Buying, selling, merging and demerging with other businesses are some of the most important and stressful events any business can experience. Getting expert legal advice is essential, but more than that, businesses require lawyers who understand the commercial environment they operate in. Barrett and Co has 30 years’ experience advising businesses operating at local, national and international levels. Our solicitors bring a pragmatic approach that drives our clients’ deals to completion. Because we are a multi-service firm we can advise on all aspects from start to finish with seamless integration from all departments to offer a highly professional service.

We regularly advise on:

Acquisitions, disposals and mergers

Whilst the prospect of these can lead to exciting opportunities, they are often a testing time for directors. Our experienced solicitors will guide you through every step of the transaction, giving you the knowledge necessary to make decisions with confidence.

Shareholders’ and investment agreements

Bringing in new investment to a business is critical; these agreements provide a legal basis for the relationships between investors, shareholders and the company itself. They are especially important for minority shareholders and can provide an exit mechanism for investors.

Directors service agreements

These are likely to be the most important employment contracts a business has. Having them drawn up or reviewed by our expert solicitors can clarify the relationship between the parties and avoid misunderstanding and unnecessary costs in the future.

Settlement agreements

When staff or directors leave the employ of a business it is vital that the business’s interests are protected and that a line can be drawn under the relationship. We can advise throughout all aspects of the process from consultation and negotiation through to the agreement itself.

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations – TUPE

A business’s employees can often be its greatest asset, however managing this asset through periods of change can be difficult and stressful. We can advise at all stages to enable you to meet your objectives whilst staying within the boundaries of the law.

Commercial Property

We can assist with all aspects of commercial property from lease renewals, assignments and dilapidation claims to sales and purchases, so that your property portfolio meets your business objectives. For more information please visit our Commercial Conveyancing page.

Get in Touch

Our company and commercial team is headed by Martin Reynolds 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  Emma is great! She is patient and responsive. I really feel like she had been on my side fighting for our benefits and giving us comfort and encouragement when issues arose. She has been doing a very good job! Barrette and Co is professional and well-established! Thumbs up!

    thumb Mi Mak
    19th October 2021
  • 5 star review  When informed by your employer that your employment contract is to be terminated because of a restructuring and not through any fault of one’s own – and probably not knowing what to do or who to turn to - it’s a lonely, disorientating, and unsettling place to be - as anyone in a similar position reading this will fully understand. When this happened to me, I didn’t know who to turn to. But a colleague recommended Barrett and Co, and so I checked out the website and was impressed with what I read about Justin Sadler and his experience. Justin and his assistant were quick to respond to my inquiry, and a consultation call was set up which was extremely useful. Justin quickly grasped my situation and was able to provide me with sensible and pragmatic legal advice as well as a tactical approach on how to proceed, and very importantly - advice on how to best channel my feelings. I had a legal stalwart in my corner. In short, we achieved as good an outcome as was possible in the circumstances and I am very grateful to Justin for all his help and advice. If you need employment related legal advice - look no further than contacting Justin Sadler at Barrett and Co.

    thumb Clive Lewis
    4th October 2021
  • 5 star review  In the run up to completion, Emma and her colleagues were taking very good care of us. Despite many challenges throughout the day, including a tricky chain + backlog in banking transactions, Emma was always on hand with a friendly word and answering our queries quickly and professionally etc.

    thumb Chris Horsnell
    1st October 2021
  • 5 star review  I have recently used Barrett and Co Solicitors for a multiple legal issues needing to be resolved and also creating a will. I found them to be very good and professional, the majority of the work being carried out by Juliette Spanner who has very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. From my experience I will be using them in the future again.

    thumb Jake Nixon-Kotowicz
    8th August 2021
  • 5 star review  There are so many positive things I would like to say about Barret & Co. For me to do that would take too long. I will say, however, that Barrett & Co provided a first class service that resulted in a very positive & successful outcome . The service we received was akin to the service you would expect from a large city solicitor. If you are looking for a professional efficient multi discipline solicitor ,then I strongly recommend that you look no further. Thank you Barrett & Co ,with a special thank you to Jane Whitfield, for all that you have done for us & for taking away all the worry.

    thumb Alexander Pritchard
    4th August 2021
  • 5 star review  Great mirror will produced by Ms Spanner, it was so easy to do and she kept us updated at all times. We used the MS Trust special promotion and was well worth it. I would highly recommend Barrett & Co.

    thumb Joe
    16th July 2021
  • 5 star review  It is our first time to purchase a property in UK and we are not clear about the details and trick in the conveyancing process. We are lucky to have Piers and his team, Emma and Fatima to handle our case. Like everyone who want to complete the deal before the stamp duty holiday, we keep pushing the schedule. They are very responsive and patient to our enquiry. Instead of just "close the deal", they provide very professional advice to those critical issues on the tile. While protecting our interest in the legal point of view, they facilitate the process to meet the target schedule too. Piers' team did a amazing job. Highly recommend.

    thumb Keith Wong
    27th June 2021
  • 5 star review  I was very happy indeed with the service I received: prompt, professional and sound advice, at a reasonable price. The resulting output has been both useful and specifically tailored to my needs. The practice was approachable and efficient; highly recommended.

    thumb Victoria Stevens
    22nd June 2021