Company and Commercial Law

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Company and Commercial Law

We advise all types of businesses, from sole traders and small family run businesses through to companies with large multi-million pound turnovers.


We advise all types of businesses, from sole traders and small family run businesses through to companies with large multi-million pound turnovers. The following is a snapshot of some of the matters that we regularly deal with:-

  • The sale, purchase and merger of businesses
  • The formation, running and management of a company
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • The duties and powers of directors
  • Commercial agreements and contracts
  • Terms and conditions of business
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Employment matters
  • Copyright, trademarks and design rights
  • Insolvency
  • Dispute resolution/litigation support

Our Approach

We like to work with businesses to help them to prosper. Not only do we provide legal advice of a pragmatic and commercially sensible nature but we like to support your business by referring to you other professionals in other fields when needed (e.g. accountants, financial advisors, website designers etc).


We can offer fixed fees for most work types, so you can budget accordingly. Alternatively we can work within a budget fixed by yourself. Our fees are extremely competitive with other legal firms both locally and nationally.

Here to Help

Gemma Mayer LLB

Gemma uses her experience from working with both ourselves and previously a major regional firm to guide our clients through all sorts of commercial matters, including sales, share transfers and mergers through to more day to day matters like compliance with the Companies Act.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email:

James Turner BA

James has built a reputation for carefully guiding clients through commercial transactions, like the sale or purchase of a business.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email:

Daven Naghen LLB

Dav is the firm's expert in tax and commercial issues, and can advise on a wide range of commercial transactions in a pragmatic way.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email:

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Cancer Research UK Free Will Service

Maples Solicitors are pleased and proud to announce that it is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to offer their Free Will Service for the over 55’s.

The vast majority of people have been affected in some way by cancer and we wish to support Cancer Research UK in its life saving work by offering their Free Will Service.

Over a third of Cancer Research UK’s research is funded by gifts in Wills and we believe we can play a vital role in helping in the fight against cancer. Writing your will for free using the scheme could help beat cancer sooner.

Please contact a member of our Wills and Probate Department:-
Jamie Dobbs-
Jane Mawer-
Faye Blair-

Or telephone the office 01775 722261 and ask to speak with one of the team

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Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

James Turner BA

James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process. Everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office. Highly recommended solicitors. Will definitely do business with them again.

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs ACILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process. Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.