Are you acquiring or selling a business? For complete support from acquisition to sale, ask our corporate law experts. We will give you the personalised, dynamic and commercially sound support you need to secure the best deal for you.

  • Business acquisitions and disposals
  • Mergers
  • Joint ventures
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Company investments including venture capital
  • Company own share purchase
  • Corporate turnarounds and change management
  • Shareholder agreements and Articles of Association
  • Re-organisations and restructures
  • Legal audit/due diligence

We act for manufacturing and advanced engineering companies, professional services, banks, charities and owner-managed businesses.

Other business support services include financial services, commercial property, employment law and HR support, improving cash flow via credit control and debt recovery.


Our licensing service

Licensing service examples

  • Premises Licence Application, average price £1,000 (price range £750-£1,250).
  • Application for variation, average price £500  (price range £500-£750).
  • General advice and representation before sub-committee, average price £2,000 (price range £1,500-£2,500).

There is no VAT on application fees (dependent upon relevant Licensing Authority) and VAT at 20% applies to advertising costs (Dependent upon publication). The services are charged at a fixed fee of £240 per hour with the fee agreed at the start (according to the scale above).

The typical timeline for the types of service and prices are:

Application for Premises Licence

  • Drafting of application, 1-2 weeks.
  • Advertisement/Publication, 28 days.
  • Determination, 4-6 weeks.

Application for a Licence Variation

  • Drafting of application, 1-2 weeks.
  • Advertisement/Publication, 28 days.
  • Determination, 4-6 weeks.

Advice/representation before Licensing Sub-Committee

Consultation, advice and representation, 6-8 weeks.

Primary member of the licensing team

David Jones, Associate Solicitor

  • 10yrs PQE.
  • Personal Licence holder, experienced in all aspects of Premises Licensing and management.

Legal 500, SRA, conveyancing, award

Complete support for all corporate law matters

Call us for a free, no obligation discussion for all stages from acquisition to sale

Call: 01244318131

Head of Department

Head of Corporate, corporate law

Anne Scheland

Email Anne Scheland

Phone: 01244 616624 

Mobile: 0776 9166395

What clients think about our service

Hillyer McKeown gave us a superb service, seeing us at short notice, combining excellent and practical advice with a ‘user friendly’ manner.” Sales Manager, multi-national pharmaceutical manufacturer

“It was good to have someone friendly and professional to guide us who was on our side, and did an efficient job. Thank you for always being at the end of the phone.” Ruth McElroy, Eye-Vet Limited