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Business Legal Services

Commercial expertise from one of the UK's leading law firms

Our expert lawyers are available across the UK, offering advice in employment law, real estate, commercial litigation, banking, intellectual property and many more business legal services.

We are recognised in independent legal guides, with many of our lawyers credited as experts in their fields. Talk to us today for help with any legal matters your business may be facing.

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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.

Latest Tribunal Statistics Published

08 / 03 / 18 Read More

NPPF Review

06 / 03 / 18 Read More

Manufacturing Sector Growth Slows As UK Purchasing Managers' Index Falls

01 / 03 / 18 Read More

Gig Economy Case Heads To The Supreme Court

16 / 02 / 18 Read More

The Government Responds To Taylor Review With New Rights Announced For Workers

07 / 02 / 18 Read More

South East Cities Set To Outperform Northern Counterparts In 2018

02 / 01 / 18 Read More

Recent Deals

Destiny Pharma Plc

Advised life sciences company Destiny Pharma Plc on its £70 million IPO.

Anatolia AS

Advised Turkish group Anatolia AS on the acquisition of the iconic Whitworths food brand.

Edge / Huron

Advised Edge Real Estate Property Investments on a £50 million transaction to purchase the Huron portfolio, comprising a mix of properties, including nine DW Fitness Health & Leisure clubs across the UK.

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.


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.


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.

Concise & Practical Guidance

“Our business lawyers are nationally recognised for their commercial expertise and pragmatic advice.”

Victoria Brackett | CEO of Business Legal Services and Partner

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We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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