The widening equity gap and scarcity of alternative credit or funding sources has made even more vital the role of business angel groups and early stage venture capital funds to the start up, growth and survival of emerging technology businesses.

As an investor, you will need lawyers that understand the investment process, the sorts of challenges faced in scaling up a business and the environment in which you operate. We do.

With 90 partners and over 800 staff spread across offices in London Cambridge, Norwich, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, we are one of the UK's leading full services law firms.

We have a team dedicated to spin outs and early stage and fast growth technology businesses and those who invest in them, be they business angels or angel groups or seed or venture capital funds. Our lawyers provide commercial and pragmatic advice and are consistently ranked as leaders in their fields with specialists in all areas of importance to our clients, including corporate finance, IP, corporate tax, employment and employee share schemes.