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If you are looking for a Kent-based team of Corporate & Commercial solicitors with excellent business contacts and a reputation for getting the job done well, you have come to the right place. The team is ranked as a leading firm in the Legal 500.


We have offices in Ashford, Canterbury and Herne Bay. Our focus is on building longstanding relationships with our clients. We know our clients want more than just good legal advice from their solicitor. They want a trusted adviser who understands their business and who offers a clarity of vision which will help them grow their business and achieve their strategic goals.

We have a reputation for being shrewd negotiators and work hard to get the right result for our clients. We act for a wide range of clients which include entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses (OMBs) - start ups, as well as long established family businesses - with all types of business structure: limited companies, partnerships, LLPs and sole traders. We also work with PLC’s, banks and financial institutions and not-for-profit organisations across a variety of sectors.

We have a reputation for being shrewd negotiators and work hard to get the right result for our clients.

We assist businesses throughout their lifestyle but a significant part of our work as corporate solicitors involves the acquisition or disposal of companies and their businesses. We also offer advice on corporate restructuring and insolvency. Our experience ensures that such transactions are dealt with promptly and efficiently and we use our skills to identify and manage the often considerable legal risks.

When advising on a corporate transaction we will provide you with a fixed quotation for our services at the outset to help you manage budgets safe in the knowledge that your legal spend will not get out of control.

Our Corporate & Commercial team work closely with our Employment Law and Commercial Property specialists so that we can provide a comprehensive service for all the legal aspects of your business.

Our services include advising on:

  • Business mergers and acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy outs
  • Management buy ins
  • Leveraged buyout
  • Venture capital transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate governance & directors’ duties
  • Shareholders' agreements
  • Articles of association
  • Succession planning
  • Corporate restructuring
  • General partnership agreements and LLP agreements
  • Business formations and incorporations

We also offer commercial law services and advise on the wide range of contracts and arrangements which businesses need.

Commercial Law Services

Our services include advising on:

  • Standard terms and conditions of trading
  • Agreements with suppliers and customers
  • Agency, distribution and franchise agreements
  • Protection, and licencing of Intellectual Property
  • Technology supply and transfer agreements
  • Service level agreements
  • Software development, licencing and support agreements
  • E-commerce and on-line services
  • Regulatory compliance issues

Our Corporate & Commercial Team often works closely with our Employment Solicitors and our Commercial Property Solicitors.

We can guide you on the legal and commercial issues that arise at every stage of your business’s life and provide advice on the most suitable structures and arrangements for its activities.

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For details on how we can help you further, contact a member of our Corporate & Commercial team or call into your local office.

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