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Buying and Selling a Business

Is your business aiming to expand or merge? Are you considering selling? When there is a lot at stake ask our dedicated team of experienced corporate solicitors to guide you through the negotiations and help you achieve your objectives.

These processes can be time consuming and complex, however, with proper planning and timely advice, you can concentrate on the current and future stages of your business life whilst we take care of the transaction. Our commercially-minded team of solicitors will take a pro active and tailored approach to ensure that your deal completes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We regularly advise all manner of clients, from local businesses to those trading internationally, through a variety of industries and as such we can identify issues before they arise and manage them to a suitable conclusion with the minimum of interruption to the transaction.

As your professional advisors, we will work both for you and with you, ensuring you obtain your desired outcome with as little stress as possible!

 

 

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Victoria Boynes-Butler

Solicitor — Corporate and Commercial

Direct dial: 01202 205027
Switchboard: 01202 557256

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  • “First Class Service. ....Sam and Victoria were an absolute pleasure to work with whilst expertly guiding us through the pitfalls of the merger.”

    Caroline Kelleway, Burns Property Management and Lettings Limited

  • “We would like to thank Victoria and the rest of the team at Laceys for helping us in a very professional, efficient and courteous manner complete the acquisition of the Cottage Lodge Hotel in Brockenhurst.”

    Maurizio Redaeilli, Cottage Lodge Hotel Limited

  • “I was pleased to work with Sam and Victoria who managed to simplify this matter for us, and explain the intricacies of the transaction at each stage and advise us accordingly. They provided great flexibility in working with us both and guiding us through this whole transaction. Many thanks.”

    Tim Townsend, Hamilton Townsend

  • “Only fools make big, long term decisions without gaining sound advice and I am so glad to have been able to share my big burden with such understanding and competent professionals as Victoria. Although I had some end objectives I could never have worked out the best way there without their help.”

    Piers Chichester

  • “Very good service, plenty of off-road parking, made our life easy and helped us sort out a difficult situation and explained it to us in layman's terms.”

    Richard Wayles, Meridian Electrical Contracting Limited

  • “An extremely efficient firm of Solicitors, who have dealt with my family legal needs as required for at least 20 years, even though I have moved to Australia after living in Dorset all my life.”

    Judith Brown

Victoria is a member of our Corporate and Commercial team having recently relocated back to Bournemouth from London. Victoria has advised businesses, charities and individuals across a range of sectors, specialising in corporate acquisitions and associated finance and commercial contracts.

Victoria adopts a pro-active, straight-forward approach in helping clients achieve their long-term business aims.

Outside of work Victoria makes the most of living on the South Coast with long walks in the New Forest and paddle boarding in Sandbanks.

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Natasha Jones

Partner — Corporate and Commercial

Direct dial: 01202 205009
Switchboard: 01202 557256

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  • “Laceys have advised me recently on some sensitive corporate transactions. I was impressed with their approach, particularly the very pragmatic advice from Natasha, her calmness under pressure, absolute commerciality and general willingness to get the deal done.”

    Mark Brooks, CEO – Castrum

  • “Always friendly and efficient.”

    Alan Redout

Natasha is a member of our Corporate and Commercial team and is an experienced corporate lawyer having trained and practiced in London for many years before relocating to Bournemouth in 2015.

Natasha has advised a range of businesses and individuals across different sectors and her practice focuses on acquisitions and disposals of both shares and assets, general banking work and in particular real estate and asset-based finance, company restructures, shareholder agreements and partnerships.

Natasha aims to help her clients find solutions that best fit their business and future plans with a pragmatic and helpful manner.

Outside of work Natasha has two small children so ‘me time’ is a distant memory but Natasha does squeeze in the odd gym visit to help her complete in her first Pretty Muddy race for life this year! When not training, Natasha enjoys a good catch up with friends over a glass of wine.

Jeremy Channon

Associate — Corporate and Commercial

Direct dial: 01202 205035
Switchboard: 01202 557256

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  • “I simply cannot fault the service that we received from Jeremy. Highly professional, quick to respond, gave clear advice regarding commercial issues, delivered to a competitive fixed fee, and worked to tight deadlines to get a deal done. Nothing was too much trouble, and I wouldn't hesitate to engage Jeremy again.”

    Ian Woodgate, Head of Productivity - Technical at Pythagoras

  • “Jeremy completed the legal aspects of the purchase of Haroys Ltd. This was carried out with minimal fuss and maximum efficiency, and made the whole process extremely slick and stress free. Thank you!”

