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Lawson Lewis Blakers have a specialist department experienced in dealing with the needs of business.

We aim to offer skilful and practical advice backed up by a high level of personal service.

Areas of expertise include:

Property Law:

  • Buying and selling commercial property
  • Planning Agreements with local authorities
  • Acquisitions of land for development including options, overage and pre-emption agreements.
  • Setting up schemes for developments including the establishment of bespoke estate management companies.
  • Acquisition of buy to let properties.
  • Property rights & easements
  • Property finance and mortgages

Landlord & Tenant – Commercial Property:

  • Advising Landlords and Tenants about the preparation and granting of new leases
  • Lease renewal and termination, including repairs/dilapidations, Rent Deposits and guarantees
  • Selling/assigning leases for landlords, tenants and assignees/purchasers
  • Advising re legal aspects of rent review
  • Flat management companies
  • Lease enfranchisement


Business/Company Law:
The formation of businesses (companies, partnerships or limited liability partnerships) including preparation of shareholders agreements and joint venture and partnership agreements.

Sale and purchase of businesses and the preparation of associated documents such as confidentiality agreements.

Commercial Agreements:
Advice as to Director’s Guarantees

Commercial finance and business loans

Preparation of commercial contracts and agreements (for example contracts for the supply of goods and services)

Employment Law:

Advice as to all areas of employment law including recruitment/contracts of employment/management of staff/redundancy/ dismissal and transfer of undertakings

Dispute Resolution:

Advice and representation in relation to the disputes faced by business clients including debt collection, product liability, disputes with Directors/shareholders, Partners and employees.


Local Authorities
Our commercial lawyers have the benefit of having worked in local government departments. They are therefore very familiar with how local authorities operate, what can reasonably be expected of them, and what their limitations are.

If you are entering into a transaction with a local authority, or you are a local authority - whether a Unitary Authority, County Council, District/Borough Council, or Parish Council, we would be pleased to assist.



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