Business Legal Services

We offer a wide range of legal services for businesses of all sizes, with pricing plans designed for start-up, small and venture-backed businesses and medium to large businesses.

Who We Help

Your legal support
from startup to scale-up and beyond

When you’ve got the big idea

When you’ve got the big idea

Time is focused on getting started

Time is focused on getting started

Your team is getting on with it

Your team is getting on with it

When it’s all about scaling up

When it’s all about scaling up

If you’re looking to exit

If you’re looking to exit

See our business lifecycle approach 

You can find out more about the businesses we’ve worked with, and their positive experiences with us, here.

Don’t forget: You don’t have to be near our offices for us to help your business. We are a national commercial law firm and can help your business wherever you are, thanks to our unique operating model. We are happy to meet at our offices, your offices or at a location of your choice.


Practice areas

What our business solicitors do

Our business lawyers can provide expert commercial advice on many legal matters that your business may be facing. Use the links below to find out more about our legal services and practice areas.

Business Disputes

We advise a wide range of businesses from start-ups and university spinouts to plcs and large multinational corporations. We can help with commercial, financial and professional disputes varying from smaller claims to much more complex and high-value claims.

Business Immigration Law

We advise businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and educational establishments on all aspects of UK immigration law, from recruiting overseas staff to ensuring ongoing compliance obligations are being met with the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Commercial Law Solicitors

We advise a wide range of companies and business owners in the UK, ranging from high growth companies, start-ups and investors, to medium-sized enterprises across multiple sectors on how to make effective commercial decisions. Our commercial law experts can assist on a broad range of contracts and transactions such as agency agreementsjoint venture agreements, commercial contracts and many more.

Commercial Property

We act for both commercial landlords and commercial tenants across the UK and work with occupiers, funders, developers and investors in the commercial property industry across the retail, office, industrial and leisure sectors. We provide the full range of business property law services from conveyancing to property disputes.

Construction Law

Our construction solicitors act for employers, contractors, sub-contractors and construction professionals including public and private sector organisations. We advise on bespoke contract and agreement drafting, professional appointments, pre-construction service agreements, performance bonds, collateral warranties, construction dispute resolution, and many other facets of construction and infrastructure projects.

Corporate Law

Our corporate law experts act for a wide variety of individuals and organisations, ranging from high-growth companies and start-ups, to investors, entrepreneurs and medium-sized enterprises. We specialise in EMI share option schemesmergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate venture capital for start ups and high-growth businesses, restructuring, and buying and selling companies or their assets.

Data Protection & Privacy Law

We work with businesses of every size, whether they are data controllers or data processors. Our data protection solicitors can advise you on a range of data protection law, from what is covered by data protection, preventing breaches and violations to who needs to register, and following the principles in the Data Protection Act 2018.

Employment Law

Our employment law experts support a wide range of UK-based employer clients. We advise HR directors, managers and founders across all sectors whether they are start-ups, SMEs or large multinationals. Our employment solicitors know employment law inside out and can support employers with all aspects of employment, ranging from drafting policies to defending employment claims.

Employee Incentive Arrangements

Our employee incentive solicitors act for a wide variety of individuals and organisations, from high-growth companies and start-ups, to entrepreneurs and medium-sized enterprises. Our employee incentive solicitors can help you choose the right staff incentive plan for your business and we can advise on how a staff incentive plan can affect your company’s constitution, strategy and shareholders in the short, medium and long-term.

Financial Services Regulation

Our financial services lawyers help senior management, in-house legal teams, compliance functions and front-line businesses to navigate the evolving and complex financial services regulatory environment. We’ll help you develop and enhance your regulatory frameworks and control environments along with supporting your interactions with the Financial Conduct Authority.

Insolvency & Corporate Recovery

Our insolvency and corporate recovery solicitors advise entrepreneurs, stakeholders, and executive leadership. Minimise the impact you or your business may face due to financial difficulties by seeking expert advice from an insolvency solicitor and corporate recovery team as soon as possible.

Intellectual Property

We advise clients of all shapes and sizes, from university spinouts and start-ups to SMEs and large multi-nationals. We’ll help you identify the best way to protect and exploit your IP portfolio and shape the most profitable IP strategy for your business. Whatever stage you’re at, we’ll help commercialise your intellectual property so that you take full advantage of your most valuable business assets.

IT & Commercial Technology

We work with software companies, video game developers, ISPs, fintech, biotech companies, and leading international tech businesses. We’ll help you protect your IP rights, manage your contractual relationships, safeguard sensitive information, support innovative product development, and at all times, keep you compliant.


Learn more

Want to know more about us
and how we work?

See our About Us page, read our FAQs and find out more about the prestigious experience of our expert solicitors.

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Our offices

A national law firm

A national law firm

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Floor 5, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
2-5 Velocity Tower, 1 St Mary’s Square, Sheffield, S1 4LP
A national law firm