Commercial Law

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, business acquisitions and sales, employment law, property development, planning agreements and commercial leases.

We also specialise in maritime issues, equestrian and rural business law.

John Lowry

Partner and Head of Commercial

As head of our commercial law department, John has spent many years successfully acting for clients from a wide range of business sectors.

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Diana Standen

Solicitor

Diana is a commercial property specialist working within the Commercial team to meet the growing demand for Commercial Property services.

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Jenna Roe

Solicitor

Jenna joined Hine Downing in 2017 and deals with all aspects of Residential and Commercial property transactions.

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Kim Wadham-Smith

Solicitor

Kim specialises in commercial and residential property transactions. She advises on a range of issues including property sales, purchases, re-mortgaging and property advice in connection with the administration of estates or matrimonial proceedings.

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Susan Reynolds

Solicitor

Sue is a commercial property Solicitor within the Commercial Team who deals with property and business related work for private individuals, SME’s, companies and charities and who also specialises in agricultural work. As a farmer’s daughter, Sue understands not only the legal aspects of agriculture but also the challenges faced by the rural sector and... Read more »

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Paula Dunkley

Solicitor

Paula is a Commercial Solicitor with over 21 years of experience who undertakes all aspects of business related work for private individuals, SME’s, companies and charities. The areas she specialises in include the sale and purchase of businesses and commercial properties, the acquisition and sale of  development sites, acting for landlords and tenants in all aspects of leases, business... Read more »

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