Corporate and Commercial

The world of business comes with many opportunities and successes - along with as many pitfalls and high-risk areas - which is why you need a specialist team of corporate and commercial lawyers with whom you can consult, whenever required.

Our solicitors offer effective solutions based on smart assessment and effective practical application, all while working to your timeframes and budgets. We believe that flexibility and adaptability are key to a successful matter. That is, flexible to give every client a high quality service, and adaptable to your specific requirements and goals. Whatever your line of work, we’ll offer a tailored approach and work with you on an individual level.

Our corporate and commercial law experts act for multinational companies, national corporations and owner-managed businesses with transaction values up to £200 million. They can draw upon a wealth of knowledge and experience, having previously worked for top 10 London and regional law firms, providing cost-effective solutions on complex corporate matters and day-to-day issues alike.

What we can do for you

Our expert corporate and commercial solicitors can advise and help with:


  • Acting for both sellers and management on MBIs and MBOs
  • Acting for both sellers and buyers on mergers and acquisitions
  • Advising companies on regulatory aspects of both internal and external share issues
  • Acting on corporate and group reorganisations
  • Implementing and advising on joint ventures
  • Advising on corporate finance, including banking facilities and security documentation


  • Advising and implementing partnership agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, including supply and purchase agreements, distribution, franchise, and agency agreements
  • Drafting bespoke terms and conditions, for both offline and online businesses
  • Advising upon intellectual property matters, including trademark and design right registrations.



Agriculture Law

Today's farmers and landowners face many challenges and opportunities. With the increasing complexity of running a farming business, it is essential that you have access to the best possible legal advice. We are acknowledged as one of the region's leading agricultural law firms and can provide you with a complete legal service for all your business and personal needs.

Our team of expert agricultural law solicitors have strong links to the farming community, and our specialist legal knowledge has led to our involvement in working parties advising on the technicalities of agricultural law. However, our philosophy remains to provide you, our client, with practical and cost-effective legal advice to get the job done.

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Commercial Property

Our commercial property solicitors can provide you with advice on all types of property transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial property, planning agreements, residential developments, commercial and industrial developments, options, leases and licences.

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Dispute Solicitors

Disputes or litigation are an aspect of business that sometimes cannot be avoided. Our expert solicitors deal with all aspects of commercial disputes from contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes, to professional negligence and commercial property issues.

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Employment law and HR advice

We advise businesses of all sizes, including national businesses who are based in our immediate area and beyond. Our team of HR and employment law specialist solicitors have over 50 years' experience in dealing with employment matters and are committed to providing cost effective advice.

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Licensing Solicitors

We are able to offer a licensing service dealing with all types of licensing applications. We can undertake full licensing applications for new premises, personal licences and temporary event notices. Get in touch with our licensing solicitors.

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