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It's our business to know your business

Business Services at Freeths

In a complex commercial world, we understand that you want practical solutions, which deliver real results.

Freeths don’t just provide legal advice. We proactively get to know your business as a whole. Our clients tell us they regard us as business people primarily, rather than just lawyers.

Working with us can add true value, whether you’re a local SME or a global corporation, through cost effective advice tailored to your business to help you to achieve your goals.

Legal expertise with a commercial focus

With an expert for every area of commercial law, we can deliver a complete package of legal services.
From our specialists in IT & Data, to our extensive Intellectual Property and Employment teams – Freeths offer answers, not options. We are renowned for both our technical excellence and common sense.

Freeths offer a full spectrum of services, including specialist advice regarding Competition, Health & Safety and Reputation Management. As well as an extensive breadth of expertise, we offer in-depth knowledge.

You can trust us to understand every aspect of your business, including areas you may not expect.

Why choose Freeths?

  • As “business people first and lawyers second” we understand what you want to achieve
  • We are a large full-service law firm, with specialists who can handle every aspect of your business needs
  • You can trust us to provide a prompt yet fully bespoke service, tailored to your commercial needs
  • We employ friendly, approachable lawyers who are committed to building a partnership with you
  • Our thoroughly qualified and experienced teams rank highly in independent legal directories

Freeths have 12 distinctive offices around the UK, each with long standing relationships with local companies.

Practical advice tailored to your industry

Our cross-industry experience ensures that you will find a lawyer familiar with your particular concerns. You can rely on us to point out upcoming challenges in Retail, Health & Care, the Public Sector or Drinks, Hospitality & Leisure. We appreciate what is important to you, and our specialists provide beneficial training and fresh insight of market trends.

Click here to find out more about our core sectors and specialist areas

Don’t just take our word for it

“They clearly have a track record in the industry and a reputation as a firm that focuses on winning, not fee earning.” Chambers & Partners

“Freeths LLP is known for its ‘great efficiency and quick answers’ and for being ‘one of the most reactive and effective firms in the UK’.” The Legal 500

“Freeths are very approachable and good with feedback to the client. They are very professional and good at dealing with complicated contracts.” Chambers & Partners

“The ‘highly experienced’ lawyers at Freeths LLP ‘know their chosen fields incredibly well’, and ‘truly understand the client’s business, tailoring their advice accordingly’.” The Legal 500

“They’ve absolutely been on top of the case – I’d pitch them against any City firm.” Chambers & Partners

Who we work with

Tarmac, Aldi, Experian, Lloyds Bank, Motorpoint Group, Travis Perkins, Polestar, Royal Air Forces Association, Hotel Chocolat, Wickes, Center Parcs, Campbell Soup, Crown Estate, Deloitte, Bellway Homes, Portmeirion, Birmingham Metropolitan College, 2 Sisters Food Group, Eddie Stobart, LNT Group, Poundstretcher, NatWest, Luton Airport, Cambridge City Council, Royal Shakespeare Company, Funeral Services Partnership, KPMG, Casual Dining Group, Hillview Garden Centres, Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars, Noble Foods, JRB Automotive, BMW, Ultra Electronics Pension Trustee Company, British Psychological Society, Carers Trust East Midlands, Cancer Research UK, Blue Cross, RSPCA, Care UK, University of Nottingham, Oakdene Investments, NHS Shared Business Services, BUPA, Birmingham City Council

