Business Solicitors.

Business Lawyers & Commercial Law Solicitors.

Turning your business idea into a reality is an exciting prospect, but it can also be quite daunting wading through all the legal jargon, getting all the appropriate documentation in place, and handling the initial set up costs.

Here at Lanyon Bowdler, we understand that everybody has to start somewhere, and we’re here to help you get your business off the ground and ensure things run as smoothly as possible. Our specialist business legal team will provide the right guidance and support to ensure that you and your business get off to a good start, leaving you to concentrate on what matters most to you – ensuring your business is a success.

We are a leading commercial business law firm, with offices in North Wales and throughout Shropshire and Herefordshire. We pride ourselves on helping local people with local businesses, but we’re also more than happy to assist businesses both nationally and internationally, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

From start-ups, to large corporations, and everything in between, we have the legal knowledge and expertise to aid your business in a variety of ways, including:

  • Setting up a brand new business
  • Purchasing or investing in an existing business
  • Adding partners to the business
  • Preparing partnership or shareholders agreements
  • Obtaining your first business premises
  • Resolving issues within your business
  • Selling the business
  • Dissolving joint ownership of a business
  • Advising on franchise agreements
  • All issues surrounding employment law
  • Resolving commercial disputes

At Lanyon Bowdler we don’t just sell time; we sell experience, expertise, know-how, and results, and we are able to offer a wide range of pricing options which may include fixed fees and service level guarantees. If you’d like more information about our business legal services please get in touch.

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Commercial Law Services

Our expert commercial solicitors, many of whom are individually recognised by The Legal 500, are able to help you with a wide range of legal issues, and will endeavour to go the extra mile to make sure you fully understand what is required of you and your business. We’re on your side, and we want to see your business succeed. Whether you need help with recovering a business debt, purchasing a commercial property, or resolving a commercial dispute, we have a team who are here to help.

Our wide range of business legal services covers the following:

Business contracts

Written commercial agreements are a crucial aspect of any business. They serve to provide a clear framework, outlining exactly what is expected by each signatory party, therefore minimising risk and protecting your business if a dispute should arise. Whether the contract is between you and your customers, suppliers, shareholders, partners, or funders, our business legal team can help you to navigate the jargon.

Business debt recovery

A business can’t run properly if it doesn’t have money coming in, so ensuring that your clients pay their invoices on time is essential. Late payments affect your cash flow, profits, and overall ability to operate effectively. Our DebtSolve team can aid you in recovering late payments, enforcing action against non-payers, and amending your credit control processes to minimise future cash flow issues.

Business sales and purchases

Buying or selling a business can be a complex process, and there can be serious repercussions if mistakes are made during the sale. Our business legal team will help you every step of the way, including drafting and reviewing purchase offers, drafting contracts for sale, dealing with regulations surrounding things such as money laundering, carrying out due diligence, and limiting your liability once the sale is made final.

Charity and social enterprise

When setting up a new charitable enterprise, there are certain processes that must be followed, and our team of commercial solicitors will provide practical assistance and advice. We can help with a number of issues, including the registration of a new charity, the incorporation of community interest companies, the transfer of assets from unincorporated organisations to incorporated organisations, the dissolution of a charity, and the constitution and governance of a charity, amongst many other things.

Commercial dispute resolution

Disputes within your business can cost you time and money, causing frustration, and potentially doing irreparable damage to your reputation and business relationships. With the right advice from our business legal team, even the most contentious of disputes can be resolved effectively. Common disputes that we deal with include property disputes, contract disputes, employment disputes, and commercial negligence claims.

Commercial property services

Obtaining a commercial property can be a valuable asset and investment for your business, but it is essential that the terms are right for your business. Our commercial property solicitors can help you with such matters as the buying and leasing of premises, the acquisition of land for development, making investments in property, raising the finances to develop the property, and landlord and tenant services.

Corporate law services

Our specialist corporate lawyers take the time to understand what your commercial objectives are, so that we can tailor our services to you, providing practical and targeted business advice. We can assist with a variety of business issues including management buy-outs and buy-ins, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, succession planning, and setting up companies, partnerships, LLPs, and constitutions, amongst many other things.

Employment law

There are a number of legislative orders that businesses must follow, which can hugely impact how the business functions. However, keeping up to date with the necessary employment legislation can be time consuming for business owners, taking them away from the day to day running of their business. Our employment law solicitors specialise in helping businesses to deal with employment policies and procedures, contracts of employment, dispute resolution, redundancies, and dismissals.

Testimonials

What our clients say.

Got the advice I needed to help me with my business, always available when needed.

Duncan
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Our company needed some advice quite urgently and Lanyon Bowdler dealt with everything quickly and efficiently.

Debbie
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Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
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Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
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We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Greatly exceeded my expectations!

Worxinfo Limited
Coventry

Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Today

Here at Lanyon Bowdler we understand that running a business can be stressful and time consuming, without the added worry of ensuring that your business adheres to the relevant legislation and operates within the law. That’s why we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive business legal service to all of our clients, freeing you up to do what you do best – running your business.

