Business & Commercial

About PWJ Solicitors

We have served generations of individuals and local businesses, providing comprehensive legal advice.

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Keeping You In Business

Our business and commercial solicitors can offer advice and guidance on a wide variety of company, partnership commercial law matters from starting up to winding up. Our solicitors can offer both technical and pragmatic legal advice to help you with your specific business needs.

Our experienced business solicitors can provide assistance on legal matters for all types of trading entity including public limited companies, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, partnerships and sole traders, plus not for profit organisations including charities. We can work with you to ensure that the technical aspects of your business are managed in a robust and efficient manner.

Our solicitors can assist with:

Contractual Issues

We can advise on and draft commercial contracts and trading agreements dealing with a variety of matters faced by businesses. We have experience in drafting both simple and complex agreements and will be able to advise you on all aspects of the contract.  If you have a contractual dispute with another company or a customer then we will be able to advise you on your position and negotiate a settlement. We also offer debt recovery services. See dispute resolution and litigation section.

Directors’ Duties

We can advise directors on the duties they have to the company and all other stakeholders. The Companies Act 2006 sets out exactly what duties Directors have and we can advise both generally and on specific issues. We can also advise on allegations or potential complaints about a Director’s behaviour.

Sales of Business

If you own a business and are intending to sell it then we can advise you on obtaining a valuation, negotiating the sale and drafting the contracts to enable the sale.

Partnership Matters

We can advise on and draft partnership agreements and ancillary documents. This includes advice on the type of partnership and limited liability partnerships (LLPs).

If you are a partner and are in dispute with other partners we can advise on your position and your dispute. See dispute resolution and litigation section.

Shareholder Agreements

Shareholder agreements are entered into by shareholders of a company if they want to set out how they are to manage their shareholdings. These agreements can set out how shares will be transferred or sold if a partner leaves or dies. We can advise on and draft shareholders agreements based on the particular requirements of the shareholders.

Terms of Business

We can advise on and draft your terms of business and terms and conditions to make sure that they protect your company but at the same are not deemed to be unfair. We have experience in drafting terms of business for various different companies.

Our Locations

Our office locations

Please note that our physical offices are open as usual, with appointments available by arrangement in limited circumstances to ensure the safety of our staff and clients.

 When attending our offices, please

You will be asked to stand at a safe distance from our staff at all times.

Please do not attend our offices if you or anyone in your household is currently experiencing symptoms of COVID19 or has tested positive for the disease in the last 14 days.

We shall be working remotely wherever this is possible and we will have access to our emails which is currently the best form of communication.

Meetings will be held in the first instance by telephone, and your solicitor will discuss with you any arrangements relating to ID or signature of documents. If you have any questions please direct these to your solicitor in the first instance or by email to

Thank you for your on-going support in these difficult and unprecedented times.