Richard Griffiths

Partner and Head of Corporate Law

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"I am a corporate lawyer who really enjoys forming relationships with business owners, understanding their plans and challenges and supporting them on their journey.”

I lead the corporate law team at Higgs, having initially joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2004. I was named the Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the 2023 Insider Dealmakers Awards, having also been shortlisted for the same award in 2022.

I specialise in advising business owners with corporate transactions including sales, acquisitions, MBOs, MBIs and investments and have a diverse range of clients including owner managed businesses and large national/international corporates. Deals are often transformational for businesses and individuals and it is extremely rewarding to be able to play a central role in navigating clients through such processes.

If you are contemplating buying, selling or investing in a business or are experiencing any legal issue regarding the running of your business then please get in touch, I would love to help.

  • Advising the leading automotive e-commerce provider, G Forces on its private equity investment from Inflexion Private Equity and the business’ subsequent merger with Autofutura.
  • Advising Dubai based Quest Nutra Pharma on its sale of its UK flavouring business Quest Ingredients Limited to the Highlander PE Backed Fuerst Day Lawson.
  • Advising the shareholders of engineering consultancy business Travis Baker on its sale to RSK Group.
  • Advising the shareholders of the UK’s leading charity reward shopping site Easyfundraising on its Private Equity investment from Palatine.
  • Advising the shareholders of legal tech firm Legal Bricks on its sale to Access Legal.
  • Advising on the MBO of Direct Trade, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of PVCu windows, doors and conservatories.
  • Advising the shareholders of packaging solutions business Hyrdopac on its sale to FTSE listed Bunzl.
  • Advising the shareholders on the sale of Insider Media to National World plc.

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I used to be “Wolfie”, the mascot of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

“As an SME we wanted to ensure we got top quality advice whilst keeping costs reasonable and proportionate for individual shareholders. Higgs were very supportive and very professional. Richard Griffiths’ assistance and advice was invaluable and the whole team offered individual help as and when we needed it. We couldn’t have asked for a better legal team.”

Marlen Roberts, former Managing Director of Insider Media

"Whilst the deal had some curve balls and issues, particularly on property, data protection, banking and IP, Richard and the wider Higgs team guided us through professionally and diligently. We look forward to working with Higgs going forward on day-to-day legal work and hopefully another transaction in the future."

Mohamed Hassam, Group Managing Director of Quest Nutra Pharma

"Richard Griffiths offers in-depth expertise to privately owned businesses in a range of matters, including corporate reorganisations and M&A transactions. "He is really commercially aware and gets deals done."

Chambers and Partners

"Throughout the process of the sale of Travis Baker to the RSK Group, Higgs LLP, and in particular Richard Griffiths, have proven themselves time and time again. In what was initially quite a daunting process for the shareholders, Richard and his team provided the advice and guidance needed to secure the right outcome."

Dave Baker and Rob Travis, former Managing Directors of Travis Baker

"Richard Griffiths is extremely personable, and can quickly build strong relationships with clients. He is also commercial and can explain legal matters clearly and concisely to people with limited legal knowledge,"

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