Our lawyers - Simon Ratcliffe


"Your support through the sale of my businesses and the extra value created dealing with the tax issues made all the difference. You deserve to lead the field."

Client testimonial



"A problem solver in the Company Commercial Team."

Legal 500



Simon is dual-qualified as a solicitor advocate and a barrister. He specialises in the acquisition, disposal and reorganisation of private companies. Simon is the preferred solicitor for local business sales agents Axis and also receives regular instructions from local accountants.


His clients have told independent legal directories that Simon is “superb”. He "doesn't let small points get in the way of the bigger picture" and is "able to put nervous and stressed clients at ease”.


Recent instructions include:


Sale of a Private School;

Acquisition of an Employment Services Business;

Formation and funding of a Managing General Agent at Lloyd's of London;

Acquisition of a Private Hospital;

The sale of an International Recruitment Consultancy;

Acting for a number of overseas investors on the acquisition of a UK based Management Consultancy;

Advising a group of International Technology Companies; and

A substantial number of business/company sales or purchases in renewable electricity.


Simon joined Greene & Greene in 2002 from HSBC in the City.



  UK Chambers and Partners 2017  

The Legal 500 UK 2019




"Simon is an absolute pleasure to work with. His professionalism and knowledge always exceeds expectations.

Testimonial from professional contact


Simon Ratcliffe

Simon Ratcliffe Ltd



Advice to businesses

Buying & selling businesses

Family businesses

Finance for businesses

Intellectual property


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