Commercial team to bridge the gap for Lancashire business

New head of corporate services for Vincents

Vincents Solicitors has recruited a new corporate team as part of its growth plan. Matthew Scott will head Vincents corporate law department, following a move from Coupe Bradbury where he spent 11 years.

Matthew brings with him trainee solicitor Debbie Carr, who is set to qualify early next year, along with a raft of clients. Their arrival boosts the growing commercial department which is flourishing under the leadership of commercial director Ross Wellman.

With more than 200 acquisitions and disposals under his belt, Matthew is ideally placed to advise business owners when it comes time to sell. He is also retained by numerous firms to assist with re-financing, securitisation, restructuring, lease and tenancy, and has worked with major operators, investors and pension funds.

His move to Vincents will allow him to expand his client base and bridge a crucial gap for businesses within the county. He said: “Businesses often feel they have to choose between a high street solicitor, who may not have the specialist expertise needed, or a large city centre corporate. What I can offer here at Vincents are the skills and capacity to provide that top level service, alongside the convenience of high street locations and the customer service of a community-based business.

“I have clients across the country for whom location doesn’t matter, and others who prefer to pop in regularly during the transaction. Vincents allows me to provide exactly the right service to suit the client whichever approach they prefer, and has the framework in place to support my ambitions for growing the corporate department.”

A specialist area for Matthew is in the sale and acquisition of nurseries and care homes. He added: “There are complexities in every transaction, but there is an extra layer in the case of these highly-regulated businesses. It helps having a solicitor who has specific experience of dealing with Ofsted and the CQC when it comes to such disposals.”
Ross Wellman, Vincents’ commercial director, said Matthew and his team are a key part of the firm’s future growth. He said: “Matthew has an impressive track record and is already bringing in significant new business. He is an extremely experienced solicitor in his specialist field and will be a great asset to our existing clients, particularly those seeking a sale or acquisition.

“We have great ambitions for the commercial department here at Vincents and Matthew’s appointment is an integral part of making this team the first and only choice for businesses in Lancashire.”

Pictured: Matthew Scott, Vincents’ new head of corporate law, with commercial director Ross Wellman and trainee corporate solicitor Debbie Carr at Vincents head office in Winckley Square, Preston.