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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.

Please visit our EU referendum section if you would like to find out more about the legal implications, now that Britain has decided to leave the EU.World Para Athletics Championships

We are proud to be Official Legal Services Provider of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017, who we will advising on governance issues and commercial contracts.

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.

Despite 'Robots Replacing Humans' Fears, 'Industry 4.0' Won't Have Negative Impact On Overall Employment Levels

02 / 10 / 17 Read More

Binding Decision: Voluntary Overtime Must Be Included In Holiday Pay

31 / 07 / 17 Read More

Top Three Ranking For Irwin Mitchell's South East Corporate Team

27 / 07 / 17 Read More

Employment Fees Ruled Unlawful By Supreme Court

26 / 07 / 17 Read More

Two Thirds Of Local Authorities Failing To Prioritise Housing For Older People In Local Plans

24 / 07 / 17 Read More

Cambridge Takes Top Spot In City Economic Growth League Table

17 / 07 / 17 Read More

Recent Deals

Mixed Use Scheme

A major deal involving Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs which will see the creation of a new mixed use scheme in Manchester.

Anatolia AS

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


Advised Chesney's, a designer, manufacturer and retailer of luxury fireplaces and wood burning stoves, on growth capital provided by Business Growth Fund.

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’.

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.

Leading Firm - Chambers & Partners 2017
Leading Firm - Legal 500 2016
Recommended Firm Lex 100 2014/15

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