Solicitors For Buying or Selling a Business in Gloucester

Buying or selling a business can be a valuable investment, but the process of commercial transactions can be complicated and needs to be efficiently handled. For this reason, acquiring robust legal advice and guidance helps to sidestep potential issues.

If you are looking to buy or sell a business, pragmatic advice and hands-on support can overcome the complex legal issues involved.

At WSP Solicitors, our team have a wealth of collective expertise assisting business clients from all backgrounds and industries.

Our commercial team have helped clients with the acquisition of small family businesses for less than £100,000 to the sale of international businesses for in excess of £30 million.

Effective advice for all types of buying and selling business matters

Our commercial solicitors can provide expertise in matters including:

  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business

Get in touch with our buying and selling solicitors in Gloucester for proficient advice by giving us a call or filling in our online enquiry form for a quick response from a member of our team.

The right approach for you

At WSP Solicitors, our team offer a bespoke buying and selling business service. Our solicitors will take the time to understand the needs of your business, allowing us to personalise our business transaction service.

Throughout the entire buying and selling process, our lawyers will be with you every step of the way, offering a close personal service, including pragmatic advice and guidance. Being a local business, we have good professional relationships with the local community and are dedicated to assisting local businesses in all types of business purchase and sale matters.

The Commercial Team at WSP Solicitors is headed by Peter Mardon, who has over 25 years of expertise assisting businesses of all industries and sizes with their business needs. Peter is supported by Shelley Bonney, Associate Solicitor and Chloe Perez, Trainee Solicitor.

Our commercial services, such as buying and selling businesses, are also recognised through the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation, which is only presented to law firms that provide outstanding client service and high levels of practice management.

How we can help you with buying and selling businesses

Buying businesses in Gloucester

Buying a business is a significant decision to make, with considerable aspects to consider, including finding suitable terms. Acquiring in-depth advice and guidance from a solicitor is encouraged.

Our business transaction solicitors can walk you through the steps involved in purchasing a commercial business, ensuring you are aware of all the legalities involved as well as the limitations such a transaction could potentially implement on you.

At WSP Solicitors, we will ensure that your business purchase has the best possible terms for all with a financial interest. We will carefully review all presented documentation, advising you on anything you are not certain of, in addition to addressing any queries or concerns you may have.

At WSP Solicitors, our specialist Glouster commercial solicitors can provide assistance with matters including:

  • Getting an accurate valuation for the business
  • Carrying out due diligence (checking legal titles, ownership of business assets, etc)
  • Advising on employment contracts, redundancies, TUPE, etc.
  • Advising on continuity of commercial contracts & agreements
  • Reviewing offered terms of the sale
  • Negotiating terms of the sale
  • Transfer of funds
  • Transfer of business leases & other contracts

Selling businesses in Gloucester

Selling a business can be a time-consuming process without correct assistance. For this reason, acquiring legal expertise from a solicitor is prudent.

Our business solicitors understand the sheer legal issues business transactions can impose. We can guide clients through all types of business sales in the quickest and most cost-effective way possible, ensuring the financial deal is correctly structured and agreed upon.

During the sale transaction of your business, we will ensure your assets and financial interests are protected should the deal fall through. You can be confident of receiving proficient advice and support from solicitors who carefully listen to your circumstances and personalise their approach to suit them entirely.

Our buying and selling solicitors in Gloucester can provide expertise in matters to include:

  • Valuing your business
  • Drafting Heads of Terms for the sale
  • Drafting contracts of sale
  • Negotiating terms of sale
  • Dealing with due diligence
  • Notifying employees of the sale
  • Tax considerations
  • Confidentiality agreements

Our buying and selling business fees in Gloucester

At WSP Solicitors, our firm’s fees are benchmarked against other on par firms. This allows us to ensure our legal firms reflect the quality of our buying and selling businesses’ services.

From the outset, our solicitors will provide you with a clear cost estimate for buying and selling business. Should matters change, our solicitors will keep you up-to-date and ensure the price reflects these changes.

To learn more about our buying and selling business fees in Gloucester and to get an estimated quote for the support needed, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the team.

Local legal resources in Gloucester

Gloucester and Cheltenham County and Family Court

This local court handles various legal matters. To find out more information about opening hours and the types of cases handled, see here.

Gloucester Crown Court

This local court handles various legal matters. To find out more information about opening hours and the types of cases handled, see here.

Contact our buying and selling business solicitors in Gloucester

To discuss buying and selling businesses with our expert team, please contact your local WSP Solicitors office in Gloucester. We also have offices in Stroud and Dursley.

If you have a quick question or would like to request a call back, you can also use our simple online enquiry form.


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