Hayley is a Partner in the Charities and Corporate teams.

Experienced in deals with share and asset sales, business acquisitions, mergers and demergers, company restructures and group reorganisations, setting up new companies, employee share schemes, and the drafting of constitutional documents and shareholder agreements.

Supporting schools to convert to academies or multi-academy trusts, charities who require assistance with corporate governance or organisational issues, and insolvency practitioners who need support to restructure a distressed company or to effect a business sale.

Clients include Matrix Healthcare Limited, Douglas MacMillan Hospice, Hilltop Country House Events Limited, OMM, Esterchem Limited, Sugro, the Bathroom Manufacturers Association, the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a number of private individuals.

Recent examples of how Hayley has supported clients include:

  • completing the sale of Port Vale Football Club while the club was in administration, and supporting the administrators, Begbies Traynor in seeking approval of the deal from the Football Association;
  • reorganising an international group of companies to demerge a multi-disciplinary business which included a pharmaceuticals research arm in the US;
  • successfully resolving a dispute over the ownership of intellectual property rights between a UK software company and an Indian developer in order to enable the proposed sale of the UK company to a US competitor to proceed; and
  • converting a high school into a multi-academy trust within two months to avoid changes to Department of Education funding, and thereafter successfully adopting four primary schools into the trust organisation.