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Peter Crawford

Peter Crawford


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"A great listener and invests time into knowing his clients to better understand the direction they want to take’ and ‘makes clients feel at ease with his approach and professionalism which helps matters get completed quicker."
(The Legal 500, 2019)

Peter leads Freeths’ Sheffield corporate team. He previously worked in Cambridge and Brussels, returning to Sheffield in 2007.

Peter’s background is in company and commercial law. He has a broad range of experience of company acquisitions and disposals, drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, implementing joint venture structures, refinancing and company law generally. He acts for a wide portfolio of both local and national clients.

Peter was shortlisted for Insiders’ South Yorkshire Dealmaker of the Year Award in 2015, and Freeths’ Sheffield corporate team was shortlisted for Corporate Law Firm of the Year in 2016, and 2017.

Peter is recognised as a Leading Individual in Corporate & Commercial by the Legal 500 (2020 edition).

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Recent Work

  • Advising on the disposal of Gordon Lamb Group Limited to Vertu Motors plc.
  • Advising The Floow Limited on a £13 million minority investment round by Direct Line Group, Fosun and UEC.
  • Advising on the management buy-in/buy-out of Alco Fasteners Limited.
  • Advising on multiple acquisitions for Arkote Limited.



To contact Peter or for more information…

Call: 0845 030 5851
Mobile: 0789 002 9630
Or email: Send an email



“Peter and his team handled the share sale of my private family business to a larger plc operator. It was a somewhat complex transaction given the age of the business, family members involved and the levels of governance dictated by the Plc buyer who had both internal and external lawyers involved. I am pleased to say that Peter covered this with panache. All elements were handled professionally and pragmatically both with efficiency and good humour (even on the longest of days). I would have no doubt in recommending him to anyone in similar circumstances.”

(Stephen Lamb, Gordon Lamb Group Limited)

“Thank you and all your team for all your help in getting our investment completed on 10 October 2016… Without your patience, guidance, expertise and pure determination this just would not have happened… I would also say, that a relationship doesn’t just end with you at the deal being concluded, your aftercare, support and advice continues for years, a true godsend.”

(Richard Mills, BrainTrain20:20 Limited)

“A pleasure to work with.”

(The Legal 500, 2014)

“Delivers on promises, timescales and costs.”

(The Legal 500, 2015)

“Peter Crawford is reliable, super professional and makes an effort to feel like he is part of the client’s company.”

(The Legal 500, 2020)

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