Running a Business

Whether you’ve just set up or acquired a business, or you’ve been a business owner for many years, running a business isn’t always a smooth process. In the lifecycle of any business, you are likely to come across a whole host of challenges and opportunities; some will be familiar territory and others will require expert knowledge and fresh strategic input.

How we can help with running a business

As corporate and commercial lawyers, we understand that all businesses have different needs. We tailor our service to meet your requirements, whether a small start-up, an established corporate player or a charity organisation. Our specialist team have the experience behind them to be able to advise businesses on their day-to-day legal needs, bringing in expertise from our Commercial Disputes, Employment and Commercial Property teams where needed.

A number of lawyers in our team have spent many years working as in-house lawyers and know first-hand the importance of receiving pragmatic, commercially focused and clear advice on commercial matters.

Our commercial solicitors are here to help you make your business a success and to help you navigate through any hurdles you face along the way. This may be for one-off pieces of work or advice or may form part of an ongoing relationship where you pay a set amount per month for legal support for your business.

We appreciate that one size doesn’t fit all and are happy to explore flexible and cost-efficient packages or fee options that best suit your requirements and budget.

Our commercial lawyers work with clients all over the UK, from our offices across Bristol and the surrounding area in Bedminster, Bishopston, Bristol city centre, Kingswood and Thornbury.

What others say

When it comes to legal services there are lots of firms to choose from and they all talk a good game, but I am happy to say that since I began working with Georgina and her team over two years ago, Barcan+Kirby have proved themselves to be highly professional, commercial, flexible and responsive.

We take advantage of the firm’s retainer services which works brilliantly for us. We can control our costs by paying a fixed monthly fee and we are able to call on the skills of lawyers across a full range of commercial services, whether that be a new complex contract, a property lease, a HR matter or a dispute we are having with a supplier. They also helped us with an acquisition in the UK, managing to complete this in a quick time frame and tailoring their input to what we really needed. As well as providing commercial legal advice, we can call on them for strategic input on tricky situations that arise, and they are always happy to take a view.

Most importantly, all of the team are personable and easy to deal with, and they always add value.

– Adam Ainsworth, former CEO, Safelane Global

Contact our commercial law solicitors in Bristol

Whether you’d like someone to review a commercial contract, discuss a potential commercial dispute, or provide assistance with your employment contracts and policies, we can help. To discuss how our commercial lawyers can assist you in running your business, call us on 0117 325 2929 or fill out 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