Family Barrister Services

Commercial Law

Our barristers advise at board level and audit the company’s legal requirements in order to avoid legal disputes. It is a key advantage to engage a barrister in a proactive way to assist and support any business develop and grow, ensuring all policies and procedures meet current legislation. Whilst much can be done to avoid legal disputes, there will be times when they cannot be avoided, in such cases it is prudent to include your barrister who can represent you at mediation, arbitration and adjudications, in the UK or Internationally. Our barristers are available to attend the Commercial Court, Technology and Construction Court.

Commercial Contract issues covered include:

Heads of Agreement, Shareholder and Partnership Agreements, Share and Asset Purchase Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Franchise Agreements, International Sales Agreements, Agency Agreements, Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements, Investment Agreements and Commercial Lease and Licenses. Acquisitions, restructuring and disposals at home and overseas Debt Recovery – drafting of statutory demands, charges on property and enforcement Administrative & public law, Banking, Commodity disputes, Company, Competition & EU, Confidentiality, Conflict of laws, Consumer credit, Contract, Civil Fraud, Energy & natural resources, Financial Services, Information technology, Insolvency, Insurance/reinsurance, shareholder agreements, Joint ventures, Judicial Review, Media & Entertainment, Mergers, acquisitions & takeovers, Partnership & LLP, Pensions, Product liability, Professional liability, Professional negligence, Real Estate, Restitution, Sports law, Sale of goods & supply of services, Succession & trusts, Tax, Telecommunications, Technology.

Public Access – Winding-Up Petitions

If you are owed £750 or more by a company and are able to prove that the company cannot pay you, you may be able to apply to a court to close or ‘wind-up’ the company. Our barristers can advise you on the process of issuing a winding-up petition and represent you at the court hearing. If you are a company which has had a winding-up petition issued against you, our barristers can also advise you on the process of defending it and represent you at the court hearing.


Timescales may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the need for additional documents and court waiting times. However, as a guide the courts tend to have a hearing date eight to ten weeks after a winding-up petition is issued.

Additional costs

If required, travel and hotel expenses are charged at cost and included within the fixed fee unless stated.

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We charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers at Quartz Barristers Chambers. All fees include VAT (where applicable), each barrister profile states if they are VAT registered.

The fixed fees may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a more complex case. If you have a particularly complex case, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below.

There are also likely to be additional costs for time spent in correspondence via telephone/video conferences or drafting documents. The cost will be fixed and agreed in advance based upon the barrister’s hourly rate as stated on their profile.

Case Studies

  • Navigating Commercial Disputes: The Role of Court Injunctions

    In the intricate landscape of commercial law, disputes are almost inevitable. From contract breaches to intellectual property infringement, businesses frequently find themselves embroiled in legal conflicts that threaten their operations, finances, and reputation. In such turbulent waters, a powerful legal tool emerges as a beacon of hope: the court injunction. A court injunction is a

    16th May 2024
  • How can a barrister support a board of directors?

    From acquisitions to audits, intellectual property, and beyond, a barrister can support a board of directors in a number of ways. Here we share the ways a barrister can support business, the processes they can facilitate, and how you can find the best barrister to support your organisation. How can a barrister support a board

    16th December 2022
  • Commercial freezing injunction

    An impecunious client with a multi-million pound claim against a former business partner found himself in a difficult position. In order to pursue his main claim, he had first to deal with his previous commercial solicitors who had relieved them of all his spare funds and had sued him for more and also a freezing

    2nd May 2019

Claire Litchfield – We can never thank you enough for all that you have done, you were amazing at court today; you have been a great blessing to us. Thank you.

Ms. D.
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