Business Services

Business Services

Our Commercial department handles a wide range of commercial issues for businesses.  We provide an efficient service and are dedicated to responding to the needs of business clients.

We understand the need to react to clients’ timescales and be competitive with our fees. We know from experience that the advice we need to give, which is in the best interests of the client, may not be what they always wish to hear. We pride ourselves on giving the best guidance at all times to you and your business, however frank the advice may be.

Buying or Selling a Business

Kerseys can assist business owners in their business transactions and services including:

  • Disposals and acquisitions

  • Share and asset transfers

  • IP and IT audit and asset transfers

  • IP and IT contracts impacting

  • Outsourcing

  • Commercial transactions and TUPE

  • Security and funding

Selling a Company

Commercial Property

Kerseys are well known for the dedicated following they enjoy within the commercial property arena and provision of services relative to:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of commercial property and lease back

  • Acquisitions/disposals by auction

  • Strategic property development and site assembly, option agreements, conditional contracts and overages

  • Project finance and securitisation of asset portfolio

  • Landlord and Tenant law advice including renewals and terminations

  • Health and Safety law advice

Commercial Property

Corporate & Commercial Law

At Kerseys we work hard at understanding your business and the environment in which it operates and in doing so we can more readily assist you in the full remit of your business operations. Within general company commercial, our services include:

  • Business formations and partnerships

  • Franchising

  • Commercial Contracts

  • Business Development projects

  • Employment in business

  • Compliance and risk avoidance

  • Company Secretarial and governance

We also provide Legal Counsel Services for the larger business organisation and Legal Audit and Review Services and we can advise you on an estimated, quantifiable hourly or daily fee basis or alternatively, on a bespoke and fixed fee basis.

Corporate & Commercial Law

Debt Recovery
Are You Struggling to Recover a Debt?

Our commercial debt recovery team will act for you on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis, up to and including sending a letter before action.

Debt Recovery

Employment Law
At Kerseys we assist businesses on a wide range of employment law matters.

Employment Law

HR Services
We can assist you in dealing with many different areas of HR to support your business.

HR Services

New Ventures

When considering a new venture, Kerseys can assist in strategic business planning, advising in such areas as:

  • Business set up

  • Stakeholder agreements

  • Contractual joint ventures

  • Collaborative projects

  • R&D and confidentiality agreements

  • Manufacturing agreements and design licences

  • Contracts of Employments

  • Reviewing your Legal Handbook

  • TUPE

Corporate & Commercial Law

Construction Law
Extensive knowledge and practical expertise in construction law in both commercial and residential buildings.

Construction Law

Commercial & Corporate FAQs

What are the risks with Brexit?
Delays at ports are one.

We have to hope that places like Felixstowe have thought this through. Any delays at ports would mean supply chain disruption. Deliveries could be delayed, contractual delivery commitments may not be met. Do those commitments perhaps need to be reconsidered? Does a business need look at its service level commitments, or perhaps stipulate longer times?

Conversely if your business is relying on other businesses delivering supplies to you, think about what happens if they are not able to continue to deliver in the way they have in past? Or indeed, if they go bust?

We may well see delivery costs go up. If there are duties and tariffs then those will be direct costs. Changes to regulatory regimes and compliance processes may take up increasing administrative time which may also involve increased cost spent on administration.

So how are these cost going to be borne? How can a business prepare for this?

Businesses really need to think not only of themselves but also about their customers and suppliers. How will these be affected, and how will this impact on you?

Many of the solutions, (some of them perhaps only partial solutions) are going to involve looking again at the terms of on which you do business. They are the businesses offer, and as ever they need to reflect what they can do, avoid making commitments which the business cannot keep, and manage the business risk.

There’s not a lot of time left, but part of it is planning: identifying what the risks are and working out how to mitigate them as best you can.

If you require assistance in reviewing your contractual commitments and negotiating new terms, please do contact me Adrian Chaffey at or telephone Ipswich 01473 213311 or Colchester 01206 584584 where I will be happy to speak with you.
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About Kerseys and Commercial Property
We have acted for many years for some of East Anglia’s largest retailers; for a national storage and freight-handling company; and a national chain of garden centres. We also act for a wide range of other businesses and clients – from local authorities, hospitality trade, care home sector to technology companies.

Kerseys also has a long-standing relationship with agriculture across the region. We have an excellent track record in acting for farmers, landowners and agricultural tenants in all rural property matters.

Kerseys Solicitors is ‘very good value for money’. Kimat Singh provides ‘excellent service’." Legal 500

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