Legal Clarity is an innovative alternative. Matching the weight and wisdom of top-level legal experience with the flexibility and personal service of a niche firm. Like having your own legal team.
Legal 500 says: "A very capable team populated by experienced lawyers who have worked in the local market for a number of years".
Legal Clarity work across every aspect of corporate and commercial law, but always with one clear aim-to help our clients achieve their goals.
This is the fastest-growing model of ownership and we can advise if it’s the right step for you. Every business is unique, and we can help find the right structure for your business, guide you through the transition, and then leverage the economic, tax and engagement benefits this model has to offer to the best advantage of its stakeholders.
Merging with or buying another company can add serious value to your business.
Our experts will help you avoid the risks, identify funding options and manage negotiations to get the best deal.
Finding and fostering the right people now will help your business growth significantly in the future. We’ll help you develop your engagement plan and manage a strategy that makes talent work more productively and secures an effective succession for the owners and the business.
Legal Clarity attracts praise from numerous clients for its capabilities in M&A and investment transactions, employee-ownership transitions, and other commercial-led reorganisations. The practice is jointly led by Richard Underwood, lauded by multiple owner-managed businesses for his ‘broad range of technical specialisms‘, and the ‘outstanding’ Gary Davie, reputed for his capabilities in employee buyouts. Senior associates Martin Clifford and Matthew Gwyther are also noted.
“Gary Davie guided CWP through its transition from being a conventional privately owned company into a trust-based employee ownership model. He provided advice on all aspects of the transaction process, and continues to support us today as chair of our Employee Ownership Trust. At all times we have found that Gary provides clear, friendly and straightforward advice, underpinned by his understanding of both our business model and our company culture.”
Mike, Cambridge Weight Plan, The 1:1 Diet
"I’d like to take this opportunity
to thank you for all your help and totally professional top service. I also like dealing with nice people - you certainly demonstrated that. Look forward to dealing with you when [we] get our business ready for monster sale.
“As with many business owners, I had no prior experience of selling a business so the support I received from Magma and Legal Clarity throughout the process was invaluable. I would not have been able to do it without them and cannot recommend them highly enough.”
"I wanted to pass on my thanks to you and your team for guiding us through the minefield of being acquired. We really appreciate the effort that went into this, with late nights and weekends. [We] struggle to comprehend how you can go through that on a regular basis. Once is definitely enough for us!"
Research shows that in recent times employee ownership has risen significantly by 250%.
"When my husband Tony and I decided to think about retirement we spent a long time looking at our options. Eventually we came across the Employee Ownership model. Our company, Espace Europe Ltd, has a very loyal staff base and we didn’t want them to be ‘sold’ to the highest bidder. It seemed like the perfect solution. Gary was highly professional and very personable which made the whole process very straightforward. If Employee Ownership is right for your company, I would have no hesitation in recommending Gary to arrange it for you."
Deb Shally, CEO, Espace Europe
Eclisse pride themselves on high quality work, constant innovation and attention to detail. So when they came to us looking for a legal partner to ensure a smooth transition, they needed someone who shared these values.
Why Legal Clarity?
If it matters to you, it matters to us.
We work as a team to provide support across the board and guidance at the highest level. We have a wealth of experience, but we assume nothing when we are developing the best way to support a client’s business.