Commercial Property+

We handle all types of commercial property transactions, whether sales or acquisitions, on behalf of our business clients.  These cover the full range of industry sectors in the West Midlands from manufacturing to agriculture, hotels and leisure to pension fund investment, including related security arrangements.

We also deal with all property transactions for our landlord and tenant clients.  Across similar sectors, these range from commercial leases on industrial and retail estates to office lettings, also all related documentary issues, commercial and compliance advice.

Property Relocation Deal

QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright acted for a national building services and engineering contratcor that launched its West Midlands operations from Birmingham.  The firm acted for the client in the grant of a lease on a large business park.  The client's requirements were to complete the transaction within a very tight timescale.  While the deal was not overly complicated the pressure of meeting a set deadline in order to allow contractors and employees to enter the office space was strong. We completed the transaction to the satisfaction of our client and their employees.

Intellectual Property+

If you are an entrepreneur, inventor, writer or artist it is advisable to invest in intellectual property rights as this prevents work from being copied by others. It covers extensive rights of control owned initially by creators of novel designs, names, commercial processes, website pages, computer software even sounds and smells, amongst many other ideas. QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright can advise you on how to protect your brand name, designs and inventions and exploit these commercially.
Trademarks
Brand identity and business products should be protected through trade mark registration. Parkinson Wright solicitors have experience in dealing with all aspects of trade mark registration.
Patents
A patent prevents others from copying, manufacturing, selling and importing your invention without your permission. The patent also allows you to sell the invention, licence the invention but retain IP rights and to discuss the invention with others enabling a business to be set up based around the invention.
We will protect your rights and liaise with any third parties.
Copyrights
We provide legal advice on managing intellectual property of a product and this is a valuable asset, preventing others from copying it in the same product area it was protected in.

Aquisitions and Disposals+

An acquisition is where a company will buy a majority shareholding interest in another company or purchases selected assets. It is essential to have a lawyer acting on your behalf to undertake due diligence, pursue enquiries and negotiate valuable contractual rights in order to finalise the agreement and lead you through the legal complexities of the matter.

A merger is one or more companies combining to form one large company. Our lawyers can act on your behalf and liaise with other lawyers to find the best possible solution for your business.

Hotel Deal

QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright acted for a client on the acquisition of an established Cotswold Hotel and a refinance of another hotel in Worcestershire.

Ifzal Akhtar who led this transaction said, "This was a complex transaction involving debt funding from a Bank and investment from a major pension scheme.  The deal also involved the creation of a number of interlocking leasehold interests, a transitionary management agreement and extensive disclosure. The deal was completed within a very tight timescale."

QualitySolicitors Real Estate Team led by Jeremy Redfern and assisted by Ifzal Akhtar continue to act for several high profile clients on major real estate deals.


Disposal
We will review your company and advise you on all the legal aspects that you need to be aware of before going to market. If you wish to pass the business to a family member, we will advise you of the tax implications and most efficient strategy that may be relevant to the transaction.

Insolvency+

We work closely with local insolvency practitioners who offer our clients an initial free consultation on our recommendation and we can advise you on individual voluntary arrangements, how to deal with your creditors if you wish to avoid their petition for your bankruptcy.
We can advise you in relation to your position as a company director. We can also advise you if you do not admit the debt that is claimed against you.
Company insolvency – we can advise directors and creditors of companies whether the issue is liquidation, administration or administrative receivership. We can advise whether to go into voluntary arrangements and regarding civil liability of directors, reservation of title and acting on behalf of Law of Property Act Receivers.

Commercial Litigation+

QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright recognise that most business owners would prefer to avoid commercial disputes if at all possible.  Disputes divert valuable resources from the main aim of the business. However, with appropriate assistance from suitably qualified and experienced lawyers, potentially  expensive and time consuming disputes may be resolved and / or avoided completely.

We consider dispute resolution is the most cost effective way to try to avoid formal legal proceedings. Sometimes court proceedings cannot be averted and our experienced team will guide you through the process and try to resolve the dispute in the most cost effective way.

If your business is currently experiencing a dispute or you anticipate that a dispute may arise in the future, please contact us for a first free consultation and preliminary advice on 01905 721600.

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Landlord and Tenant+

Landlord and Tenant issues

If you are the owner of property you would like to let out or looking to become a tenant of a property, then QualitySolicitors can help. We assist Landlords and Tenants of property of all sizes, from a small office space up to large warehouses.

QualitySolicitors’ commercial property lawyers can ensure that whichever side of the transaction you are on, you are fully informed of the risks and obligations you will be taking on. We can ensure that the documentation correctly reflects the commercial terms you have agreed.

