Alex Canham

Partner, Corporate & Commercial Law

Working with the Corporate and Commercial Department since 2010, Alex advises clients on a variety of corporate matters including, share sales and purchases, corporate restructurings, company option schemes and shareholders’ agreements. Alex has extensive experience advising clients in the financial services sector, and businesses where there is an intellectual property aspect. 

Alex is responsible for the firm’s international offering and is a member of the IR Group. For further information please click here. 


Experience | recent projects

  • Advising multiple financial advisory businesses on acquisitions and disposals, with consideration ranging from £500,000 to upwards of £20,000,000.
  • Drafting terms and conditions of sale for a variety of national retailers and suppliers.
  •  A management buy-out for an eight-figure consideration – Advising a leading recruitment company board.
  • A fund raising and acquisition programme undertaken in conjunction with a private equity investor.
  • An eight-figure refinance & restructuring of its security – London-based nursery chain. 
  • A joint venture between well-known house developers.
  • Advising a well known fashion brand on a six-figure investment and subsequent restructuring of its business.
  • The acquisition of the core assets and business of several domiciliary care businesses.
  • Brand protection advice to inventor of household name consumer electronics brand.
International Projects
  • UK intellectual property advice for international organisations on the protection of their portfolio.
  • English legal advice on implications of international joint venture and supply contracts

Interests and Hobbies

An active sportsman, Alex can regularly be found playing for his local Sunday league team, watching his beloved Manchester City or on the golf course. Alex is also a keen traveler who uses time away from the office to explore the U.S.A and Europe.

Alex Canham

Partner, Corporate &
Commercial Law

Office – 0118 977 4045
Direct – 0118 989 9717
Mobile – 07825 012 589

Herrington Carmichael were recommended to myself and my fellow directors to act in the selling of our financial services company. Throughout the process I found Alex Canham and Melissa Deutrom to be knowledgeable about our particular industry, they acted in our interests in a diligent but pragmatic way, gave sound advice, were responsive to our requests and  focussed on achieving the deadline that we required. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others in a similar situation.

- Andrew Vince , Seller of a National Financial Advisory Business

When selling a business, you only get one chance to get it right and I will be forever grateful for the skill and advice provided by Alex and his colleagues. Many thanks

-Paul Thomas, Business Development Director, Generic Financial Management Ltd.

A big thank you to Alex and his team in particular Kate and Melissa who worked diligently and at all times looked to serve our best interests. They were constantly available to provide reassuring advice through a sometimes difficult transaction and fraught period. Despite the tight deadlines and significant workload I was delighted with their performance.

- Simon Redhead, Managing Director, Wealth Solutions (UK) Ltd

Alex, your professionalism and business knowledge were invaluable – particularly as we hit the bumps in the road. You were also a pleasure to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Herrington Carmichael to anyone.

Julian Mellentin

Herrington Carmichael LLP’s lawyers are ‘as sharp with legal knowledge as they are with client care’. Alex Canham made senior solicitor and is also highly regarded

- Legal 500, 2017

Alex and Melissa provided a very professional service whilst also ensuring we negotiated some key inclusions and protection into our business sale agreement.  Alex was a real ally ensuring that we negotiated the best possible outcomes and found solutions to areas where one didn’t seem to be present.  His work alongside Melissa ensured a cohesive delivery of our complex sale – thank you both.

- Richard Lord, Director

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