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Buying a Business

Buying a business is an exciting venture, and we are committed to helping you achieve success. Our smart, astute commercial law team, led by partner, Sherine Silva, will partner with you to minimise risk, meet your regulatory compliance responsibilities and ensure the transaction goes through smoothly.

Our team has years of experience assisting London business owners and entrepreneurs. Whether purchasing your first high-street shop or acquiring an existing business to expand your commercial base, we understand the goal is to get the deal done, often within a tight timescale. This is where our experience is invaluable; we have seen most challenges that can arise with acquiring a business and will deal with them quickly and cost-effectively.

Getting the best deal

Valuing the business and getting a good deal are likely to be paramount in your mind. You need to be clear on what you are paying for – valuing tangible assets such as property, plant, and stock, as well as non-tangible assets such as goodwill and intellectual property, can be complicated.

Our commercial law team will work with your valuers, negotiating robustly for a sound agreement based on their findings, always ensuring your ultimate objectives are met.

Taking care of talent

We can provide clear, practical advice on your TUPE obligations that you must comply with upon purchasing a business. Experienced employees will be your greatest asset, especially in the early days of running your new venture. We will assist you with creating strong employment contracts and staff handbooks, designed to protect your interests and retain talent.

Managing your risk

The due diligence process of any business purchase is critical. Our commercial team will review all aspects of your business, from existing commercial leases to potential litigious disputes that could cost you thousands if not spotted before the deal is finalised. By instructing us, you can be confident that your risk is managed.

Sherine and her team have extensive experience in every legal area related to buying a business and can provide one-stop advice that is seamlessly integrated with the purchasing process. We will then partner with you throughout the life of your business, helping it grow and succeed.

To find out more about how we can assist you with your business, purchase please call us free of charge on 0808 168 8677 or email us at

Call us on 0808 168 8677 (local rate) to find out more about our Buying a Business law services or alternatively go to "Meet the Team" to contact one of our specialists directly.

With solicitors offices in Battersea, Hanover Square London, Harlesden, Harrow and Wembley, Hodders Law can provide the services of a local solicitor backed up by the strength of a big firm expertise.

Our Testimonials

“Dear Karen,

Thank you very much indeed for all that you, William Brown, and your support team at Hodders have done in connection with this purchase, and with the associated sale of Wallers Haven Barn. There were many times when I thought that we were not going to make one or the other, and it is in very large part down to your persistence that we are exchanged. Your care, patience and attention to detail have been much appreciated.

Mr L
March 2016


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