Corporate Lawyers.
Business Partners.

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".

Key Services

Legal Clarity work across every aspect of corporate and commercial law, but always with one clear aim-to help our clients achieve their goals.


Employee Ownership

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.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

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.

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Growth and Succession

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.

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Global 100 Business Excellence Award - 2024

Legal Clarity is thrilled to share that we have recently been numbered among the winners for the coveted ‘Global 100 Business Excellence Award- 2024 – United Kingdom’. This highlights our unparalleled commitment to excellence, dedication to our clients and strategic innovation within the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) industry, setting Legal Clarity as a future facing law firm and global leader.

No doubt, the pivotal driving force for our success lies in the Legal Clarity team of outstanding lawyers and committed support staff.

At Legal Clarity, our values are central to us and they are intertwined in all that we do. Legal Clarity is known by its clients for its credibility, integrity, depth of legal knowledge and our invaluable business relationships. We are delighted to help our clients navigate the legal process with consistency, efficiency and professionalism. We are passionate about the development of our people and we continue to recruit talented lawyers and support staff to expand our business.

Legal Clarity has an exceptional Corporate team and continue to rank above some of our larger competitors for M&A work. Though we are based in the West Midlands, we work across all regions with our clients. Please feel free to get in touch for any legal advice you may require to help successfully steer you through the M&A process.

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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 ‘outstandingGary 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.”

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"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

What is Employee Ownership?

Case study: Eclisse UK – a smooth employee buyout

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.

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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.

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