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]

  • review rating 5  Charlotte Fox handled my father’s Will in a professional and timely way. I would recommend them as solicitors for their excellent service

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    4/17/2019
  • review rating 5  Excellent service and advice I would certainly use Barrett and Co again. Justin was very professional and knowledgable enabling me to achieve my desired outcome and cannot thank him enough. N

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    3/25/2019
  • review rating 5  Highly recommended solicitors. Our experience of using Barrett and Co has been very positive, responses have always been on time and informative. We won't hesitate to use again should we need to.

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    3/21/2019
  • review rating 5  I found Barrett and Co to be extremely helpful during a very stressful time. Paul and his trainee Nicholas were always quick to answer any questions I had and never failed to reassure me. I am glad I put my trust in them and would wholeheartedly recommend their services to others.

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    3/20/2019
  • review rating 5  As I suppose like most people, my legal requirements have mainly revolved around house purchases and Will writing. Therefore when out of the blue I needed legally binding contractual advice I turned to Justin Saddler at Barrett & Co who made everything simple and understandable. Whats more he was able to add a little humour to the situation to make the process almost enjoyable.

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    3/12/2019
  • review rating 5  Like many people I only have rare occasions to visit a solicitor, which can be daunting due to preconceptions and the unforeseen nature of the visit. However, when I spoke with Justin Sadler on an employment issue he was very quick to gauge what my requirements were and was able to adjust his explanation of legal documents to a level I was comfortable with. His quick grasp of the situation and legal knowledge meant that in the limited time we had he could concentrate on the pertinent areas and I came away with a much improved understanding of the issue. I was also very grateful to Justin for putting some real world context around the situation. This really helped tie the legal situation to the reality along with some practical advice that not only gave me understanding of how flexible the process was but also kept potential costs to a minimum. I would recommend Barrett and Co for their practical approach and openness in their dealings. They are definitely there to support you as their client rather than just do the legal bit.

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    3/12/2019
  • review rating 5  I’ve known Justin Sandler for some years now having advised on some employment redundancy issues plus some property boundary challenges for recently My first engagement with Barrett & co being in 2005 when I moved into the Reading area. Highly recommend for friendly and competitive charged advice and support .

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    3/07/2019
  • review rating 5  Very support and efficient: I worked with Justin Sadler on a couple of employment law items. Justin is very knowledgeable, supportive and really put me at ease. I would highly recommend him & Barrett & Co.

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    2/25/2019

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