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Stuart studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge and The College of Law, Chester, before training and qualifying as a solicitor at a national law firm in Manchester. He also holds an MBA in entrepreneurship from Manchester Business School.

Stuart has experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial law. His specialist areas are corporate finance transactions (including company acquisitions and disposals and venture capital investment) and corporate reorganisations and restructuring.

He also advises on share option and incentive schemes and has particular expertise in the technology, renewable energy and care sectors.

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Stuart Scott-Goldstone is listed in the Legal 500’s elite “Leading lawyers” list - Legal 500 United Kingdom's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.
The Legal 500
Sale of Invertek Drives Limited to Sumitomo Heavy Industries Limited The acquisition of Invertek Drives Ltd by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Limited (SHI) was a significant milestone in the 21-year history of Invertek. To continue our growth in the globally competitive variable frequency drives market we knew we would need significant external investment, and this would be achieved through the sale. However, we wanted to ensure the global recognition of Invertek’s brand and reputation for innovation and manufacturing excellence was not only maintained but strengthened by any new owner. SHI recognised the value of Invertek, our people and products. We had worked with Stuart Scott-Goldstone for several years and the board/shareholders had great confidence that he was the right person with the right team around him to lead them through the sale process positively and professionally. Stuart and his team, which included Charlotte Butler and Zoe Lloyd, “did us proud.” They were extremely well organised ensuring that all those on our side of the deal worked with synergy, as one strong team. We were delighted to have worked with Stuart and Aaron & Partners. They proved to be extremely competent and diligent. This was a complex, high value deal of great importance to the wider community and economy of Mid Wales and Shropshire and Aaron & Partners added great value to the whole experience.
Charles Haspel, Operations Director at Invertek Drives
Department head Stuart Scott-Goldstone has a well-established practice that focuses particularly on corporate finance and restructuring. Clients say: "He is prompt, efficient and very good at sorting out issues tidily".
Chambers & Partners
Stuart Scott-Goldstone is listed as a leading individual in Corporate and commercial in the North West.
The Legal 500
The Sale of Meredith (UK) Ltd I have worked with Stuart on a number of transactions over the last twenty five years and have a very strong working relationship with him.  Most recently, he assisted me with the sale of Meredith (UK) Ltd, the care home group I established and have grown for the last thirty years. It was not an easy decision to sell my business, it was at times a wrench to let go but with Stuart’s guidance the process ran smoothly to a successful conclusion. I have always received excellent advice from him and I trust him implicitly.  Working with him is fantastic, he’s calm, confident and extremely capable.  He’s always been there for me! Over the years I have gained enormous trust and regard for Stuart as a lawyer and a person. He has never let me down and I feel extremely lucky to have him on my side as my confidant and advisor. I have many other projects in the pipeline and I am looking forward to working closely with Stuart again.
Jack Meredith, Business Owner
Stuart Scott-Goldstone is also noted for his technology, support services and renewable energy experience.
The Legal 500
With an opportunity to sell our group of companies based on both sides of the “Pond” and with the buyer being based in the United States, we needed assistance to complete the UK side of the sale. The initial steps were complicated as there was a corporate reorganisation to deal with before the sale could go ahead. As such, we needed a legal team with experience of international transactions to ensure that all aspects of the deal would run smoothly and seamlessly.  Stuart came highly recommended to us by one of his colleagues with whom we already had a successful working relationship, so we were happy to proceed. We were working to a very tight deadline with COVID restrictions in place and we were aware of the potential difficulties of dealing with a different legal system and a different time zone. However, Stuart was able to take complete control of the proceedings for us. He had a no nonsense professional approach working tirelessly along with Zoe Lloyd and Hannah Fynn from his team. This was a high pressure cross border deal to be completed in a short timeframe and the Aaron and Partners team performed admirably.  All our transactions were completed in just over two months which I was delighted with. I am look forward to working with everyone again soon!
Russell Booth, Managing Director of Hallcrest Group (UK)
Stuart Scott-Goldstone advises on the full spectrum of corporate finance transactions, in addition to company reorganisations and restructurings. Clients describe him as "very fair and pragmatic".
Chambers & Partners
I have had a long and successful business relationship with Stuart Scott-Goldstone and Aaron & Partners ever since he incorporated the company for us back in 2007. When it came to selling the business some years later, Stuart was the obvious choice to assist us.  He knew our business very well and we trusted that he would guide us through the sale process seamlessly. We had great confidence in his skills and knowledge and we believed that the sale would complete successfully as a result of our partnership, which it did! I have always considered Stuart to be a completely “safe pair of hands” when it comes to legal advice and have been very assured by his work. He is the epitome of professionalism and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I would not hesitate to work with again in the future.
Chris Mann – Former Chairman of Matrix Networks Group