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Commercial services

Top Business and Commercial Lawyers serving Essex, London and National clients.

In an exciting and ever-changing commercial climate, it has never been more important to be able to react to new challenges quickly, positively and with confidence. 

The confidence in knowing that, whatever your business goals, you will receive the right advice at the right time for you to develop your business and exploit its commercial potential.  

You can concentrate on growing your business when you know your back’s covered.

Paul Robinson Solicitors can advise you as you establish or develop your business.  

Timely, high-quality legal advice for your business every time you need it.

Every business is constantly faced with challenges. How these challenges are met and dealt with will make all the difference to a company’s future. 

Paul Robinson Solicitors is well-known for its considerable experience in advising a very large number of companies over the last 30 years with a standard of commercial legal advice seldom found outside London.

Whether you are just setting up your business, selling it, confidently growing it or navigating it through a difficult period first-class, accurate and fast advice and guidance can make all the difference.

Paul Robinson Solicitors will always provide you with the best option as to how to proceed.

Call us now and ask for the Commercial Department. Meet the Commercial Team below. We're on your side!

Banking and Finance

Our team of specialist commercial solicitors provide advice to individuals, businesses and financial institutions whether they are lenders, investors or borrowers.

Our commercial team are able to provide bespoke and tailored advice, prepare the requisite documentation and draw from our experience and knowledge in other areas, such as commercial property.

Our team regularly provides advice in relation to matters such as:

  • Development investments.
  • Investment for the acquisition of property.
  • Security documents – including legal mortgages and debentures.
  • Refinancing and restructuring.
Construction / Development

Our team of specialist commercial solicitors have a wealth of experience representing and advising clients on matters which arise out of construction and development projects.

We are regularly instructed on behalf of employers, contractors, sub-contractors, developers and financial institutions in connection with construction and development matters. We understand the different requirements of our clients and provide bespoke legal advice tailored for our clients’ specific projects.

We can also assist with drafting the requisite documentation required in relation to building projects such as contracts (including JCT contracts), financial agreements, legal mortgages, collateral warranties and all other necessary documentation. Our commercial team are skilled in conducting the necessary due diligence involved in a building project and can provide a fully comprehensive service by drawing from our commercial property, litigation and employment lawyers where appropriate.

We can also help with the resolution of construction and related disputes with the assistance of dispute resolution team, which has experience in all relevant processes, including adjudication, mediation, litigation and arbitration, with the aim of providing a cost effective solution a dispute.

Commercial Litigation

Our team of specialist commercial solicitors are experienced in providing clients with pragmatic advice in relation to disputes which arise in relation to the ownership of property and disputes between landlords and tenants, in order to ensure that your objectives are met as cost effectively and efficiently as possible.

We can assist you with a variety of matters and provide bespoke advice tailored to your requirements on areas such as:

  • The obligations of both landlords and tenant.
  • Business lease renewals.
  • Agreements to enter into new leases - including any associated documents.
  • Rent Deposit Deeds.
  • Licences.
  • Tenancies at will.
  • Dilapidation and service charge disputes.
  • Enforcement and Forfeiture.
  • The acquisition and disposal of land.
  • Trespass/nuisance claims.
  • Easements - rights of way.
  • Restrictive Covenants.
  • Rights to Light.
  • Property Development.
  • Construction.
  • Applications before the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.
  • Compliance with the consultation requirements.
  • Property negligence matters (claims against surveyors, architects and solicitors).

We endeavour to resolve matters in the most time and cost effective manner possible with the assistance of our experience in adjudication, mediation, litigation and arbitration. However in the event that legal proceedings are unavoidable our commercial team has the requisite experience and knowledge to provide you with the assistance required.


Our commercial team has experience in providing bespoke advice to commercial clients in relation to insolvency matters which may arise in a personal or business capacity.

Our team of specialist commercial solicitors have experience in advising both creditors and debtors including individuals, shareholders, directors and both small and large businesses who wish to instigate steps against others or need assistance in defending action taken against them in the insolvency arena.

We can provide advice and assistance in relation to a wide variety of matters including:

  • Winding up companies and partnerships – both voluntary and compulsory.
  • Bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Insolvency applications.
  • Restructuring and financing.
  • Director’s disqualification.
  • Antecedent transactions – including, preferential transactions, transactions at an undervalue and/or fraudulent transactions.

Our team of specialist commercial solicitors are experienced in providing bespoke advice to clients on all aspects of licensing, including the sale or acquisition of property which is subject to a licence.

We can provide advice and assistance in relation to a wide variety of matters in relation to both Personal Licences and Premises Licences, including (but not limited to):

  • Applications for new Premises Licences and ancillary licences.
  • Transfers of Premises Licences;
  • Renewal of Premises Licences.
  • Premises Licence variations.
  • Disputes relating to Premises Licences – at application stage (including dealing with Premises Licence Appeal hearings) or thereafter.
Buying and Selling a Business

Our team of specialist commercial solicitors have the requisite knowledge, experience and understanding to ensure that you are provided with the bespoke advice and guidance required throughout every stage of a transaction. Using our attention to detail and the full range of resources available to us we will endeavour to achieve the smooth and efficient running of your transaction.

We have ongoing experience in business sales and acquisitions whether share or asset based, management buy-outs, joint ventures, private equity transactions and all other transactions of a similar nature.

