Tom Sutcliffe

Partner in Business & Corporate and Commercial Contracts

+44 (0)845 257 9449

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Tom is a corporate lawyer dealing with corporate mergers, sales and acquisitions, MBOs/MBIs and corporate re-structuring including venture/equity capital investment and share option schemes.

Tom has over 15 years’ legal experience plus commercial experience with a US bank, and has advised a wide range of local and national, private and public sector organisations and individuals. Tom’s clients range from early stage ventures through to PLCs and he has worked on a number of transactions involving international parties.

Tom is widely recognised for his commercial approach to transactions and his ability to meet clients’ strategic objectives without compromise.

Tom's Experience

  • Sale of a waste recycling business for circa £25m
  • MBO of a transport business valued at circa £50m
  • Acquisition by a US buyer of a UK engineering company for circa £3m
  • Corporate restructure of a 16-company group in the hospitality sector

Tom is married to the amazing Julie and spends time outside work watching their kids participate in various sporting events, travelling and trying to maintain some degree of fitness by playing football, running or, preferably, skiing.

Trustee of The Fordath Foundation, a registered charity


Tom assisted our business with a recent transaction and offered sound and professional advice throughout. The rigour he applied to all aspects of the process was invaluable and I would have no hesitation in recommending Tom for any commercial work in the future.


Tom and his team work as partners in the process and understand the pressures that timetable can bring to the negotiations of Business Sales and Acquisitions. Someone you would want standing next to you.


When you’re looking for a good corporate lawyer, you’re looking for commercial sympathy for the transaction, you’re looking for responsiveness and value for money and you’re looking for someone who will enhance the deal and help you anticipate and prepare for any future problems. Tom Sutcliffe of Excello law is just that lawyer.

I enjoyed working with Tom on my latest acquisition. He brought great commercial insight to the contract, reacted positively and appropriately to issues and helped deliver a better outcome. I would highly recommend him.


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