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.

Board minutes

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.

Company restructuring

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]

  • 5 star review  We contacted Barrett & Co to get advice on Wills and Power of Attorneys. Our primary contact was Juliette who was approachable and professional throughout the process. She gave advice based upon our particular circumstances and not just generic feedback. I would highly recommend Juliette and Barrett & Co.

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    4/28/2021
  • 5 star review  We worked with Emma Docking to sell and buy properties recently. In spite of the hugely complicated process (our properties are somewhat unusual), we had consistent and clear communication from Emma and Berrett and co throughout. They were very responsive and kept us up to date. Would recommend!

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    4/22/2021
  • 5 star review  Great experience having Barrett & Co do the conveyancing for our property purchase. Emma, Alan and Richard were responsive, helpful, patient and provided a great deal of knowledge throughout the entire process.

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    4/18/2021
  • 5 star review  We used Barrett & Co re conveyancing for the purchase of our new home. Richard Ince and his team, Rebecca P and Emma D were brilliant from start to finish. They were patient and clear in their explanations throughout, and ensured that all our queries were addressed, large or small........ A professional and friendly service - Thank you!

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    4/10/2021
  • 5 star review  We used Barrett & Co conveyancing services to buy our first house and they made the process really easy for us, and we completed within the period of time we were hoping for from the start. Piers and Emma were very nice and helpful, and we thoroughly recommend them.

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    3/27/2021
  • 5 star review  Outstanding! I was seeking advice prior to an employment Tribunal. The advice was holistic, objective and delivered with pure integrity. The 1-hour consultation gave me the confidence to proceed and do it with pride. I went into the Tribunal alone and was against an employer who arrived in force- I was outnumbered 4:1- and won! Not only was the advice immaculate and precisely on point , the humble and "real" element to our interaction was warming and very supportive. Thank you!

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    3/15/2021
  • 5 star review  As a client of Barrett and Co LLP for many years, I recently had the pleasure of liaising with a Barrett and Co legal executive, Ms Juliette Spanner, with whom I had not previously encountered face to face, or even by telephone. I have in recent years lost my wife, and this was the first time I was dealing with a legal matter that I would normally have discussed with my wife of many years. During our first conversation by phone, I quickly realised that I had no need to 'go it alone' as Juliette immediately grasped my requirements and personal circumstances, and imbued me with complete confidence in the eventual outcome. From the outset, her subsequent written communication with me was of the highest order, timely and responsive to any queries I brought up, whilst her personal standard of verbal communication by telephone in the present Covid circumstances was exemplary. I was, as I have come to expect over the years in my dealings with Barrett and Co, totally satisfied with every aspect of my business dealings with Juliette. I have every confidence that the level of interest, professional standards and patience she demonstrated will continue to enhance the reputation of Barrett and Co. in her dealings with future clients. I unreservedly recommend both the firm and Juliette as a very reassuring and professionally competent duo. I commend them both, and wish them well in the uncertain times in which we live.

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    3/05/2021
  • 5 star review  Justin Sadler did an outstanding job, providing excellent support and advice. Very professional and willing to guide you. He always replied to my emails and phone calls immediately. An amazing solicitor - definitely recommend him!

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    2/14/2021

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