Company & Commercial Law

At Mercantile Barristers we have an in-depth knowledge and experience of commerce and industry. Although our clients range from sole traders to limited liability companies (“LTD”), the core of our instructions come from small business and medium sized businesses (collectively referred to as SME’s). Our barristers are available to provide SME legal advice and support, as we recognise that small business is the lifeblood of the UK and many countries abroad.


Our Direct Access Barristers specialise in Business Law, Company Law and Commercial Law that affect small businesses and are available to advise small enterprises on a broad range of business, corporate and commercial matters including company formation; mergers and acquisitions; franchising; asset, project and corporate finance; personal insolvency; company insolvency; and shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes.



We also provide SME legal advice to clients so they have efficient legal frameworks for profitable commercial transactions and relationships as well as sound corporate governance. Our barristers have particular expertise in assisting SME clients and their professional advisers such as accountants and financial advisers with the rectification or removal of financial statements and validation statements lodged with statutory bodies such as Companies House or Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) which may otherwise have an adverse impact on their enterprise.


Additionally, legal advice from our barristers extends to entrepreneurs and business angels investing in start-ups, SME’s, large corporations, private investors and venture capitalists.

Value Adding Approach

Our approach to legal practice is always to articulate creative and value-adding solutions for clients whilst delivering timely, efficient and affordable professional services. All clients conduct their affairs within a legal context and Mercantile Barristers’ role is to advise on the conduct of their transactions and affairs in ways that avoid conflict and disputes.


However, should a dispute become inevitable, then our prior engagement would have assured that all the necessary precautions have been taken and mitigating steps adopted. Thus, clients will begin any dispute resolution in a strong position to achieve their desired objectives.


Whether by adjudication, arbitration, litigation, members at Mercantile Barristers will adopt a firm, swift and decisive approach to achieve the best possible results for clients within the shortest possible time. We recognise that no two cases are the same, so we will adapt our style to suit the occasion.


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