Corporate Commercial

Notice re Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Our team are all still working and continuing to look after all our clients financial and legal matters and take new instructions, or simply just give advice. The safety of our clients and staff is important to us. Whilst we're not holding face to face meetings at the present time and are following Government guidelines, we are here for all our clients via telephone and email and offering meetings and appointments in a 'virtual' way to suit your needs - although our physical office doors are now shut, our virtual offices are open for you.

Updates for You and Your Business

Buying From Administrators
Cyber Security, Data Protection and Covid-19
Providing Independent Legal Advice in Challenging Times
Business Support in Economic Emergency
COVID-19 The 'Classic' Force Majeure?
Bounce Back Business Loans welcomed by SMEs

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

Employers' Guide to Data Protection during COVID-19

With more businesses set to return to work from 4 July 2020, employers are asking whether they are allowed under the Data Protection Act 2018 (the " Act ") to ask employees about their health. Under the Act, health data is "special category...

Buying From Administrators

As has been reported in recent press and, unfortunately, as will continue to be reported over the coming weeks and months, Covid-19 has proved to be the final straw for many companies.  However, when a company goes into Administration it doesn't...

Cyber Security, Data Protection and Covid-19

Home working has become the new norm and may even remain that way for the foreseeable future. It is important that businesses ensure that data protection requirements are not forgotten, and that cyber-security is sufficient to meet the demands of scattered,...

Bounce Back Business Loans welcomed by SMEs

Small businesses affected by Covid-19 have been promised loans of up to £50,000 which could be a lifeline to many of the SMEs we work with said Commercial Solicitors at Pearson. The bounce back measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently...

COVID-19 The 'Classic' Force Majeure?

  ‘Force Majeure’ is a contractual term , usually tucked away at the end of the contract way after most people (except lawyers) have lost interest in reading any further. The COVID-19 pandemic could be viewed as the ‘classic’...

Latest News

Revolutionary Garden Hose Design Too 'Obvious' for Patent Protection

Patents reward originality, and inventions that are obvious developments on pre-existing designs do not qualify for protection, however successful they may be. In a ground-breaking case on point , patent protection was denied in respect of a one-man...

Prosecco Producers Successfully Oppose 'Nosecco' Trade Mark Registration

The names and trade marks of certain well-known regional food and drink products are tightly protected under European law. The extent of that protection was analysed in a High Court case concerning a non-alcoholic sparkling wine bearing the name 'Nosecco'....

Unfair Advantage Being Taken of Your Trade Mark? Don't Put Up With It

If you have spent time and money building up public recognition of your trade mark, you do not have to just stand by and watch others taking unfair advantage of your investment. In a case on point, a tea supplier saw off an attempt to use its brand name in...

International Airline Fined £500,000 for Negligent Data Breach

Businesses that handle personal data but fail to take appropriate steps to guard against cyber attacks expose themselves to grave financial and reputational damage. That was certainly so in the case of an international airline whose flawed systems...

Pet Food Company Triumphs in Trade Mark Infringement Claim

Trade marks that achieve widespread public recognition are the lifeblood of a great many businesses, forming the foundation of their brands. A High Court ruling in the context of the UK's £2.54-billion-a-year pet food market showed exactly why such...