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Seamus Clifford
Head of Business Services, Solicitor
Colchester office
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Seamus Clifford

Head of Business Services, Solicitor


Seamus obtained an LLB (Hons) degree in Law and Politics from Cardiff University and a commendation in the Legal Practice Course from Cardiff Law School. Seamus joined Ellisons in 1996 as a trainee Solicitor, qualifying into the Corporate and Commercial team in 1998. In 2000 Seamus left Ellisons to join the London corporate finance team at Berwin Leighton Paisner where he remained until 2006 working primarily within the highly regarded hotel, leisure and restructuring teams. Seamus re-joined Ellisons as a Partner and head of the Corporate and Commercial practice in 2006.

Seamus was appointed as one of the firms three Managing Partners in November 2014. Seamus became Head of Business Services in May 2018.

Along with Tim Logan, Seamus is one of the lead contacts for the Alliott Group, an international alliance of professional firms. 

At Ellisons we can help if you are looking for legal or accountancy assistance internationally or a firm looking for legal advice to do business in the UK. In the first instance please contact Seamus Clifford, Tim Logan or Emma Boorman.

Case Study

Seamus Clifford acted for new clients, the individual shareholders of Orwell Trucks Limited led by David Grant, on the sale of Orwell Truck & Van to South African based automotive group Imperial Holdings.

David Grant added: ‘‘Taking feedback from other local businessmen, Orwell had selected Ellisons to act in preference to their existing legal advisors; this had proved to be an excellent decision, with Seamus and his team providing sound, pragmatic and commercial advice on all aspects of the sale process, whilst at the same time maintaining the impetus required to bring about a swift completion to the whole transaction.’’

Chambers and Partners 2018: Seamus Clifford is noted for handling a range of corporate matters, including M&A, shareholder agreements and restructurings. A client enthuses that "he truly is an extension of our business and makes himself available 24/7."

Chambers and Partners 2017: Seamus Clifford (Band 2) is held in high regard for his "efficient and diligent" approach. His broad corporate expertise covers M&A, joint ventures and reorganisations.

Areas of Specialism

  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Shareholder arrangements
  • Corporate re-organisations
  • Corporate recovery
  • Commercial
  • Hotel & Leisure

Outside the Office

Seamus is a keen sailor and a member of West Mersea Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club. He enjoys most sports including skiing and squash and is an arm chair rugby fanatic now that he has retired gracefully from the game.