Commercial Law Solicitors in Essex

Every business is different – which is why we’ll never make assumptions about yours.

Instead, we take the time to listen and understand your business as well as your goals– and then deliver unique practical solutions that keep your business resilient and one step ahead of any issues that come its way.

Our commercial solicitors can help you with:

Our clients include everything from small businesses just starting out, to large established public companies. Whatever your business needs, be assured that we can provide you with seamless solutions that are up to date with the latest market trends.

Our aim is to provide you with practical legal solutions that help you achieve your goals. Your business is just as important to us as it is to you, which is why we ensure that all your legal documents are there to keep you on track, because if they are not, it could end up costing your business.

Consult our commercial law solicitors in Essex now

For swift, expert advice on commercial law, please contact your local Gepp Solicitors office in Chelmsford or Colchester.

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How our commercial law solicitors can help your business

Buying and selling businesses

Whether you are seeking to acquire or dispose of a business or business assets, it is essential to take the right advice and make sure every detail is fully considered and accounted for. This not only protects your investment, it also makes sure your liabilities are clearly defined and any legal risks minimised.

Our commercial law solicitors have many years of experience in buying and selling businesses, so we can provide seasoned advice and clear guidance on every part of the process. We can make sure you get the right deal for your commercial interests, allowing you to make the most of the opportunities available to you.

Our expertise with buying and selling businesses includes:

  • Negotiating heads of terms
  • Drafting contracts of sale
  • Due diligence
  • Continuity of business contracts and agreements
  • Employment law issues, including redundancy and restructuring

Find out more about how we can help your business with buying and selling businesses.

Advice on companies, LLPs and partnerships

When starting a new business, you need to ensure that it is built on a solid framework that will allow you to operate effectively and profitably, while minimising the potential for disputes or other avoidable problems.

Our experienced commercial lawyers can help get your new venture set up on a sound basis, giving you the best chance of success. Having helped a wide range of businesses to get off the ground over the years, we know all of the common pitfalls and the things you can do to help your business run smoothly.

Our expertise with companies, LLPs and partnerships includes:

  • Company formations
  • Partnership agreements
  • Articles of association
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Directors’ service agreements

Find out more about how we can help your business with advice on companies, LLPs and partnerships.

Management buy outs

Management buy outs can be a good option under a range of circumstances, including where the current owner wishes to move on or retire, or where the business is in difficulties and new leadership and new investment is required.

For a successful management buy out, you need to make sure the deal is done on terms that work both for the management team and for the business. There are many different issues you will need to take into account, including how the deal is structured and what financing you will require. Getting expert advice from our team can make all the difference.

Our expertise with management buy outs includes:

  • Structuring management buy outs
  • Advice on the duties of management under the Companies Act
  • Warranties and indemnities
  • Documenting management buy outs

Find out more about how we can help your business with management buy outs.

Terms and conditions of business

Clear terms and conditions are essential for any business. They can help to establish and manage client and customer expectations, as well as protecting you against potential disputes. While it may be tempting to use a template terms and conditions, it really is critical to have Ts and Cs that are tailored to your business, your customers and the specific risks you face.

Our commercial law solicitors regularly create effective terms and conditions for a wide range of businesses operating in various markets, both offline and online. We can ensure every likely issue is covered, giving you the best protection if something goes wrong.

Our expertise with terms and conditions of business includes:

  • General terms of sale
  • Terms of purchase
  • Website and online ordering terms
  • Specialised terms for a more complex service

Find out more about how we can help your business with terms and conditions of business.


Whether you are a business looking to outsource key services or a contractor providing outsourced services, it is in your interests to clearly establish the exact nature of the services being outsourced and each party’s obligations and liabilities.

Our commercial lawyers can assist with negotiating the terms of an outsourcing agreement or service level agreement, ensuring both parties fully understand what is being provided and what is not. This helps to set expectations, as well as giving a clear framework for resolving any disputes that may arise later.

Our expertise with business outsourcing includes:

  • Negotiating terms of outsourcing agreements
  • Drafting outsourcing agreements
  • Service level agreements
  • Due diligence
  • Warranties, liabilities and indemnities for outsourcing
  • Asset transfers
  • Employee transfers
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Exiting outsourcing agreements
  • Outsourcing disputes

Find out more about how we can help your business with outsourcing.

Company restorations

Where a company has been struck off the register of companies at Companies House, it may sometimes be possible to see the company restored, allowing it to continue trading. There may also be issues arising from a company being struck off where expert legal advice may help.

Our commercial law solicitors have significant specialist expertise in this niche area of commercial law, so we can provide clear guidance using the benefit of our experience. This can allow you to achieve the best possible outcome under even the most challenging circumstances.

Our expertise with company restorations includes:

  • Company restoration by court order
  • Administrative restorations
  • Property interests of companies struck off the Companies House register
  • Benefit of rights over titles
  • Claims against companies struck off the Companies House register

Find out more about how we can help your business with company restorations.

Our Commercial Law team

Our commercial law team have an excellent track record of providing businesses with support every step of the way. 

Whoever works on your matter they will ultimately be supervised by Alexandra Dean, Partner.

Our commercial law pricing

Fixed fee commercial law advice

For some commercial law matters, we can offer fixed fees, giving total certainty over the price involved.

Competitive hourly rates for leading commercial law expertise

Where a fixed fee is not appropriate, we will agree an hourly rate based on the level of expertise required to help you achieve the outcome you need.

For more information on our Essex commercial law services

To find out more about what support we can offer your business, please get in touch with our commercial law solicitors in Chelmsford and Colchester.

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