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If you’re a scale up businesses looking to raise funds and expand operations, a mature business with more complex operating requirements or a founder looking to exit – we deliver legal support and solutions that help you achieve your commercial and personal objectives.

The solutions and service we provide to entrepreneurial businesses and their owners can be found below.


Business law services

Business contracts

Business contracts

Your business contracts should reflect how you want to do business, and need to evolve with changing commercial circumstances.  Examples of some of what we deliver for clients, include:

  • Terms of business
  • Supplier contracts and outsourcing
  • Service agreements
  • Marketing agreements
  • Franchising, agency, distribution and licensing and distribution
  • IT contracts
  • Consumer contracts
  • Framework agreements

We also cover matter such as:

  • Issues of shares to founders, owners, employees and investors
  • Sales and purchase of assets
  • Corporate governance and advisory

Buying and selling a business

Buying and selling a business

Based upon your commercial priorities, we help you address the risks and overcome challenges inherent in buying, selling or restructuring a business. Our focus is on making sure that the transaction progresses efficiently and you get the deal done in your time frame.

Examples of some of what we deliver for clients, include:

  • Buyer and seller due diligence
  • Reorganisations and restructures
  • Trade sales, management buy-outs, employee ownership
  • Joint Venture vehicles
  • Demergers
  • Investment agreements
  • Share capital buy-backs
  • Capital reductions
  • Structuring business ownership and succession

Funding and finance

When it comes to the legal aspects of funding your growth or exit ambitions, we provide practical advice that is designed to meet the needs of businesses, banks and lenders.

Property finance

  • Facility agreements
  • Acquisitions, disposals, refinancing
  • Secured lending
  • Development funding
  • Due diligence
  • Certificates of title
  • Legal opinion letters

Commercial finance

  • Acquisition finance
  • Leveraged debt
  • Equity finance
    • MBO’s
    • MBI’s
    • LBO’s
    • Trade acquisitions
    • Institutional acquisitions
  • Term loans, revolving credit facilities
  • Bridging finance
  • Receivables – invoice discounting
  • Trade – letters of credit, bank guarantees, liquidity support
  • Asset – leasing, hire purchase, conditional sale, sale and leaseback
  • Negative pledges
  • Cross company guarantees
  • Escrow agreements


Advice that helps you meet your legal obligations while being sensitive to your culture, staff morale and performance. We help with all aspects of structuring benefits and remuneration packages for your employees.

Employee benefits

  • Performance management advice and strategies
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Share purchase agreements
  • Option agreement

Contracts and agreements

  • Employment contracts
  • Service agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Employment policies
  • Managing employee relations and executive change
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Data protection
  • Employment status
  • Dismissals
  • Redundancies
  • Settlements
  • Restructuring & reorganisation
  • TUPE [Transfer of Undertakings or Service Provision]
  • Directors duties

Commercial property

Commercial property

Supporting owners, occupiers and investors. We cover all areas from acquisition and disposal of property, sale and purchase contracts to property audits and reviews. Our services include:

  • Property leases, renewals and re-gearing
  • Commercial leases for landlords and tenants
  • Ancillary lease documents
  • Deeds of grant, release, variation or rectification
  • Easements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Breaches of contract
  • Adverse possession and unlawful occupation
  • Indemnity insurance
  • Complex land transactions
  • Property portfolios

Property development

Property development

Our specialist property lawyers can assist at all stages, from site acquisition to the construction phases all the way to realising development value and profit. We work with complex projects offering strategic advice at all stages of development.


  • Site acquisition
  • Acquisitions and disposals of development companies
  • Conditional sale and purchase development transactions
  • Drafting and negotiating land acquisitions


  • Planning obligations – Section 106 planning agreements and unilateral undertakings
  • Affordable housing provision
  • Agreements including, development, disposal, joint venture, local planning authority, lock-out and options
  • Property disputes and litigation aspects – Title issues, boundary disputes etc.
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)


  • Due diligence (site appraisals)
  • Environmental issues and contaminated land
  • Professional appointments and warranties
  • Utility providers agreements and wayleaves


  • New builds, off plan sales
  • Part exchange or leaseback arrangements
  • Plot sales and estate management arrangements
  • Pre-lettings and lettings to occupiers
  • Promotion agreements