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Richard Bell


Richard handles a range of corporate law matters including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint venture arrangements, share option and incentive schemes, MBOs, reorganisations, shareholders’ agreements and articles of association as well as general constitutional and governmental matters.

He acts for clients across the SME market, in particular owner-managed businesses, family businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Richard has a strong client base nationally within the healthcare market and has particular expertise in advising independent businesses within the optics industry on a range of legal matters including the sale and purchase of their practices.

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What People Say About Richard

“Richard somehow managed to understand our needs and expectations right from the off. He had a knack of working out how we needed to hear things, explaining things in our terms whilst dealing with the complexities of the sale of a business. We had to manage everything on the telephone and he was patient where he had to be with us, but tough when he needed to be to make sure the commercial sale was a success. We were very pleased with Richard and the Farleys team.” – Corporate Client

“Working with Farleys and Richard Bell has been a great experience from start to finish. Your business being acquired is a daunting and exciting experience, and working with Richard felt like an extension of my own team. Questions and concerns were answered and explained and the entire process felt very streamlined. Deadlines were stuck to, and we were able to close as fast as possible.” – Corporate Client

“I sold my Optical Practice using Richard Bell as my solicitor. My sale was long and at times stressful. Throughout it all I relied on Richard’s straightforward advice. He was knowledgeable and professional throughout and kept me well informed of progress. I received prompt replies to emails and thorough explanations at all stages of the transaction. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.” – Director – Corporate Client


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