Company and Commercial

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 or call our Manchester Office on 0161 914 9881, Oldham Office on 0161 624 6811 or our Todmorden Office on 01706 815712 

Team: John Porter, Jabin Rafiq


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.

Company and Commercial Lawyer

Commercial Property

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.

Commercial Litigation

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.

Company Health Check

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.

Help for Landlords

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.