Failing to consider a company’s structure at the earliest stage of a business can store up problems for the years ahead.
Our Commercial team supports businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to those operating on the national and international markets. Martin Reynolds is the Head of the Property and Commercial department at Barrett & Co. Martin advises on a broad range of property and commercial matters including business sales and acquisitions, commercial property and high value residential transactions.
Tailored to you
Whatever your business need, from creating the best company structure to protecting and licensing your intellectual property, we can deliver a service tailored to you, whether simple or bespoke:
Ready formed limited companies
Get started quickly with a company that is set up and ready to go.
Articles of association
Don’t let the wrong Articles hinder your business. We can craft Articles based around your culture and objectives so that you are able to take your business forward.
Shareholder and Partnership agreements
With the right agreement in place you can protect your minority shareholders and investors. It also provides you with viable exit routes from the venture. We can draw up agreements tailored to your individual circumstances.
Well-drafted board minutes are essential to protect individual directors. We can draw up your minutes to ensure they accurately document complex transactions and arrangements.
Directors’ service contracts
These are likely to be the most important employment contracts you have. Having them drawn up or reviewed by our expert solicitors can clarify the relationship between all parties and avoid misunderstanding and unnecessary costs in the future.
Incorporation of cross insurance arrangements for partners and directors
Your people are among your most valuable assets. We can put the necessary safeguards in place should the unthinkable happen to a partner, director or other essential personnel.
All businesses go through periods of change. When this happens it is important to make sure your business has the right structure to enable you to get the most out of its assets and maximise its opportunities. Please visit our Company Restructuring page for more information.
Get in Touch
Our Commercial Department is headed by Martin Reynolds an experienced commercial solicitor who regularly advises on a broad range of property and commercial matters including business sales and acquisitions, commercial property and high value residential transactions. To contact Martin and his team; call 0118 958 9711 or email [email protected]
Justin provided me with legal council on behalf of Barrett and Co. I would highly recommend the initial consultation, as this helped outline the matter and provide me with possible options. Justin is personable, clear and concise and I would definitely recommend his services.
'I had no prior knowledge of this firm, until I telephoned the office based on Google reviews and with only a few days left prior to the case unfolding, the pressure was really on!! The approach of every staff member was gentle, caring and unusually courteous. I was terrified at the prospect of my chances, especially as the other side had considerable experience in court. Both Justin Sadler and Chris Miller were warm, sympathetic, calm and completely unperturbed; they immediately suggested a way forward and then recommended their choice of Counsel. I had my doubts and was like a rabbit in headlights; Chris carefully guided me through the process and kept me calm throughout. The result was an outright victory. An amazing result, delivered with care, attention and I was charged less than the amount of work actually delivered! A highly unusual firm of solicitors. Huge thanks to Chris/Justin.
Would like to place on record my thanks to Chris Miller who worked on our case. Great support and hard work to ensure we came out with a positive outcome. Would not hesitate to contact or recommend Chris, Justin and team to help with any future cases. Thanks again, Joe
I have recently used Barrett & Co to assist me with my divorce and can only say good words about the experience. Paul Wild especially not only provided reassuring advice, but his professionalism (and indeed, that of everyone at Barrett & Co) made me feel supported throughout the whole process, and left me with the feeling that he genuinely cared about my situation. The level of dedication displayed by not only Paul but also Richard Ince in the conveyancing team was top notch, in particular when turning work around within tight timescales, and keeping me appraised throughout so nothing came as a surprise. I will definitely use Barrett & Co for any legal needs in the future - very highly recommended!
Barrett & Co come highly recommended. I recently worked with Alan Warnes on a property sale that was very complicated due to changes in the lease, and dealing with difficult and lengthy queries from the buyer's solicitors, and Alan guided me expertly through the process. His tenacity, patience, legal expertise and good humour were greatly appreciated. I have used Barrett & Co's services for previous property purchases and sales, for declarations of trust, and one of the partners also became executor to my parent's estate several years ago. They are very professional, and also warm, friendly solicitors to work with. I would not hesitate to engage them again if the need arises.
Thanking Justin Sadler and Chris Miller for being so welcoming, understanding, supportive, very dedicated to our situation. They are very professional and a very committed legal team! Also the receptionists were always welcoming and kind. I would highly recommend Barrett and Co Solicitors in the first instance!
I had Justin Sadler work with me, giving excellent advice and general support with a very difficult, complex case against an ex-business partner. Happy to say that I got a full settlement before going to court, as with that advice, I was in a very strong, empowered position to emphatically 'win' my case without incurring additional court costs!
Jane Whitfield was friendly and professional and I found the process of making a will to be easy and straightforward. I would thoroughly recommend.
Services for Business Testimonials
"Let me be the first to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you have helped us through to get us here. It has been an amazing journey and I have personally learnt so much and hope that I will be able to continue to learn from you. I hope that you understand that you are by no means now rid of me/us. I look forward to our meeting on Thursday regarding the GDPR process we are going to have to follow. Thanks again and you can certainly take a bow!!!"August 2018– Willie Uys, Board Member, World Transplant Games Federation
"We have used Barrett & Co for a number of years for both commercial and employment issues. Most recently they have reviewed and updated a number of our precedent contracts to reflect the company's evolving business model. Simon, Justin & Rob are a pleasure to deal with and always focus on what we, as a client need to achieve. I would recommend Barrett & Co to any business, whether new or established, but especially those considering a brand new venture."July 2015– Louise Dunn, Managing Director, Auriga Consulting
"Justin's professional advice to me was extremely valuable and was delivered in a timely and thorough manner. The matter was resolved with a very positive outcome and so I would not hesitate to recommend him."February 2015– Peter