Corporate Commercial

Our promise: transparent, flexible, tailored legal fees from the outset.

We aim to add value to your business, rather than just guiding you through the law, by developing an understanding of your business and your goals, whether as a shareholder, director, member, partner or company, providing strategic support to your objectives in the long term and facilitating your goals on time and on budget.

We support our national, regional and local clients, ranging from entrepreneurs to SMEs to PLCs across a wide variety of fast growing and developing companies in all sectors including manufacturing, retail, services, energy, engineering and IT, as they deal with issues such as:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnership and LLP agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Company reconstructions
  • Banking matters, including facility agreements and security
  • Commercial contracts
  • Terms and conditions of sale or supply of goods/ services
  • Intellectual property
  • E-commerce
  • Company secretarial matters, including incorporations

Articles

  1. Thinking of borrowing to fund a shares buyback? 
  2. Shareholders' Agreements - what every business person needs to know
  3. Dealing with shareholder or partner disputes
  4. Sale and purchase agreements: be careful what you agree to
  5. So called 'penalty' clauses in commercial contracts 
  6. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015: legal changes for the attention of company directors

 

Latest Blogs

Due Diligence (cont)

Due Diligence (Part 2) What you need to do In the second part of this article we will be covering the scope of the investigation The scope of the investigation will need to cover various areas relating to the business and its affairs, for example: ...

Due Diligence

Due Diligence (Part 1) What is Due Diligence? A due diligence review is an independent investigation of the target business by the buyer and its advisers. In English law, the principle of “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware”...

GDPR - one year on it's not just all about emails

What have the changes, if anything been for businesses – we look at what has happened in the past 12 months and what you might have to plan for the future It’s been almost 12 months since businesses were all panicking about GDPR , here is Q...

Directors' Duties - The do's and don'ts

  As a company director you are responsible for the day-to-day running of the business and accountable for its success or failure. According to the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) there are seven specific duties you need to observe: to act within...

Director Who Flouted Ban Given Jail Sentence

Ignoring a court ruling is a foolish strategy at any time – as a man who continued to act as a director after having been banned from doing so found recently. In 2011, the man had agreed to a four-year ban after being involved in the running of a...

Latest News

Motor Industry Worker Who Profited From Theft of Data Ordered to Pay £25,500

In November 2018, a motor industry worker, Mustafa Kasim, was given a six-month prison sentence for accessing motorists' personal data on his employer's computer system without authorisation and selling it to rogue telemarketers. The case was brought by the...

Similar Product Names Do Not Always Lead to a Likelihood of Confusion

Rival products sometimes bear similar names but, when considering whether or not that is likely to cause confusion, judges place themselves in the shoes of average consumers. The High Court did just that in resolving a trade mark dispute in the cosmetics...

Are Others Benefiting From Your Goodwill?

Many successful businesses have experience of others seeking to ride on the coat-tails of their expensively established goodwill. However, as was shown by one High Court case , expert legal advice can help ensure that credit is only given where it is due. ...

EU Opinion on Use of Cookies

Businesses that have websites will be aware of the regulations that govern the use of 'cookies'. Recently, an opinion of the Advocate General of the European Union on questions referred to the Court of Justice by the Federal Court of Justice in Germany on...

Trade Marks Infringed By Disassembling and Selling Charm Bracelet Links

Is the purchaser of a product sold under a trade mark entitled to take it apart and sell its component parts under the trade mark? The High Court considered that issue in resolving a dispute between rival manufacturers of bracelet charms. An Italian...