Stuart Bedford

Head of KPMG Law UK

KPMG in the UK

Stuart leads the KPMG Law team having joined KPMG in 2023. He also sits on KPMG’s Global Legal Services leadership team. Prior to joining KPMG he spent over 25 years in a leading international private practice law firm, as well as gaining experience through a number of senior roles in industry.

Stuart has extensive experience supporting clients with UK and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), complex international business reorganisations, initial public offerings, venture and growth capital, private equity and joint ventures. He works with large corporates, private enterprises, financial and private equity institutions across a range of sectors, including natural resources, financial services and technology.

He is also passionate about transforming the way in which the legal sector operates and helping clients meet the challenges of managing legal risk in an increasingly burdensome and litigious regulatory environment.

  • MA (Cantab) Emmanuel College Cambridge

  • CPE (Distinction) and LSF (Hons) – Chester College of Law

  • Senior Management Diploma (Merit) – OU

  • Entrepreneurial Finance Programme (Distinction) – Said Business School

  • Corporate Law

  • Group Reorganisations

  • M&A

  • Private Equity

  • Legal Tax Structuring