Corporate and commercial

Corporate and Commercial Lawyers

Our Corporate and Commercial lawyers in Portsmouth can help you to address the legal issues that arise in starting and growing a company, doing business with others, through to third party investment or exit strategies.

Many small to medium-sized businesses use us as their ‘in-house’ legal team and we work for a number of larger corporations including foreign companies and their UK subsidiaries, plus PLCs listed on the AIM market.

We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ businesses and objectives and we provide straightforward, cost effective and commercial advice to help our clients achieve their business goals. Our experienced team will help add value to your business by assisting you in seizing business opportunities, managing and avoiding risk and growing your business to its full potential.

We can support you with...

  • Mergers and acquisitions
    Mergers and acquisitions can quickly transform a business, but there can be many challenges involved in getting them over the line. The experience of our team means we are well placed at managing a wide variety of types of company sales and acquisitions and we often work alongside other professional advisers such as corporate financiers and accountants to help our clients achieve their aims
  • Lending and re-financing
    If you are looking for finance to support the growth of your business, we can help with negotiation of suitable finance options and structure of lending agreements.
  • Commercial contracts
    We can advise you on the contracts provided to you by suppliers or put in place bespoke contracts with the protection of your business in mind. Our services include advising on distribution, franchising, outsourcing, manufacturing, sponsorship and e-commerce agreements as well as commercial collaborations and joint ventures and more.
  • Data protection
    Cyber security and GDPR are two of the biggest data protection challenges for business at present. We can put your mind at ease by provide a cost-effective service to ensure the internal and external policies and procedures you have in place are robust and help to manage and mitigate the legal and commercial risks to your business. We also provide on-site training to management teams and staff at every level on all aspects of data protection.
  • Company secretarial
    Company secretarial is an important aspect of legal compliance and can demonstrate good corporate governance, showing that a business is on top of its regulatory affairs. We can take the burden away from you and provide an efficient service to keep your company filings up to date, saving you time and resource.

Contact our Corporate and Commercial team today on 023 9298 1000 for further information about how we can help you and your business.

Our team

Andrea Cox
Principal Lawyer - Wills, Trust and Probate
Carla Burt
Conveyancing Assistant - Residential Property


Charlene Griffin
Team Assistant - Family


Charlotte Attwood
Team Assistant - Family
David Hawkins
Litigation Executive - Historic Abuse
Ellie Reynolds
Solicitor - Wills, Trusts and Probate
Gail Benzies FCILEx
Conveyancer - FCILEx
Gemma Johnson
Team Assistant - Residential Property
Iain Belcher
Consultant - Wills, Trust and Probate
Jackie Dobson
Team Assistant - Historic Abuse


Jacky Sneddon
Team Assistant - Family
Jane Pethick
Team Assistant - Employment and Corporate & Commercial
Kate Anderson
Principal Solicitor
Katherine Davey
Business Support Assistant
Kelly Stillman
Legal Secretary
Kerry Henderson-Parish
Lisa Ackroyd
Team Assistant
Lisa Gafarov
Litigation Executive - Historic Abuse
Lucy Davies
Legal Assistant - Residential Property
Marie Forbes
Solicitor - Historic Abuse/Litigation
Mark Robertson
Michael Dyer
Principal Lawyer and Head of Business Law
Natalie Chance
Team Assistant - Marine
Natalie Tait
Team Assistant
Nickie Mills
Team Assistant - Wills, Trust and Probate
Nigel Wale
Team Assistant - Commercial Property
Rhiannon Stonehouse
Principal Lawyer – Head of Trusts and Estates


Sara-Jayne Fildes
National Head of Family Law
Sue Ball
Principal Lawyer, Head of Employment & Southern Region
Tim Reynolds
Principal Lawyer and Southern Region Head of Marine
Tricia Moore FCILEx
Conveyancer FCILEx