Our Legal Team

Corporate & Commercial Team

Alicia Sullivan


0161 747 7321


Specialist Areas:

  • Business Set up
  • Acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Company reorganisations
  • Joint Venture agreements
  • Commercial agreements
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Charity incorporation


About me:

I have specialised in corporate and commercial work for more than 12 years, and have much experience of advising clients on corporate transactions ranging from setting up businesses and companies, creating agreements between shareholders and investors, commercial contracts and franchise agreements, reorganising and selling businesses and companies and planning exit strategies for owners when the time comes to sell or retire. I also advice on the incorporation of Charities.

I have a wide range of clients, including start-up companies, SMEs, private companies, public companies, charities, franchises, partnerships and individual shareholders. My clients come from many sectors including: motor trade, IT, food manufacturing, restaurants, finance, estate agents, accountants, property development, engineering to name a few.

I like to give pragmatic and commercially minded advice and will work closely with clients to find the best solution for them and their business.

Key cases:

Delisting a PLC from the main list of the London Stock Exchange

Advising on the sale of a food ingredients manufacturing company to a multinational company

Reorganising a family company to create different share classes

Creating shareholder agreement for the team on a Management Buy Out and advising them on the purchase of the business

Advising clients on the purchase of an accountancy firm

Advising a charity to become a CIO

Working with accountants to help set up gift of shares to employees and resulting shareholders’ agreement

Advising on the sale of a franchise


Professional member of the Law Society

My top tip is a Shareholders’ Agreement is invaluable to a company where there are different people investing. The process of discussing the Shareholders’ Agreement can often highlight and iron out differences of opinion, which if not addressed early in the business relationship, can cause problems later on. A Shareholders’ Agreement will help to guide the business in the future.