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Corporate Law Services

Lanyon Bowdler’s corporate law specialists work with a wide range of businesses, from small to large, as well as owner managed firms, including acquisitions, disposals and other corporate transactions.

The corporate law section of our website contains a wealth of information about the services we can provide for your business, under the following headings:

Buying or selling a company
Starting a new business
Shareholders and directors
Charities and social enterprise
School academies

A Brief Summary of our Corporate Law Services

At Lanyon Bowdler, our business lawyers take the time to understand clients' commercial objectives so that they can provide practical, targeted advice to businesses.

Corporate work dealt with by the department includes:

  • Sales and purchases of companies and businesses
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Reorganisations, schemes and demergers
  • Joint ventures
  • Company purchase of own shares
  • Private equity
  • Shareholder agreements and articles of association
  • Directors' duties and corporate governance
  • Shareholder issues and disputes
  • Succession planning
  • Setting up companies, LLPs, businesses and partnerships, and constitutions
  • Restorations to the Register of Companies
  • Striking offs and Dissolutions
  • Partnerships and LLPs
  • Share Scheme and Employee Incentives

Legal Directory Recommendations

The Legal 500 has for many years recommended Lanyon Bowdler for corporate and commercial services in the West Midlands, the 2019 edition states;

"Lanyon Bowdler is ‘a client-oriented practice – clients feel that they are listened to in terms of their requirements rather than just a billing number’. Gráinne Walters in Telford, who has an ‘excellent grasp of the business issues, and is very proactive’ advised the Welsh Water Elan Trust on forming a joint venture with, among others, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales to seek Heritage Lottery Fund money. Assistant solicitor Edward Burrell’s advice is ‘easy to understand, straightforward and on the money’, with fellow assistant solicitor Timothy Roberts ‘very understanding of clients’ requirements and quick to turn the required documents around’."

The 2019 edition of Chambers UK recognises the team in Band 4 for the West Midlands saying the team is known as being: "Respected local practice covering Shropshire and Herefordshire, with a strong base of agricultural clients. Practice specialisms include MBOs, joint venture arrangements and succession planning. Advises charities and non-profits, renewable energy companies and educational institutes"

Strengths 

One client enthuses: "I really like the relationship I have built with them. Their document turnaround is quick and they've become a valuable part of my team."

Other sources say: "They've been able to tone down the legal jargon into layman's speak for shareholders - we feel like we are dealing with normal people who understand the legal side but are able to make it clear."

How can Lanyon Bowdler Help?

Put simply, we understand the important relationship between the legal and commercial aspects of business.

The experience and knowledge of Lanyon Bowdler’s commercial law specialists is first rate, and having them onside to shoulder your legal burden is incredibly liberating, leaving you free to get on with making your business a success.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Business Law Solicitors

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

Newsletter

In order to keep our clients up to date with changes in corporate and commercial law, we produce a free quarterly newsletter, 'Update - Commercial News'. The newsletter, which you can sign up to here contains articles on corporate and commercial topics, which clients find valuable.