Tom Kelleher

Tom Kelleher

Tom is a Corporate Partner, with joint responsibility for leading our Corporate & Commercial team.

Tom is a Corporate lawyer with a broad range of experience. He advises clients on equity investments, the acquisition and sale of companies and businesses, refinancing transactions, and has taken on numerous management advisory roles on private equity-backed deals.

Tom leads Capital’s private equity practice. He is identified in the 2017/18 edition of The Legal 500 as being both “very technical” and “excellent at seeing the wood from the trees” – that elusive combination of legal excellence and commerciality.

As you know, we love working with you and the team at Capital Law. Your calm, pragmatic and assured approach make it very easy for us to keep focusing on the commercial issues, and to retain a strong relationship with management despite sitting on opposite sides of the table for many of the negotiations.

Valerie Kendall, WestBridge

  • Leading the team acted for Hemmels’ management team on the recent multi-million pound investment from Mobeus.
  • Advising on the £29.4 million acquisition of Vista Technology Support Group Limited by Scenic Topco Limited, via a £14m investment from LDC (Managers) Ltd.
  • Advising on the complex, multi million pound investment in Florismart Holdings Limited by various investors.
  • Acting for the purchaser and the management team on the MBO of an engineering consultancy firm on a 3rd generation MBO funded by a mixture of vendor equity rollover, company funds and a new injection of equity from management.
  • Advising a well-known media company on a series of investments, including a convertible loan note, by a number of high profile high net worth and institutional investors to fund the development of a number of high profile television projects.

• Banking and finance
• Commercial contracts
• Group restructuring
• Joint ventures
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Private equity
• Venture capital transactions


  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (2014 – present)
  • Associate, Capital Law Llp (2009 – 2014)
  • Solicitor, Capital Law Llp (2007-2009)
  • Solicitor, Pardoes Solicitors (2004 – 2007)


  • Cardiff University: Law (1996 – 2000)
  • Cardiff University: LPC (2001)


  • The Law Society of England and Wales