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Services for your business


Our lawyers provide legal expertise to commercial clients based upon a true understanding of their business, their sector and their goals and aspirations.

Whether it is an employment matter, the need for terms and conditions or a complex corporate transaction, the Chattertons business services team are able to provide their experience and expertise quickly and cost-effectively to match your overall business goals.

To find out more about our individual practice areas and the expertise provided by our people, please select one of the services listed on the left or take a look at the information below for a brief overview of each key service we offer.

To speak to a member of our team about your business legal requirements, contact your local Chattertons office or use the contact form on the right and a member of our Client Care Team will be pleased to help you.

Our legal services for your business

Agricultural Law

We are recognised as one of the leading firms of agricultural solicitors in Lincolnshire and the surrounding area. Chattertons has been supporting a wide range of farmers, landowners and various rural businesses for over 200 years, giving us exceptional experience in this area. We are also the appointed legal services provider to the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC).

Banking and Finance

We have been providing banking and finance legal services since 1939, giving us a strong presence in the sector. We regularly advise banks, their clients and international finance institutions in connection with a wide variety of UK banking transactions and other financial transactions.

Commercial Disputes

Our commercial dispute resolution team is recognised by the Legal 500, with a reputation as one of the leading commercial litigation teams in the East Midlands. We help businesses find fast, effective solutions to a wide range of disputes, protecting your business interests while preserving key commercial relationships wherever possible.

Commercial Property

Property is often one of the most valuable and important assets for any business. Our commercial property solicitors can help you ensure that any property transaction or relationship you enter into protects your best interests. We can foresee and avoid potential issues and find fast solutions for those issues that cannot be avoided.

Corporate law

Our corporate lawyers regularly represent business clients across all areas of corporate law, including in relation to starting a business and restructuring, as well as mergers and acquisitions. We have particular experience in acting for overseas investors with respect to their UK business investments.

Debt Recovery

If your business is owed a debt, it can have a serious negative impact on your cash flow, as well as being frustrating and time consuming to deal with. Our expert debt recovery solicitors can help you quickly and cost effectively recover outstanding payments, unlocking essential capital. We can also review your terms of business and credit control processes and train your staff to minimise similar issues in future.

Employment Law

We are one of the East Midlands’ leading firms of employment lawyers, offering specialist legal advice to businesses and HR professionals on all areas of employment law. We are members of the Employment Lawyers Association and work with business of all sizes, across a range of industries, from large multinational PLCs to small local firms with only a handful of employees.

Family Business Matters

Family-run businesses can be highly profitable, but if key family relationships break down, it can have a negative impact on the business. Our commercial law solicitors can advise you on how to deal with any disputes or other issues within a family business, helping you to ensure your business can continue to thrive.

Intellectual Property Rights

Our intellectual property (IP) solicitors can help you protect your brand and key business innovations, as well as all issues relating to trade marks, copyright, design rights and patents. We can also advise you on issues such as licence agreements, confidentiality agreements and IP disputes.

Licensing Laws

We can help you with all types of licensing, including licence applications and representation at licensing application hearings. Our licensing solicitors have experience with licences for a wide range of businesses, including betting premises, casinos, clubs, public houses and temporary event licences.

Professional Negligence Claims

Professional advice and services are often essential to the success of a business, so when a professional lets you down, it can have a significant negative effect on your commercial interests. Our professional negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a professional whose substandard work has hurt your business, allowing you to make the situation right and move on.

Public Law

Our public law solicitors regularly advise local government, district councils, parish councils and other third sector organisation across a range of legal issues. This includes everything from employment law and service contracts to landlord and tenants issues and planning matters.

Regulatory Offences

There are a large number of regulations that any business has to deal with and if you are charged with a regulatory offence it can hurt your operations and your reputation. Our regulatory offences solicitors can advise and represent you to minimise any negative impact, protecting you and your business.

Why Chattertons’ commercial law solicitors are right for you

Chattertons is one of the leading firms of solicitors in Lincolnshire and across the East Midlands offering legal services to both businesses and individuals. We also offer a leading personal wealth management service.

We are one of the UK’s oldest law firms, able to trace our roots back to 1856. Over the years we have established strong relationships with key people, businesses and authorities throughout the local area.

Our solicitors are leaders in the field of commercial law, with exceptional training and expertise. We also understand the commercial realities of running a business, so can ensure our legal advice is always aligned with your commercial goals.

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), ensuring that we continue to meet the high standards of service and professionalism that our clients expect.