Our legal partners are experienced in providing expert support to UK and international businesses. Services available address all legal aspects of the business relocation or expansion process, including understanding the UK legal and regulatory environment, establishing a UK business, property transactions and employment law.

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Birkett Long LLP

Different sectors have individual and specialist legal needs and issues. Birkett Long has always recognised this and has developed sector-specific expertise to deliver the right and most appropriate legal advice.

Birkett Long’s business client portfolio covers just about every form of business and organisation, including those in:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction
  • Environment and Energy Law
  • Franchising and Brand Licensing
  • IT & E-Commerce
  • Manufacturing

Whether you are looking to set up in the UK, or expand your existing UK operation, when you are running or wanting to grow your business you want a team that works with you to understand your business and provide practical advice and solutions.

Birkett Long’s commercial and corporate team will ensure that you are on top of your obligations and that you can take advantage of any business opportunities that can arise. Birkett Long is recognised as a Legal 500 Leading Firm.

Birkett Long can help your business with:

  • buying a business
  • selling a business
  • closing / restructuring
  • commercial contracts
  • commercial property
  • employment and HR
  • intellectual property
  • licensing & regulatory
  • protecting your business
  • resolving disputes

Birkett Long brings together a multidisciplinary team comprising business lawyers with skill sets specific to your needs.

Birkett Long’s portfolio includes a very wide range of clients, from UK businesses of major multinationals, to locally headquartered listed Plcs, to SMEs and sole traders. The firm handles all types of commercial and corporate finance work, advising on all aspects of businesses including business structures and exit strategies.

Find out more at www.birkettlong.co.uk

Tees incorporating Wortley Byers

Tees Law is a top 200 law firm, with 31 partners and over 325 staff, with offices in 6 locations in the East of England – Brentwood, Chelmsford, Saffron Walden, Bishop’s Stortford, Royston and Cambridge. The Brentwood-based law firm, Wortley Byers, merged with Tees on January 1st 2019. In Brentwood, the merged business is known as Tees incorporating Wortley Byers and continues to operate from the existing premises at Cathedral Place in Brentwood.

There are 4 departments looking after the needs of business:

Tees works with a broad spectrum of clients in sectors including: manufacturing, transport, logistics and infrastructure, farmers and growers, international importers, software solutions and technology, trusts and pension funds, trading companies, local authorities, healthcare providers, schools and colleges, private equity investors, accountancy practices and financial institutions.

Useful services when relocating or expanding your business, or setting up a new venture, include:

Helping you access the business community in our region
Tees has an extensive network of business contacts throughout the region whom it can call upon to help you with related areas of work.

Specialist French legal expertise
Tees has a French avocat, who qualified in both France and England, and who works with business clients, helping them to navigate the complex differences between French and English law.

For individuals
When moving your business it’s not just the business that faces issues. You may need help with some of the following:

Please get in touch and see how they can help you: www.teeslaw.com

Ellisons Solicitors

Ellisons Solicitors has been established in the East of England for over 250 years. This exceptional longevity is attributed to its tradition of proactive, friendly and highly-personalised service to its clients. The firm has a professionally recognised team of experienced, creative and practical lawyers whose positive attitude produces strong results.

This foundation has given its partners a platform from which to grow and develop Ellisons Solicitors’ specialised services, methodologies and standards; it has allowed the firm to anticipate and consistently meet the ever-evolving challenges of a rapidly changing world and, above all, to gain the trust, respect and confidence of its clients.

For businesses, this is giving sound corporate and commercial advice based on instinctive business expertise, experience and knowledge. Ellisons’ aim is to give clients a competitive edge, protect their key assets and if called on, to resolve disputes.

For private individuals, Ellisons provide a high level of personal service tailored to their level of experience, expectation and objectives – focusing on the person and not just the process.

Ellisons is now a firm of almost 200 people, with 23 partners, located in – Colchester, Chelmsford, Ipswich, and Tendring (Harwich, Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea).

The firm is also a member of the Alliott Group, an international alliance of accountants and lawyers offering an international service as well as financial services through Ellisons Financial Planning.

Looking after your legal matters…

For further information on Ellisons Solicitors, please visit www.ellisonssolicitors.com

Palmers Solicitors

Palmers Solicitors is an award-winning South Essex-based law firm, with offices in Basildon, Thurrock and South Woodham Ferrers, providing private and commercial services to clients across Essex and beyond.

Palmers’ team…
The team at Palmers, led by its nine partners, comprises specialist solicitors and executives who are all focused on delivering successful outcomes for clients. The team are active within the Essex business community and have an excellent knowledge of matters concerning the local area.
Our partners and fee earners have maintained strong and effective relationships with local authorities, local trade organisations, Banks, architects, surveyors and accountants since 1984.

As part of our commitment to engage with the local business community, representatives of our firm sit on the Basildon Business Group and the Thurrock Business Board to work alongside businesses and local government.


  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Commercial property
  • Construction and engineering law
  • Health and Safety Act services
  • Intellectual property
  • IT law
  • Partnership formation and dissolution
  • Employment law and HR services
  • Corporate finance

Find out more www.palmerslaw.co.uk

Birketts LLP

Birketts LLP is a 150 year old, full service, top 100 UK law firm, based in the East of England. With offices in Chelmsford, Ipswich Cambridge and Norwich they are ideally placed to service the needs of both overseas and UK clients with international interests.

Core business is divided into four main disciplines with industry sector groups, assembling lawyers with a knowledge and understanding of the issues relevant to that particular industry . . .

  • Corporate and commercial
  • Property
  • Dispute resolution
  • Private client

Membership of the Integrated Advisory Group International (IAG) enables Birketts to offer clients access to a network of English speaking lawyers, accountants and tax advisors at independent practices around the world.

Overseas clients . . .
Birketts also offer corporate and commercial service to our overseas clients wishing to establish their businesses in the UK covering . . .

  • Taxation and company law
  • Setting up the appropriate business structure
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance and banking transactions
  • Business migration services
  • Company secretarial services
  • International trade mark registrations
  • Corporate immigration
  • Commercial contracts under English law
  • Foreign outsourcing, procurement and manufacturing agreements
  • Employment advice
  • Buying securities and land
  • The UK legal and judicial system
  • Personal wealth management

In addition to the strategic and legal assistance they offer ‘hand-holding’ or ‘soft landing services’ for inbound businesses in the UK through relationships with banks, accountants, property agents, Chambers of Commerce, local enterprise partnerships, UKTI and other inward investment specialists. Birketts have specialist cultural and business knowledge of the Far East and a strong relationship in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands.

Find out more www.birketts.co.uk