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Amid falling used car values, the shift towards electric vehicles, rising overhead costs and the introduction of the agency model by some OEMs, automotive businesses need legal advisers who truly understand the sector and can offer unique insights and guidance.

A multi-award-winning law firm and certified B Corp, we provide the full range of legal services to automotive businesses across the UK — including car dealerships, car supermarkets and automotive manufacturers.

Our work includes all manner of corporate transactions, as well as real estate, property and construction, employment, planning, intellectual property and regulatory (health and safety) matters.

Deeply immersed in the automotive world, our clients trust us to take a commercial approach, focus on what matters most to them and cut through legal jargon to make their lives easier.

Experts in dealership acquisitions & disposals

Our team is led by experienced automotive specialist Caroline Litchfield — an expert in advising on car dealership acquisitions and disposals, including for multi-franchise groups. 

Caroline also leads our manufacturing and supply chain team and her wide-ranging experience helps us to provide effective solutions and a high-quality service.

Find out more about our services below.

Our services include

Case Highlights

Arnold Clark

Acting on a number of site disposals and acquisitions, as well as providing ongoing employment advice.

Bridgestone Tyres

Advising on the sale of a subsidiary and various property instructions.

Brayleys Cars

Advising on its acquisitions of Thames Honda (a four-site Honda dealership), Orpington Honda, Grovebury Cars and Romford Honda.

Caterham Cars

Advising on contracts, intellectual property protections and its new manufacturing facility.


Advising on its sale to Cox Automotive.

Pentagon Motor Holdings

Advising on the sale of its 21-site, multi-franchise group.


Working with a sports marketing consultant to create a standard sponsorship agreement around professional road cycling events and teams, with regard to the rights that can be used by individual Skoda dealerships.

Specialist Cars

Advising on the sale of its three-site BMW and Mini dealership to Synter Group.

VT Holdings group

Advising on its acquisitions of Griffin Mill Garages and Wessex Garages.

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