CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL
Stokes Partners commercial services team draws on substantial and wide ranging expertise to advise a range of businesses to help them achieve their commercial goals and to be well placed to meet business challenges. Whenever possible, we look to add value to the work we undertake for you.
Whether you are starting a new business, are already carrying on business as a corporate entity, partnership, LLP or as a sole trader, or an investor, we want to get to know you and your business so that we can tailor our service to suit your needs at all times.
We understand the commercial importance of creating opportunities, meeting critical deadlines and “getting a deal done”. We will work with you and, where appropriate, as a team with your other professional advisers, to achieve the desired and correct outcomes.
We believe that business in the modern and highly regulated industries means that reliable and responsive legal support is a necessity and not a luxury.
We undertake an extensive range of corporate and commercial work including by way of example, but not limited to:
- Corporate and business start-up and future planning;
- Corporate and business sale and purchases;
- Corporate and business group restructuring;
- Shareholder/partnership agreements;
- Corporate share option schemes;
- Commercial contracts;
- Distribution and agency agreements;
- Joint ventures;
- Trade marks;
- Data protection regulatory compliance;
- Dispute resolution; and
- Employment matters.
We’re delighted to announce that Rosanna Derryman from our Wills and Probate Team and Karen Mace from our Property Team have been promoted to the position of Associate. Both are long-standing members of staff who provide outstanding levels of service to their clients for whom they are always willing to “go the extra mile”! We managed to drag them away from work just long enough to have their photo taken with Sarah Warren, head of our Property Team! Congratulations to them both!
We’re delighted to announce that Charles Aslett has been promoted to Head of Residential Property at Stokes Partners. Charles joined us in 2020 and has worked extraordinarily hard to support his team and our clients through the pandemic and the Stamp Duty “holiday” periods. We are sure that the team will go from strength to strength under his leadership. Charles is pictured with Sarah Warren, Head of Property and Joanne Butler, Operations Partner.
In this video, our partner Michael answers some frequently asked questions about contentious probate.
Our partner Michael looks at what makes a will and how they work, starting with revocation. Michael specialises in wills and inheritance disputes which means he is well position to explain this area and consider what happen when things go wrong.
The execution of a will, in most circumstances, revokes an earlier one.
A revocation clause, usually found at the start of a will, ensures there can be no doubt that the testator wanted their new will to replace an earlier one.