Toby Walker


Corporate & Commercial

01582 731161


I am a solicitor in the Corporate & Commercial Department. I have built up a strong client base advising on a diverse range of matters.

I have regular involvement in M&A deals, with experience on both the buy & sell sides.

I have also advised on company structure/ reorganisations – including: investment rounds; share buybacks; share exchanges; voluntary strike-offs; issuance of shares.

My experience extends to general company secretarial, which includes: acting for a Group of 50+ companies; dealing with day-to-day company secretarial matters; maintaining statutory books; dealing with Companies House filings.

I advise on various commercial matters comprising of supply of goods/ services agreements; distribution agreement; general terms & conditions.

Having worked with directors, shareholders and investors in a wide variety of sectors, I provide a pragmatic, proactive and personable approach for, and on behalf of, my clients to ensure their expectations are met.

I completed my training contract with Taylor Walton, and qualified in 2019.


Traveling, football.


  • General company secretarial work including general day to day secretarial work; preparation of notices for annual general meetings and various other meetings; Companies House filings.
  • Group re-organisation by way of share for share exchange between the existing shareholders of the trading company and the newly incorporated holding company to create a group structure – enabling certain assets and liabilities to be ring-fenced. This group re-organisation also included two shareholders exiting the group structure.
  • Leading a team on an asset purchase deal, including: raising appropriate legal due diligence enquiries; preparing and negotiating the purchase agreement; and overseeing the teams deal with the employment and property aspects.
  • Assisting a company with multiple investment rounds, including preparation of a shareholders agreement setting out the rights of the founders/ new investors/ existing shareholders; issuance of new shares; issuance of convertible loan notes; preparation of the ancillary corporate documents and dealing with the post-completion matters.

Joined Taylor Walton in 2017

Getting ready to sell your business

By Toby Walker | 7 June 2023

Are you considering selling your business in the next few years? If so, it is worth considering a number of practicalities in advance so that you are ready when the time comes. How the sale is structured will be the first key consideration. This can be either: selling the entire issued share capital of the…

Legal Obligation to Notify

By Toby Walker | 20 February 2023

As touched upon in our previous article relating to the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the Act), a buyer is legally obliged to tell the government about acquisitions of certain entities if they fall within sensitive areas of the economy, subject to certain criteria. These ‘notifiable acquisitions’ correspond to 17 areas of the economy…

The National Security and Investment Act 2021

By Toby Walker | 15 February 2023

Background: On 4th January 2022, the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the Act) came into force, which allows the government to assess and intervene in investments and other acquisitions of control that may give rise to national security risks. Having assessed an acquisition, the government can impose conditions that allow it to continue, or…

As a sole director, are you lawfully making decisions?

By Toby Walker | 24 October 2022

Hashmi v Lorimer-Wing: the original judgement A recent landmark decision by the High Court in Hashmi v Lorimer- Wing [2022] EWHC 191 (Hashmi) seemed to have far reaching implications for companies with a sole director incorporating the Model Articles. In this particular case the judge decided that the company’s articles of association, being amended Model…

Vital information for First Time Buyers

By Toby Walker | 30 July 2019

Even with News Outlets reporting that house prices are stagnant, many first time buyers (“FTBs”) still find themselves priced out of the property market. The government have realised this and set up various schemes to assist FTBs looking to get on the housing ladder.   1. Help to Buy Equity Loan (“H2B Loan”) A H2B loan* may be an…