& Business

Our knowledgeable, savvy Commercial and Business solicitors are well placed to offer your business valuable, practical advice.

We are used to dealing with complex matters for a range of clients, from small local businesses to well-known, established companies.

Solicitors since 1892

What We Offer

Our dedicated, experienced team advises on a range of corporate and commercial matters including; the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, corporate finance, company and partnership matters and a wide range of commercial agreements.


Our Corporate team provides specialist advice on the issues faced by private companies today. 

From negotiating high value and complex corporate finance transactions to advising on restructuring family businesses, we will work alongside you and your other advisors to make sure your business goals are met.  

We adopt a partner-led approach to transactions including:

– Sales and purchases of private companies
– Re-financing
– Investment agreements
– Solvent restructuring (s110 and demergers)
– Sales and purchases of businesses, including advising on TUPE obligations

Recently, we have worked together with our wills and trusts department to develop specific expertise in moving businesses within families to the next generation.


We can advise on a range of Company and Partnership law matters including:

- Shareholder Agreements and Joint Ventures
- Employee Share Options
- Company formation and Articles of Association
- Creation of new share classes
- LLP and partnership agreements

We also work collaboratively with our dispute resolution department on shareholder and partnership disputes.


Tolhurst Fisher's commercial team can provide you with the commercial advice you need for your business.

We can draft and review contracts including:

– Distribution, Agency and Supply agreements
– Terms and Conditions
– Franchising

We are also able to advise you on your privacy policy and general GDPR requirements.

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Business/Asset Sales and Purchases

Perhaps you have always dreamt of owning your own café, restaurant or hairdressers, but you have no prior experience in acquiring a business. We will advise and support you through the various stages as we carry out the legal processes necessary on your behalf. We will ensure you are clear about what you are getting, and that you are getting what you hoped for and expected. 

Likewise, if you are looking to sell your business, we will help you to prepare for the sale and advise you of the paperwork you need to gather. We have vast experience in liaising with estate agents, landlords, accountants, lenders and other solicitors to ensure the transaction proceeds swiftly and smoothly, without fuss.

We can also assist you with matters relating to the transfer of any employees under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).

Share Sales and Purchases

When a business is run as a limited company, it can be more straightforward to sell or acquire a business through a share sale or purchase; there may also be tax advantages to this.

We act for sellers or buyers and will support, advise and guide you through the entire process.

As well as dealing with the legal aspects, we will prepare the necessary contracts, board minutes and members resolutions as well as submit forms to Companies House.

In Touch

We look forward to discussing how Tolhurst Fisher can help you or your business.

Solicitors since 1892
01702 352 511
Mid Essex:
01245 495 111