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Whether you are an ambitious startup, high net worth individual, a growing private business, a FTSE 100 company or a multi-national business, our lawyers are passionate about helping you to secure and enhance the value of your business.

We work across all market sectors, with a particular interest in technology, brands, retail, manufacturing, charities & not for profit, transport & logistics, food & drink, energy and sport.

Our large and varied private sector client base means that different needs and opportunities arise, and we will work closely with you and your other advisers to understand your aims and objectives and the challenges that you face, building a long-term relationship that consistently delivers the right results whatever your business need.

what we do...

  • Dedicated specialists – based in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham, we have teams of lawyers covering the broad range of commercial specialisms, including lawyers with invaluable in-house experience gained across the spectrum of sectors.
  • Our clients – blue chip multi-nationals, listed companies, unquoted public limited companies, privately owned organisations, entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Our sectors – technology, brands, retail, manufacturing, charities & not for profit, transport & logistics, food & drink, energy and sport.
  • Our industry membership - the Institute of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, Loan Market Association members, Association of Business Recovery Professionals and Institute of Credit Management, the Association of Pension Lawyers and The Pensions Advisory Service.

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Upcoming webinars

IP licensing: how to avoid the common pitfalls

In this webinar, Selina Hinchcliffe will introduce you to some of the common issues encountered when drafting and negotiating IP license agreements.

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Dilapidations - a practical guide: training video suite

This training suite is a useful toolkit for all property professionals involved with dilapidations whether landlord or tenant. This series covers the basis legal principles underpinning dilapidations claims and aims to cut through some of the jargon which often only serves to confuse and complicate.


Tips for tenants facing lease expiry - dilapidations

In the second video in this series on dilapidations, Tim provides some tips for tenants who may be facing potential dilapidations claims; both prior to lease expiry and once the lease has ended.


Tips for landlords at lease end - dilapidations

In the third video in our property litigation dilapidation series, Tim will look at dilapidations from a landlord’s perspective and gives some practical advice to landlords pursuing claims after the lease has ended.


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