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Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker

  • T: 03700 865727
  •  I: +44 (0)161 954 5727
  • M: +44 (0)7753308952

Thomas is a solicitor in our Manchester corporate team. He joined Shoosmiths at 1 PQE after spending 5 years at Stephensons Solicitors LLP where he completed his training contract qualifying into their corporate department.

Thomas advises both private and public companies, investors, owner-managed businesses and management teams on a wide range of corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, group re-organisations, investments, corporate governance and compliance issues.

Recent transactions include:

·    Acting for the not-for-profit consortium (Salford RD Holdings Limited) in the takeover of the Betfred Super League Club Salford Red Devils from previous owner Marwan Koukash.

·    Acting for the property development company Taylor Grange Developments Limited in a number of acquisitions and disposals including the most recent purchase valued at circa. £4.5million;

·    Acting for plc operating within the educational sector on the purchase of internationally renowned global education provider;

·    Acting for the majority shareholder in the disposal and reorganisation of a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty corrosion control chemicals;

·    Dealing with complex corporate restructure and management buy-out of a multi-million pound turnover manufacturing company;

·    Acting for the buyer in an asset purchase of multi-million pound turnover geological company;

·    Acting for the seller in the share sale of leading national insurance brokerage;

·    Charity commission applications, thereafter the merger of leading regional social charity with national organisation;

·    Acting for the buyer in a “pre-pack” of jewellery company out of administration;

·    Acting for large plc within the social housing sector in a variety of different corporate transactions. Notably the acquisition of companies to increase the plc property portfolio.


My education:

LL.B (hons) in Law ( Liverpool John Moores University )

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice ( Manchester Metropolitan University )