Kelly Brand is a solicitor in the Corporate department, advising UK and international clients on a wide range of corporate transactions and issues.

Kelly undertakes a wide range of transactional and non-transactional corporate work including mergers and acquisitions, corporate wrapper sales, corporate restructuring and general company law matters.

Prior to joining Howard Kennedy, she trained and worked as an in-house solicitor and manager at Grant Thornton, undertaking general contractual and commercial work and providing a variety of support and advice to the transactional teams within Advisory.

Kelly experienced a diverse training contract which included secondments at CMS and Howard Kennedy, completing seats in Restructuring & Insolvency, Mergers & Acquisitions and Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Her diverse background and commercial experience means that she is able to quickly understand commercial issues and use her initiative in providing a suitable approach.

Recent work
  • Acting for a retail franchisor on its buy-back acquisition strategy, including providing advice and acting for the franchisor on business and share purchases for over 50 stores.
  • Acting for a property investment company on the acquisition of a £14 million UK student portfolio by way of a corporate wrapper share purchase.
  • Acting for an office services supplier on the exit of a non-executive director and the acquisition of a company for circa £6 million following a hive-down.
  • Acting for the administrators of four companies on a pre-pack administration sale.
Did you know
Kelly loves to travel with recent destinations including Costa Rica, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Iceland.


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