In focus: automotive

Our specialist team advises a wide range of businesses in the automotive sector from SMEs to major national groups, as well as suppliers to the industry.

The UK motor industry

The UK motor industry is vital to our economy, employing almost one million people within the industry itself and its associated supply chain and with many other sectors being reliant upon its success.

With years of experience and a dedicated team of legal experts, we are committed to providing tailored legal solutions that address the unique challenges faced by businesses within the motor industry. We have in-depth knowledge of industry regulations, compliance requirements, and emerging trends, allowing us to offer comprehensive legal advice and support, and have successfully represented clients within the motor sector, ranging from small to large dealerships.

Maximising opportunities

We recognise that every business is unique, with its own set of challenges and objectives. We can support and advise you so that risks are avoided, and opportunities are maximised.

From contractual agreements, and employment law issues to dispute resolution and the sale of your business, we offer a comprehensive range of legal services tailored to the motor sector.

Whether you’re a dealership, manufacturer, or service provider, we have the expertise to guide you through any legal matter.

How we’ve supported our clients

Riverside Motor Group acquisition of Marshall Volvo dealership 


Our solution:
We advised Riverside Motor Group on their acquisition of Marshall Motor Group’s Volvo dealership on Sackville Approach in Leeds. The team were advised on corporate, real estate and employment law matters.

The impact:
The move marked a significant milestone as the company became Yorkshire’s largest Volvo Car UK franchisee. Riverside, boasting a £190.8 million turnover, now operates four franchises with the Swedish premium car brand across Doncaster, Hull, Wakefield, and Leeds. Click here for more details.



DM Keith acquisition of Ringways Motor Group 


Our solution:
Advising the shareholders of Ringways Motor Group on their acquisition by DM Keith.

The impact:
The acquisition strategically aligned with DM Keith’s core values, emphasising their cultural similarities, family values, and a shared commitment to exceptional customer service with a personal touch. Click here for more details. 


Our services are focused on your sector and include:

  • Corporate advice and transactions including funding; MBO’s; financial services regulatory advice; etc.
  • Commercial services including supply chain management; for example, focusing on procurement, leasing and maintenance of fleets.
  • Dispute resolution and avoidance.
  • Employment and HR advice – for example, focusing on empowering dealership managers and teams.
  • Real estate and estate management – for example, focusing on development and management of retail units; helping dealerships to maximise impact.