Corporate & Commercial


The Corporate and Commercial department is a dynamic area of the firm offering an extensive variety of services to individuals, companies, trusts, partnerships and LLPs across a wide range of sectors.

Our clients range from small owner managed business to financial institutions and large public limited companies.

Lead Contacts

Seamus Clifford

Partner, Solicitor

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Paul Forsyth

Partner, Solicitor

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Meet the team

Experience and creativity

Our pragmatic team of Corporate & Commercial lawyers offer experience and creativity. We aim to provide a friendly, co-operative and practical service which always looks after the best interests of our clients. Several of our lawyers have previously worked for City firms and our experience tells us the issues that really matter and, significantly, those issues that do not.

We are continually involved in a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions which means that our team are always up to date with the latest market practice and are used to managing the varying demands of these transactions.

Drawing upon the support of each of Ellisons’ specialist departments, our Corporate &  Commercial team is able to provide a seamless solution across a wide spectrum of legal issues to meet the current and future business needs of our clients.

Ellisons Corporate & Commercial team located in our Colchester, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Tendring and London offices is both locally integrated and internationally capable. Our clients benefit not only from our strong links with local banks, corporate finance advisers, accountants and brokers, but as members of the Alliott Group, a worldwide network of trusted advisors, our clients are also able to obtain advice to meet their international legal and business needs in whichever jurisdiction they arise.

Our main services are

  • Mergers and acquisitions, (including share sales, share purchases, asset sales and asset purchases)
  • Management buy-outs and management buy-ins
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate re-structuring
  • Transactions arising from insolvency
  • Exit and succession planning
  • Employee share ownership schemes
  • Private equity investments
  • Private equity funding
  • Debt and equity funding
  • Company and LLP formations
  • Franchise, distribution and agency agreements
  • Supply of goods and services contracts
  • Business transfer agreements
  • Shareholders’ agreements and partnership agreements
  • Terms and conditions of business
  • Website terms, privacy and cookie policies
  • Loan agreements
  • Data protection and compliance with GDPR

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If you have any enquiries please contact any one of our specialist team who would be pleased to advise you on your options. You can also contact your lawyer individually from ‘Our People’ using the link below.

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