Meet the team

Business Services Lawyers


Simon Abbott
Partner

0845 272 5734

Darren Abbott
Senior Planning Executive

0845 017 6011

Joe Addlestone
Solicitor

0845 030 5795

Patrick Adie
Senior Associate

0845 050 3273

Farheen Ahmad
Associate

0845 073 8581

Masood Ahmed
Solicitor

0186 578 1205

Ateeq Ahmed
Partner

0845 077 9643

Christopher Ainsworth
Partner

0845 271 6757

Perveen Akhter
Partner

0845 030 5747

Chris Ali
Director

0845 634 2609

Emma Anderson
Director

0845 272 5712

Neil Armitage
Solicitor

0845 077 9572

Leon Arnold
Partner

0186 578 1202

Frances Astbury
Solicitor

0845 050 3207

Matthew Bacon
Solicitor

0186 578 1077

Simon Baigent
Partner

0845 274 6903

Phil Baigent
Partner

0845 634 9799

Peter Baker
Partner

0845 017 7009

Mitchell Ball
Partner

0845 077 9675

Liz Banks
Partner

0845 030 5744

Simon Barker
Partner & Head of Intellectual Property

0845 634 2583

Mark Bassett
Principal Planning Manager

0845 030 5748

Emma Batten
Senior Associate

0845 272 5720

Sarah Beardmore
Associate

0845 030 5762

Clare Bellis
Director

0186 578 1058

Business Services

Guy Berwick
Partner & National Head of Dispute Management

0845 050 3661

Richard Beverley
Managing Partner - Birmingham

0845 634 2577

Iain Bould
Senior Paralegal

0845 077 9612

James Boulton
Partner

0845 073 8584

Claire Boyce
Senior Associate & Chartered Tax Advisor

0845 274 6947

Danielle Boyce
Solicitor

0845 077 9644

Adam Boyd
Associate

0845 271 6773

Tom Bradford
Partner

0845 128 6986

Paul Brailsford
Partner

0845 050 3676

Andrew Bretherton
Partner

0207 440 5849

Rosanna Brown
Solicitor

0845 073 8550

Tom Brown
Partner

0845 634 9807

Paul Brown
Associate

0186 578 1020

Mark Brown
Partner

0845 271 6764

Charlotte Brown
Solicitor

0845 404 1724

Robert Bruce
Partner

0845 128 6958

Katherine Burge
Associate

0186 578 1081

Louise Burnett
Solicitor

0845 050 3674

Paul Burnley
Partner

0845 017 8381

Nicola Burrowes
Associate

0845 271 6787

Emma Butler
Solicitor

0845 073 8555

Joey Byrne
Partner

0845 634 2543

David Cade
Solicitor

0845 058 0755

Jill Carey
Director

0845 634 2548

Paul Chadder
Partner

0186 578 1006

Shashi Chambers
Partner

0845 271 6770

Maxine Chenoweth
Solicitor

0845 128 7961

James Christian
Solicitor

0845 077 9639

James Clamp
Partner

0845 050 3645

Henry Clappison
Senior Associate

0845 634 2571

Rachel Clarke
Senior Associate

0845 050 3634

Lindsey Clegg
Partner

0845 030 5793

Richard Coates
Partner

0845 128 7972

Jenny Cooper
Partner

0845 128 6988

Martin Cork
Director

0845 077 9617

James Cowell
Director

0845 271 6751

Mallory Coxe
Solicitor

0845 030 5823

Peter Crawford
Partner

0845 030 5851

Duncan Crine
Partner

01865 781 054

Richard Crosland
Associate

0845 030 5821

Laura Czapski
Associate

0186 578 1168

Francis Dalton
Senior Associate

0845 128 6954

Graeme Danby
Director

0845 634 2545

Charles Darby
Partner

0116 248 1114

Andrew Dashwood-Begg
Senior Associate

0186 578 1021

Lauren Davies
Solicitor

0845 634 1743

Heather Davies
Partner

0845 050 3619

Iain Davis
Partner

0186 578 1144

Ellie Dempster
Solicitor

0845 634 2584

Philippa Dempster
Managing Partner - London

0845 050 3203

Arunsiri Doheny-Adams
Solicitor

0845 404 1754

Sepideh Doostgharin
Solicitor

0186 578 1218

Natalie Drought
Senior Associate

0845 271 6752

Sarah Duffy
Partner

0186 578 1147

Tristan Duncan
Senior Associate

0845 166 6301

Alexa Dunkley
Solicitor

0845 030 5784

James Dyson
Partner

0845 128 7995

Adam Edwards
Director

0845 274 6909

Gemma Elliott
Associate

0845 077 9653

Simon Ellis
Director

0845 128 7983

Mark Emery
Partner

0186 578 1079

Nichola Faith
Associate

0845 404 1756

Richard Ferguson
Associate

0845 030 5787

Elizabeth Ferguson
Associate

0845 058 0753

Ben Filmer
‎Solicitor

0186 578 1015

Richard Fitzmaurice
Solicitor

0845 274 6892

Jade Flint
Associate

0845 050 3698

Matt Fraser
Associate

0845 634 2563

Chris Freeston