    Ian Riley - Commercial Manager at Haroys Ltd

  • “Many thanks for your speedy and patient assistance dealing with our latest acquisition. We found you to be very friendly, professional and personal. It was a pleasure doing business together. I am using Laceys again now for my house move.”

    Mark Moore - Managing Director at Moore International Limited

Jeremy is a member of our Corporate and Commercial team advising businesses, shareholders and directors on all legal matters relevant to their businesses, ranging from sales and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, restructures and corporate governance.

Jeremy adopts a responsive and expert approach to matters which is always well received by his clients.

Jeremy’s career path to Laceys was somewhat unconventional having spent 4 years out from the legal profession working as a professional mariner, 2 of which were on a superyacht and 2 on a commercial fishing boat!

Outside of work he is an active sportsman and plays squash, real tennis and touch rugby.

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Ella Gould

Solicitor — Corporate and Commercial / Employment

Direct dial: 01202 205040
Switchboard: 01202 557256

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  • “Ella carried out the work for my business sale very efficiently, and always responded promptly. This was particularly important to me as I often required assistance quickly in order to progress matters within the given time frame.”

    Jon Dudley

  • “Throughout the acquisition process, I am constantly reassured by the fact that Ella, along with the rest of the Laceys team, will respond quickly to urgent issues and her swift communication means that I am always advised of any issues as soon as they arise. I am impressed by their professional and efficient way of doing business, leaving me time to concentrate on other areas rather than worry about the business purchase.”

    Stuart Harding, Child 1st (Bakewell) Ltd

  • “We were treated with a friendly and professional manor by all of your staff, especially Ella Gould. Everything was explained to us fully and the implications of the agreement we were undertaking.”

    David Smith

  • “I needed to find a solicitor for a work-related matter. I went to Laceys as they had represented me in my divorce 25 years ago. I was very happy with their services on both occasions.”

    Mrs Caroline Alexander

Ella completed her Law LLB Hons degree at the University of Surrey graduating in 2013 and subsequently the LPC at the University of Law. Ella joined us to commence her training contract in 2014 and qualified into our corporate and commercial team in March 2016, now acting on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and employment matters ranging from local businesses to national companies.

Ella can assist with business and share transactions, shareholders’ agreements, drafting articles of association and other general company law matters. Ella also advises on employment law aspects predominantly in a corporate context. In particular, her work includes drafting and reviewing contracts of employment, providing assistance and advice on TUPE transfers, and other general employer advice.

Outside of work Ella enjoys going for long runs around Bournemouth and the Purbecks, skiing when the opportunity arises and making the most of the local beaches in the summer.

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Sam Freeman

Partner — Corporate and Commercial

Direct dial: 01202 205024 (please note no voicemail)
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  • “First Class Service. ....Sam and Victoria were an absolute pleasure to work with whilst expertly guiding us through the pitfalls of the merger. I would highly recommend anyone considering an acquisition or merger to speak with Sam.”

    Caroline Kelleway, Burns Property Management and Lettings Limited

  • “I launched POW Energy Water with 15 years experience in food and drink, but no experience in the legalities of setting up and structuring a business. Sam and his team have been fantastic helping me secure finance and trademarks, ensuring I am safe in the knowledge that my back is covered so I can concentrate on growing by business.”

    Ed Woolner, Founder & Managing Director - POW Energy Water

  • “Sam Freeman is an excellent solicitor who is extremely knowledgeable and who shows great patience and kindness when dealing with someone who is unfamiliar with legal matters.”

    Jane Balmforth

  • “Straight forward and easy to work with and very helpful.”

    Adrian Broom

  • “Sam is very good at understanding what we need, even if we aren't that clear. He keeps us up to date and gives clear concise advice when needed.”

    Judith Young

Sam is head of our Corporate and Commercial team and is a vastly experienced corporate lawyer having advised a wide variety of businesses within a range of sectors.

Sam’s particular specialisms include share and assets acquisitions and disposals, company restructures, shareholder agreements and partnerships. Sam enjoys helping people succeed in business regardless of whether the client is a small local set up or a large national organisation. Whatever the concern, Sam provides a calm personable approach to his work ensuring clients are guided in a practical straightforward manner.

Away from work Sam has recently become a dad for the first time, although when the time permits he enjoys playing cricket and pursuing the never ending task of trying to lower his golf handicap.

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