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Lee Clifford

Partner | Birmingham

"Lee Clifford is an absolutely incredible partner. His ability to cut to the issues, understand what is important for his clients, and he delivers first time, every time. To get the level of capability and personal service is unusual and highly valued."
The Legal 500, 2024

Call: 0345 634 2586 Mobile: 0792 160 3250

About Lee

Lee is a partner specialising principally in private company work including private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, disposals and private restructuring.

He acts for funders, entrepreneurs, corporates and investors. Lee’s expertise includes significant experience in private equity, acting for both private equity sponsors and management teams.

Lee is listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 (2024 edition) & Corporate and Commercial in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition).

Notable work & expertise


  • MM

    "Lee advised the management team at Dennis Eagle on the original buy-out and on the subsequent sale. Lee has a wealth of experience in the private...

    Mike Molesworth, CEO

    Dennis Eagle Group

  • JH

    "Lee advised us on a key acquisition. He was incredibly focused on the detail and took full control of the legal process. In particular, we very mu...

    Jonathan Halford, Finance Director

    Forest Garden Group Limited

  • “Lee is a top professional who runs a number of great teams that have provided exceptional service to us across the board of requirements.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “Lee is simply one of the best corporate lawyers around.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “His technical ability, commerciality, ability to deal with people and service levels are superb.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “His technical capabilities are excellent, his client service is superb and his commerciality is impeccable.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "Lee Clifford is exceptional. He provides excellent service from across his team while giving a personal approach. Lee is always available and take...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • “Lee is very commercially aware and always provides sound considered advice.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "Working with Lee is brilliant. His care and attention has been exceptional. He is really good to deal with." "He is excellent to work with and ver...

    Chambers & Partners, 2022

  • "He is very pragmatic and practical. He is someone who facilitates deals getting done."

    Chambers & Partners, 2022

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