Martin Jinks
Services for Business
Services for Business

Legal Services for Business

Roythornes is a top 150 law firm with a strong Corporate and Commercial department. Specialist teams work within and across our five offices to provide a wide ranging depth of resource, knowledge and experience to meet the client needs.

We provide legal services to an enviable client base ranging from blue chip companies and household names through to small and medium sized enterprises and entrepreneurs.  Our national client base operates in many sectors including food, logistics, technology and agri-business.   We provide value-added services to our commercial clients helping them to form judgments and manage risk along the way.

Valuing the long-term relationships we build with our clients, we develop a deep understanding of their businesses and the sectors within which they operate. That, in turn, enables us to deliver expert legal services that are relevant to the commercial context in which they are required.

Speak to one of our business law solicitors today to discuss your needs by contacting your local Roythornes office.

Our business law services

Our commercial solicitors offer a comprehensive service for a wide range of businesses throughout the UK, providing all the legal support you need to stay legally compliant and to protect your commercial interests.

Agency and distribution agreements

We can help you create the right legal framework for appointing agents and/or distributors, including advising you on which is the most appropriate arrangement for your situation and establishing fair terms to protect your commercial interests.

Corporate and commercial

Our commercial team can ensure your business transactions are legally sound and that your interests are protected, allowing you to make the most of your commercial opportunities while minimising any risk to you and your business.

Debt recovery

If your business is owed money, our debt recovery solicitors can help you quickly and effectively recover the debt, unlocking essential capital for reinvestment into your business and saving you the time and frustration of chasing the debt yourself.

Dispute resolution

Our expert commercial dispute resolution solicitors can help you find fast, cost-effective solutions to your business disputes, including through non-confrontational methods such as mediation and collaborative law.


We can advise you on all aspects of effectively managing your employees while staying within the law, including Health and Safety law, managing redundancies and dismissals, equal opportunities and anti-discrimination rules and employment tribunals.

International trade

Whether you are a UK business looking to trade or expand abroad, or an overseas business looking to establish a presence in the UK, we can advise you on everything you need to do to stay legally compliant and protect your business.

Notarial services

Our Notary Public service can authenticate business documents for use in another country, ensuring that your documents will be accepted as genuine by foreign courts and civil authorities.

Planning law

Our specialist commercial planning solicitors can help land and property owners and developers to achieve their strategic goals, including obtaining planning permission, planning enquiries and appeals and promotion of land for development.

Commercial property

Our commercial property solicitors are market leaders in all aspects of commercial property law, regularly acting for landowners, property owners, developers and tenants. We are also known as one of the UK’s leading authorities on agricultural property law.

Why choose Roythornes for business?

Roythornes has been supporting businesses across the UK with all of their legal needs for more than 80 years, offering strategic advice and representation in all aspects of commercial law.

We focus on providing a bespoke service, tailored to the needs of every client, and building strong, lasting relationships so we can continue to offer the very best support over many years.

We are members of a number of commercial organisations, including the British Frozen Food Federation, the Food and Drink Forum and the National Farmers Union (NFU). This gives us a particular insight into the commercial interests of many of our business clients, as well as a strong network of useful contacts in a variety of industries.

In 2017, Roythornes was listed by the London Stock Exchange as one of “The Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain”.

Roythornes is well ranked across a number of practice areas with the Legal 500, including the highest Tier 1 ranking for our Agriculture and Estates services. We are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society, reflecting the high quality of our practice management, and have received the Customer Service Excellence award for our exceptional client care.

Get in touch with our business lawyers nationwide

Looking for legal support for your business? Contact your local Roythornes office now.