Commercial & Business Law

The Commercial and Business Law team at Timms are here to help. We are experienced in local and national level corporate transactions for a range of business types and sizes.

Advising private companies, SME’s, owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs, our Commercial & Business law team will work to understand your concerns and give you decisive, cost effective and pro-active solutions.

We’ll assess the available options and guide you to the answers that best fit your commercial ambitions.  We seek to integrate with your business philosophy; an additional expert you can call upon as part of your leadership team.

Our aim is to provide solutions to your business needs which are personal, achievable, tailored and realistic.  We won’t hit you with any nasty surprises.

Our Expertise

Most of our clients are based in the Midlands around our four office locations in Derby, Ashby, Burton on Trent and Ashby de la Zouch but we undertake commercial projects throughout the UK.

We like to work closely and collaboratively with our clients, getting to know you and your business so that the solutions we give are tailored specifically for you. You’ll soon discover that we are hands-on people who get involved in the decision making process at the outset.

Whether you want roundtable meetings, telephone, email or video communication, we have the experience and legal capabilities to advise and support you using whichever channel works for you. We pride ourselves on our excellent client communication.

We specialize in owner managed businesses, whether those are home-grown family businesses, partnerships, limited liability companies or joint ventures.

Wealth of Experience

Our Commercial team can assist you with:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Management Buyouts
  • Business Asset Sales
  • Business Asset Purchases
  • ‘Cherry Picking’
  • Share Sales and Transfer
  • Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Supply Contracts
  • Raising Capital and Secured Lending
  • Restructuring
  • Finance
  • Group Company Structuring
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Company Formation
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Commercial Banking and Finance
  • Registering and Discharging Secured Loans and Debentures
  • Retirement and Succession of Directors
  • Partnership Agreements

Tailored to You

If you need us to, we will work in close partnership with your accountants and tax consultants, often dealing directly with them to maximize your investment and play to the strengths of each of your professional experts.

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 worldwide expertise.

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.

  • Derby

  • Ashby

  • Burton

  • Swadlincote

Our Team

Matt Rice
Partner & Solicitor
Ashby & Swadlincote Offices

m.rice@timms-law.com
Tel: 01530 564498
Matt is a Solicitor in our Commercial Property department.

Principally based in our Ashby and Swadlincote 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.
Matthew Light
Paralegal
Derby Office

m.light@timms-law.com
Tel: 01332 364436
Matt joined Timms part-time in February 2018 to assist with the firm’s GDPR project. Matt then joined the firm full time in October 2018 handling post-completion for the Residential Conveyancing team. In May 2019 Matt was promoted to the role of Paralegal in the Commercial Property department in our Derby office.

Matt originally studied Theology at the University of Nottingham before finding his passion in the Law. Matt was awarded a commendation in the Law Conversion Course at Nottingham Law School in 2017, and in July 2019 completed the Legal Practice Course.

Matt is committed to providing an excellent level of service to the firm’s expanding base of Commercial Clients.

Results that speak for themselves

  • 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
  • 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.