We take care to ensure that our advice is easily understandable and ‘jargon free’. Our likely costs will be estimated at the outset and we will work with you to achieve your timescales wherever possible.

Please call us today on 01905 721600 and one of our specialists in Worcester, Evesham or Droitwich will be allocated to talk you through how we can help in your particular situation, be that a brief report on a Lease which has been presented to you for signature or full negotiation of a Lease.

Employment+

Whether you’re newly established, expanding, or restructuring; having access to first-class employment law advice can really make a difference to the success of your business.

At QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright we understand that when running a business you need the peace of mind that you’re fulfilling all your legal obligations as an employer. You also need the right processes in place to maintain a happy, motivated and productive workforce. And we know that you don’t want employment law issues to take up more time than they need to.

That’s why our employment law solicitors provide a comprehensive service that lets you get on with running your business. We can help with day-to-day tasks such as managing contracts and employment checks, or if you need one-off advice when something’s gone wrong, we’re here for you too.

We make employment law easy to understand and straightforward to implement. We know that every business is different and our employment solicitors will work hard to address the particular challenges you face. We won’t baffle you with legal jargon but will always be on hand to provide help and support when you need it, keeping you informed every step of the way.

So if you're looking for friendly, local employment law advice, give us a call. We offer a same-day response and with our free, initial, over-the-phone advice, you can talk to us in complete confidence and find out what your options are.

Business Start Up+

There are a number of ways in which you could set up your business, Jeremy Redfern, Head of our Commercial Department can guide you through the advantages and disadvantages of each option:

  • sole trader
  • partnership
  • limited liability partnership
  • limited company

This will enable you to make an informed decision about which one is right for you.Once your new business is established we can provide employment advice and support with insurance cover. We can also advise on property occupation, trading terms, business finance and development issues, to name but a few.

Agriculture+

If there is any business sector that needs specialist legal services more than any other, it probably agriculture and aquaculture. It is trite but true that farmers are the custodians of the rural environment, but in addition to law of general application such as employment, legislation now not only covers the specialised forms of tenancy which apply to agriculture, from agricultural holdings to the custom of Evesham but also the constantly changing legal regimes for the CAP, special planning and tax regimes, comprehensive environmental legislation and food legislation. Successful farm management now requires a very high degree of professional skills as well as the love of the farming life and experience. It needs the support of specialised legal expertise to obtain the best outcomes from a range of the difficulties which inevitably will arise in agricultural work, and QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright can offer a unique mix of technical skills, often at the leading edge, in this subject area.

Education+

QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright prides itself in acting for a number of schools both in the Independent and State Funded Sectors. To view the full list of services we provide for Education click here.

 

Licensing+

Liquor Licensing has developed into a specialised area of the law and we have experts able to advise on the issues that the new legislation may create. In addition we will advise on related lease negotiations and planning requirements. Almost any person or business that provides alcohol for sale needs to absolutely sure as to what they may or may not do. Failure to secure the appropriate certificate/licence will see them in court with the risk of a heavy fine.
We advise clients on all licensing matters in the leisure and entertainment business.
These include:

  • Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing
  • Objecting to Applications for Alcohol and Entertainment Licenses
  • Betting and Gaming Licensing
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  • New Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates
  • Personal Licenses
  • Sale & Purchase of licensed premises.
  • Planning
  • Contested applications
Sports+

Our multi-disciplinary sports law team comprises of experts who understand sport. Our lawyers are not just experts in their fields some of them have also played a sport to a high standard. They now advise clubs and individuals on a range of matters.

Our clients include Worcestershire County Cricket Club, for whom we are the official legal partner.

Our sports law services include:

  •          Sponsorship agreements
  •          Collaboration agreements
  •          Commercial agreements
  •          Finance
  •          Personal Injury
  •          Employment
  •          Individual Representation
  •          Events organisation
  •          Venue Development

Our lawyers are fluent in several languages and therefore have an international reach.

To learn more about our team contact us today. Our key contacts are Jeremy Redfern, Richard Green, and Ifzal Akhtar

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Meet the team

Jeremy is a Partner at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright and Head of Business Services.

Jeremy deals with all aspects of corporate finance and commercial transactions including: Company commercial work, formation of companies, advice regarding company activities, commercial agreements/leases and associated matters. He also manages Employee contracts, Partnership matters, insolvency, intellectual property rights and competition matters, commercial property, commercial disputes and contract law prior to the issue of proceedings.

Jeremy Redferm
Partner, Head of Business Services
QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright