We specialise in Commercial & Corporate Law


About Broomhead Commercial

Broomhead Commercial is a modern law firm based in Taunton providing a range of commercial legal services across the UK.

All our lawyers are partner level and have strong city or regional practice backgrounds and great commercial instincts.

Our flexible, can do approach enables us to become trusted advisers to our clients. We get to know our client's business intimately, anticipate their needs and make suggestions to help their business grow. Many of our clients see us as their in-house team.

Contact us on 01823 281281.



Our Services

  Commercial Property

Protecting one of your largest investments is why it is so important that you seek the right legal advice. We can advise you in a variety of property-related matters including landlord and tenant work, sales and acquisitions, secured lending and re-finance transactions. For clear, pragmatic commercial advice call us today.

  Corporate Commercial

Our team provides effective and pragmatic legal advice in a variety of corporate commercial areas, including buying and selling businesses, finance arrangements, re-organisation of company share structure, shareholders’ agreements and governance.

We work closely with you and your business to build genuine, long-term relationships that can help your business grow profitability.


  Dispute Resolution

With a wealth of experience and expertise in all forms of commercial dispute resolution, our lawyers deliver results through sound, commercial advice.

We can assist you in High Court and County Court litigation, arbitration, adjudication, expert determination and all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as negotiation and mediation.

  Employment

Our lawyers are here to help protect the interests of you and your business. It is vital that the correct processes and decisions are followed to ensure you stay on the right side of the law. Our approach is to provide a realistic and practical solution to everyday problems to support you and your business.

We can advise you on all aspects of employment including redundancies, settlement agreements, employment tribunal claims, disciplinary and grievance issues, as well as advising on general internal HR issues.


Our Commercial Team

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 County in 1993, he became a founding partner of Over Taylor Biggs, later becoming OTB Eveling.

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.

Suzanne Belina - Consultant Employment Solicitor

Suzanne is a consultant 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.


Grant Squire - Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Grant is a commercial dispute resolution specialist solicitor with a reputation for providing sound, commercial advice and delivering results.

He spent six years as a partner and head of dispute resolution at OTB Eveling and before that eleven years as a senior lawyer handling high value, complex disputes at leading international law firm, Osborne Clarke.

Grant has significant experience and expertise in all forms of commercial dispute management including High Court and County Court litigation, arbitration, adjudication and expert determination and wherever possible helps clients to resolve their disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) such as mediation and negotiation.

Keith Griffiths - Commercial Property Lawyer

Keith qualified as a solicitor in 2001 after completing his training with a West Country legal practice. After moving away from the area to work with a regional firm in Cambridge, he returned to the West County in 2006.

Keith is an experienced commercial property lawyer and enjoys assisting clients with a variety of property-related matters including landlord and tenant work, secured lending and re-finance transactions, sales and acquisitions and investment property work. Keith is a keen squash player and plays both in the Somerset league for the Wyvern Club in Taunton and represents the county. He is also the secretary of Somerset Squash.


Lizzie James - Commercial Consultant

A former corporate and commercial lawyer at Over Taylor Biggs, Lizzie left legal practice almost a decade ago to work for NatWest as a Director of Structured Finance and then Santander as Business Development Director, South West.

She also works with various South West entrepreneurs on turnaround and investment projects.

Having been on all sides of corporate transactions, Lizzie knows only too well what our clients need from their legal advisers and uses these skills to assist the corporate team at Broomhead Commercial.



Contact

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11 Hammet Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1RZ

(+44) 01823 281 281

info@broomheadcommercial.co.uk