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Stuart Mullins


Stuart Mullins


“Stuart Mullins has always been highly professional, commercial and responsive, often in high pressure environments…Stuart is exactly the kind of advisor I want on my team.”

James Hawksworth – RSM

Stuart Mullins is a partner in the corporate and commercial team, and member of forburyTECH, a tech start-up advisory of Clarkslegal.

Stuart has over 15 years’ experience providing corporate and business law advice to a wide range of businesses including start-ups, owner-managed businesses, SMEs and large listed corporates.

His expertise includes advising clients on M&A, restructurings, insolvency, Employee Ownership Trusts to shareholder and partnership issues, and also advises on a wide range of commercial matters including licence and service agreements, charitable organisations and constitutions.

Stuart acts for domestic and international businesses across a range of sectors, with particular expertise in the technology space.


Fundraising – angels, private equity, venture capital

Stuart has extensive experience advising both investors and businesses in respect of all aspects of funding, including angel, and series fund raises.

Business divorce

Stuart advises both businesses and individuals in respect of shareholder and business owner disputes.

Shareholders’ agreements and joint ventures

Stuart advises on drafting partnership agreements, shareholder agreements and articles of association.

Business and Corporate Structures

Stuart advises clients on business and corporate structures; including de-mergers and re-organisations, Employee Ownership Trusts and sales and acquisitions.

Insolvency & Restructuring

Stuart advises on all aspects of non- contentious corporate insolvency with a particular focus on solvent liquidations along with experience in advising on directors duties and conduct.

Shareholdings and Share Re-organisations

Stuart advises on, share capital consolidations, buy backs, demergers, changes to rights attaching to shares and share classifications and rights issues.

Read, listen and watch our latest insights

  • 17 November 2023
  • Corporate and M&A

Should AI delete humans out of the legal sphere?

AI could potentially streamline routine legal tasks. However, there are consequences to consider when it comes to AI in the legal sphere.

  • 14 November 2023
  • Corporate and M&A

A Brief Reminder of the Separate Legal Personality of Companies, Limited Liability and Derivative Claims

It is long-established under English law that private companies limited by shares have separate legal personality to their shareholders and directors.

  • 09 November 2023
  • Corporate and M&A

How to sell my business

Join Nicky Goringe Larkin, Managing Director at Succession Planning, and Stuart Mullins, Corporate Partner at Clarkslegal, for an online webinar where they will discuss selling and buying a business, the options available, and where to get support.

  • 08 October 2023
  • Corporate and M&A

When do Company Directors have to consider creditors?

Due to the economic challenges the UK is currently facing, it is especially important for company directors to consider and uphold the directors duties imposed on them by the law.

  • 11 September 2023
  • Corporate and M&A

Changes to the tax treatment of Employee Ownership Trusts

The government published a consultation on 18 July 2023 seeking the public’s views on its proposals to reform the tax treatment of Employee Ownership Trusts and Employee Benefit Trusts. Parties are invited to express their opinions via email via the government website until the consultation closes on 25 September 2023.

  • 17 August 2023
  • Corporate and M&A

Succession and exit planning: What you need to know – Reading

Our interactive seminar will cover succession planning and your exit strategy, what this means for SMEs, things you might want to consider and where to get support.