Our commercial lawyers can help you and your business grow and develop – whether you’re starting a new business, need advice on the day-to-day running of your existing operations, are looking to expand through financing, merging or buying or are simply selling up. We work with small and medium sized businesses, owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs in Hertfordshire, London and across the UK.

We work closely with you and your other professional advisers to provide practical and commercial advice to ensure that projects are delivered within agreed timescales and within budget. We offer highly competitive rates compared with City firms, without compromising on the quality of service.

Working with our employment, property and litigation teams, we advise on all forms of company and commercial work and have a particular focus on the IT, charities, recruitment and healthcare sectors. Our approach is to provide you with a single integrated service backed up by our industry knowledge.

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What Clients Say
  • The corporate and commercial team are very thorough with excellent attention to detail. They are also very helpful, quick to respond, approachable and the advice they provide is top notch.

    The Legal 500 2022
  • The corporate and commercial team acted for me in the sale of two businesses and also carried out the legal work on two leases. They were thorough in their work and I was pleased because we were able to cut through the “legal speak” so I could easily understand why and what we were doing. The other point which was important to me was that matters were dealt with in a timely manner. I have spent too many years in business chasing people to do things and it was refreshing NOT to need to do that – thanks. 

    Stefan Di Castri
  • James Brawn and Andrew Yates are sensible and pragmatic lawyers who are also clearly very good at what they do. They have an eye for the detail and technical aspects of the work, while also working hard to ensure that transactions are completed smoothly and efficiently for all involved.

    Legal 500 UK 2024
  • JamesBrawn, Andrew Yates and the team approach matters in a collaborative and pragmatic manner so help all involved achieve their aims. It is always a pleasure dealing with them

    Legal 500 UK 2024
  • Andrew Yates has excellent knowledge of his field, particularly corporate structures. James Brawn has wide ranging knowledge, is efficient, and always very helpful

    Legal 500 UK 2024
  • Debenhams Ottaway provide a full service. The partners are always efficient and knowledgeable, and have gone out of their way to help us. I can highly recommend them.

    Legal 500 UK 2024