You’re great at what you do, and we’re great at what we do, so together we can make an excellent team. With Lanyon Bowdler on your side, your business can operate effectively and efficiently, freeing up your headspace to focus on the things that are most important to you.

Whether you need help with buying an existing business, selling your business, or resolving a commercial dispute, we are here to lend our expertise. Our business legal team are recognised as one of the leading teams in England and Wales by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, so you can rest assured that your business is in safe hands.

If you would like to find out more about the commercial legal services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our specialist solicitors today in one of our offices based in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Telford, Hereford, Ludlow, or Oswestry. Alternatively, you can fill in our online contact form and we’ll respond as soon as we can. Whether you are local to us, or based elsewhere in England or Wales, we can help your business to thrive.

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Our people

Meet the team.

Andrew Pegg
Andrew Pegg
Partner
Commercial Dispute Resolution | Disputes & Court Claims
Gráinne Walters
Gráinne Walters
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
John Merry
John Merry
Partner
Employment Law for Employers | Employment Law | Leisure & Tourism | Agriculture
Praveen Chaudhari
Praveen Chaudhari
Partner
Commercial Property | Agriculture | Renewables | Leisure & Tourism | Residential Property | Education
Edward Burrell
Edward Burrell
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases | Leisure & Tourism
Matthew Bowering
Matthew Bowering
Partner
Commercial Property | Education | Renewables | Leisure & Tourism
Liam Holyhead
Liam Holyhead
Debt Recovery Manager
Business Debt Recovery | Personal Debt & Insolvency
Nicola Davies
Nicola Davies
Solicitor
Commercial Dispute Resolution | Disputes & Court Claims
Abi Croft
Abi Croft
Solicitor
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
Jennifer Edwards
Jennifer Edwards
Associate Solicitor
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
Chloe Williams
Chloe Williams
Solicitor
Commercial Property | Agriculture
Zoe Roberts
Zoe Roberts
Associate Solicitor
Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases | Corporate Law
Llinos Roberts
Llinos Roberts
Solicitor
Commercial Property | Agriculture
Tania McGee
Tania McGee
Associate Solicitor
Commercial Property | Leisure & Tourism | Agriculture
Knowledge

Case studies.

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Forward Thinking Advice for Family Run Businesses

As the business was owned and managed entirely by the son and his parents they wanted to ensure its continuity as a fami...
Gráinne Walters • 26 Feb 2024
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Holmer Park, Herefordshire

Marches Leisure (The Shrewsbury Club) and Holmer Park Spa and Health Club (Herefordshire)

Corporate and commercial legal advice regarding business acquisitions....
Edward Burrell • 15 Dec 2023
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My Work Experience 25 – 28 March 2024 by Ab...

Thanks to Lanyon Bowdler and their amazing support, I got a taste of what it was like to work in four different dep...
Lucy Speed • 16 May 2024
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An Insight into the Charity Connect for Life with Special Guest Alison Humphreys

Kate speaks with Alison from Connect for Life, she explains that the Oswestry based charity supports anyone with memory ...
Published • 14 May 2024
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What to Expect when Commencing a Training Contract at Lanyon Bowdler – Leanne Jones and Afsarah Haque-Hassan

They explain what to expect when commencing a training contract and how there's a buddy system in this firm to help new ...
Published • 13 May 2024
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Sailing with the Wind of Change: AvMA’s Fiv...

AvMA's five year strategy aims to transform trust in healthcare providers and improve the lives of people who have ...
Bryn Auger • 10 May 2024
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National Learning Report Released Today Hig...

The Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigations (MNSI) has today released a national learning report that highlight...
Laura Weir • 08 May 2024
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Whiplash Injury Reform – Hassam v Rab...

In 2018 the government introduced new legislation, the Civil Liability Act 2018 (the CLA), which changed the way cl...
Sophie Speirs • 08 May 2024
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Court of Protection Enquiries

Handling enquiries in the Court of Protection (COP) Department has taught me that not many people fully understand ...
Tom James • 29 Apr 2024
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Work Experience at Lanyon Bowdler

We have a really successful work experience programme, and we love to meet the students each year.
Lucy Speed • 23 Apr 2024
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The Conveyancing Process; Buying and Selling Residential Property – Leanne Jones and Kaylee Evans

If you're thinking of putting your property on the market you should instruct your solicitor as soon as possible....
Published • 22 Apr 2024
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Introducing ‘Martha’s Rule’ – a Step in the...

As of April 2024, hospitals throughout England will be offered funding in order to implement ‘Martha’s Rule’ which ...
Emma Farrington • 22 Apr 2024
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Being a Trainee in the Private Client Depar...

Lanyon Bowdler offer four to six training contracts each year and welcome candidates from all avenues, whether they...
Kelly Reynolds • 18 Apr 2024
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Mutually Irrevocable Wills and Why You Should Never do Them – Edward Rees and Claire Vale

Mirror wills allow for updates and amendments, which better reflects how lives can change....
Published • 17 Apr 2024
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