Kathryn Paisley


Kathryn leads Rix & Kay’s Corporate team and is a specialist in corporate law with particular expertise in the sale and purchase of businesses and companies, as well as the establishment of partnerships and other joint ventures.

Having trained and worked for many years for two major City Law firms (CMS Cameron McKenna and RPC LLP), Kathryn has a wealth of experience of working on high-value and complex corporate transactions.  Today, her clients benefit from City-level expertise and advice without the cost one might expect from a London law firm.

Kathryn’s clients

Kathryn works closely with businesses of all sizes from sole traders and partnerships to SMEs and national organisations.  Her experience allows her to advise fledgling and fast-growth companies to realise the next stage of their strategic growth plans and to support more sophisticated businesses to achieve their commercial objectives.

Kathryn is also the firm’s representative at Eurojuris, the leading network of independent law firms in Europe. With members based in 650 different cities/locations in about 50 countries, not only in Europe but worldwide, Kathryn is able to draw on this trusted network when clients require specialist cross-border advice.

Experience and approach

Kathryn invests time to gain a real understanding of her clients and their needs in order to meet their goals as effectively as possible.  She aims to be involved in the preparation of a business for sale or purchase from an early stage to ensure that the process runs smoothly and without unnecessary risk, helping to reduce both time and cost for her clients.

Areas of expertise

  • Sale and purchase of businesses and companies
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnerships
  • Shareholders’ agreements and articles of association

What Kathryn’s clients say

“Kathryn made everything from the client perspective very smooth.”

“Pleasure to deal with.”   

“We would like to say how impressed we were with your services throughout the MBO process and to thank you and your team for guiding us through.”

Kathryn’s work

Supporting a continued “buy and build” strategy
Kathryn continues to work closely with one of the firm’s most important clients and is a key member of the deals team, which has helped the group to complete multiple transactions as part of its ongoing growth strategy.  The group has completed some 14 acquisitions over a period of eight years as well as a refinancing and a joint venture.

Sale of a professional football club
Kathryn was part of a multi-disciplinary team that acted for the majority shareholders of an English professional football club, facilitating the sale of the club along with the development of the stadium.