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Debbie King

Partner

Debbie is a Partner and Head of Corporate at Farleys, based in our Shadsworth Commercial office, with over 20 years experience in Corporate law.

Having originally set up Farleys dedicated Corporate team, Debbie now specialises in business and company acquisitions and sales,  complex restructures of groups of companies, investments, joint ventures and mergers.

Regularly appearing in business magazines offering advice on corporate law, company law and business investments, she was also a regular columnist in the Solicitors Journal for over six years, writing the Company Law Update until its close.

Debbie works closely with financial advisors, firms of accountants and business advisors across the region, providing all aspects of corporate advice and support to a wide range of businesses.

Debbie was awarded the Lancashire Dealmaker Personality of the Year 2008 at the North West Business Insider Magazine Dealmaker of the Year Awards. Debbie was also named ‘Best Legal Adviser of the Year’ in 2015 at the Downtown Women in Business Awards and was also shortlisted in 2016 and 2017.

 

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What people say about Debbie

If I am ever in need of your services or know anyone who is selling a Business you are at the top of my list.

Steve Kempton - Odyssey Global Limited

2017-09-18T12:34:01+01:00

Steve Kempton - Odyssey Global Limited

If I am ever in need of your services or know anyone who is selling a Business you are at the top of my list.
It’s a brilliant deal, executed by a fantastic solicitor – Debbie King.  Choice of solicitor is so crucial – it can be the difference between completion or failure, so to maximise chances of success we made sure that we picked the best around.

Paul Whittle, Managing Director, Sharrocks Fresh Produce Ltd

2017-09-18T12:34:58+01:00

Paul Whittle, Managing Director, Sharrocks Fresh Produce Ltd

It’s a brilliant deal, executed by a fantastic solicitor – Debbie King.  Choice of solicitor is so crucial – it can be the difference between completion or failure, so to maximise chances of success we made sure that we picked the best around.
“Debbie’s personable approach, advice, understanding, explanation, thoroughness, attention to detail and overall approach to the transaction” was the most satisfying aspect of the service

Andy Walker, Urban Regan

2017-09-18T12:36:30+01:00

Andy Walker, Urban Regan

“Debbie’s personable approach, advice, understanding, explanation, thoroughness, attention to detail and overall approach to the transaction” was the most satisfying aspect of the service
A big thank you to you and your team for all your hard work you did a great job on our behalf to get the deal over the line!

John Kenyon - Mortimers Estate Agents

2017-09-19T16:21:13+01:00

John Kenyon - Mortimers Estate Agents

A big thank you to you and your team for all your hard work you did a great job on our behalf to get the deal over the line!
Debbie King is ‘technically strong’ and provides ‘efficient and comprehensive explanations’.

Legal 500 Guide 2017

2017-10-24T15:10:27+01:00

Legal 500 Guide 2017

Debbie King is ‘technically strong’ and provides ‘efficient and comprehensive explanations’.
[The most satisfying aspect of the service was] “the knowledge that we were in safe, professional and very capable hands.”and “the kind offer to use your Manchester office for the signing/board meeting.”

Andrew Shephard, ABP Technology Limited

2018-07-19T11:19:34+01:00

Andrew Shephard, ABP Technology Limited

[The most satisfying aspect of the service was] “the knowledge that we were in safe, professional and very capable hands.”and “the kind offer to use your Manchester office for the signing/board meeting.”
“Thank you for writing your company law updates for Solicitors Journal with such loyalty over so many years. I very much enjoyed your contributions and enormously valued your commitment to the journal - and I know the rest of the team did too.”

Jean-Yves Gilg - Solicitors Journal

2017-10-19T14:27:56+01:00

Jean-Yves Gilg - Solicitors Journal

“Thank you for writing your company law updates for Solicitors Journal with such loyalty over so many years. I very much enjoyed your contributions and enormously valued your commitment to the journal - and I know the rest of the team did too.”
"Debbie King’s attention to detail and delivery of a very professional service has been vital in ensuring the process has happened seamlessly."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:28:11+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"Debbie King’s attention to detail and delivery of a very professional service has been vital in ensuring the process has happened seamlessly."
"I have worked closely with Debbie King, she is efficient and thorough with her work, but she makes the experience very interesting and engaging. She is enthusiastic about her work and always delivers with a smile and positive attitude. She is always involving graduate trainees where she can and enjoys interacting with them to further their development. Working with her is a pleasure."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:25:47+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"I have worked closely with Debbie King, she is efficient and thorough with her work, but she makes the experience very interesting and engaging. She is enthusiastic about her work and always delivers with a smile and positive attitude. She is always involving graduate trainees where she can and enjoys interacting with them to further their development. Working with her is a pleasure."
"Debbie King is great. She is practical, pragmatic, knowledgeable and is a great person to have on your side of the table in a deal."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:33:09+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"Debbie King is great. She is practical, pragmatic, knowledgeable and is a great person to have on your side of the table in a deal."
We have relied on Debbie now for 13 years during which time she has provided solid advice in a very pleasant and professional manner.

Mike Hollyhead - Allspeeds Engineering International

2017-10-04T09:10:20+01:00

Mike Hollyhead - Allspeeds Engineering International

We have relied on Debbie now for 13 years during which time she has provided solid advice in a very pleasant and professional manner.
“We would like to thank Debbie King for her diligent hard work in helping us complete our most recent company acquisition.  Her professional knowledge was vital in ensuring that matters were concluded to our satisfaction”

Peter Nicholson, Director, Consumer Credit Solutions Limited

2019-01-17T10:31:33+00:00

Peter Nicholson, Director, Consumer Credit Solutions Limited

“We would like to thank Debbie King for her diligent hard work in helping us complete our most recent company acquisition.  Her professional knowledge was vital in ensuring that matters were concluded to our satisfaction”
"Debbie King is pragmatic and diligent – she is an excellent SME adviser."

Legal 500 -2021

2020-10-15T10:46:34+01:00

Legal 500 -2021

"Debbie King is pragmatic and diligent – she is an excellent SME adviser."
"Many thanks...all your help in progressing this situation which as you know was very stressful, thanks so much!!!!"

- Corporate Client

2022-03-01T12:05:36+00:00

- Corporate Client

"Many thanks...all your help in progressing this situation which as you know was very stressful, thanks so much!!!!"
"Debbie King is an outstandingly talented partner at the top of her game."

- Legal 500 2023

2022-10-13T16:29:53+01:00

- Legal 500 2023

"Debbie King is an outstandingly talented partner at the top of her game."
I write to express my thanks and gratitude for the work your firm and especially Debbie King carried out on my behalf. The dispute was both challenging and difficult, requiring a range of complex skills and knowledge. Not only was Debbie King the consummate professional throughout but in my view Debbie rose to these challenges and demonstrated flair in grasping and dealing with the issues in a first class manner. Above all, Debbie’s tenacious and dedication shown through the command of expert and specialist knowledge gave me the necessary confidence and provided sound practical advice, allowing me to make informed decisions to bring about a successful resolution.

Alan L Hudd

2017-09-18T12:35:45+01:00

Alan L Hudd

I write to express my thanks and gratitude for the work your firm and especially Debbie King carried out on my behalf. The dispute was both challenging and difficult, requiring a range of complex skills and knowledge. Not only was Debbie King the consummate professional throughout but in my view Debbie rose to these challenges and demonstrated flair in grasping and dealing with the issues in a first class manner. Above all, Debbie’s tenacious and dedication shown through the command of expert and specialist knowledge gave me the necessary confidence and provided sound practical advice, allowing me to make informed decisions to bring about a successful resolution.

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