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  Based on my experience I would have no hesitation to recommend Barrett and Co to any friend or family member in need of legal services. Further, any legal service is only as good as the people within it and the people at Barrett and Co are brilliant. They are helpful, communicative, understanding and patient. They explain the options and when legal language is required and necessary they are willing to sit down and explain what it mean in plain english. Great people and a Great service,

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    7th October 2020
  • 5 star review  I have worked with Justin Sadler several times and he always responds really well with easy to understand advice

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    5th September 2020
  • 5 star review  Vanessa drew up my will after a video consultation (due to Covid 19) and then I got it signed and witnessed in the office car park maintaining social distancing. My will was very straightforward but Vanessa ensured that all necessary areas were considered and addressed. I received a very professional, courteous service and I would certainly use Barrett and Co again.

    thumb Julie Haycock
    3rd September 2020
  • 5 star review  Dealt with Chris Miller who was fantastic from the start. Clear assessment of the issues and risks with great guidance and proactive communications. Chris is a very valuable asset and I would recommend him fully. The only issue I had was with the bill which was not clear and had to be adjusted. We won the case with costs awarded but it still cost us the best part of £1400, not sure how that works....

    thumb Isanino World
    16th August 2020
  • 5 star review  Justin Sadler provided an excellent service in relation to an employment matter. His clear and concise guidance provided me all the necessary assurance and support to conclude the matter. The rest of the team at Barrett's, where also very professional and highly responsive in the short time I had available to reach a conclusion. Barrett's certainly instilled a strong sense of trust and would definitely be my first choice for any future legal matters.

    thumb Garry Sissons
    13th August 2020
  • 5 star review  From start to finish these guys made me feel at ease during a turbulent time. First class service from all who I death with so I highly recommend them.

    thumb Mo Elliot
    6th May 2020
  • 5 star review  Vanessa Ruparel helped me to write my will after I re-married. She also sorted out my uncle's probate, which was more complicated than we anticipated. I have used Barrett & Co before many years ago when I divorced, so I didn't hesitate to use them again. They always give a quote up front for their work and if there are any problems and costs change they inform you and get your approval. I would never hesitate to recommended them (and I have done so). Thank you for all your help.

    thumb Pam Bryant
    17th April 2020
  • 5 star review  Used Barrett and Co extensively with my business and recently for a personal matter, excellent service on all occasions, you only get what you pay for, would have no hesitation in recommending their services. A big thank you to Vanessa for all her advice and assistance.

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    17th April 2020