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Isobel Symonds

Senior Associate
T: 020 7465 4479

Isobel advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters, with a particular focus on acquisitions and disposals, company reorganisations, shareholder arrangements, lending and security documentation and strategic succession planning for family businesses.

A senior associate in the Corporate department, she acts predominantly for entrepreneurial individuals and private companies, including owner-managed businesses, start-ups, family businesses and family offices, many of which are active internationally.

Isobel also advises on commercial law matters, most frequently in relation to contractual arrangements and terms of business for suppliers of goods and services and agency agreements.

Isobel was awarded a first-class degree in History from University College London and was included on the Dean’s List of top performing students. She initially pursued a career as a secondary school history teacher. She completed the GDL and LPC (both with distinction) before commencing work as a solicitor. Isobel joined Payne Hicks Beach as a trainee solicitor in 2015 and qualified into the Corporate team in 2017. In 2021 Isobel was promoted to senior associate. She is also a member of AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers.

Isobel is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2024 for Corporate and Commercial: M&A.

The Legal 500 UK 2018 listed Isobel as a recommended lawyer for Corporate and Commercial: M&A.