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Richard Hepworth

Richard Hepworth


0161 836 8964
07736 382 941

Richard is a Partner in our corporate team.

An experienced corporate lawyer, he handles issues such as acquisitions, disposals, MBOs, joint ventures and shareholder agreements on behalf of private companies.

Richard has a strong background in corporate law and he has been involved in many deals where privately owned businesses transact with international parties. He is experienced in helping international law firms transact deals under English law.

He served as Corporate Partner at Chaffe Street (now Brabners) in the 1990s and then took up partnership positions at two law firms in Manchester and Leeds before re-joining us.

He is classed as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ by The Legal 500.

Richard’s clients include Marshall Construction, Supertune and various KPMG CIS partnerships.

Richard joined us in 2016 and is based in our Manchester office.

Richard led the sale of our £20m T/O business to a Global PLC. We were introduced by a family friend who had been through the same process with his business. I can’t imagine completing the sale without Richard’s support, experience and guidance. The process was far more complex than I’d anticipated but we ended up getting it done in nine months, from initial letter of interest up to money in the bank. The purchasing PLC commented that this was the fastest it had ever done, with the average being 18 to 24 months. I would wholeheartedly recommend (and even encourage) anyone selling their business to use Richard. You need to be on the ball and efficient for such matters, and Richard fits the bill perfectly.

Selling client

Client-centric and motivated to get the deal done on the best possible terms, Richard Hepworth is tenacious in his approach to serving clients. He looks for the solutions, not the problems, and that’s refreshing.

Director, Brown Shipley

We instructed Richard Hepworth at Brabners to assist with the sale of Sense. Richard and his team were extremely helpful in guiding us through the details of what became (because of COVID-19) a very challenging and elongated process. Richard and his team offered practical and sensible advice at all stages and I would recommend them without hesitation.

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