Business Legal Services

Supporting ambitious businesses to achieve their legal & strategic goals

Our business solicitors offer the experience and expertise your organisation needs to realise its ambitions and address legal challenges, from drafting employment contracts to settling commercial disputes.

We offer practical, commercially-focused legal advice and representation to businesses of all types and sizes. Our team comprises experts in all aspects of business law. Whether you require specialist support in corporate law, litigation, or real estate and planning, we’re here to help.

Our approach involves working closely with you to understand your organisation’s unique situation and goals. We then assemble a bespoke team of legal minds that’s equipped to meet your needs. We don’t just offer legal advice – we pride ourselves on adding real value to your business and working as an extension of your team to achieve its strategic aims.

Our business law expertise

We offer expertise in a wide range of specialisms within business law. Our business solicitors can support you with:

Why work with Shakespeare Martineau

We are a full-service law firm with experts in many different specialisms, enabling us to construct a bespoke team that’s adapted to suit your individual circumstances.

Recognised as a top tier firm in The Legal 500 2021, our team offers you the expertise of some of the finest legal minds in the UK.

We build lasting relationships with our clients, putting your needs first and ensuring that you have the support you need to face all of life’s challenges.

Our reach spans across the UK with 10 offices nationwide – by working with us, you’ll have access to the best legal support in your local area.

Businesses We Work With

Our business lawyers offer support in a range of different capacities, whether you need individual advice, legal guidance for your executive team, or a strategic partner for the entire firm. We have extensive experience of working with organisations in the following sectors

Our India Desk

Whether your organisation is looking to invest in the UK, set up business in India or operate globally, or you are a private individual looking for tax, family or immigration law advice, our India desk is here to help.

When you’re operating internationally, you need to be safe in the knowledge that you have a team of legal advisors by your side who truly understand the nuances of the local market you’re in, with a broader global insight.

Our India Desk brings you a team of specialist lawyers, with strong experience of acting on a broad spectrum of matters in the UK-India space, for both individual and business clients, who can provide you with tailored advice on international transactions and cross-border disputes.

Our expertise spans the country, as well as internationally – delivered through our European and global networks

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Case Study

Connecting China & Malaysia

We were selected by the University of Nottingham to provide advice on the European procurement of its student management and intranet system.
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Looking after yourself at Christmas

30 Nov


Looking after yourself at Christmas

For many of us, Christmas is a time for family celebrations – to relax, […]

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal upholds opposing tribunal decisions on justification of compulsory retirement age

30 Nov

Corporate & Commercial

The Employment Appeal Tribunal upholds opposing tribunal decisions on justification of compulsory retirement age

In a case of real interest to the education sector and those involved in […]

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Race and equality in the workplace

2 Dec

Esther Maxwell, Legal Director | Oscar Ciaurro, Solicitor

Race and equality in the workplace

In this topical talk, Esther and Oscar will walk you through the protections provided […]

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Contract breaches and getting paid: What action can you take? | Avoiding insolvency in the construction industry

8 Dec

Kate Onions, Partner | Frank Bouette, Partner

Contract breaches and getting paid: What action can you take? | Avoiding insolvency in the construction industry

The construction market is supposedly booming since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, but is suffering […]

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