What appears to be a good deal today may be a lost opportunity tomorrow – or revealed to be a less attractive investment. Whatever the age or size of your business venture, good legal advice is a vital part of the decision-making process. It can save you time, money and stress – and help your business thrive.
Strategic thinking and swift action are often crucial in securing a transaction. Our approachable and energetic team work responsively, flexibly and to tight timescales fitting our clients’ expectations. Your priorities are our priorities; the breadth of experience in our Commercial Department enables us to respond quickly and decisively to your needs.
Our areas of expertise include the sale and purchase of limited companies by share transfer, the incorporation of new companies, governance, shareholder agreements, business acquisitions and sales, employment law, property development, planning agreements and commercial leases.
We also specialise in maritime issues, equestrian and rural business law.
Partner and Head of Department
As head of our commercial law department, John has spent many years successfully acting for clients from a wide range of business sectors. He specialises in business leases, sales, acquisitions and property development. As a keen sailor he also has a sound knowledge of maritime affairs, which has proved invaluable for many of our local clients.
Partner specialising in corporate transactions
Anne specialises in company law, including disposals and acquisitions, and is particularly experienced in working with small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). She also has a close understanding of planning and other public law issues. Anne manages her own smallholding and is a competitive equestrian, which has led her to develop strengths in both equine and agricultural law.
Diana Standen has recently joined the Hine Downing Commercial Team to help us meet the growing demand for Commercial Property services.
John is one of our property experts and also deals with issues relating to smaller businesses and commercial enterprises. Within the commercial law department he specialises in acting for landlords or tenants involved in leasehold negotiations.