Managing Partner - Nottingham & National Head of Commercial

0845 634 1725

Leanne Fryer
Senior Associate

0845 077 9645

Ben Gant
Associate

0845 077 9654

Nigel Gardner
Partner

0845 128 6969

Peter Gavin
Managing Partner - Stoke

0845 077 9610

Adam Gibb
Solicitor - Advocate

0845 077 9636

Keith Gilbert
Partner

0845 050 3616

Lisa Gilligan
Partner

0845 272 5723

Mike Gilmour
Partner

0845 274 6944

Thomas Golding
Partner

0845 050 3647

James Gorman
Senior Associate

0845 050 3291

Stephanie Gozney
Solicitor

0845 166 6293

Mark Gradwell
Partner

0845 050 3602

Nicola Grange
Senior Associate

0845 050 3648

Karen Grant
Senior Property Executive

0845 050 3603

Graham Greenfield
Partner

0845 274 6904

Lisa Greenstreet
Associate

0845 128 7994

Sarah Griggs
Partner

0845 128 6989

Julie Grimble
Director

0845 077 9625

Matthew Grocock
Partner

0845 050 3635

Mark Gudgeon
Senior Associate

0845 166 6305

Nikki Guest
Solicitor

0845 030 5733

Nikola Guthrie
Senior Associate

0845 272 5686

Adrian Hackett
Partner

0845 077 9601

Miles Hacking
Solicitor

0845 073 8553

Stephen Hadley
Partner

0845 077 9609

Joseph Hale
Partner

0845 030 5759

Karen Hargrave
Senior Associate

0845 050 3665

Fiona Harrison
Solicitor

0845 271 6727

Amy Harron
Solicitor

0845 073 8582

James Hart
Partner

0845 274 6811

James Hartley
Partner

0845 077 9581

John Heaphy
Partner

0845 634 9782

Alison Heathcote
Senior Associate

0845 404 1718

Sarah Herbert
Solicitor

0845 050 3280

Robert Hill
Senior Associate

0845 274 6924

Dean Hill
Senior Associate

0845 404 1740

Peter Hill
Partner

0845 128 6984

Katie Hillier
Senior Associate

0845 073 8551

Simon Hobbs
Partner

0190 835 0200

Laura Hodgson
Associate

0186 578 1060

Kate Hogg
Solicitor

0845 030 5770

Tom Holden
Solicitor

0845 271 6772

Nathan Holden
Partner

0845 077 9646

Carl Holmes
Senior Associate

0845 274 6910

Chris Holwell
Partner & National Head of Construction

0845 050 3667

Monika Holyst
Solicitor

0133 254 6142

Deryck Houghton
Partner

0845 070 3810

Rebecca Howlett
Partner

0186 578 1082

Bob Hughes
Partner

0845 274 6854

Oliver Jackson
Partner

0845 128 7985

Lucy Jackson
Senior Associate

0845 404 1739

Balvinder Jaj
Partner

0186 578 1063

Karl Jansen
Partner & National Head of Corporate

0845 634 9780

Jonathan Jefferies
Partner

0845 272 5670

Beth Jenkins
Associate

0845 077 9657

Lucy Johnson
Professional Support Lawyer

0845 128 7977

Matthew Johnson
Solicitor

0845 050 3617

Kim Jones
Director

0845 166 6274

Victoria Jones
Associate

0845 272 5721

Helen Jones
Senior Associate

0845 274 6912

Jennie Jones
Senior Associate

0845 030 5734

Benjamin Jones
Senior Associate

0845 274 6920

Raymond Joyce
Consultant

0845 634 2578

Matthew Kelly
Solicitor

0845 634 2564

John Kelly
Senior Associate

0845 050 3687

Eleanor Kerr
Solicitor

0845 271 6731

Atiyya Khaliq
Partner

0845 050 3604

Sophie Komisarczuk
Solicitor

0845 274 6833

Lloyd Lane
Solicitor

0845 404 1730

David Lane
Partner

0845 050 3684

James Larmour
Partner

0845 017 1122

Parminder Latimer
Partner

0845 073 8559

David Laurence
Senior Associate

0845 128 6982

Serra Lee
Solicitor

0845 271 6761

Samantha Leigh
Partner

0186 578 1155

Stuart Lester
Solicitor

0845 077 9652

Stephen G Lewis
Partner

0845 274 6842

Stephen Lewis
Director

0845 077 9576

Li Yen Lim
Associate

0845 050 3668

Eleanor Long
Solicitor

0845 666 5000

Rebecca Lowery
Solicitor

0186 578 1092

Rena Magdani
Partner

0845 272 5715

Drew Mangham-Dewhurst
Solicitor

0845 050 3664

Max Marrison
Partner

0845 017 8382

Michaela Mason
Senior Associate

0845 050 3660

Jessica Matthews
Solicitor

0845 166 6261

Claire Matthews
Solicitor

0845 050 3613

Andrew Maxwell
Partner & Head of Competition

0845 128 6997

John May
Managing Partner - North

0845 634 2542

Jonathan Mayner
Senior Associate

0845 634 1735

Matt McBride
Partner

0845 274 6949

Frances McKinnon
Senior Associate

