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Our Founders

Peregrine Law was set up in 2016 by Nigel Clark and Ben Walmsley. We’ve been friends for years and both qualified in London in large City firms in the 1990s.

After qualification, our legal careers took very different paths.  Ben developed an expertise, and a very successful practice, in advising owner managed, fast growth businesses on UK investment and M&A.  Nigel initially worked as a finance lawyer, joining Minter Ellison in Sydney before becoming a partner of the firm focused on cross border M&A, business development and office management in London, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Outside of work, Ben and Nigel are both married with 3 children and are both sports nuts.  In years gone by, Ben was a footballer and Nigel a rugby player but they have more recently taken to competing in silly endurance events including marathons at the North Pole, South Pole and on the Great Wall of China.