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Graham Spalding

Head of Lodders' Business Services group

Graham Spalding, corporate solicitor, head of the Business Services Group, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

Short bio:

I am a partner and head of our Business Services group.

I advise clients on buying and selling companies, raising finance, general corporate matters, and their commercial contracts. I have a specialist interest in corporate work, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. I enjoy working with business owners who are developing their businesses or going through material change, and I also work with fund providers.

I have always worked in the law, after seeing if tennis was a career – it wasn’t!


  • I am based in Stratford upon Avon and Birmingham

    What I excel in:

    • Business Sales and Purchases
    • Commercial Law
    • Corporate and Commercial
    • Corporate Law
    • Group Reorganisations
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    “At all the stages of the process, we felt totally supported by Graham and his team – they were clear and patient.”

    Karen Granger - Granger Hertzog Limited

    “Graham and his team acted for GIL Investments on the acquisition of Sandland Packaging, of which I am currently non-exec Chairman. Throughout the process Graham worked very hard to get the deal done with minimal fuss and confrontation, even when there were inevitable pinch points along the way.  He and his team worked long hours without needing to be asked and added a lot of value through the transaction.  We have continued to use Lodders and I have recommended him to a friend of mine who was going through a buyout which Graham acted on with an equally favourable result.”

    Robin Welch, Sandland Packaging

    “Since selling a previous business I have used Graham and the corporate team at Lodders on a number of company acquisitions and a sale.  Graham has great experience of corporate M&A and is always very supportive and gets on easily with my other advisors and the lawyers acting on the other side.  His is a collaborative approach and there is no wasted time in pointless point scoring, but he can stand toe to toe with City lawyers when needed.  He guides me on issues I need to know and understand without getting bogged down in detail.  He is supported by a number of good lawyers and I have worked with 3 or 4 different associates and all seem very reliable and easy to deal with.  I enjoy working with the team and will continue do so and would have no hesitation recommending Graham and the team.”

    Stuart Whitehouse, client, Whitehouse Industries

    “Graham was great to work with, giving clear and timely advice throughout. I found him particularly organised, structuring his communication in a clear and easy to follow format which made life so much easier with multiple competing demands. I also found that Graham was always keen to work diligently and late/ out of hours to ensure that deadlines were always met, a pleasure to work with!”

    Gary Ecob, Partner, Orbis Partners

    “We could not have achieved this fantastic outcome without the capable support of our advisers and legal team – most ably on legals by Graham and the team at Lodders, who went well beyond the normal call of duty and were quite literally available 24/7. This became an invaluable support as the deal progressed – both in terms of ‘getting the job done’ to strict timelines and also personal guidance in what is inevitably a complex journey to navigate.”

    Jolyon Barker, Chrysalis Automotive
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