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Alex Ross

Alex Ross

Partner | Head of Company & Commercial

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t: 0114 220 2190

Legal 500 Recommended LawyerLegal 500 Leading Lawyer 2019

Alex Ross is a Partner who specialises in business and corporate law. Alex leads the department and is praised by clients for his ‘measured approach’ which ‘creates a sustained peace of mind’ which ‘ultimately takes the worry and burden away from the client’ – The Legal 500 2020. He is described in earlier editions as ‘a thorough and fair-minded lawyer who always has pragmatic solutions for complex problems’ and is noted for having ‘particular experience assisting clients in the IT, engineering and manufacturing sectors’ – The Legal 500 2020.

His team is recommended in the Legal 500 for their expertise in corporate and commercial law in Sheffield and are described as ‘professional, thorough and approachable’.



Alex joined Bell & Buxton in 1997 after qualifying as a solicitor in 1995 and became a Partner in 1999.

He is the head of the Company/Commercial department at Bell and Buxton and has particular expertise in:

- Management Buy Outs/Ins;
- Corporate acquisitions and disposals;
- Terms of business;
- Partnership and shareholder agreements and disputes;
- Distribution and agency agreements;
- Corporate finance, including invoice discounting arrangements;
- Succession issues relating to businesses.

Alex and the team were recommended in the Legal 500 (2017 and 2018/2019 and 2020 editions).

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Recent Transactions include:

  • £1.9m management buyout of Sheffield business;
  • Reorganisations of several groups of companies;
  • Sale of an insurance broking business;
  • Setting up a case reward scheme for operation in various jurisdictions;
  • £1.3m acquisition of Sheffield business;
  • £1.1m management buyout of a Sheffield company group;
  • The dissolution of a farming partnership and safeguarding the integrity of the farm itself.