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.

Learn about our individual commercial law services:

Call us now on 01323 435 900 or email our Managing Partner David Getty to discuss how we can help you.


What our clients say

QuoteIt has been an absolute pleasure working with Mark Williams and the Gaby Hardwicke team through the legal process of our mutual clients' business sale. Axis as a company deals with a number of solicitors throughout the year, but on rare occasions finds a solicitor and firm that go the extra mile to achieve the client's wishes and get the job done.

The handling of the information, speed and attention to detail was excellent, always driving the process forward and meeting deadlines. I would have no problem in recommending Mark or Gaby Hardwicke to any of my clients looking to sell. The teamwork and communication was excellent, which is pivotal when selling a business and getting it right.

Robin Boxall-Hunt, MD, Axis Partnership UK Limited

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

Acquisition of various motor dealerships

The Corporate and Commercial Property teams at Gaby Hardwicke recently completed a series of separate transactions relating to the sale and purchase of various motor dealerships in the south of England and East Anglia. These transactions were a mix of asset and share purchases which required overcoming numerous challenges and counted on input from various lawyers within Gaby Hardwicke including the Property and Employment teams. Mark Williams (Corporate Finance Partner) says: “We are becoming involved in an increasing number of motor-dealership acquisitions for a number of clients and we were delighted to have completed a significant number of strategic acquisitions in the last few months.”

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.

Successful claim against commercial insurance broker

Jeremy Laws acted for a franchise business in a successful claim against a commercial insurance broker. The business operates a large number of KFC and Costa Coffee franchises throughout the UK and it had been given advice in connection with its public and employers’ liability insurance which proved to be negligent. Jeremy reviewed the claim and pursued it until ultimately a satisfactory settlement was negotiated. The settlement terms mean that the business will be compensated for the loss that it suffered and it will recover a significant proportion of its costs.

Sale of development site

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

Care home sales and purchases

The Corporate and Commercial Property teams at Gaby Hardwicke frequently act on the sale, purchase and refinance of care homes. Being specialists in this field ensures the transactions are completed efficiently and cost-effectively. Our team has completed a significant number of transactions in 2017.



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 Eastbourne, Hailsham, Bexhill and Hastings.

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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


Hannah BamburyCommercial Property
Hannah Bambury