Alex Canham

Partner, Corporate & Commercial Law

 Areas of responsibility

Working with the Corporate & 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 particular 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

Alex’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising multiple financial advisory businesses on acquisitions and disposals, with consideration ranging from £500,000 to upwards of £20,000,000.
  • English legal advice on implications of international joint venture and supply contracts
  • 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.
  • UK intellectual property advice for international organisations on the protection of their portfolio.
  • Brand protection advice to inventor of household name consumer electronics brand.



“I have worked closely with professional law firms for over 30 years and during that time, no one firm has matched the care, diligence and professionalism of the Team at Herrington Carmichael, ably led by Alex Canham, who understood our regulatory issues and concerns at a very early stage, which filtered through to Kate Eyres and Robert Frampton each in their specialist areas, absolutely seamlessly. 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

“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 

“We would like to thank Alex and Kate for their professionalism, efficiency and overall patience whilst assisting us in the sale of our business.  We found that both Alex and Kate were quick to respond to us and our buyers legal team, there were no unnecessary delays and everything was dealt with promptly and without fuss. Overall we were extremely satisfied and impressed by the service delivered to us.”
Stephen Lawrence

“We recently used Alex and the team at Herrington Carmichael to sell our business. We were extremely impressed with both their technical knowledge, and importantly, their commercial awareness. At all times we felt that our interest were being represented professionally and their commitment and actions led to an efficient and successful transfer of the business. I would highly recommend Alex and would certainly use the services of Herrington Carmichael again.”
Mark Ogden

“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 UK 2017



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

“We would like to thank Alex and his team for the speed of service and the efficient manner in which the sale of our business was conducted and concluded. Having no experience of the procedures and requirements involved we greatly appreciated their professional help and guidance.”

Robert Duff & Graham MacNeill

Accreditations / Awards


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