Laura Herdman (Capital Law)

Laura Spendiff

Laura is an Associate in the Corporate Team at Capital. She worked as a legal executive in a national law firm before qualifying as a solicitor.

Laura advises on a broad range of M&A and corporate finance work, specialising in corporate investments, from seed stage to large, private equity-backed MBOs.

Laura has particular experience in advising funders and companies on equity investments of all sizes, especially growth capital.

Laura is recognised as a rising star in the legal directories. She was named ‘one of the thirty lawyers and accountants to watch’ in WalesOnline, and was shortlisted as Insider’s Young Dealmaker of the Year in 2017.

I can’t speak highly enough of Capital Law. Laura Herdman, who acted on our behalf when securing our early-stage seed investment, was exceptional in every respect – professional, knowledgeable and extremely thorough, yet friendly, personable and very easy to talk to at all times. I was also very impressed with the level of communication displayed throughout the entire process. We will definitely continue our commercial relationship with Capital Law as our company grows.

Lee Flavin – Founder & CEO of RateSwitch Ltd

  • The management buy-out team at First Choice Accident Repair Centre on its recent £2.1m MBO backed by the Development Bank of Wales.
  • The buyer on the MBO of Seren Electrical Supplies.
  • Pulmon IR on its £105,000 funding from Innovate UK.
  • DevOPsGroup on their recent multi-million pound welsh Tech investment.
  • Cardiff-based education technology company, Simply Do Ideas, on its £550,000 angel and Development Bank of Wales investment .
  • KFM Holdings Limited on the sale of Timbmet Group to Hadleigh Timber.
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • General corporate affairs
  • Group restructuring
  • Investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity


  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (2017 – present)
  • Solicitor, Capital Law Llp (2015 – 2017)
  • Solicitor, Greenaway Scott (2014 – 2015)
  • Corporate Commercial Executive, Greenaway Scott (2013 – 2014)
  • Legal Assistant, Morgan Cole LLP (2010 – 2013)


  • Swansea University: LPC, Distinction (2009 – 2010)
  • University of Wales, Swansea: Bachelor of Laws LL.B Law: 2:1 (2006 – 2009)


  • The Law Society of England and Wales.