We pride ourselves on converting legal knowledge into commercial advantage for our clients; and we know how much relationships matter. As a result, repeat instructions and personal and professional recommendations have all driven our growth and success.
Our Commercial Team has a reputation for being nimble and adaptable, reacting to the changing nature of deal negotiations, often outpacing larger legal teams on the other side. We have had considerable success in continuing to attract a series of high value deal instructions that might otherwise be handled by Leeds-based corporate departments.
The team is structured to encompass individuals who specialise in corporate finance, commercial, regulatory and employment law so that we can deliver integrated advice at the speed required. We enjoy particular success in working within the SME and owner managed sectors, where a demonstrated commitment to understanding the business and the owners’ goals and vision are paramount.
Our Commercial Team forms part of a wider practice, headquartered in York and with offices across North and East Yorkshire, and can draw in relevant legal expertise where needed in commercial property, private client law, for example relating to personal tax and succession planning, and commercial dispute resolution, for example contract, property, shareholder or partnership disputes.
To give you a flavour of the standard to which we deliver our services, we are ranked highly in Legal 500, an independent survey of leading UK law firms. Below are just a few of the positive comments, provided directly by our clients, and published in the report:
‘Good blend of Yorkshire pragmatism and national-level knowhow.’
‘I can highly recommend Matthew Rowley – the advice given over numerous years has been nothing but first class – a true understanding of the task in hand and the ability to deliver the advice in simple laymen terms is second to none. A true asset to Harrowells.’
‘Susie Mortonson is my main point of contact and she is currently heading up the sale of one of our companies, they have worked evenings, weekends and Susie was on holiday for a week but still made herself available.’
‘I was impressed by the attention to detail and customer focussed approach – Gillian was very easy to deal with and explained everything well.’