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Corporate law specialists across Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London

We advise UK and internationally based businesses, their owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, and high net worth individuals on strategic corporate solutions and transactional advisory matters which enhance their business and personal life cycles.

Take a look at the most recent deals we advised on.

We excel in merger and acquisition transactions and our offering is further enhanced by the exceptional strength and depth of our wider internal and trusted professional network. This allows us to provide the full breadth of professional advisory input that our clients need. Our core areas of expertise include:

Lawyers for corporate transactions

Our corporate lawyers’ reputations are founded on the quality, complexity and size of the major corporate transactions we have advised on and our ability to steer clients through these and secondary matters in as smooth, timely and as easy manner as possible.

We focus on attracting the best talent to help ensure that client projects are well managed. Our high calibre corporate lawyers provide clients with quality legal advice and a compelling alternative to City firms and other regional consolidators, delivering outstanding value for money.

L500 leading firm

Rix & Kay’s corporate team is capable of advising clients on both day-to-day corporate matters as well as one-off deals, such as mergers and acquisitions. The firm’s client base is varied, including businesses in sectors such as property, digital media, and consultancy. Kathryn Paisley, who advises on M&A transactions, heads the team. Other key team members include Tim Sadka, who is involved in transactions and reorganisations, Alan Zeal, who specialises in work involving corporate structures, and the firm’s experienced chairman Bruce Hayter.

Review in Legal 500 2021

Legal 500

‘Everyone we have worked with from Rix & Kay were outstanding. They were not only exceedingly knowledgeable and professional, but personable and attuned to the unique nature of our needs. They took into account both the legal aspects of our work together as well as the business drivers.  I can’t imagine it being done better anywhere else.’

Kathryn Paisley was a joy to work with. Kathryn supported us through complex agreements and negotiations and was available at any time to help us. We couldn’t have wished for a safer pair of hands to guide us through a process that we had never been through before. I can’t recommend Kathryn enough.’

Client quotes published in Legal 500 2021


What the team is known for Rix & Kay has expertise across the entire spectrum of corporate work, acting on behalf of clients from sectors including insurance, telecoms, healthcare, retail and construction. Able to provide a full corporate service for both national and international clients, alongside related expertise in tax and real estate law.

Strengths One interviewee notes: “The team is responsive and works with clients to ensure good outcomes, offering solid commercial experience.”

Another says: They are strong, professional, pragmatic lawyers, and I have confidence that they have thought all permutations through so that we are protected.

Alan Zeal is noted for his abilities advising on sales and acquisitions, among other transactions. He is experienced in deals occurring in the insurance, telecoms and professional services sectors.

“He is infinitely patient and polite. He works incredibly hard to get the deal done, is very knowledgeable and explains things clearly.”

Bruce Hayter works with clients on a broad range of corporate transactions. He is the firm’s chair and leader of its sports and charities sector teams.

“He is very professional, knowledgeable, client-focused and driven to get the best result he can.”

Tim Sadka has extensive experience in advising owner-managed businesses on a range of corporate transactions. Areas of strength include M&A and matters of corporate governance.

“He is a very experienced corporate lawyer with excellent judgement. Other strengths include his organisation, energy and can-do attitude.”

Reviews published in Chambers & Partners 2021

Your most convenient Rix & Kay office.

Ashford Office

For all postal enquiries please use our centralised PO Box address:
PO Box 468
TN22 9GQ

Suite 4c, Third Floor,
International House, Dover Place
Ashford, Kent, TN23 1HU

Tel: 01233 225660
Fax: N/A

Brighton & Hove Office

For all postal enquiries please use our centralised PO Box address:
PO Box 468
TN22 9GQ

7 The Drive
Brighton & Hove

Tel: 01273 329797
Fax: 01273 324082
DX: 59257 Hove

Sevenoaks Office

For all postal enquiries please use our centralised PO Box address:
PO Box 468
TN22 9GQ

16 South Park
TN13 1AN

Tel: 01732 440855
Fax: 01732 440854
DX: 30025 Sevenoaks

Uckfield Office

For all postal enquiries please use our centralised PO Box address:
PO Box 468
TN22 9GQ

The Courtyard
River Way
Uckfield, East Sussex
TN22 1SL

Tel: 01825 761555
Fax: 01825 764172
DX: 133963 Uckfield 2

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