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...

Persons with Significant Control

One of the main objectives of Companies House’s ( CH ) business plan for 2018-2019 is corporate transparency. At the heart of CH’s business plan is the proper identification and accurate presentation of information relating to Persons with...

Latest News

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...

Patent Invalid if No Novelty

One of the key requirements for a patent for a technical process innovation to be successfully defended is that there must be something genuinely innovative about the subject matter of the patent. There has to be 'novelty' and an inventive step. On...

Data Storage Dispute Leads to Emergency High Court Injunction

Large companies frequently engage outside contractors to assist with storage of the vast quantities of data they produce. However, as a High Court case showed , a breakdown of such commercial relationships can give rise to urgent privacy and data protection...

Look Before You Leap With Trade Names

The first Intellectual Property Enterprise Court case heard outside London took place recently , when the court sat in Birmingham at the request of both parties involved in the dispute. It concerned an allegation of improper use of a registered trade mark...