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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

“Professional practice providing proactive and clearly presented legal advice to a range of clients. Fast to respond, friendly and reputable.” The Legal 500, 2023

“Freeths perform extremely strongly in all the matters upon which we seek their advice, in particular complex and sophisticated matters.” Chambers & Partners, 2023

“First-class customer service, responsive, technically strong and go the extra mile.” The Legal 500, 2023

 “Advice has consistently been high, with an ability to handle casework where multiple claims are being raised.” Chambers & Partners, 2023

“The team at Freeths are incredibly personable, knowledgeable, patient and offer an exceptional service.” The Legal 500, 2023

“The team is very able at managing simple issues with care and attention, and very complex and fluid cases in a sophisticated and commercial manner.” Chambers & Partners, 2023

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

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Meet the team

Business Services Lawyers


Richard Beverley

Richard Beverley
Managing Partner

0345 634 2577

Philippa Dempster

Philippa Dempster
Managing Partner

0345 050 3203

Chris Freeston

Chris Freeston
Managing Partner

0345 634 1725

Jonathan Jefferies

Jonathan Jefferies
Managing Partner

0345 272 5670

John May

John May
Managing Partner

0345 634 2542

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Andrew Nichol
Managing Partner

0345 166 6316

Mukesh Patel
Managing Partner

0345 272 5710

Adam Watson
Managing Partner

0345 050 3630

Simon Abbott
Partner

0345 272 5734

Patrick Adie
Partner

0345 050 3273

Christopher Ainsworth
Partner

0345 271 6757

Perveen Ahkter

Perveen Akhter
Partner

0345 030 5747

Chris Ali

Chris Ali
Partner

0345 634 2609

Leon Arnold
Partner

0345 166 6330

Phil Baigent

Phil Baigent
Partner

0345 634 9799

Simon Baigent

Simon Baigent
Partner

0345 274 6903

Mitchell Ball

Mitchell Ball
Partner

0345 077 9675

Liz Banks

Liz Banks
Partner

0345 030 5744

Simon Barker

Simon Barker
Partner

0345 634 2583

Helen Bates

Helen Bates
Partner

0345 126 4376

Clare Bellis

Clare Bellis
Partner

0186 578 1058

James Berry

James Berry
Partner

0114 263 9483

Iain Bowler
Partner

0345 030 5767

Adam Boyd
Partner

0345 271 6773

Paul Brailsford

Paul Brailsford
Partner

0345 050 3676

Michael Bray

Michael Bray
Partner

0345 126 3775

Mark Brown
Partner

0345 271 6764

Tom Brown

Tom Brown
Partner

0345 634 9807

Robert Bruce
Partner

0345 128 6958

Paul Burnley

Paul Burnley
Partner

0345 017 8381

Joey Byrne

Joey Byrne
Partner

0345 634 2543

Jill Carey

Jill Carey
Partner

0345 634 2548

Shashi Chambers
Partner

0345 271 6770

Lindsey Clegg

Lindsey Clegg
Partner

0345 030 5793

Richard Coates

Richard Coates
Partner

0345 128 7972

Peter Crawford

Peter Crawford
Partner

0345 030 5851

Francis Dalton
Partner

0345 128 6954

Graeme Danby
Partner

0345 634 2545

Heather Davies
Partner

0345 050 3619

Iain Davis
Partner

0186 578 1144

Sarah Duffy

Sarah Duffy
Partner

0186 578 1147

James Dyson

James Dyson
Partner

0345 128 7995

Adam Edwards

Adam Edwards
Partner

0345 274 6909

Nigel Gardner

Nigel Gardner
Partner

0345 128 6969

Lisa Gilligan

Lisa Gilligan
Partner

0345 272 5723

Mike Gilmour

Mike Gilmour
Partner

0345 274 6944

Thomas Golding

Thomas Golding
Partner

0345 050 3647

Mark Gradwell
Partner

0345 050 3602

Graham Greenfield

