Recognised for his corporate/commercial expertise by the Legal 500, Barry has extensive experience and regularly advises on business and share sales and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins, shareholder’s agreements, joint venture agreements, corporate structures and company restructuring. Barry’s clients range from entrepreneurs, SMEs and owner managed businesses to subsidiaries of overseas companies, institutional lenders, investors and large corporates.
"Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors provide a 'practical, solution-focused and efficient' service to SMEs and owner-managed businesses in commercial transactions, shareholder agreements, corporate structures and restructuring work. Practice head Barry Niven's recent mandates include advising shareholders in disposal of shares, sales and acquisitions and management buy-outs and buy-ins". Legal 500 - 2020 Edition
“Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors' practice is headed by Barry Niven, ‘who is developing a team of knowledgeable and responsive lawyers who seek to understand client needs and tailor their approach and advice to those requirements’. Solicitor Joel Molloy 'is easy and straightforward to deal with and responds efficiently and very effectively’, with Niven and Molloy ‘both offering a responsiveness you expect from a City law firm with the commercial understanding of how to apply their advice in practice to a range of situations’. The team undertakes a broad range of corporate and commercial work, including transaction management, bank security arrangements and work for professional practices such as chartered surveyors, IFAs and estate agents”. Legal 500 - 2018/19 Edition
"Has a ‘strong presence in the local market’, particularly among owner-managed businesses; adopts ‘a commercial approach on fees without compromising on service and quality’". Legal 500 – 2017 Edition
"Barry Niven is an ‘expert problem-solver with extensive knowledge’”. Legal 500 – 2016 Edition
"Barry Niven ‘provides clients with clear advice grounded in commerciality’” Legal 500 – 2015 Edition
''Barry Niven has a high quality reputation for providing excellent and consistently sound advice. He has excellent communication skills and attention to detail. I regularly instruct Barry and the rest of the team at Clifton Ingram and find them all very professional, capable and user friendly. I would have no hesitation in recommending Barry and the rest of the team to anyone who requires legal advice'' Legal 500 – 2014 Edition
Barry works from both Clifton Ingram’s Reading and Wokingham offices.
My family has always used Clifton Ingram to deal with any legal issues and we have always been very happy with the service we received in the past. This time was no different and we will continue to use Clifton Ingram in the future.
I am very satisfied with every aspect of Clifton Ingram and have been using them for the past 15 years
Thanks to both, Alison and Kelly, for all your help throughout the process. The way you dealt with my case was just what I needed in times of stress. I will not hesitate to use you in future for any other matters and I will recommend your firm to anyone that needs it.
As always your service was exemplary. I have the confidence that you deal with matters as if they were your own interests
An excellent service which I have recommended to others