When it comes to legal advice, all businesses need someone skilled, reliable and experienced they can turn to for support and guidance.

This is where our dedicated team of commercial law specialists can help.

Our team of solicitors in Oldham and Todmorden offer an excellent quality of service at lower hourly rates than you are likely to find at a city firm.

Our clients range from multi-million pound corporations to small owner managed businesses. They all have named solicitors to deal with and enjoy partner involvement from the word go. This involvement continues until the job is complete.

Our services fall into the following categories: Company, Business, Commercial Property, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Licensing and Help for Landlords. We also offer full company health checks.

For more information please email info@wrigleyclaydon.com or call our Oldham Office on 0161 624 6811 or our Todmorden Office on 01706 815712 

Team: John Porter, Soibilate Iketubosin

Company and Commercial services

We are solicitors in Oldham and Todmorden here to develop and give effect to the legal arrangements needed to help you achieve your commercial objectives and manage business risk. We find clients appreciate our commercial insight as much as our technical excellence.

A specialist in the area with over 20 years of experience, partner John Porter has built up a formidable reputation having acted in many high profile company, commercial and employment matters.

Whether you’re considering a company merger, acquisition or joint venture or are in the midst of a shareholder dispute or share capital transaction, you can rely on John for solid advice and support.

Wrigley Claydon is one of few firms of solicitors in Oldham serving the surround area able to boast a dedicated team of lawyers dealing solely with the needs of businesses. This team is led by John Porter.

We also have the required breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to advise on a broad range of related matters including tax, employment and insolvency.

Whether you need assistance starting up a business, converting to a limited company, forging a partnership or buying or selling a business, we can help.

At Wrigley Claydon we have a wealth of experience and expertise in Commercial Property transactions. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a small building plot or a site for residential development, an industrial unit or an office block, we can offer you the support and advice you need.

Typical cases dealt with by our team, led by partner John Porter, include:

  • The buying and selling of commercial land and property
  • Plot sales and the development of residential estates
  • Both Residential and Commercial landlord and tenant issues and disputes
  • Town and country planning

This area of law continues to expand and develop and no employer can risk being without specialist knowledge at their fingertips.

We regularly advise businesses on recruitment policies and assist with the preparation of contracts of employment, preventing problems that may otherwise arise. We are always at the end of the phone ready to help clear up any issues and avoid future crises.

John Porter, partner and Employment Law specialist, says, “I know I’ve done a good job when the business doesn’t need me!”

Should you find yourself in crisis, as an employer at the end of accusations of unfair dismissal, discrimination or even industrial action or an employee suffering bullying and harassment, our team have vast experience and will guide you through this complicated field.

Regardless of the nature of your dispute, our experienced team of litigators, led by partner Vijay Srivastava, can help you reach the best solution.

Many of the cases we deal with are disputes over contracts (a customer not paying, a supplier not delivering etc.). We also deal with issues relating to patents, trademarks and copyright.

We can give solid practical advice and, when necessary, will aggressively pursue your interests through the courts.

Our team have specialist knowledge and a wealth of experience in this area. We regularly support applications for personal and premises licences.

We also advise on varying licences, helping our clients take advantage of extended opening hours and live entertainment opportunities.

Our specialists in this area often integrate with others within the firm to support the licensee in other aspects of their business. Should staffing problems, trade disputes or other issues arise, we are able to provide the necessary advice and support.

At Wrigley Claydon we understand that not every business has the resources to keep up to date with changing regulations and legislation. As a result, many businesses operate outside of the law, often without even realising it.

To help prevent our clients from incurring future legal issues, we offer a ‘Company Health Check’ service. This entails a full review of the following:

  • Company documents
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Health and safety policies
  • Terms and conditions of business
  • Deeds and finance documents.

We provide you with a comprehensive report, detailing what you are doing right as well as what you need to do to keep within the law.

Here at Wrigley Claydon we have been acting for both public and private landlords for over 30 years.

Our team offer landlords specialist advice and support at highly competitive rates. We understand that cost can be big issue when dealing with tenants. We are always happy to agree fixed fees in advance.

We hope you will agree that during what can be a very stressful time, a team of experts are preferable to a national eviction company or a faceless website.

We regularly help landlords with the following:
  • Recovering possession of properties with the minimum of fuss.
  • Recovering rent arrears from tenants and former tenants.
  • Defending disrepair claims.
  • Dealing with anti-social and nuisance tenants.

Our team of specialist solicitors at both our offices in Oldham and Todmorden  are experienced and professional.

For more information please call 0161 624 6811 for our Oldham office and 01706 815 712 for our Todmorden office.

Customer testimonials for our Company and Commercial solicitors

“My wife and I are buy to let investors who require a high quality of service at a competitive price/. We have repeatedly used John Porter of Wrigley Claydon Solicitors for the past two years for all of our property transactions and have recommended this firm to friends and family.”

Nigel Newton

“The FCC UK Group has been a client of Wrigley Claydon for over 20 years. Their services to us mainly consist of employment law, commercial and property matters. They work on all our employment matters where we require advice and prepare all our Employment Tribunal documents.  We have an excellent relationship with partner John Porter who has worked with us since we became their client. He gives consistent, practical advice and we are able to call him any time to discuss matters. He knows our business well and he knows ‘where we are coming from’ in relation to how we wish to proceed with matter, particularly in the employment field. We do not have to wait for responses which is a common theme with other firms. Their fees are also very acceptable in comparison with other companies. Indeed many of our employees ahem used the firm for their personal business such as property matters and will writing.

I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any potential client.”

LC – HR Director, FCC UK Group

“I have relied on the professional services of Wrigley Claydon for a number of years. The range of specialisms in the practice is invaluable providing easily accessible expertise on all aspects of legal support for businesses. Their client care is exemplary.

I have no hesitation in recommending Wrigley Claydon to any business owner looking for a friendly law firm that will consistently provide a thorough, efficient, client focused service.”

Alison Driver, Managing Director – Metis HR