What we do

Our focus is commercial and corporate legal advice, especially working with owner-managed businesses.

But our real speciality is in understanding you and helping to achieve the outcomes you’re looking for, whatever stage your business is at.

What we do - lifecycle diagram
What we do - lifecycle diagram

Corporate and commercial

“I know if I pick up the phone to Keith he’ll respond quickly, in fact the whole experience is very user-friendly...”

Dean Braybrook, Knight Group Ltd

We’re especially good to have at your side when doing a deal. We’ve built up a lot of experience in corporate law including disposals, mergers and acquisitions as a well as trading arrangements and other commercial contracts. As a legal adviser to many of the region’s entrepreneurs, we provide a partnership approach to handling negotiations and contracts of all kinds.

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Commercial property

“We trust that you’ve got our interests at heart and will be able to negotiate for us however unpredictable the other party’s responses may be.”

Paul Cronin, Clinical Network Solutions (UK) Ltd

However tempting they look, it’s as well to enter big asset transactions with both eyes open. Our experience helps you maintain perspective on the issues and negotiate the best possible terms.

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Franchising

“Amy’s professional approach and clear communications allowed us to stay strong during a pretty testing time. Without her empathic style and approach I think this case would have been a lot more traumatic for us”

Sharn Singh Dulay, Franchisee

It’s often a lot easier to get into a franchise than out of one. In this niche area, our expertise and experience count for a lot, but our approach counts for more. We’ll always help you find a way to resolve difficult franchising issues, wherever you’re based in the UK.

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Employment

“Amy engages with the client and the client’s business needs at a level that is unusual in the profession. Amy is both diligent and creative and is focused always on achieving the best and fastest resolution for her client, ensuring that even the most complex legal principles are explained in terms that can readily be understood by her clients.”

Mark Stephens, Barrister, Hardwicke Chambers

If there’s one thing more challenging than managing employees, it’s employment law. We act for you as an employer in all aspects of employment from contracts to disputes, negotiating the ever-changing legal landscape as well as helping you with occasionally challenging employees.

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Business dispute resolution

“Aquabridge, specifically Amy Leite, have been extremely efficient in dealing with all of our separate cases, remaining professional, and always responding in a timely manner, a valuable quality that is much needed but often missed by other firms.”

Georgie Smedley, Director, Nail Harmony UK

Sooner or later every business has to deal with a problem supplier (or customer, client or employee). What is important is to retain your perspective on the issues and try to reach a solution quickly. Our advice is firmly focused on delivering a solution without allowing the issue to become a distraction.

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Wills, lifetime planning, gifts and trusts

“Thank you for your help with this matter Lorna, it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you.”

Paul Walton and Mary Huntington

Considering the range of options and the tax implications, ‘peace of mind’ is hard won these days. We help you get your estate and personal matters in order and make the process as simple and pain free as possible for you and your family.

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Probate

“You need the ability to deliver clear, practical advice with the tact and care clients expect. That counts for a lot, especially when clients are dealing with unfamiliar issues at difficult times.”

Lorna Bastian

The probate process creates a weight of paperwork. For some that can be a welcome distraction, but it does help to have some guidance. Either way, we’ll match our service to you and your needs.

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Residential house sales and purchases

“Cannot recommend highly enough. Aquabridge handled our complex sale and purchase and were approachable, helpful and responsive throughout the process.”

Recent Homebuyer

Whether buying or selling a property, for yourself or as an investment, you’ll find our residential conveyancing services stand out – our people are accessible and responsive, helping you and keeping you informed at every step.

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