Corporate and Commercial
Our specialist team 
Darwin Gray's dedicated Corporate and Commercial team offers a full range of corporate and commercial services. We know it is crucial to understand our clients' businesses inside out so that we can deliver pragmatic solutions and expert legal advice. We have a reputation for a high level of expertise and for being commercially aware.
Our team has extensive experience with general corporate and commercial matters as well as specialisms in individual areas of expertise such as franchising and intellectual property. We also offer training, including open courses and bespoke in-house training.
The team works closely with both our Commercial Property and our Franchising teams, resulting in a resourceful and well-considered plan for your business.
The Corporate and Commercial team has been praised for their "well-founded advice" and delivering "good value for money" (Legal 500). The team is headed by Stephen Thompson, who has over 23 years' experience in the sector and has been described as "exemplary" (Legal 500). He has a great deal of experience in advising on and reviewing contracts of all types, including those with an international connection.
The team also includes Siobhan Williams and Tegen Quinn who work in all aspects of corporate and commercial work, while Gareth Wedge specialises in commercial property.

Why choose Darwin Gray?  
Our team offers:
  • pragmatic solutions
  • expert legal advice
  • a high-quality service
  • flexible hours
  • responsiveness and reliability
  • transparency and fair pricing
  • a personal and friendly approach
  • fixed fees

Our experience:
We provide a full range of corporate and commercial services including the following:
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Management buy outs and buy ins
  • Joint ventures
  • Private share and asset sales
  • Commercial contract review
  • Lottery, betting and gaming law
  • Charities and third sector
  • Franchising


Other sectors that we specialise in include:

  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing


See below for examples of what we can provide in terms of training. If you are looking for something specific, please contact us:
  • Contract law and negotiation
  • Procurement and tendering
  • Data protection


Corporate & Commercial Retainer

We offer a monthly fixed price retainer which allows you to access the legal support you need, when you need it.

The benefit of our retainer is that we really get to know you and your business. It allows you to manage your legal budget and also gain access to our legal services, as if we were 'in-house'.

Our retainer allows you to take advantage of the following:

  • initial consultation
  • in-house style legal support
  • telephone and email support
  • contract reviews and advice
  • preparation of contracts and other legal documents
  • access to our legal training sessions
  • on-site visits from a member of our team



Affiliate members of the British Franchise Association

Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF)

The Welsh Automotive Forum



If you are interested in discussing our services, please contact:
Stephen Thompson
DD: 029 2082 9136
Mob: 079 7016 0166


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