Graham Greenfield
Partner

0345 274 6904

Adrian Hackett

Adrian Hackett
Partner

0345 077 9601

Ed Hall

Ed Hall
Partner

0345 073 8559

Mark Harris

Mark Harris
Partner

0345 404 4102

James Hart
Partner

0345 274 6811

James Hartley

James Hartley
Partner

0345 077 9581

John Heaphy

John Heaphy
Partner

0345 634 9782

Katherine Hillier

Katie Hillier
Partner

0345 073 8551

Simon Hobbs

Simon Hobbs
Partner

0190 835 0200

Nathan Holden

Nathan Holden
Partner

0345 077 9646

Chris Holwell

Chris Holwell
Partner

0345 050 3667

Deryck Houghton

Deryck Houghton
Partner

0345 070 3810

Rebecca Howlett

Rebecca Howlett
Partner

0345 166 6338

Oliver Jackson

Oliver Jackson
Partner

0345 128 7985

Balvinder Jaj

Balvinder Jaj
Partner

0186 578 1063

Karl Jansen

Karl Jansen
Partner

0345 634 9780

Alex Johnson
Partner

0345 077 9643

Benjamin Jones

Benjamin Jones
Partner

0345 274 6920

Kim Jones

Kim Jones
Partner

0345 166 6274

John Kelly

John Kelly
Partner

0345 050 3687

Atiyya Khaliq

Atiyya Khaliq
Partner

0345 050 3604

Clare King

Clare King
Partner

0345 128 6950

David Lane

David Lane
Partner

0345 050 3684

James Larmour

James Larmour
Partner

0345 017 1122

Stephen G Lewis
Partner

0345 274 6842

Rena Magdani
Partner

0345 272 5715

David Marsden

David Marsden
Partner

0345 404 1757

Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell
Partner

0345 128 6997

Matt McBride

Matt McBride
Partner

0345 274 6949

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore
Partner

0345 050 3697

Amy Morley

Amy Morley
Partner

0345 050 3669

Philip Myers

Philip Myers
Partner

0345 030 5758

Dahren Naidoo

Dahren Naidoo
Partner

0345 030 5743

Bob Neal

Bob Neal
Partner

0345 634 1729

Mark Neale
Partner

0345 077 9626

Sam Pancholi

Sam Pancholi
Partner

0345 274 6848

Ian Payne

Ian Payne
Partner

0345 050 3626

Clive Pearce

Clive Pearce
Partner

0345 128 6990

Stephen Pearson

Stephen Pearson
Partner

0345 274 6900

Kevin Pinkerton
Partner

0345 634 2560

David Potter

David Potter
Partner

0345 274 6819

Isobel Radford
Partner

0345 050 3610

Janet Rhodes

Janet Rhodes
Partner

0345 272 5682

Gillian Roberts

Gillian Roberts
Partner

0345 050 3611

Tom Rowley

Tom Rowley
Partner

0345 050 3206

Ian Rowson
Partner

0345 050 3627

Harjit Saund

Harjit Saund
Partner

0345 272 5736

Rebecca Sawbridge

Rebecca Sawbridge
Partner

0345 634 2589

Emily Settle

Emily Settle
Partner

0345 126 4366

Emna Sfar-Gandoura

Emna Sfar-Gandoura
Partner

0345 274 6917

Penny Simpson

Penny Simpson
Partner

0345 017 1133

Christopher Sing
Partner

0345 017 1345

Leo Skinner
Partner

0345 271 6755

Jon Smart

Jon Smart
Partner

0345 050 3650

Gary Smith
Partner

0345 271 6740

Matt Stephens

Matt Stephens
Partner

0345 073 8558

Malin Svanberg Larsson

Malin Svanberg Larsson
Partner

0345 166 6335

Ian Tempest

Ian Tempest
Partner

0345 274 6818

Paul Thorogood

Paul Thorogood
Partner

0345 274 6820

Paul Tomkins

Paul Tomkins
Partner

0345 050 3260

Lisa Wallis

Lisa Wallis
Partner

0345 128 6952

Patrick Whetter

Patrick Whetter
Partner

0186 578 1145

Richard Williams

Richard Williams
Partner

0345 030 5737

Darren Williamson

Darren Williamson
Partner

0345 634 1742

Louise Wilson

Louise Wilson
Partner

0345 073 8583

Guy Winfield
Partner

0345 050 3631

Rachael Yates

Rachael Yates
Partner

0345 077 9578

Emma Anderson
Director

0345 272 5712

Mark Bassett
Director

0345 030 5748

Claire Boyce

Claire Boyce
Director

0345 274 6947

Laura Hodgson

Laura Brown
