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 is friendly, approachable and responsive, 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 team from the ground up. 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 of your business and its premises. You could be an established business owner with plans for expansion, seeking a commercial solicitor’s input on bringing in a new shareholder, a commercial contract for a new business partner, or a company acquisition. Or, you might be planning on winding down towards retirement in the next few years and need 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 Bedminster, Bishopston, Bristol city centre, Kingswood 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 for businesses, and believe passionately in providing legal advice and support which is jargon-free, commercially focused and pragmatic.

Our clients range from sole traders and owner-managed businesses 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.

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.

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

What is the difference between corporate and commercial law?

Commercial law is any legal matter or transaction that can arise during the running of a business. It includes preparing standard terms of business, negotiating, drafting, reviewing or amending commercial contracts, such as for the supply of goods or services, distribution, agency or franchising and or the licensing of software or intellectual property. 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, corporate governance matters 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 supplier to the construction industry, 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:

  • Early years nurseries
  • Adult education organisations
  • Businesses in the food, beauty and retail sectors
  • Construction companies and their supply chains
  • Financial services firms
  • Garages
  • Manufacturing and industrial companies
  • Property developers
  • Software services and online start-ups
  • Security systems installation
  • Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) clearance businesses
  • Waste companies
  • Water drilling businesses

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 and 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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    • “Constant contact from the whole team. Communication is so important and these guys were all over it. Georgina knew more about our business than we did!"
      AnonCorporate + Commercial Client
    • "Georgina was extremely efficient and kept me on track. I was so relieved to find someone so experienced. Her attention to detail was brilliant.”
      AnonCorporate + Commercial Client
    • "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