Commercial Property
Our specialist commercial property solicitors know a proactive and dynamic approach is required to get a property transaction completed quickly and smoothly. We always put your business interests first when dealing with your commercial property requirement.
Company Commercial
We understand that conducting business in this fast paced society means you need pragmatic and effective legal support to meet your business needs. Our commercial solicitors have an astute understanding of the law and will provide you with straight forward legal advice to suit your business.
Debt Recovery
We have extensive experience in delivering an efficient and effective debt recovery service, every time. Cognitive Law provides a service that helps your business collect unpaid debts as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Dispute Resolution
As specialists in the resolution of Financial and Contractual Disputes for Commercial Clients, our primary aim is to resolve your dispute, whether by litigation, negotiation, or mediation; with minimum impact on your business.
Employment
Our team of specialist Employment law solicitors bring a wealth of experience in providing legal advice to both employers and employees, taking a holistic view of the factors that affect both sides, and ensuring the best results are achieved for you, as the clien
Family
We understand that a breakdown in the family is an emotional and stressful time. A sensitive and delicate approach is required when resolving family issues as quickly and painlessly as possib
Insolvency
As insolvency specialists, we understand that dealing with insolvency issues can be complex and stressful. Protecting your interests is our first priority. We take a tenacious and honest approach to ensure the best possible outcome for
Legal services for the Recruitment Industry
In addition to the wide range of legal services we offer for individuals and businesses, we have specialist knowledge of working with clients from the recruitment industry. Having represented a large number of recruitment companies, we understand the legal issues you face on a daily bases.

Company Commercial

We specialise in providing legal advice to businesses, and offer a wide range of services. We assist businesses by reviewing and drafting a broad range of commercial contracts including terms of business, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, contracts of service and more.

We also provide businesses with advice including

Advice on starting up a business;

Advising directors, shareholders, employers and employees on their respective obligations; and

Drafting contracts and advising on procedures and best practice, bringing and defending claims.

We aim to work in partnership with our business clients, providing an outsourced legal department service for SMEs at a cost that is affordable.

We’re also here to resolve commercial disputes, and manage supplier and other contractual relationships. Take a look at our dispute resolution page for more detail.

Company Commercial Law Specialists

Lucy Tarrant
Solicitor & Managing Director
Karen Blakesley
Solicitor

Dispute Resolution

We specialise in the resolution of Financial and Contractual Disputes for Commercial Clients.

Our primary aim is to resolve a client's dispute, whether by litigation, negotiation, or mediation, with minimum impact on their business. We take control of the situation from the outset, empowering our clients to think clearly about the way forward. One of our strengths is to absorb our client’s stress, allowing them to focus on running their business whilst the dispute is resolved.

Our Solicitors have acted for High Street Banks, Asset Based Lenders, PLCs, Limited Companies, Insolvency Practitioners and Partnerships and Sole Traders. We are sensitive to our clients’ financial situations, offering pragmatic advice that is tailored to their needs.

We handle cases from Small Claims right through to High Court actions in various divisions. We accompany and support our clients through the entire trial process.

We work closely with a number of highly regarded barristers whom we trust with advice, drafting and representation.

Instructing us means that not only will your case be in safe hands, it will be resolved as swiftly and economically as possible.

Dispute Resolution Specialists

Lucy Tarrant
Solicitor & Managing Director
Karen Blakesley
Solicitor

Employment

Our employment solicitors act for both employers and employees, building a holistic view of the factors that affect both sides.

We counsel businesses on employment issues that include

advice on starting up a business;

advising directors, shareholders, employers, and employees on their respective obligations; and

drafting contracts and advising on procedures and best practice, bringing and defending claims.

Employment Solicitors

Annabel Cole
Solicitor

Family

We understand that this is an emotional time for clients. Our consultants always maintain decorum in what sometimes can be “uncivil proceedings.”

Our matrimonial sector has a broad experience in all facets of family law, including:

equitable financial settlement on divorce

divorce

child residence and contact

mediation

separation agreement

pre-marriage agreements.

Our consultants have extensive experience and will help you through this difficult time by making sure all processes run smoothly.

Family Law Specialists

Sue Clements
Solicitor

Commercial Property

We specialise in providing legal advice to businesses, and offer a wide range of services. We assist businesses by reviewing and drafting a broad range of commercial contracts including terms of business, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, contracts of service and more.

We act for a range of clients including developers, owners, investors and occupiers of commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural properties on acquisitions and disposals, on developments, on leases, mortgages, planning issues, and easements.

Commercial freehold acquisitions and sales

Advising landlords and tenants on planning, leasehold enfranchisement, refinancing and adverse possession

Commercial leasehold creations, acquisition, extensions, surrenders and sales

Negotiating rental terms/lease

Sales and purchases of registered and unregistered land, and commercial property

Commercial Property Specialists

Anthony Landes
Solicitor

Insolvency

Our solicitors have a reputation for giving practical advice and a technical knowledge in contentious and non-contentious matters, whether in Corporate or Personal Insolvency. We have experience in advising Insolvency Practitioners, banks, directors, creditors, individuals, and any other party which becomes an unwilling participant in the insolvency process.

We act for Individuals, Companies, Directors and Insolvency Practitioners dealing with:

  • Restoration of Companies to the Companies Register following dissolution.
  • Stay of Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Permission to re-use a prohibited name
  • Director Disqualifications
  • Application to Court for disqualified Directors to have permission to act as a Director
  • Advising Supervisors in connection with failed Voluntary Arrangements and petitioning
  • Advising Liquidators on competing creditor claims
  • Antecedent Transactions
  • Misfeasance claims
  • Illegal Dividend claims
  • Recovery of Directors Loan Accounts
  • Asset purchases from liquidators and administrators
  • Applications relating to the matrimonial home and exoneration claims
  • Annulment Applications
  • Disclaimer

Insolvency Specialists

Darren Stone
Solicitor

Debt Recovery

Our Debt Recovery Consultant has extensive experience in delivering an efficient and effective debt recovery service, every time.

We understand the need for businesses to ensure fluid cash flow. Cognitive Law provides a service that helps your business collect unpaid debts as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We understand the need for businesses to ensure fluid cash flow. Cognitive Law provides a service that helps your business collect unpaid debts as quickly and efficiently as possible. To help take the stress out of debt recovery we offer a fixed fee service that enables you to gain maximum results whilst having total control over your expenditure.

We believe no business should struggle to collect unpaid debts, and pride ourselves on our pro-active service which allows you to continue doing what you do best - running your business.

Debt Recovery Specialists

Lucy Tarrant
Solicitor & Managing Director
Francesca Damario
Paralegal and Legal Manager