Commercial Services

As Business and Commercial specialists, we understand that people who are in business need practical and economic ways of achieving their commercial objectives.

We give priority to this rather than simply advising on the legal position and our approach at Timms is to tailor a bespoke service for your requirements, providing constructive and realistic advice.

Our Expertise

Covering the East Midlands and beyond, we offer a complete cost efficient legal service to small to medium sized business clients. We are happy to work on either a fixed fee basis for work where appropriate or on an hourly rate.

Our expertise is wide and we specialise in the following sectors; builders and property developers, manufacturers, retailers and licensees, commercial property owners and investors and charities.

Wealth of Experience

  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Leases & Licenses for Landlords & Tenants
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Property
  • Acquisition & Disposal of Freehold and Leasehold Property
  • Advising Landlords & Tenants on Leases of Business Premises
  • Landlord & Tenant: Licenses, Assignment & Other Deeds
  • Telecommunication Leases
  • Sale & Leaseback of Business Premises
  • Negotiating Leases & Renewals

Tailored to You

We pride ourselves in our approachable, yet professional, manner and are able to see clients at their place of business or at any of our four offices, even at short notice.

  • Derby

  • Ashby

  • Burton

  • Swadlincote

Specialist Staff

Renata Del Luongo
Senior Solicitor
Derby Office
Tel: 01332 364436
Renata qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 and joined Timms in June 2016, having spent the last 5 years working at the University of Derby in an in-house role.

Renata has extensive experience in all areas of Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Employment Law including Contract Disputes, Debt Recovery, Professional Negligence, Property Dispute Resolution, Leases and Licences for Landlords and Tenants, Contentious Probate and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). She has a vast understanding and experience drafting and negotiating Commercial Contacts including construction contracts.

Renata has significant experience in dealing with personal injury claims and has had great success in pursuing claims arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accident which have occurred in public places and also has experience in pursuing claims against the CICA. She has experience in dealing with high value personal injury claims and prides herself on offering practical advice and delivering the best possible outcome for the clients.

Renata is a friendly, knowledgeable advocate who is able to offer specialist advice to both individuals and companies.

In her spare time, Renata enjoys walking and socializing with family and friends.
Matt Rice
Ashby & Derby Offices
Tel: 01530 564498
Matt is a Solicitor in our Commercial Property department.

Principally based in our Ashby and Derby offices, he qualified in 2012 and joined the firm in 2015, having previously worked in Leicester and Northampton.

Matt has wide experience of all aspects of commercial property; including freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, commercial developments, property finance and pension related matters - acting for both seller and buyer and landlord and tenant. He also has experience in dealing with conditional contracts, options and overage arrangements and all landlord and tenant transactions including lease renewals, surrenders, assignments, sublets and licences.

While Matt’s focus is on commercial property he also has considerable experience in residential conveyancing.

Results that speak for themselves

  • Thanks for all your help in the purchase of OAK FM. I have to say I am impressed with the professional conduct of the matter. Your speedy response to emails and calls, most importantly how quick you concluded the matter. We will most definitely be using you in the future.