Corporate Solicitor


By your side every step of the way, whether you are buying, selling, investing or fundraising. We aren’t just your lawyer, we are a trusted advisor, providing expert guidance allowing you to achieve your strategic objectives.

How can our corporate law solicitors help you

We successfully work alongside private investors and businesses on all aspects of corporate transactions, taking the time to get to know you and your business to ensure consistent, straightforward and friendly corporate law advice that is tailored to you.

Our M&A Overview 23/24

As a new financial year begins, the corporate team have taken the opportunity to look back on our activity in the deals market over the past 12 months.

From acquisitions and disposals, to refinancing and reorganisations, we have been hard at work with a range of businesses, going above and beyond to help them realise their strategic ambitions.

What is corporate law?

Corporate law is a legal structure that governs the formation, operation and dissolution process of a business or corporation. Corporate law focuses on the regulations of corporate governance, shareholders rights, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions.

The North East’s leading corporate solicitors

With one of the leading teams of corporate solicitors in the North East, at Hay & Kilner we are continually involved in significant deals, in terms of technical complexity, value and importance to the region. This is because of the clear, focused and prompt corporate law advice we offer irrespective of the complexity of your requirements.

We take time to understand the exact needs of the work/deal being carried out for you, so we can offer personal, cost effective and efficient corporate law services.

This means we can provide you with accurate budgets and time plans based on our significant experience, to successfully plan and scope the work, and manage associated risks. Our excellent understanding of what is coming next in the project sequence means we know exactly which steps to take to get there successfully and efficiently.

Our dynamic nature means we are always looking at ways to make your life easier.

We offer transparent, pragmatic, business focussed corporate law advice on:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses
  • Management buyouts
  • Mergers
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity investment
  • Group reorganisations
  • Shareholders’ Agreements (including share option agreements)
  • Articles of Association

Find out more about Hay & Kilner’s corporate law services

Our team of corporate law solicitors have a wealth of experience, helping businesses across the North East and beyond with their corporate transaction requirements. As a full service corporate law firm, we can assist you with your enquiry, no matter the complexity. To get support and expert corporate law advice from the Hay & Kilner team, get in touch today.

H&K continue to focus on strong client relationships with a genuine desire to fully understand the pulls and pushes of our business to enable them to give the best advice they can. The high-quality team has been in place for some time now and they continue to be a very good stable practice which is more than capable of supporting our business.

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I have worked with Hay & Kilner for a number of years now and find them to be an invaluable part of our extended team. Whatever the issue we require assistance with they have the relevant people to help.

Client via Legal 500

Mark Adams and Ben Jackson have been fantastic over the last two years, we have completed a number of key transactions. Their knowledge and attention to detail as well as taking time to explain all relevant documents in layman’s terms has been of real value to the Company.

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Friendly and approachable, very experienced and good value for money.

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Extremely professional team who conduct business while also focusing on the human side of things.

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This practice is unique in terms of its offering and customer service levels. I find the lawyers very knowledgeable and easy to deal with.

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Great team that adds value to our decision-making process.

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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.