We are experienced in providing bespoke advice to businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals, across all difference sectors from the commencement of negotiations, through the due diligence procedures and finally to completion.

Our commercial team also comprises of individuals with expertise in employment law (including TUPE) and litigation, and we are therefore able to identify potential issues and provide advice accordingly on all aspects of a business sale or acquisition.

Business Start Up

It is essential to have the right foundations to build your business. Our team of specialist commercial solicitors can provide you with the right advice and guidance to ensure that your business is set up to maximise its full potential.

We have ongoing experience in advising a variety of clients on the best legal structure for their business – whether that be a sole trader, partnership or limited company and also in conjunction with client’s accountants dealing with restructuring and the transition of one business structure to another. In the context of company formations and company restructuring we are able to propose bespoke articles of association for new companies, trading companies or indeed for set up specifically for the acquisition of freehold property as part of an enfranchisement.

Our commercial team is supported by individuals who specialise in private wealth planning who can assist by ensuring that your personal assets and company structure work for you.

Please email completed PDF to startup@paulrobinson.co.uk and a member of our team will contact you.

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Commercial Property

Our Commercial Property team has the knowledge, experience and understanding required to ensure that you are provided with the advice and guidance required throughout every stage of a property transaction. Using our attention to detail and the full range of resources available to us we will endeavour to achieve the smooth and efficient running of your transaction.

We are experienced in providing bespoke advice to a variety of clients including buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, developers and financial institutions.

We can provide advice and assistance in relation to a wide variety of matters including:

  • Buying or selling a property – including in conjunction with business and company acquisitions.
  • Landlord and Tenant advice – both commercial and residential.
  • Tenancy Agreements
  • Leases.
  • Agreements for Leases.
  • Rent Deposit Deeds.
  • Tenancies at Will
  • Licences to Assign.
  • Licences for Alterations.
  • Option Agreements.
  • Joint Ventures.
  • Developments.
  • Licensing.
  • Investment agreements.
  • Banking and Finance Security and Mortgage Documents.

Our specialist commercial solicitors have both commercial property and corporate commercial knowledge and experience. Our broad range of knowledge and experience enables us to assist with highly complex transactions.

Commercial Contracts

Our team of specialist commercial solicitors are experiences and knowledgeable in preparing, negotiating and advising in relation to a wide variety of commercial contracts.

Our commercial team are able to provide contracts to meet the specific and unique requirements of your business.

We have experience in preparing and advising on bespoke commercial contracts such as:

  • Franchising Agreements.
  • Terms and Conditions – including for the sale of services and goods.
  • Website Terms and Conditions.
  • Consultancy Agreements.
  • Service Agreements.
  • Facility Agreements.
  • Advertising Agreements.
Commercial Services

In an exciting and ever changing commercial climate it is important to have the confidence that you will receive the right advice at the right time to meet challenges, whether new or existing, to enable you to develop your business and exploit its commercial potential fully.

Paul Robinson Solicitors has considerable experience and depth of expertise to ensure that whether you are setting up a business, growing it, navigating it through a difficult time or selling it you can receive fast, accurate advice and guidance.

Whilst based in Essex, location is not a boundary. We advise clients based in all areas of England and Wales on all types of commercial matters, providing those clients with a bespoke service to reflect the specific needs of each individual client.

Our Services include:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Start Up
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Property
  • Construction/Development
  • Insolvency
  • Licensing
  • Property Litigation
  • Restructuring

Our team of specialist commercial solicitors are knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of complex restructuring transactions.

Our Commercial Team are able, working closely with accountants and Insolvency Practitioners, to provide bespoke and tailored legal advice to both small and large businesses in order to facilitate your specific requirements.

We can provide assistance in relation to maters such as:

  • Restructuring.
  • Refinancing.
  • Insolvency.
  • Asset sales and acquisitions.
Sports Law

Our sports law team has advised clients on a wide range of legal issues across a variety of different sports. We have built a strong foundation based upon providing clients with a personal and engaging experience. Our clients include clubs, sponsors, federations, and individual athletes.

For sports organisations, associations and clubs, we work as part of your team to allow you to focus on achieving your objectives without the distraction of legal issues.

Areas of Specialism include:

  • Regulatory governance, disciplinary and doping issues
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Reputation management
  • Contract negotiations and commercial arrangements
  • Sponsorship, merchandising, broadcasting and image rights
  • Employment and commercial disputes
  • Sports arbitration and mediation
  • Event and facility management
  • Property related matters, including disputes
  • Club formation, structure and governance.

We are also able to draw on advice and support from colleagues in the firm who are experts in corporate, competition, employment, data protection and other areas of law.

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Our commercial service specialists are happy to advise.
Call us on 01702 338338 (Westcliff Office) or 01277 500123 (Billericay Office).

Jemmar Attfield
Executive - Commercial Property
Lucy Beck
Solicitor - Commercial Property
Katherine Butler
Corporate Commercial / Commercial Property
Glenn Chetland
Consultant, Property and Corporate Work
Wendy Cole
Solicitor & Partner - Commercial Property
Fiona Colwell
Fiona Colwell
Partner - Civil Litigation and Corporate Work
Mark Deans
Mark Deans
Partner - Corporate Commercial
Sam Robinson
Managing Partner

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