Business Legal Services

The key is the relationships with the people I work with on a day-to-day perspective, that’s what keeps me with Irwin Mitchell.” Jonathan Cowles, Finance Director, Micheldever

Helping you and your business succeed"

We give businesses more than just legal advice.

Our clients tell us that we listen to their ambitions and work closely with them to understand their needs. You and your business will have full support from our lawyers and advisors to meet challenges, develop opportunities, and achieve your strategic goals.

When you work with us, you’ll get practical, commercially-focused solutions to your problems and clear, easy-to-understand advice. We’ll help you add real value to your business and plan according to your own appetite for risk.

We know you value relevant guidance to enable growth and manage risk, and you need accurate data to test your strategy. That’s why you’ll have a hand-picked team of sector experts with a deep knowledge of your industry and your competitors.

Our solicitors don’t just fix problems in isolation. We’ll build a long-term collaborative relationship with your business so you get the insight and support you need, when you need it. With our proactive support, your legal strategy will always be informed by your precise commercial and market situation.

These long-term relationships with successful people and businesses help us promote and enhance your success. We’ll work hard to connect you with the right people in your region and sector so you can find new opportunities to push your business forward.

Our business lawyers and advisors work with:

  • Individuals – we’ll support you as well as your business and help you deliver the results you need to succeed
  • Senior executives – our team can advise on a range of issues throughout your career and make sure you’re protected
  • Growing businesses – you’ll have our full support to achieve your ambitions
  • Sector leaders – we have particular market expertise with the manufacturing, consumer, financial services, real estate and education sectors
  • Overseas businesses – advice and representation for businesses active in the UK market, and those that want to be.

We have offices nationwide and are part of a strong international network of over 80 law firms globally. So wherever you or your business are based, contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

May Loses Brexit Vote

16 / 01 / 19 Read More

Leeds Catering Equipment Manufacturer Rescued In Job Saving Deal

10 / 01 / 19 Read More

Irwin Mitchell Appoints New Head of Banking and Finance

09 / 01 / 19 Read More

Uber Loses Appeal In Key Gig Economy Case

19 / 12 / 18 Read More

Property Lawyer Predicts Brexit Will Increase Dilapidation Claims

07 / 12 / 18 Read More

Businesses Urged To Speak To Suppliers Ahead Of Brexit

04 / 12 / 18 Read More

Recent Deals

Camfil AB

Advised the global Swedish based air filtration manufacturer on its acquisition of Bushbury Holdings Ltd

Claremont School

Advised the independent day and boarding school on its sale to International Schools Partnership Ltd

Electronic Data Processing Plc

Advised the software company on its £12m sale to Eagle Bidco 2018 Ltd

Hallam Land Management Limited

£50m sale of land in Bedfordshire to Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – the culmination of 17 years' work with Hallam Land on this project.

CovPress (Grant Thornton)

Advised Grant Thornton on the administration of engineering business CovPress and subsequent sale to Liberty Industries.



Redevco

Acquisition of the former Hanningtons Estate in Brighton for over £50m from West Register for redevelopment as a new ‘Brighton Lane’.

Honda Motor Europe

Deal to take 70,000 sq. ft. at Reflex, Cain Road, Bracknell - one of the largest Thames Valley office lettings in the past 12 months.

Wells Fargo

£4bn loan book acquisition, one of the largest commercial real estate debt transactions ever.

ITV

Landmark deal with Manchester City Council and Allied London to redevelop its 13.5 acre former Granada site.

Engage ESM

Advised Engage ESM on the sale of the business to French-owned Atos SE.

Royal Bank of Scotland

£3m funding package to EMSc, a Sheffield company specialising in manufacturing energy saving devices for a range of clients including the Whitbread Group and Asda.

National outsourcing business

We successfully defended on a substantial multi-party tribunal claim for age discrimination.

Working Together

“Work with us and you'll be dealing with lawyers who really get to know you and the issues that you and your business face.

“We then work together to ensure you're protected and well positioned to achieve your goals.”

Victoria Brackett | CEO of Business Legal Services and Partner

Our People

We have over 2,500 people in locations across the UK and we're ready to help with your personal and business needs. Browse our people or search below to meet the Irwin Mitchell team.

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We Work Nationally

Wherever you’re based, our regional expertise is on hand. We have offices in key locations around the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person. We also have international experience and links with legal specialists worldwide.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

UK Chambers & Partners Leading Firm 2018 Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017 Lex 100 Lex 100 Job Crowd The Times Best Law Firms 2019