Corporate and Commercial Law

Our corporate and commercial department handles all aspects of commercial work, acting for a wide range of business sizes, from small start-ups to larger and more established companies based in the region.

Having also an understanding of business realities, we aim to be considered not only your legal adviser but also one of your commercial partners.

The work of our commercial team includes:

  • Establishing new businesses – which could include assisting with joint ventures, partnership and Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) documentation and other agreements
  • Buying an existing business
  • Selling your business
  • Drafting commercial documents and contracts, including:purchase / sale / supply agreements;
    manufacturing, distribution, franchising and agency agreements;
    trial, pilot, research and development contracts; and
    supply terms and conditions of business.
  • Advising on legal aspects of current businesses and reviewing existing contracts
  • Involvement in business sale, purchase, restructuring, or expansion
  • Advice on the impact of changes to business law
  • Forming a company
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate Restructure
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements

Our 250 year history has seen us provide legal advice to regional businesses that have grown to be world exporters or leaders in their market sectors.

Whether you are just starting a business and want some advice on the best ways to advance your business or if you are looking at restructuring your current your business, our team of friendly professionals are here to help.


Corporate and Commercial Law Testimonials

Working with Roger Margand and Ross Fletcher from Spire Solicitors LLP and Jon L. Farnsworth from Felhaber Larson (based in Minneapolis USA) made sense. Trying to reach an amicable agreement that would hold up in North America law as well as European law was always going to be challenging. That said here we are today with exactly that, an agreement between ourselves and another manufacturer that works for both parties. That would not have been possible without Spire and Felhaber Larson being able to work together. A good result for all.  
Mr Shepherd, G.T. Bunning & Sons Ltd

We would like to thank Roger Margand for his excellent work, professionalism, kindness and understanding, especially when we often need him at short notice for advice. He is always accessible, thorough, fair and transparent.  We highly recommend Roger and wish to send grateful thanks from the Partners for continued hard work on our behalf. 
Mrs Mann, Theatre Royal Surgery

My wife and I were very impressed with Roger Margand. He always kept us informed and was very helpful. His advice was invaluable and we will not hesitate to use him in the future.
Mr and Mrs Prince, Kent