Joined TBI in: 2004
Specialises in: Corporate and Commercial
Qualification: LLB hons, LPC
Education: Newcastle University. York College of Law (now University of Law)
Craig Malarkey has risen through the ranks at Tilly Bailey & Irvine LLP having first joined the firm back in 2004 as a trainee solicitor and is now a Partner and head of the corporate and commercial team, specialising in corporate finance and transactional matters, in particular mergers and acquisitions.
Craig regularly advises clients on share and asset sales and acquisitions; corporate restructuring and management buy-outs and buy-ins. He has wide-ranging experience on equity and debt investment and providing partnership and start up advice.
Craig also leads the team in regards to providing advice on commercial contracts and has developed close relationships with clients advising them on bespoke sales of goods and services agreements. In particular he has advised many clients on matters of e-commerce.
Craig acts for clients across a range of sectors including leisure and tourism, manufacturing, dentistry and medical, education and charitable to name but a few.
The Academy Conversion Team is also lead by Craig, acting for numerous local academy trusts, who regularly presents to school governors on academy conversions.
Craig takes great pleasure and satisfaction in being able to work with companies and their shareholders right through the lifecycle of a business. He has worked with a number of clients from the very outset of their journey and the early stages in their development through to a planned strategic exit.
Along the way Craig has provided support at various significant junctures of that journey, including supporting in building the business through its commercial contracts, share and group restructuring and tax planning, through to exit planning and ultimate disposal.