Legal services for your business

With a large and skilled commercial law team, we can provide a specialist lawyer whatever your business or its needs. Many of our commercial solicitors have been recruited from regional or city firms, which enables us to offer a city-style service at competitive regional rates.

 

What our clients say

QuoteWith Gaby Hardwicke first-class legal advice is a given; strategic thinking is what sets them apart from other law firms.

Ian Casselden, MD, Interface Devices Ltd

QuoteHaving the best professional advisers is crucial to the success of any business, and Gaby Hardwicke has provided us with excellent legal representation for more than a decade. David Getty and his Commercial team have been a match for any opponent we have encountered, including the New York office of one of the Magic Circle law firms.

James King, MD, KHL Group

QuoteIn an increasingly complicated and regulated world, however keyed in you are you need specialist advice from time to time. When it comes to employment issues, my first port of call is always Gaby Hardwicke.

Ian Wakeford, MD, St Leonards Motors Ltd

 

Recent cases and deals

Severance from a Premiership football club

Paul Maynard successfully negotiated a severance package from a Premiership football club on behalf of a European Football scout.

Jeremy and Mark recover leading IP's fees and costs

Jeremy Laws and Mark Williams recently acted for a leading Sussex IP in recovering fees and expenses under new provisions in the Insolvency Rules. The IP had advised an insolvent business, teed up a pre-pack sale (which Mark Williams was instructed on) and assisted in negotiations with buyers. The directors of the business then tried to avoid these fees by appointing a rival IP and completing the sale elsewhere. Jeremy and Mark secured payment of the fees and the recovery of the IP's costs.

Sale of development site

Jon Fielden recently completed the sale of a large student development site in Kent for nearly £4 million.

Dental practice acquisitions

Mark Williams and Gemma Ritchie frequently act in dental practice sales and purchases and have recently completed two acquisitions for a fast-growing client. Both involved the acquisition of the share capital of separate companies operating the practices and involved complex negotiations in terms of funding requirements, various property issues (dealt with by our Commercial Property team) and regulatory issues involving the Care Quality Commission and LAT (previously Primary Care Trusts).

 

 

Sussex and beyond

While we pride ourselves on our work in East Sussex, our client base extends far beyond our geographic territory. Our commercial clients include substantial companies in the manufacturing and service sectors, the London Military Attaché’s Office of a Middle Eastern government, various telecommunications companies, fashion houses, fabric designers, publishers, plus many SMEs and family-owned businesses.

In recent years we’ve handled landmark cases in the fields of trade marks, database rights, confidential information and employee competition.

We cover an extensive range of business legal matters, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance
  • Commercial agreements
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual property
  • Commercial dispute resolution

Commercial Property and Healthcare businesses

Our commercial property clients include developers, property investors, pension funds and property-based businesses. In the healthcare sector we are regularly instructed by buyers, sellers and lenders in relation to the acquisition, disposal and refinancing of care homes, dental practices and medical practices.

Whatever the nature of your business, and whatever its size, our experts will deliver rapid results and provide you with clear, authoritative legal advice, tailored to your company’s needs. Contact us on 01323 435 900 or email our Managing Partner David Getty to discuss how we can help.

Based in East Sussex but serving a much wider area, Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors has offices in Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne.

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Contacts

Mark WilliamsCorporate Finance
Mark Williams
 

 

Paul MaynardEmployment Law
Paul Maynard
 

 

Jeremy LawsCommercial Litigation
Jeremy Laws
 

 

Nick WickensCommercial Property
Nick Wickens
 

 

Jon FieldenCommercial Property
Jon Fielden

 

Hamish SmithCommercial Property
Hamish Smith