Director

0186 578 1060

Henry Clappison

Henry Clappison
Director

0345 634 2571

Martin Cork

Martin Cork
Director

0345 077 9617

James Cowell

James Cowell
Director

0345 271 6751

Natalie Drought
Director

0345 271 6752

Tristan Duncan
Director

0345 166 6301

Simon Ellis

Simon Ellis
Director

0345 128 7983

Jade Flint

Jade Flint
Director

0345 050 3698

Leanne Fryer

Leanne Fryer
Director

0345 077 9645

Ben Gant
Director

0345 077 9654

Julie Grimble

Julie Grimble
Director

0345 077 9625

Miles Hacking

Miles Hacking
Director

0345 073 8553

Robert Hill

Robert Hill
Director

0345 274 6924

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Charlotte Hugo
Director

0345 126 3470

Lynne Ingram

Lynne Ingram
Director

0345 126 4387

Lucy Jackson

Lucy Jackson
Director

0345 404 1739

Helen Jones
Director

0345 274 6912

Matthew Kelly
Director

0345 634 2564

David Laurence

David Laurence
Director

0345 128 6982

Emma Medina-Wallace

Emma Medina-Wallace
Director

0345 404 1755

Kishan Pattni

Kishan Pattni
Director

0345 070 3811

Jenny Cooper

Jenny Peachey
Director

0345 128 6988

Edward Pickard

Edward Pickard
Director

0345 050 3608

Toby Pochron

Toby Pochron
Director

0345 404 4186

Fiona Powell

Fiona Powell
Director

0345 272 5719

Imogen Randall
Director

0345 077 9582

Kishen Ravalia

Kishen Ravalia
Director

0345 077 9659

Will Richmond-Coggan
Director

0186 578 1004

Kirstin Roberts

Kirstin Roberts MCIWM
Director

0345 166 6299

Sam Shepherd

Sam Shepherd
Director

0345 272 5681

Ciara Sweeney

Ciara Sweeney
Director

0345 404 4134

Matthew Switzer
Director

0345 634 1738

Amanda Trewhella
Director

0345 128 6993

Vickie Williams

Vickie Williams
Director

0345 274 6841

Caroline Wolfinden

Caroline Wofinden
Director

0345 274 6862

Peter Baker

Peter Baker
Consultant

0345 017 7009

Business Services

Guy Berwick
Consultant

0345 050 3661

Mike Copestake - Corporate Consultant

Michael Copestake
Consultant

0345 634 9791

Raymond Joyce

Raymond Joyce
Consultant

0345 634 2578

Charles Powell

Charles Powell
Consultant

0345 274 6921

Mohammed Abbas
Managing Associate

0345 274 6946

Masood Ahmed

Masood Ahmed
Managing Associate

0186 578 1205

Paul Berwick

Paul Berwick
Managing Associate

0345 050 3286

Paul Brown

Paul Brown
Managing Associate

0186 578 1020

Katherine Burge

Katherine Burge
Managing Associate

0186 578 1081

Louise Burnett

Louise Burnett
Managing Associate

0345 050 3674

Isobel Callaghan

Isobel Callaghan
Managing Associate

0345 404 4175

Dominic Canning

Dominic Canning
Managing Associate

0345 126 4379

Maxine Chenoweth
Managing Associate

0345 128 7961

Joei Chung

Joei Chung
Managing Associate

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke
Managing Associate

0345 050 3634

Zac Clayton
Managing Associate

0345 128 7963

Matthew Cooper
Managing Associate

0345 271 6776

Mallory Coxe
Managing Associate

0345 030 5823

Laura Czapski

Laura Czapski
Managing Associate

0186 578 1168

Danielle Dale
Managing Associate

0345 077 9644

Andrew Dashwood-Begg

Andrew Dashwood-Begg
Managing Associate

0186 578 1021

Nichola Faith

Nichola Faith
Managing Associate

0345 404 1756

Richard Fitzmaurice

Richard Fitzmaurice
Managing Associate

0345 274 6892

Matt Fraser

Matt Fraser
Managing Associate

0345 634 2563

Nikki Guest

Nikki Guest
Managing Associate

0345 009 8389

Alison Heathcote

Alison Heathcote
Managing Associate

0345 404 1718

Tom Holden
Managing Associate

0345 271 6772

Carl Holmes

Carl Holmes
