Commercial Services

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

Advising private companies, SME’s, owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs, our Commercial and Business Law team will work with you to help identify your objectives and provide effective solutions. We offer a down to earth, hands on approach.

Our Expertise

With four offices in Derby, Burton, Ashby and Swadlincote, we cover the East Midlands and beyond, specialising in the following areas of Commercial Law:

Commercial Property
Commercial & Business Law
Land & Development
Employment Law

Whether it’s a one-off consultation on a specific issue or you are looking to appoint a law firm on an ongoing basis, we are here to help. We have a range of cost options (including fixed fee) which can be agreed with you on a case by case or quarterly basis. Whichever option works for you, we will provide regular updates so that you are in control of your finances.

Our Approach

In a complex and ever-changing commercial world, our aim is to work in partnership with you and your business. We give high quality clear and concise advice.

We will:

– Always give you clear costs expectation
– Offer advice in a practical and focused way
– Work on a cost-effective basis
– Work closely with and your business

Our flexible, tailored approach will provide you with proactive legal guidance for now and the future.

Tailored to Your Business

We are proud of our personal but professional approach. We take a genuine interest in you, your business and your people. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you ‘face-to-face’ at any of our offices or at your workplace – or via video conferencing – even at short notice.

Whilst we have extensive commercial legal experience, we will tap into specialist areas of expertise where necessary, having forged strong working relationships with, for example, locally based intellectual property consultants with international expertise.

  • Derby

  • Ashby

  • Burton

  • Swadlincote

Specialist Staff

Lisa Collett
Partner & Head of Residential Property
Derby Office
Tel: 01530 564498
Lisa joined Timms in February 2016 and has over 14 years experience in Residential Conveyancing.

After graduating with a Honours degree in Law from Lancaster University in 1997, Lisa worked full time whilst completing a legal practice course by open learning, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2004. Lisa became a Partner in March 2018.

Lisa deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing including leasehold and freehold sales and purchases, complex property transactions and also small/ medium developments having acted for a number of small developers.

As Head of Residential Property, Lisa manages the team across all four offices. She is currently based in Derby but is happy to see clients at any of the four Timms offices.

Lisa is committed to providing excellent customer service, providing straight forward legal advice and to helping her clients achieve their desired outcome. Lisa is looking forward to building long lasting relationships with clients and professional contacts in the East Midlands area.
Emma Spandrzyk
Employment Law Solicitor
Ashby Office
Tel: 01530 564498
Emma was admitted as a Solicitor in 2009 and joined Timms in June 2020.

Emma has specialised in employment law throughout her career and has worked within both the private sector and as an in-house solicitor acting for several regional Police Forces.

Emma acts for employers and employees on all aspects of employment law and she also supports the commercial team in relation to the employment aspects of business transfers.

Emma strives to reach the best results for her clients and has a particular expertise in relation to discrimination claims.

Emma is able to provide full advice in relation to the following:
• Employment Contracts and Handbooks
• Disciplinary and Grievances
• Misconduct and dismissal
• Absence management
• Furlough and the Government’s Job Retention Scheme
• Reorganisation, Redundancy and Lay off
• Discrimination
• Tribunal litigation
• In-house training
• Settlement Agreements

When not at work, Emma enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. Emma is a keen skier and when her boys allow, she also enjoys running, HIIT classes, reading and the occasional glass of gin.

Results that speak for themselves

  • I have worked closely on behalf of clients over a number of years with Timms on commercial property transactions. I have been continually impressed with their knowledge, diligence and responsiveness all of which are important in achieving a positive conclusion and creating a happy client - Paul Rushton, Rushton & Hickman Limited
  • Working alongside Timms Solicitors is always a pleasure, their open pro active nature is refreshing and help progress deals to a swift conclusion - Graham Bancroft, BBJ Commercial
  • Thank you for guiding us so expertly through our commercial lease. Everything was explained so clearly and we really appreciate all the time and care you took to ensure we were well informed at every stage of the process. You took so much care to be thorough and accurate; it felt like you had our best interests at heart the whole time - Breathing Space Yoga
  • We have dealt with Timms commercial property team on several occasions and they have provided a considered and no-nonsense approach to transactions. It is refreshing to work alongside a team who provide sound advice to clients and want to get the deal done - Tim Richardson, FHP
  • The Timms team take the effort to understand you as a client and certainly do not take a one size fits all approach to their customers. As a charity we were so dependant on choosing the right law firm to represent us and Timms certainly protected our interests - Kevin Parkinson, CEO, First Steps ED
  • 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.