Partner Corporate

Richard Robinson

Role: Partner
Dept: Corporate
Location: Blackburn
Direct Dial: 01254 686208
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Based in our East Lancashire office in Blackburn, Richard is a partner in our corporate department.  As well as managing the corporate team in East Lancashire he handles a wide range of corporate work including company/business acquisitions and disposals, equity fundraisings and investments, mergers, re-organisations and restructurings, joint ventures and start ups.

Richard is also a member of Napthens Executive Board.


Richard has particular experience in the financial services, leisure and healthcare sectors. He acts for a range of clients but has a history of acting for large corporates as well as smaller owner managed businesses. He also has significant experience in distressed corporate restructurings and acquisitions.  Examples of deals he has acted on include:

  • leading the corporate team advising client Nelson Packaging, a Nelson based manufacturer with annual sales of around £6m, on its sale to trade buyer EDCAWI.
  • leading the team that advised the management of Granby Marketing, a company providing direct marketing services and support, on their £3.8m buyout, backed by Enterprise Ventures.
  • North West Business Insider Dealmakers award winning 50m+ Deal of the Year 2022 with the Sale of Protec Fire & Security Group to Bosch


Prior to joining Napthens in 2013 Richard was a Legal Director at Addleshaw Goddard in Manchester where he had worked for the previous 9 years acting for a range of corporate and institutional clients including Capita Plc, Wolseley Plc and Admiral Taverns Group Limited.  He is singled out by the Legal 500 guide to the legal industry for corporate work in the area.  Richard studied Law and French at Leeds University and L’Universite Robert Schuman in Strasbourg where he also worked at the European Parliament. He is married with three young sons.

Memberships and Awards

Richard is recommended by industry 'bible' Legal 500.  In 2021 Richard joined Napthens Executive Board.

More about Richard Robinson

What is your proudest achievement?
Other than my three boys, trekking to Everest with my wife Claire as part of a year out many years ago!

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?
Ranulph Fiennes/Phil Tufnell/Bradley Wiggins

What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
Building relationships with clients and becoming a trusted part of the team that delivers their goals

If you had an alternative career – what would be your fantasy job?
Variously a travel writer, foreign correspondent, professional golfer, Michelin starred chef.