Managing Associate

0345 274 6910

Michael Hoskins

Michael Hoskins
Managing Associate

0345 634 2584

Toni Hudson
Managing Associate

0345 166 6266

Beth Jenkins

Beth Jenkins
Managing Associate

0345 077 9657

Lucy Johnson

Lucy Johnson
Managing Associate

0345 128 7977

Victoria Jones

Victoria Jones
Managing Associate

0345 272 5721

Lim Li Yen

Li Yen Lim
Managing Associate

0345 050 3668

Michaela Mason

Michaela Mason
Managing Associate

0345 050 3660

Jessica Matthews

Jessica Matthews
Managing Associate

0345 166 6261

Frances McKinnon

Frances McKinnon
Managing Associate

0345 274 6857

Daniel McNally - Compliance and Regulatory Lawyer

Daniel McNally
Managing Associate

0345 030 5728

Joshua Middleton

Josh Middleton
Managing Associate

0345 128 7955

Michael Miller
Managing Associate

0345 073 8552

Robert Morris

Rob Morris
Managing Associate

0345 077 9655

Sarah Norton

Sarah Norton
Managing Associate

0345 050 3600

Hurmus Oltan

Hurmus Oltan
Managing Associate

0345 272 5716

Laura Owens

Laura Owens
Managing Associate

0345 274 6843

Vicky Pritchard

Vicky Pritchard
Managing Associate

0345 050 3609

Andrew Rathi
Managing Associate

0345 274 6923

Jennifer Roe

Jennifer Roe
Managing Associate

0345 404 1735

Mona Schroedel
Managing Associate

0186 578 1057

Michaela Selvester

Michaela Selvester
Managing Associate

0345 077 9662

Julie Sims

Julie Sims
Managing Associate

0345 077 9677

Danielle Sinclair
Managing Associate

0345 030 5798

Naomi Spring
Managing Associate

0345 030 5782

Zalena Vandrewala

Zalena Vandrewala
Managing Associate

0345 077 9613

Shradha Virji

Shradha Virji
Managing Associate

0345 166 6264

Polly Wisner

Polly Wisner
Managing Associate

0345 050 3682

Frances Astbury

Frances Astbury
Senior Associate

0345 050 3207

Manda Banerji

Manda Banerji
Senior Associate

0345 404 4121

Rosanna Brown
Senior Associate

0345 073 8550

Thomas Childs
Senior Associate

0345 404 1746

Emma Dorman

Emma Dorman
Senior Associate

0345 274 6880

Thomas Goodwin
Senior Associate

0345 274 6905

Stephanie Gozney

Stephanie Gozney
Senior Associate

0345 166 6293

Fiona Harrison

Fiona Harrison
Senior Associate

0345 271 6727

Sabah Iqbal

Sabah Iqbal
Senior Associate

0345 274 6812

Eleanor Kerr
Senior Associate

0345 271 6731

Sophie Komisarczuk

Sophie Komisarczuk
Senior Associate

0345 274 6833

Petya Koycheva
Senior Associate

0345 128 6979

Daniel Meyer
Senior Associate

0345 404 4147

Chloe Oram

Chloe Oram
Senior Associate

0345 030 5801

Sam Pomfret
Senior Associate

0345 077 9699

Barry Richards

Barry Richards
Senior Associate

0345 126 4374

Tristan Sharples
Senior Associate

0345 271 6737

Bridget Smith

Bridget Smith
Senior Associate

0345 274 6893

Caroline Thomas

Caroline Thomas
Senior Associate

0345 073 8554

Ishaak Ugradar

Ishaak Ugradar
Senior Associate

0345 050 3686

Lee Williams
Senior Associate

0345 126 3769

Claire Yarrow
Senior Associate

0345 404 4165

Liz Young

Liz Young
Senior Associate

0345 050 3677

Emma Bacon

Emma Bacon
Associate

0345 166 6291

Alexa Dunkley

Alexa Dunkley
Associate

0345 030 5784

Karen Grant

Karen Grant
Associate

0345 050 3603

Chris Musgrave
Associate

0345 166 6260

Iram Noordin

Iram Noordin
Associate

0345 166 6262

Anna Protheroe
Associate

0345 128 6983

Liz Wildhaber

Elizabeth Wildhaber
Associate

0345 274 6865

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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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