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Business Legal Services

As trusted advisers to many businesses – from individual entrepreneurs and owner managers to large corporates – our lawyers offer expert advice across a range of commercial legal services.

From corporate and commercial law, employment and HR, commercial property and construction, through to managing disputes, our experienced specialists take the time to fully understand the needs of your business in order to offer tailored, relevant and commercial advice.

Commercial Legal Services

Our specialist teams across the North West offer a wealth of knowledge and experience, including particular industry expertise in areas such as the property, rural and leisure sectors.

We provide expert advice on commercial legal issues, with our staff of over 240, structured into specialist departments from our offices in:

View our People page to see specialists that can help you with practical, legal advice for your business. You can also contact us today to find out more about our commercial legal services in Liverpool, Blackburn, Kendal, Fylde Coast, Southport and Preston.

David and the Real Estate Team at Napthens have provided legal advice and services to the College for over ten years. The specialist advice provided by David and his team is excellent, commercially applicable and on time. John Wherry, Deputy Principle Resources, Myerscough College
  • Andrew Ferguson
    Consultant
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Andrew Ferguson
  • Andrew Holden
    Partner
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Blackburn
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    Litigation - Senior Assocaite solicitor - Andrew Holden
  • Angela Barnes
    Legal Director
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Kendal
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    Angela Barnes - senior associate in employment - Napthens Solicitors
  • Anna Banks
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Preston
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    Anna Banks Trainee Solicitor at Napthens
  • Anna Nodwell
    Solicitor
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Anna Nodwell - Residential Property solicitor at Napthens
  • Anthony Fox
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Anthony Fox
  • Ashleigh Green
    Solicitor
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Preston
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    Ashleigh Green - Solicitor at Napthens
  • Ben Mayson
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Blackburn
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    Ben Mayson Trainee Solicitor At Napthens
  • Bethanie Booth
    Solicitor
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Bethanie Crawford Trainee Solicitor at Napthens LLP
  • Caitlin Biggs
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Preston
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    Caitlin Biggs Trainee Solicitor at Napthens LLP
  • Charlotte Barron
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Preston
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    Charlotte Barron
  • Charlotte Carey
    Solicitor
    Department: Employment
    Location: Preston
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    Charlotte Bee - Trainee Solicitor at Napthens LLP
  • Charlotte Nuttall
    Legal Director
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Charlotte Nuttall
  • Charlotte Walsh (nee Thornley)
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Charlotte Thornley
  • Chris Boyle
    Partner
    Department: Head of Employment & HR
    Locations: Preston, Liverpool
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Chris Boyle
  • Chris Hayes
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Employment
    Location: Liverpool
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    Chris Hayes - Employment Solicitor at Napthens
  • Chris King
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Chris King
  • Chris Walker
    Head of Health and Safety
    Department: Napthens Health and Safety
    Location: Preston
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    Chris Walker - ATG Health and Safety
  • Claire Haworth
    Partner
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Claire Haworth
  • Claire Hynes
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Commercial
    Locations: Preston, Fylde Coast
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    Claire Hynes Corporate Solicitor At Napthens Solicitors
  • Clare Player
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Preston
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    Clasre Player Senior Associate at Napthens LLP
  • Clare Sollitt
    Solicitor
    Department: Head of Plot Sales
    Location: Preston
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    Clare Sollitt - Napthens Solicitors
  • Daniel Rawcliffe
    Solicitor
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Liverpool
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Daniel Rawcliffe
  • David Bailey
    Partner, Head of Litigation
    Department: Commercial Property Litigation
    Locations: Preston, Liverpool
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee David Bailey
  • David Carr
    Legal Director
    Department: Corporate
    Locations: Blackburn, Liverpool
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee David Carr
  • David Harris
    Solicitor
    Department: Plot Sales
    Location: Preston
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    David Harris BW
  • David Hill
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee David Hill
  • Emily Forrester
    Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Preston
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    Emily Forrester Paralegal at Napthens LLP
  • Emma Andersen
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Preston
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    Emma Andersen Trainee Solicitor at Napthens LLP
  • Emma Christian
    People Consultant - People Projects
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Emma Christian People Consultant at Napthens
  • Emma Saunders
    Legal Director
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Emma Saunders
  • Evie Hubble
    Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Liverpool
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    Evie Hubble - Trainee Solicitor at Napthens
  • Gareth McIntegart
    Consultant
    Department: Corporate
    Locations: Liverpool, Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Gareth McIntegart
