Company and Commercial Law Solicitors

Our Company and Commercial solicitors offers a range of legal services that help get new businesses up and running and keep existing businesses running smoothly in York, Selby, Malton, Pickering and the surrounding areas of North Yorkshire.

With a strong legal team in place, your company and commercial requirements will be met with professionalism and friendly, non-confrontational advice. We find solutions to problems and work with you to make new and existing ventures as successful as they can be.

Working closely with other departments at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors, there’s a full list of services available to you covering commercial property, employment, commercial litigation and debt collection.

We’re proud to say we have been members of the Law Society's 'Lawyers for your Business' scheme since 2001. Lawyers For Your Business is a Law Society scheme that offers small businesses a free initial consultation on legal issues from employment and leases to contracts and finances. Find out more about this membership by visiting The Law Society website here.

Our legal team can advise on:

Mergers and Acquisitions

If you’re thinking of merging a business or looking to acquire something new, we will help get you moving from the start with our thorough and highly regarded business advice that has seen many businesses grow significantly from doing the deal right with our legal backing.

Business Disposals

Planning your exit strategy with a business is a very important step in financial planning and ensuring you choose the right time to make the move. We have helped a wide range of companies take that last step to retirement or simply start a completely new venture.

Management Buy-Outs

For any number of reasons, a management buy-out may be on the cards and you’re wondering how to proceed with this to make it as smooth and successful as possible. It could be that this is the manager’s first time stepping up to this position and therefore it requires the expertise and advice from a solicitor you can trust.

Re-Organisation and Restructuring

Many businesses go through a period of re-organisation or restructuring and often this can be met with both positive and negative feedback internally. As a leading law firm in North Yorkshire, we’ll make sure we give you the advice you need to legally proceed with any business restructuring.

Commercial Contracts

If you need advice on creating commercial agreements within your business, we can help. It could be that a joint venture is planned, or you’re looking to have the correct documentation to allow you to arrange deals with your manufacturers, suppliers or distributors.

Intellectual Property and Commercialisation

For professional legal advice on all aspects of intellectual property, we are able to protect you and your business. The right type of intellectual property protection will prevent people from copying or stealing your idea. If you think you’ve just found the “next big thing” the very first step is to talk to us, confidentially.

Terms and Conditions

For most businesses, a standard set of terms and conditions just won’t suffice. Ensuring your business Term’s and Condition’s and drawn up correctly and tailored to your individual requirements (e.g. staff, suppliers) is essential in protecting you and your business for the long-term.

Setting Up a New Business

It’s an exciting time setting up a new business but there’s a lot to consider. As a start-up, we can offer invaluable advice on how to run your business, get your legal documentation in place and get off to a flying start.

Partnerships and Joint Ventures

Starting a venture with another party is a great way to fuel your business growth and bring together greater expertise. Equally, a successful business partnership can be a great decision. Before you team up with another party we recommend speaking to our company and commercial legal team to give the necessary legal advice that will protect you and your business shares in the future.


In some unfortunate situations, insolvency is a harsh reality. If you are concerned that your business can’t pay the mounting debts and legal action looks inevitable, speak to us as soon as possible and we’ll be able to advise on the best approach and the next steps to ensure the severity of the situation is minimised.

Incorporating Charities

There are a number of things to consider when incorporating a charity, as there are different structures to choose. You can be a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), a charitable company or an unincorporated association. If you need help choosing the right structure, we offer charities specialist legal advice to ensure the setup is correct.

Please get in touch if you have a specific company or commercial law enquiry. Our solicitors will advise on the best course of action.


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