing and social care sectors on transactional, corporate governance and compliance-related matters.

Work Highlights

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  • Lester Aldridge advised on the sale of part of the business and assets of Enhanced to Access UK for £500,000. 

Notable Practitioners

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Grant Esterhuizen
Band 2

Grant Esterhuizen has strong experience in corporate transactions in the manufacturing and software sectors. He advises on domestic and international M&A, joint ventures and commercial matters for SME clients.

"Grant provided the knowledge and assurance we needed through a difficult deal."

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Grant Esterhuizen
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Alexandra Clapp

Danielle Slater

Dean Drew

Edward Adamson

Grant Esterhuizen

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Ruth Chornolutskyy


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288 Group Limited

BKP Waste & Recycling Limited

Ceuta Holdings Limited

M12 Solutions Limited

Modulek Limited

Muc-Off Limited

Nix Communications Group Limited

Osprey Europe Limited

Quality Care Group Limited

Quantum Group

Wessex Petroleum Limited


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Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers


Industrial Engineering


Medical practices


Private Equity

Private clients

Professional services


Software development

Software licensing

Technology, Hardware & Electronics