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Corporate Law

Whether you are starting in business, expanding through acquisition, restructuring your operations, or considering your exit strategy, we can help.

Throughout the life of your business, you may face a number of transactions that require careful handling and planning to ensure your commercial interests are protected. Our corporate lawyers in Stoke-on-Trent are passionate about working with businesses small and large, using their experience, strategic know-how and level-headed approach to achieve the best possible outcomes.

As you face important decisions about the future of your business you will need a trusted adviser at your side, working for you and with you to get the best deal. Get in touch for an informal chat about how we can support you to take the next steps in your business’s journey.

Peter Ellis
Corporate Partner

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Talk to us about:

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Selling your business
  • Partnerships and LLPs
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • MBOs and MBIs
  • Joint ventures
  • Clubs and associations


Protecting your commercial interests, we provide a highly personalised, value-for-money service from our offices in Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham and Altrincham, Cheshire. If you would like to find out more about how our corporate solicitors can help you, contact us today for advice tailored to your organisation.

Shareholder agreements

Shareholder agreements set out the ground rules between the owners of a company.  They protect majority and minority interests and, put in place early, can help avoid disputes that might arise at a later stage.

With extensive experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing shareholder agreements and articles, we can provide advice to support your commercial objectives.

Selling your business

Selling your business, assets or shares is a complex process. With so much at stake it is vital to appoint a legal partner you can trust to support you through the sale process.

Early planning is essential. Our team is used to working alongside other advisers to plan the process, which for many is a ‘one-off’ transaction with which they may not be familiar.  We can assist with pre-sale restructure to achieve an optimum exit, draft any necessary confidentiality agreements and help prepare your business for due diligence, maximising sale value.

Our corporate law specialists in Stoke-on-Trent will guide you through the process and protect your interests during the negotiating and drafting process, taking the deal to completion while recognising that you also have a business to run.

Partnerships and LLPs

We advise on the formation and running of both general  partnerships and LLPs, drafting partnership agreements and required documentation throughout the life of the partnership.


Mergers and acquisitions

We have extensive experience in providing legal and commercial advice to help you through the disposal or acquisition process. We will guide you through the complex legal process while maintaining a commercial approach to ensure your business objectives are met.

MBOs and MBIs

We frequently advise on management buyouts, actively managing the process pulling together the acquisition and funding element so that clients meet their goals with as little disruption to business as possible throughout the transactional process.

Joint ventures

At Beswicks Legal we are experienced in structuring and negotiating joint ventures to ensure our clients’ legal and commercial interests are fully protected when entering into a new business relationship whether to exploit intellectual property, share market risk or access new markets.

Clubs and associations

It is advisable for all clubs and associations to have in place constitutional documents and rules which are not unnecessarily cumbersome but do adequately ensure the smooth-running of the club.

If you are setting up a new club or association consider also the various other alternative structures which may be available, in light of the risk of personal liability which attaches to the officers of a club.

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