At Cripps, our expert team of corporate, commercial and employment lawyers want to see your business – and the people behind it – thrive.
We’re more than corporate lawyers. We’re personally invested in your success, providing an expert sounding board and strategic partner. A trusted pair of hands in changing times, not just doing the deal, but ensuring it’s the best deal for you. All to exceptional standards and service.
With decades of experience in corporate law, we offer a wealth of knowledge and advice which benefits entrepreneurs and businesses locally and globally. We’re by your side, whether you’re starting out, expanding or maturing. Wherever you are in your business lifecycle, from mergers & acquisitions to financing, and commercial to employment matters, we identify opportunities, explore options, manage risks and tackle issues before they become threats. Cutting through the noise and getting to the issues, we understand your risk appetite and know what to fight for.
We know the obstacles you are likely to face in the early stages of your business. We’re here to act as a sounding board and guide you right from the outset. We’ll help ensure you have the legal fundamentals in place. Whether establishing appropriate governance structures or key contractual arrangements, or helping with your first equity fundraising round or banking facility, our expert team is on hand to help you.
Taking your business to the next stage can be exciting, but comes with its own challenges. Our specialist transactional lawyers can help as you scale up your business. We can guide you through fundraising rounds, debt financing, private equity investment, business acquisitions, partnerships or joint ventures, or simply assist you with a new business set up, even expanding internationally or investing in the UK. Whatever your ambition, we’re here to make sure you achieve it.
As your business grows, optimising your day-to-day legal arrangements can add real value to your business in the long term. We can help you draft and negotiate key commercial, technology and employment contracts, protect your IP, understand your data protection obligations, deal with conflicts, and help with all things real estate related, including property acquisitions and disposals. All are essential to creating a stable business and minimising the risk of disputes down the line. Whatever issue arises, we’re here to help.
When the time finally comes to pass the baton on, we will work with you to understand what your priorities are and how best to achieve them. Whether you are considering a full or partial sale, winding down, transitioning to the next generation of the family, looking to undertake a management buy-out or buy-in, or establish an employee ownership trust, our specialist transactional lawyers can expertly guide you. Whichever course you ultimately decide on, we’ll ensure a smooth transition for both you and your business.
Our experienced corporate lawyers are invested in facilitating your growth, we will help you in all aspects of running a business from people and operational management to investment and expansion.
Acting for William Nash Plc on a capital reduction demerger to separate a property portfolio from the principal property holding company. As the company was a public company the capital reduction element of the demerger required the approval of the High Court.
Advised on the reorganisation and subsequent sale of nursery group Davidson-Roberts Ltd to Family First Nursery Group. The project team worked closely with Grant Thornton UK LLP and the Company’s accountants to structure and implement a demerger in preparation for the sale in line with shareholder objectives.
Acting for Hillborough Properties Ltd, a caravan park on the Kent coast in relation to a three-cornered demerger with a transfer of shares and capital reduction with 9 steps in preparation for the sale of certain group entities.
Acting for US-based Chromalloy in relation to the implementation of a cross-border group restructure to simplify the intercompany loans. The project involved two separate restructurings covering multiple jurisdictions, including the UK, the EU, the U.S. and Bermuda, and included obtaining National Security & Investment (NSI) approval.
Supported Holiday Extras with the management of HR issues relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and the gradual reopening of the travel sector.
Provided employment advice to Berry Gardens in relation to the sale of its sales, packaging and distribution entity, Berry Gardens Limited, which was acquired by Driscoll’s.
Negotiated the employment contracts relating to Uniguest’s latest acquisition of MediaStar Systems and negotiated a change of role and terms and conditions for a senior employee.
Provided complex advice and support to Cadogan on employment status / IR35, agency workers, holiday pay and TUPE in relation to its acquisition of membership interest in The Draycott Hotel LLP.
Advising US private equity-backed Chromalloy Gas Turbine, LLC on multiple sales of international group companies.
Advising the shareholders of E-Cloth Limited, a developer and marketer of environmentally conscious cleaning products, on the sale of the company to US private equity firm Camano Capital.
We are grateful to the Cripps team for their support. Having worked with us for some time, they have a good understanding of our business objectives and provided straightforward advice, resisting the temptation to sit on the fence!
Managing Director of Sennocke International Insurance Services
The Cripps team was fantastic throughout the whole process. Their knowledge, experience and responsiveness were highly appreciated and I look forward to working with the team as we continue to build the business.
CEO of iprism
I’ve worked with the team at Cripps for many years now on a wide variety of matters. Their service delivery is first class and they have considerable experience in the insurance sector. They are proactive, responsive and focus on the issues in a deal that really matter without getting hung up on the ones that don’t.
Lowri Jones is simply outstanding. She knew UK law extremely well and made it easy for us by picking out the key items that we needed to discuss and make decisions on. Our whole team felt very comfortable that Lowri was representing us.
Legal 500 2021
We are grateful for the support of Lowri, Jade and the team at Cripps which led to a smooth and efficient exchange process. They handled the transaction diligently and professionally and we look forward to working alongside them as co-advisors on future M&A work in the insurance sector.”
IMAS Corporate Finance
‘Very personable and individually tailored service.’
Legal 500 2024
‘Excellent communication and clear and concise advice.’
Legal 500 2024
‘They are experts in UK GDPR and are an important resource for the UK team.’
Legal 500 2024
‘The team offers comprehensive data protection advice on a range of data protection matters. They are on hand for detailed discussions and drafting, as well as for quick calls to double check a point.’
Legal 500 2024
‘It is very reassuring that Cripps have so much knowledge about us, what we do, why and how we engage and deliver our service. They just seem to ‘get us’ and it is brilliant for us to have access to them when needed.’
Legal 500 2024
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