0845 274 6857

Andy McMullan
Director

0845 274 6843

Daniel McNally
Solicitor

0845 030 5728

Louise Mee
Senior Associate

0845 274 6890

Julian Middleton
Partner & National Head of Employment

0845 634 2598

James Modley
Associate

0845 272 5737

Sarah Moore
Director

0845 050 3697

Amy Morley
Partner

0845 050 3669

Robert Morris
Solicitor

0845 077 9655

Philip Myers
Partner

0845 030 5758

Dahren Naidoo
Partner

0845 030 5743

Bob Neal
Partner

0845 634 1729

Mark Neale
Partner

0845 077 9626

Robert Nieri
Director

0845 274 6902

Iram Noordin
Immigration Executive

0845 166 6262

Sarah Norton
Associate

0845 050 3600

Emmanuel Obareti
Solicitor

0845 634 2579

Hurmus Oltan
Solicitor

0845 272 5716

Chloe Oram
Solicitor

0845 030 5801

Sam Pancholi
Partner

0845 274 6848

Desh Patel
Senior Associate

0186 578 1143

Ashika Patel
Solicitor

0845 073 8398

Mukesh Patel
Managing Partner - Leicester

0845 272 5710

Kishan Pattni
Senior Associate

0845 070 3811

Ian Payne
Partner

0845 050 3626

Hayley Payton
Senior Associate

0845 128 7986

Clive Pearce
Partner

0845 128 6990

Stephen Pearson
Partner

0845 274 6900

Edward Pickard
Senior Associate

0845 050 3608

Mark Pickrell
Senior Planning Executive

0845 404 1736

Ben Pickup
Director

0845 272 5684

Kevin Pinkerton
Partner

0845 634 2560

David Potter
Partner

0845 274 6819

Charles Powell
Head of Risk & Compliance

0845 274 6921

Fiona Powell
Senior Associate

0845 272 5719

Anna Power
Senior Associate

0186 578 1148

Nicola Power
Senior Associate

0845 077 9567

Vicky Pritchard
Senior Associate

0845 050 3609

Isobel Radford
Partner

0845 050 3610

Imogen Randall
Senior Associate

0845 077 9582

Andrew Rathi
Solicitor

0845 274 6923

Kishen Ravalia
Senior Associate

0845 077 9659

Charlotte Rees-John
Partner

0845 404 1749

Gary Reynolds
Partner

0845 274 6821

Janet Rhodes
Partner

0845 272 5682

Jason Richards
Partner

0845 404 1727

Gillian Roberts
Partner

0845 050 3611

Linda Robinson
Licensed Conveyancer

0186 578 1141

Emma Roche
Senior Associate

0845 030 5767

Jennifer Roe
Solicitor

0845 404 1735

Victoria Rooksby
Solicitor

0845 274 6871

James Rowe
Solicitor

0845 274 6827

Tom Rowley
Partner

0845 050 3206

Ian Rowson
Partner

0845 050 3627

Julie Russell
Senior Associate

0845 030 5729

Malcolm Sadler
Consultant

0186 578 1201

Harjit Saund
Director

0845 272 5736

Roxane Savage
Solicitor

0845 274 6940

Rebecca Sawbridge
Partner

0845 634 2589

Mona Schroedel
Senior Associate

0186 578 1057

Michaela Selvester
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

0845 077 9662

Laura Sephton
Solicitor

0845 077 9622

Dr Michael Servian
Consultant

0777 629 5001

Emna Sfar-Gandoura
Partner

0845 274 6917

Catherine Sharpe
Solicitor

0845 077 9647

Andrew Sharples
Partner

0845 271 6778

Lauren Shaw
Solicitor

0186 578 1080

Amjad Sheikh
Solicitor

0845 634 1727

Sam Shepherd
Director

0845 272 5681

Adel Shetty
Senior Associate

0845 128 6994

Penny Simpson
Partner

0845 017 1133

Danielle Sinclair
Solicitor

0845 030 5798

Christopher Sing
Partner

0845 017 1345

Leo Skinner
Partner

0845 271 6755

Natasha Sladen
Solicitor

0845 166 6270

Jon Smart
Partner

0845 050 3650

Gary Smith
Partner

0845 271 6740

Laura Smith
Senior Property Executive

0845 050 3663

Bridget Smith
Senior Property Executive

0845 274 6893

Kwesi Spencer
Solicitor

0845 274 6889

Andrew Spiers
Solicitor

0845 272 5742

Naomi Spring
Solicitor

0845 030 5782

Matt Stephens
Senior Associate

0845 073 8558

Ben Stevens
Solicitor

0845 128 6991

Becky Strangward
Solicitor

0845 128 7953

Malin Svanberg Larsson
Senior Associate

0186 578 1204

Matthew Switzer
Associate

0845 634 1738

Mike Taplin
Managing Partner - Derby

0845 274 6810

Emma Tattersdill
Partner

0845 077 9560

Dilys Taylor
Senior Associate

0845 050 3628

Victoria Teece
Solicitor

0845 272 5732

Ian Tempest
Partner

0845 274 6818

Caroline Thomas
Solicitor

0845 073 8554

