Commercial Law Solicitors

Expert company and commercial law advice, flexible support

Running a business brings with it a whole host of challenges and opportunities. Some will be familiar territory – others will require expert knowledge and fresh strategic input. This is why sound legal advice from our experienced commercial solicitors can make all the difference to your business journey.

Why choose Barcan+Kirby’s commercial lawyers?

Our corporate and commercial lawyers have been supporting a wide range of businesses with their legal needs for years. We have a strong track record of success for our clients, helping them to protect their commercial interests and add value to their businesses.

While we are based in Bristol, we work with businesses and individual entrepreneurs all over the South West and beyond. We offer a modern, accessible service, meaning whenever you need our legal expertise, we can be available in a way that is convenient for you.

Our team aim to be friendly and approachable, with a focus on building strong, lasting relationships with our clients.

Tailored solutions for your business

As corporate and commercial solicitors, we’ve grown our own team from the ground up and pride ourselves on our links to the local business community. As a result, our lawyers know the challenges facing small and medium-sized enterprises and we tailor our services accordingly.

You may just be getting started and looking for some initial legal advice on the structure for your business and its premises. You could be an established business owner with plans for expansion, seeking a commercial solicitor’s input on a property purchase, business deal or acquisition. Or, you might be planning on winding down towards retirement in the next few years and in need of help with an exit strategy or succession plan.

Whichever stage of your business life you’re at, our company law solicitors are here and ready to help.

Want practical, common sense advice? Contact our commercial law solicitors

Our corporate and commercial lawyers work with businesses across the UK from our offices across Bristol and the surrounding area in BedminsterBishopstonCliftonKingswoodQueen Square and Thornbury.

Our solicitors boast a strong mix of skills and experience in advising local, national and international companies, and have experience with a broad range of industries.

Our corporate and commercial law expertise

Our expert solicitors understand that providing legal advice to businesses isn’t just about knowing the law. We know it’s also about finding legal options that match your commercial objectives. Getting the right legal advice is essential for the smooth running of your business. A number of our solicitors have spent time working in-house for businesses, and believe passionately in providing legal advice and support which is jargon-free, commercially focussed and pragmatic.

Our clients range from sole traders and owner-managed businesses, through to larger organisations, residential developers and commercial investors. We tailor our service to your needs, so whatever your industry or requirements, we can provide an effective commercial legal service for your business.

Our commercial law solicitors can advise you on a wide range of matters, including:

We also work closely with our Employment, Commercial Property and Commercial Litigation teams to ensure you get the expert legal advice you need for you and your business.

What is the difference between corporate and commercial law?

Commercial law includes any legal matter or transaction that can arise during the running of a business. It includes checking and amending commercial contracts, advising on mergers and negotiating on licensing agreements. It also sometimes involves dispute resolution, employment law and commercial conveyancing.

Corporate law, also known as company law, focuses on companies and their structure. It includes financing, reorganisation and restructuring, shareholders’ rights, and mergers and acquisitions.

Who we work with

Our corporate and commercial lawyers work with a range of companies and businesses. From acting on the purchase of a nursery to advising on the sale of a small independent café, our client base is varied and so we pride ourselves on providing bespoke advice that is tailored to each business’ needs.

Examples of our commercial law clients include:

  • Adult education organisations
  • Businesses in the food and beauty industries
  • Construction companies
  • Financial services firms
  • Garages
  • Manufacturing and industrial companies
  • Nurseries
  • Property developers
  • Software services and online start-ups
  • Waste companies

What our clients say about us

A really collaborative, easy to talk to company, packed with expert professional advisers. Extremely responsive – no waiting around to move matters forward. Met all the deadlines we requested, often when very busy. We will definitely be using Barcan+Kirby for all of our legal work in the future.

– Previous commercial client

Excellent service provided by George and the team throughout the process. Very pro-active and knowledgeable which helped us go through the purchase of the business much smoother than it could have resulted in, considering the complexities involved. Definitely recommend George and team, and will be using for future requirements!

– Nursery purchase client

Contact our commercial solicitors in Bristol

Our corporate and commercial lawyers pride themselves on being responsive, providing practical and clear advice to clients. We tailor our fees to suit your budget, so that big or small, your business can get the legal support it needs.

For commercial law advice, call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.

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    • "Natalie Pring was outstanding! She clearly outlined costs and updated me frequently during the process of selling my business. If you are looking for excellent customer service and swift, responsive correspondence, Natalie is the lady for the job. She really did go above and beyond to get the job done!"
      ClaireCorporate + Commercial Client
    • "Steven was professional and worked according to an agreed timescale. He kept good communications with me and responded well to my queries and business needs."
      Dr UriCorporate + Commercial Client
    • "The professionalism and expert advice we received was outstanding. We felt at all times that we were a priority and that the advice we were given was honest and realistic. All information/advice was also translated into lay terms which helped us to make decisions clearly!"
      Hayley RoomCorporate + Commercial Client
    • "We were recommended Barcan+Kirby by our sales broker to act for us in the sale of our Children's Day Nursery. From start to finish of what turned out to be a longer than expected transaction due to issues outside of all of our control, the whole team reassured us that everything was in the safest possible hands and it really was.

      The professionalism, understanding of our industry and genuine passion to make sure we were supported and kept informed throughout the process was evident throughout the whole time it took and even during the hard times of the sale we were kept going by the fantastic team looking after us."
      Marc OwensCorporate + Commercial Client
    • "A thoroughly professional and personable team.

      From the moment we first spoke right to the final close I had complete confidence in Rob Davenport and throughout the process I had no doubt that Rob’s actions were entirely dedicated to our best interest."
      Rob WallisCorporate + Commercial Client