Richard Freeman

Senior Associate - Corporate

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"I am an associate in the corporate team and i advise clients across a broad spectrum of corporate matters, having a particular focus on our tech & high growth client base of start-up and early stage businesses, founders, angel investors and venture capital funds.”

I have been an associate in the corporate law team since September 2022, having joined Higgs in July 2019 as a corporate Paralegal following a successful vacation scheme.

I previously managed the firm’s company secretarial client base and supported the wider business services department, providing a full service of legal support for businesses, which included support for our tax/restructuring, insolvency, commercial, and corporate teams.

I have experience in a full service of business legal support for companies and individuals, ranging from corporate governance issues to disposals and acquisitions, and have particular experience in servicing a range of technology/high growth businesses and institutional investors from seed investment and onto further funding rounds.  I am also actively involved in advising on private equity transactions.

As part of my role in our tech & high growth team, I am always looking to support local start-up businesses and often provide pro bono legal advice to founders on Aston University’s BSEEN programme.  In 2023, I was highly commended at the BSEEN awards as a champion of the programme.

Within Higgs, I sit on the firm’s Green Committee as a green champion for the business services department to promote sustainability.

  • Regularly advise Mercia Asset Management, a leading UK investor in technology and innovation, on its investments by its funds into a diverse portfolio of businesses across the UK.
  • Advised PBD Biotech, a Nottingham medical company, on its raise of £2.4m to further develop a blood test that could revolutionise management of tuberculosis. The funding for PBD Biotech came from a consortium led by Mercia and Foresight Group, both investing from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, alongside the University of Nottingham and private investors.
  • Part of the deal team which advised the management of Star Live Group, a specialist production agency which provides live event and build services, on the private equity investment from LDC which won Mid-Market Deal of the Year at the Insider Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2023.

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“Higgs LLP is roundly praised for its ‘experienced, knowledgeable and commercially focussed’ corporate practice, which works closely with the firm’s tax and private client teams on big-ticket transactions for owner-managed businesses and household names alike.”

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