Senior Associate, Corporate & Commercial

Joseph Hartland

Joseph is a senior associate in the Corporate team at Thomson Snell & Passmore. He has experience advising on all aspects of corporate / M&A transactions. This includes share and asset acquisitions and disposals, mergers, investments, corporate structures and group reorganisations, venture capital and private equity transactions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements.

Joseph routinely takes the lead in advising on corporate / M&A transactions, as well as working closely with a lead corporate partner on larger matters.

Joseph Hartland

Specialisms & expertise

  • M&A - mergers, acquisitions & disposals
  • Private equity, venture capital & angel investments
  • Exit & succession planning
  • Cross border transactions
  • Joint venture & shareholder agreements
  • Group reorganisations & demergers
  • Employee ownership trusts.

Examples of work

Advising long-term client Nurture Landscapes (an award-winning landscaping company)

Advising Landmark Underwriting

Advising US based, private equity backed Uptime Institute Holdings, LLC

Advising an events company based in the UK

Advising an angel investor in relation to its investment into a technology business and subsequent corporate matters

Assisting the lead partner in advising an LSE listed investment trust

Advising the shareholders of Henley Bridge Ingredients Limited

Advising on a number of demergers by way of share capital reduction

Achievements & other appointments

Joseph is recognised as a key lawyer within the Corporate & Commercial team at the firm in Legal 500 2023 edition.

Joseph was also recently nominated for the Junior Lawyer of the Year Award 2022 at the Kent Junior Lawyers Division annual awards and shortlisted for the Emerging Dealmaker of the Year award at the Insider Media South East Dealmakers Awards 2023.



Joseph graduated from the University of Kent in Canterbury with a first class honours degree in Law in 2015. He went on to complete the Master of Laws in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Law (Bloomsbury), achieving a Distinction.

After completing his studies, he joined Thomson Snell & Passmore as a trainee solicitor in 2016. He joined the Corporate & Commercial team upon qualification in September 2018.

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