Commercial Legal Services
Within Lanarkshire, we are recognised as one of the principal commercial law practices, with the expertise and resources to transact with major city practices. Corporate transactions are notorious for being conducted at unsocial hours. Business settlements are often driven by commercial or tax deadlines, and we always strive to meet those, recognising that delays on legal problems can have substantial implications for our clients’ businesses.
We constantly attract new commercial clients, and are regularly asked by local solicitors and accountants to handle one-off transactions for their clients.
Although we are not a big firm, for many years we acted for three companies who had grown to be highly ranked among lists of indigenous Scottish businesses. Within the last few years we have played major parts in the takeovers of two of them by very much larger organisations, and we continue to handle business for the former proprietors. Few firms of our size have even one such client.
Long ago, we recognised that clients of that calibre would require ever-more specialist legal advice, and we developed our expertise in anticipation of their needs. Our experience has benefitted many other commercial clients. We have successfully implemented many major transactions which would be regarded as being within the province of large city firms and we have often become involved in contracts and deals with businesses based in England, and occasionally in Europe. Where jurisdictional problems prevent us from providing a complete service, we sometimes engage local solicitors to assist us.