Business & Commercial Legal Advice

No matter the size, every business will have its own challenges and issues it needs to overcome. Our business clients know they can turn to us for reliable and practical advice, whatever situation they face.

If your business is well established, or just starting up, there may be many aspects outside of your scope.  We can help maximise your opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

Pennine Law's Managing Partner, Bill Hoyland, has over 40 years of experience in the world of business providing specialist advice on all business-related procedures with the minimum fuss and at a cost-effective price.

Business Transactions

Whether it is buying or selling a business, taking a new lease on commercial premises, transferring a lease, Pennine Law is here to make it easy for you. Our experience ensures any business transaction is executed in your interests, and within your time constraints.

Experience and strong relationships with investors, developers, builders and lending institutions ensures your interests are well protected. Using our experience and skills in negotiation and business resolution, your commercial property business objectives will be met, and your interests are well-protected.

Partnership Agreements

All too often individuals go into a partnership without considering the consequences if it does not work out as planned. A partnership might be agreed on a handshake and all too often the structure of the partnership is not documented. Pennine Law can work with you to set up a Partnership Agreement that will allow more certainty between partners and can prevent disputes and unnecessary costs in the future.

A Partnership Agreement allows provisions to be set for how one party may buy out the other’s share of the partnership and can also include a provision in regards to paying off instalments of the outgoing partner. Without the partnership would be governed by the Partnership Act 1890, which allows partners to retire without having to provide notice and leave the remaining party in the lurch.

Shareholders Agreement

A Shareholders Agreement is a contract between all or some of the shareholders of a company. The agreement regulates the relationship between the shareholders, the ownership of the shares, the management of the company and the protection of the shareholders.

Shareholders Agreements are often used to give protection and as a safeguard for shareholders. Without this agreement, there is potential for disputes and disagreements to occur between shareholders.

Tenancy Agreements

For the Landlord, complications may arise when you decide to let your property. Investing in some effort into drafting the perfect agreement for your particular situation and getting the agreement correct from the start is the only way to avoid the large majority of potential problems associated with letting. Our experts are specialists in doing exactly that. Using our experience and skills in negotiation and business resolution results in your tenancy agreement and your interests are well-protected.

Services Pennine Law can provide to Businesses include:

  • Full range of commercial advice for acquiring, or setting up your own business.
  • Share purchases and sales
  • Building and development agreements
  • Business leases
  • Plot acquisitions and disposals
  • Purchases sales and leases
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Rent reviews and service charges
  • Dispute Resolution