Corporate and Commercial

Specialist Corporate and Commercial Law solicitors working with business owners, Directors and senior management in SMEs across East Anglia.

Holmes & Hills has a large team of corporate & commercial solicitors who advise companies operating in a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, retail, professional services, agriculture and technology, through to large scale property development.

Representing directors and senior leadership teams of companies across East Anglia and nationally, our team of expert commercial solicitors provide pragmatic and proactive legal services. Through provision of advice and representation centred on an understanding your business and industry, our team ensures you can form, grow, sell or evolve your business, taking advantage of commercial opportunities whilst minimising and understanding related legal risks.

Our commercial solicitors in Essex and Suffolk are experienced in advising and representing business owners in relation to:

Business acquisitions, sales, mergers and de-mergers

The Corporate and Commercial Department at Holmes & Hills is regularly advising business owners on acquiring and selling businesses, working closely with corporate financiers and business brokers. Recent transaction values range in value up to £35 million and spanning industries from manufacturing and logistics through to retail and hospitality.

Corporate finance and banking

Our large team of commercial solicitors are regularly advising directors, borrowers and guarantors on the full range of debt and security measures commonly utilised by businesses, including facility agreements, debentures, charges on shares, legal charges/mortgages, development finance, personal guarantees and company guarantees.

Commercial contracts and agreements

Our Corporate and Commercial Department advise directors, senior business leadership and individuals on commercial contracts and agreements covering the full range of stakeholder relationships, from consultancy and subcontractor agreements, through to terms and conditions and contracts for the provision of services.

Company law advice and directors’ duties

Commercial solicitors at Holmes & Hills advise directors on their personal statutory duties, as well as those imposed by Articles of Association, providing guidance on personal liability, rights and obligations regarding the company or companies.

Company re-structure/ re-organisation

Holmes & Hills’ Corporate and Commercial Department regularly advises business owners on restructuring corporate entities and ownership se-up, often for the purposes of preparing the business for sale, succession planning, or working with the company’s accountants to plan for tax.

Terms and conditions

Our specialist commercial solicitors advise on, negotiate and draft terms and conditions for businesses operating in a range of industries and providing a range of products and/or services, ensuring clients’ legal interests protected and access to redress secured.

Formation and running of a limited company

Our Corporate and Commercial Department can assist with the formation of a new limited company, along with providing advice on directors’ duties (as mentioned above), drafting bespoke Articles of Association for the new limited company and drafting and advising on Shareholders’ Agreements.
We can also provide your newly incorporated limited company with advice on shareholding structure and its commercial aspects such as data protection, terms and conditions and employment contracts (see below).

Formation and running of an LLP

Advice on limited liability partnerships as an alternative to other company forms, along with advice as to statutory legal obligations of, and personal risks to, Partners, alongside advice on and drafting of partnership agreements.

Family-run business advice

Providing the full range of legal advice and guidance required by owners of family-run businesses. Our Corporate and Commercial Department, along with specialists from across Holmes & Hills, ensure all of your legal needs are met through the provision of pragmatic and proactive commercial legal services, covering legal matters from ownership structure and re-organisation, through to commercial property and disputes.

Specialists with City law firm and in-house counsel experience

Holmes & Hills’ Corporate and Commercial Department includes an ever-growing team of specialists who boast experience working for the corporate departments of City law firms, as well as solicitors with extensive experience acting as in-house commercial legal counsel. Business owners working in partnership with Holmes & Hills Solicitors can therefore be confident they are receiving leading legal advice and representation from solicitors that are both expert, experienced and understanding of the pragmatic commercial nuances affecting most commercial legal matters. 

Supported by experts from a range of specialist legal departments

Our corporate and commercial solicitors are supported by specialists from the firm’s Commercial Property, Land and Development, Planning and Development and Employment departments, as well as the firm's Dispute Resolution Division.

The firm's collection of specialist departments means that Holmes & Hills provides companies with a single source of expert legal advice covering the wide range of commercial legal issues that business owners and management find themselves contending with when starting, operating, growing and exiting their business.

Commercial dispute resolution

Holmes & Hills’ specialist team of commercial dispute resolution solicitors provide business owners with expert legal advice and representation relating to bringing or defending commercial disputes with other businesses, public sector organisations, professionals or consumers.

Employment Law services for employers

Holmes & Hills has a team of employment solicitors providing advice, representation and training to business owners and leadership teams covering the full spectrum of Employment Law issues that arise in the workplace. Our services provide for mitigation of risk and effective resolution of potential or actual employment disputes where these arise.

Commercial Property

Holmes & Hills boasts a formidable Commercial Property Department, one of the largest in the region, acting for commercial landlords, owner-occupiers and tenants, as well as commercial property investors and developers, in acquiring, selling, leasing, licensing and developing commercial property.

The first step in getting commercial legal advice

Call us on 01206 593933 today to speak with one of our Corporate and Commercial team.

Key Contact

Rebecca Mason

Managing Partner

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