Matthew Thompson
Partner

0845 030 5740

Paul Thorogood
Partner

0845 274 6820

Julia Thurston
Senior Associate

0845 271 67582

Paul Tomkins
Partner and Head of Real Estate Litigation

0845 050 3260

Ishaak Ugradar
Solicitor

0845 050 3686

Zalena Vandrewala
Associate

0845 077 9613

Shradha Virji
Associate

0845 166 6264

Zoë Walker
Associate

0845 128 6957

Lisa Wallis
Senior Associate

0845 128 6952

Valerie Warman
Partner

0845 271 6769

Adam Watson
Partner

0845 050 3630

Tracy Watson
Debt Recovery Manager

0845 272 5671

Chris Waumsley
Partner

0845 274 6809

Patrick Whetter
Partner

0186 578 1145

Adrian White
Director

0186 578 1151

Elizabeth Wildhaber
Senior Property Executive

0845 274 6865

Vickie Williams
Senior Associate

0845 274 6841

Richard Williams
Partner

0845 030 5737

Darren Williamson
Partner & National Head of Real Estate

0845 634 1742

Louise Wilson
Partner

0845 073 8583

Ian Wilson
Senior Associate

0845 077 9566

Edward Wilson
Associate

0845 030 5739

Guy Winfield
Partner

0845 050 3631

Polly Wisner
Senior Associate

0845 050 3682

Caroline Wofinden
Director

0845 274 6862

Adam Wood
Solicitor

0845 271 6797

Rachael Yates
Partner

0845 077 9578

Liz Young
Associate

0845 050 3677

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  • Acting for Aldi in connection with an application for an injunction made by its tenant, Iceland, where Iceland was seeking to prevent Aldi from carrying out an extension to its supermarket in Cambridge. We provided both legal and commercial advice throughout and pushed the matter on such that we got to a full trial within 6 weeks at which the High Court dismissed Iceland’s application. Iceland Foods Ltd v Aldi Stores Ltd. Acting for Aldi on their acquisition programme in the South East of England. This includes the acquisition of existing retail space and developer-led retail park sites and there have been a significant number of sites secured over the past 3 years.
  • Advised Experian, the world’s leading global information services company and a member of the FTSE 100, on numerous acquisitions and disposals including the acquisitions of HD Decisions Limited (the UK’s leading provider of pre-qualification solutions) and data management software company X88 Software Limited.
  • Advising Tarmac as O&M Contractor in relation to the £600 million Mersey Gateway Project. The project featured the first wrapped bonds under the UK Infrastructure Guarantee programme and an innovative financing structure including long term commercial banking financing, a construction working capital facility and long term mezzanine finance.
  • Advised Travis Perkins plc, one of the largest suppliers to the UK’s building and construction industry with over 2,000 outlets and 28,000+ employees. This has involved numerous corporate transactions, including an investment in Staircraft (the market leading supplier of timber staircases to the UK’s major house builders) and the acquisition of TF Solutions (one of the UK’s leading air conditioning and refrigeration distributors).
  • Advising Santander and Lloyds Bank plc on a regular basis in connection with debt and development funding, particularly in the Care sector. Development funding for three new GP surgeries with community facilities. This was a complicated land assembly and security arrangements, pre-lets to GP surgeries, NHS, Pharmacies and local business, interplay with grant funding. Freeths acted for Lloyds Bank in connection with the funding, property and construction aspects of the transaction.
  • Managing employment relations for 2 Sisters Food Group. As sole employment advisers to 2 Sisters Food Group, which employs 23,000 staff across 40 sites, including Fox’s Biscuits, Goodfella’s Pizzas and Holland’s Pies brands, our employment team handles a constant flow of employment queries relating to all types of employment situations.

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