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

Workplace Data Leaks - Motor Insurer Wins Six-Figure Compensation

Miscreant employees often form the first link in a chain which feeds the black market in personal data. However, as a ground-breaking High Court ruling showed , anyone who profits from the use of such illicitly leaked material risks being hit hard in the...

Finance Company Behind Direct Marketing Email Campaign Fined £60,000

Unsolicited direct marketing emails, sent without informed consent, are viewed as a modern scourge by millions and those who engage in such campaigns can expect severe punishment. In one case, a finance company which broke the rules when promoting pre-paid...

Luxury Car Maker Defeated in David v Goliath Trade Mark Dispute

Trade marks are a powerful means of protecting your unique brand, even against much larger or more prestigious potential competitors. In one case, a small clothing company which sold its wares under the name 'Bentley' scored a High Court win over household...

Rival Products' Purple Packaging Triggers High Court Row

Consumers do not always read labels, so the packaging of a product, and its colour in particular, can be crucial in establishing brand loyalty. In a guideline case, the High Court considered whether the purple livery shared by rival pharmaceutical products...

Estate Agency Fined £80,000 for Exposing 18,000 Tenants' Data to Hackers

Businesses that store their clients' personal data are under a strict legal duty to keep it secure and any failure to do so is likely to have serious financial and reputational consequences. An estate agency whose negligence and technical ineptitude left the...