Finial is a leading corporate finance advisory platform, designed exclusively for law. We provide expert commercial insight and support, differentiated by a laserfocus on the challenges and opportunities we see in the industry, now and next. We serve the world’s leading legal services businesses, whenever and wherever they do business.

Created in 2023, our business naturally has a contemporary outlook; open, transparent and forward-facing. And we believe that the law firms of tomorrow need a holistic team of well-networked, commercially-savvy and technically-skilled specialists by their side, night and day. That’s where we come in.


We want to build the ultimate corporate finance advisory business in law; the people backing revolutionary progress in the industry.


Our corporate finance capabilities support the growth agenda. Our core service line is M&A, supported by a capital services to help firms fund growth and change. The world’s leading law firms choose us because we’re a unique business in the
marketplace; put simply, there no other organisation that can deliver our experience, focus, structure and value.

Peerless Experience

Our team brings decades years’ experience operating at board-level in the legal industry and are the business partners behind the most successful new law firms over the last decade; individuals in law firm strategy, operational management and finance have come together in a first-of-its kind regulated corporate finance advisor that sets out to change the industry for good.

Single-Minded Focus

Our focus is law and we understand the commercial landscape better than anyone else. We picked this sector because we want to do right by it. Alternative business structures will eventually mean that capital coming in will change the market. Our clients benefit from the efficiencies of having advisors that aren’t learning about the industry on the job.

One Powerful Relationship

We’re the only partner you need when it comes to every aspect of the growth agenda, and more. This is a true one-stop-shop that delivers a competitive advantage, uniting law firm industry experts with the best practitioners in corporate finance.

Exceptional Value

Our fixed advisory and managed-service costs are blended with outcomes-focused success fees to make sure our efforts are aligned with your success. Couple that with our access to capital and unrivalled network partners in deal support adjacencies.

Our_services 1 >> Strategic analysis

We work with law firms and investors to anticipate, understand and navigate a changing world, so that they can thrive.

Our hand-picked team has extensive experience in analysing geopolitical risk, macro-economic outlooks and specific transactional risks. Put simply, we’re designed to talk to our clients about preparedness and opportunity when it comes to what forces are moving markets. In turn, we help them develop responsive strategies that make the most of these insights. Critically, we build a strategic rationale for potential financing and transactions that will lead to accelerated growth.

Our_services 2 >> Expert due diligence

Our data insights and our networks mean that we can thoroughly assess the financial, structural, reputational and operational position of any law firm, anywhere, with confidence. Clients come to us assess their own unique strengths and challenges, with a view to finding the right capital, teams or merger partners. Plus, on M&A transactions, we save our clients time, energy and expense by providing fast, effective judgement calls on every opportunity.

Our_services 3 >> Valuation and negotiation

Where strategic growth calls for investment, restructuring or acquisition, we provide hands-on advice through each stage of the process to ensure faultless execution. For M&A transactions, we have real-world experience of modelling financial data, market conditions, and industry benchmarks, to identify fair value purchase prices or exchange ratio, potential payment structures and tax positions. We also support in negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable agreement, prepare the legal frameworks and detail the terms and conditions of the transaction, with expert project management throughout.

Our_services 4 >> The change agenda

In every strategic growth project we support, getting a positive change agenda agreed upon is vital. Cases for investment require significant stakeholder management and buy-in. For M&A transactions, we create precise impact assessments and comprehensive integration plans to address cultural, operational and logistical components of the deal. We are also expert in managing the internal and external messaging to maximise impact and influence in the market.

Our_services 5 >> Beyond transactions

When firms come together, addressing organisational and cultural issues to ensure a cohesive and productive work environment can be critical. Managing effective growth through mergers is a long game. That’s why our strategic programmes are geared towards years of invaluable, practical support.


Our leadership team combines best-ofbreed corporate finance experience with practical knowledge of the commercial drivers that underpin the legal industry’s most progressive and profitable practices.

John has over 20 years of experience in insurance, restructuring and finance, including more than a decade focussed on financing for law firms and disputes across the UK, Europe and the United States. Beyond corporate finance activities, John also leads Finial’s regulatory and compliance functions.
Hash has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and private investments, focused on special situations and distressed debt investing, as well as private equity across multiple geographies. He has led numerous buy-side and sell-side transactions across a wide range of sectors. Hash holds an Masters in Finance from London Business School.
Paul has held senior leadership roles in the legal landscape for over 25 years, from magic-circle chambers at the UK Bar to leading litigation finance and, latterly, strategic consulting to the world’s leading law firms. Paul is a thought-leading on finance in Who’s Who Legal
Tom has nearly 10 years of experience and relationships focused solely on the legal sector. He has advised some of the world’s leading law firms, legal technology providers and investors on a plethora of transactions and is also recognised as a global leader in the field of disputes finance. Tom holds a Masters in Finance from Kings Business School.
Jamie has over 25 years of experience in management consulting and commercial strategy. He has held board-level roles in some of the world’s leading law firms and advises businesses, governments and institutions on the emerging geo-political and economic trends in global legal services.


Finial Advisors
46 Gresham Street
London EC2V 7AY

Finial Advisors is a trading name of Exton Corporate Finance
Advisors Limited (Company Number 13920372), which is
authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
with registration number 976967.