Supporting You And Protecting Your Interests With Clear And Practical Advice

Jayne Turner, Commercial Wealth Protector

Amicus Commercial Takes The Business View As Well As The Legal

Ian Pearson, Specialist Employment Lawyer

You May Want To Keep Us As Close As Your Management Team

Richard Biggs, Specialist Commercial Lawyer

Delivering results through sound, commercial advice

Grant Squire, Commercial Dispute Resolution Specialist

Welcome to Amicus Law Commercial

Amicus Law Commercial is a modern Somerset legal firm, based in Taunton, that is reforming the way businesses benefit from commercial legal services.

All of our lawyers are partner level and each has a city or regional practice background and importantly, all have great commercial instincts. Our flexible, friendly approach reflects a new era for the relationship between our lawyers, you and your business.

 

We are at the forefront of this change, and are here to build genuine, long-term relationships, based on trust and partnership. In many ways you may want to keep us closer than your management team.

Amicus Law Commercial provides business law services across Somerset and beyond, from our offices in Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater. Contact us on 01823 462500 and [email protected]

Meet the Amicus Law Commercial Team

Suzanne Belina

Employment Solicitor

Suzanne is a specialist employment solicitor focusing on the needs of an employer. Suzanne worked at Over Taylor Biggs, Exeter for just under 20 years prior to linking up recently with her former colleague, Richard Biggs, as a key member of our commercial team. Suzanne is one of the few lawyers who has both corporate and employment experience and is therefore very well versed in dealing with the employment issues which can crop up during a business sale or purchase. It is no secret that she is one of the very few lawyers who actually enjoys dealing with TUPE!
Suzanne ‘s aim is to get to know an employer’s business really well so that she is better able to resolve employment problems when they arise as well as being proactive in advising an employer on the documentation which it should have in place to protect its business interests which includes its confidential information, intellectual property and customer base. In addition, Suzanne has extensive experience in handling all areas of employment law including redundancies, settlement agreements, employment tribunal claims, disciplinary and grievance issues as well as advising on general internal HR issues for employers without an HR department. Suzanne is based in South Devon and in her spare time enjoys all equestrian pursuits.

Call Suzanne on 07570 776756
Or email here >>

Richard Biggs

Commercial Lawyer

After qualifying as a Solicitor, Richard worked initially in London and Hamburg, specialising in company acquisitions and disposals. Moving to the West Country in 1993, he became a founding partner of Over Taylor Biggs, later becoming OTB Eveling. His interests have remained in Corporate Law and when the opportunity arose to establish a new Corporate Law Hub this year within Amicus Commercial, Richard rose to the challenge. In his professional life, Richard enjoys nothing more than working closely with clients who are buying or selling businesses. The satisfaction, he believes, comes from earning the respect of his client as a trusted adviser and delivering a professional but personal service which develops a clear strategy for his clients.

He is also very experienced in areas such as finance arrangements, reorganisation of company share structure, shareholders’ agreements, employment incentives, governance and franchising and licensing agreements. Richard lives in Taunton and is a keen rugby supporter.

Call Richard on 01823 462500
Or email here >>

Growing Your Business

We Support Start-Ups With Legal Services

Start-ups require very different advice from more established businesses. From a difference in language, amount of support and fees.

Each of our lawyers have experience in all areas of the business life cycle and many of them are directors, company secretaries and landlords in their own right. This gives them a commercial edge over the ‘cradle to grave’ lawyers who go into law at university, into a legal practice as a trainee and work their way up the legal ladder. What this does not normally give them is the commercial insight and nous that you, as a business person, need.

Business start-ups need simple and easy to understand advice on so many aspects of the legal and business world. They need solid building blocks upon which they can build their businesses and give them the best chances of survival in the dog eat dog world of business. We arrange informal networking events (usually in pubs and over curries) for our clients to bring them together in a co-operative environment.

We have put together packages to make setting up a business affordable – from the simplest of off-the-shelf company formations to bespoke employment services for those first few employees. Some of these packages are fixed price, others need ongoing implementation and fees can be paid over a number of months or on-going over a year.

 

We Support Growing Businesses

For those in growing businesses your needs will certainly be different. Amicus Law Commercial give you the bespoke advice you need to get to where you want to be.

From assisting in investment and funding through to business disputes and exits, commercial law can be a minefield and however carefully you plan, things can go wrong; recessions happen, staff bring employment claims, customers would rather not pay you. With planning and proper handling, resolutions can usually be found to most of business life’s problems.

We Support Mature Businesses

A mature business need careful handling, management and support. Capitalising the value built up in a business over many years and securing a smooth transition of control to the next generation to take the business forward can often be fraught with emotional and practical issues. Planned effectively, the process can be managed to ensure all parties understand what is happening at each stage and how it impacts on them, to ensure a positive outcome.

We understand all the vital stages of your business development – all of which require different approaches – so wherever you are in the ‘hatch, match or dispatch’ cycle of your business, we are here to help you.

Are you fully prepared?

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