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BPE Solicitors’ Corporate Team aids Chamwell Centre Charity's merger with SAND Academies Trust

The merger will enable The Chamwell Centre Charity (Chamwell) to continue its invaluable work of providing much needed services to children and adults with disabilities in Gloucestershire, all under the umbrella of SAND Academies Trust (SAND).

Under the guidance of Associate Ben Adams (Corporate) and Emily Arnold (Employment), BPE played a critical role in providing legal expertise and guidance to Chamwell throughout the merger process. BPE’s commitment to excellence and deep understanding of the charity’s needs ensured a smooth and successful transaction for both Chamwell and SAND.
Dame Janet Trotter, director of Chamwell said:

“Mergers are always complicated and have their own special characteristics and challenges. It was good to have Ben and the BPE team alongside us as we made crucial decisions in the best interests of our clients and partners.”

Ben Adams, Associate at BPE Solicitors, stated:

“We are delighted to have played a role in the successful merger. This is a significant development for both organisations, and I wish both the best for the future.”

The deal caps off a fantastic month for BPE’s corporate department, which was recently awarded Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 Insider South West Dealmakers Awards.

To discuss how we can support your business, contact Ben Adams or a member of the BPE Corporate team on 01242 248269 or by email bpe@bpe.co.uk


For more information, please contact Victoria Lowe at bpe@bpe.co.uk or 01242 248290.

Notes to editors

BPE Solicitors is a UK law firm with more than 130 staff, including 70 fee-earners, and has offices in Cheltenham and London.

BPE supports businesses in all sectors throughout their lifecycle; from start-up to multi-million pound, multi-national operations, and covers business structuring and development, organic and acquisition-based growth, joint ventures, buying, selling or floating a business.

BPE also provides personal legal services including family matters, wills, trusts and private wealth.

The breadth and depth of BPE’s legal services is coupled with a highly pragmatic, commercially focused and empathetic approach to ensure clear, straight-talking legal advice for the real world.

For more information, please visit: www.bpe.co.uk

These notes have been prepared for the purpose of articles only. They should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice.

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