TWO SOLICITORS from Manchester law firm, Slater Heelis LLP have been recognised in the top five most active legal advisers in the North West for 2017.
Simon Wallwork and Rhian Owen from the firm’s Corporate team have been ranked third and fourth respectively for deals by volume in the North West and Manchester Annual Corporate Finance Review produced by Experian.
Simon, head of the Corporate team, has been commended for advising on a total of 22 deals, and has been ranked in the top five consistently over the last three years, topping the leaderboard in 2015.
Rhian has been applauded for advising on 16 deals over the last 12 months, bringing a combined total of 38 deals completed for Slater Heelis – more than any other firm in the top five individual adviser rankings.
Simon Wallwork, said:
“The North West deals and business community remained buoyant throughout 2017, defying fears that global political uncertainty and the continued unknowns of Brexit could result in a reduction in the number of deals completed.
At Slater Heelis, we have the market leading team in the North West for life sciences work, with over 30 clients in this sector. We also act for a wide range of companies in the digital and telecoms sector and are prominent in the healthcare market for acquisitions and disposals.
“The team continues to build on last year’s success with six deals already completed in the first six weeks of 2018 and we expect a strong pipeline of deals to continue throughout the year.”
Chris Bishop, Managing Partner at Slater Heelis, said:
“The Corporate team continues to make huge progress year on year and both Simon and Rhian’s rankings are testament to this.
“The level of M&A’s across the region remains consistently high and I’m proud of the high-level advisory work that Simon and Rhian continue to deliver.”
Slater Heelis LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Sale, Timperley and Manchester city centre offering a range of legal services including, Corporate, Employment, Personal Injury, Residential and Commercial Property, Family Law and Private Client.