  • Georgina Vokes
    Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Georgina Vokes
  • Gill Sherratt
    Licensing Consultant
    Department:
    Location: Blackburn
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    Gill Sherratt - Licensing Consultant at Napthens LLP
  • Grahame Love
    Partner
    Department: Business Recovery
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Grahame Love
  • Hannah Gleave
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Liverpool
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    Hannah Gleave Trainee Solicitor
  • Helena Newberry
    Employee Relations Adviser
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Helena Newberry
  • Isobel Pye
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Blackburn
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    Isobel Pye - Employment Law Adviser at Napthens
  • Jade McEvoy
    Employee Relations Adviser
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Jade McEvoy - employee relations adviser at Napthens LLP
  • James Freeman
    Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Preston
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    James Freeman Litigation Solicitor at Napthens Solicitors
  • James Stephenson
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Liverpool
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    James Stephenson
  • Jamie Allison
    Partner
    Department: Head of Cumbria and Real Estate
    Locations: Preston, Kendal
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee James Allison
  • Jayne Croft
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Liverpool
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  • Jenny Heyes
    Head of People Projects
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Jenny Heyes
  • Jo Cooper
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Joanne Cooper
  • Joel Atherton
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Joel Atherton - Trainee Solicitor at Napthens LLP
  • John Whittingslow
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Litigation
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee John Whittingslow
  • Jon Esner
    Partner
    Department: Commercial
    Location: Preston
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    Jon Esner, Corporate partner, Napthens Preston
  • Jordan Withers
    Solicitor
    Department: Commercial
    Location: Preston
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    Jordan Withers - Solicitor at Napthens LLP
  • Kaine Davey
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Preston
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    Kaine Davey Employment Law Adviser At Napthens Solicitors
  • Keith Melling
    Partner
    Department: Head of Corporate
    Locations: Preston, Liverpool
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Keith Melling
  • Kieran Donovan
    Partner, Head of Liverpool Office
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Liverpool
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    Kieran Donovan - Corporate Partner at Napthens LLP
  • Kimberley Barrett-St. Vall
    Partner
    Department: Employment & HR
    Locations: Preston, Fylde Coast
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    Employment & HR - Senior Associate Solicitor - Kimberley Barratt St-Vall
  • Laura Hartley-Williams
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Business Recovery
    Location: Preston
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    Laura Hartley-Williams, Business Recovery Solicitor at Napthens
  • Lorna Rigby
    Legal Director
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Liverpool
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    Lorna Rigby - Senior Associate Solicitor in Employment at Napthens
  • Marc Appleton
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Marc Appleton
  • Mark Townsend
    Solicitor
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Preston
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    Mark Townsend - Commercial Property Solicitor Preston
  • Martin Beardsworth
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Martin Beardsworth
  • Martin Long
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Martin Long
  • Matthew Parr
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Matthew Parr
  • Natalie Ormerod (nee Lewis)
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Natalie Lewis
  • Natalie Parkinson
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Natalie Parkinson
  • Nicola Ciraolo
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Nicola Ciraolo
  • Nicola Mason
    HR and Operations Director
    Department: HR
    Location: Preston
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    HR consultant - Blackburn - Nicola Mason
  • Nicola Turner
    Legal Director
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Preston
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    Napthen Solicitors Employee Nicola Turner
  • Nikita Passi
    Solicitor
    Department: Employment
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Nikita Passi
  • Oliver McCann
    Partner
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Blackburn
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  • Paul Hardy
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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    Paul Hardy partner at Napthens Solicitors
  • Rachel Atherton
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Commercial
    Location: Preston
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    Rachel Atherton Senior Associate Solicitor at Napthens Solicitors
  • Rebecca Miller
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Employment & HR
    Location: Preston
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    Rebecca Miller - Employment Solicitor at Napthens
  • Richard Robinson
    Partner
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Richard Robinson
  • Robert Dobson
    Partner
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Rob Dobson
  • Roshni Valibhai
    Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Roshni Valibhai
  • Safiya Sidat
    Solicitor
    Department: Employment
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Safiya Sidat
  • Sharon Graves (nee Harrison)
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Sharon Harrison
  • Stacy Kinsey
    Solicitor
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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    Stacy Kinsey - Trainee Solicitor at Napthens LLP
  • Stephanie Cookson
    Solicitor
    Department: Employment
    Location: Blackburn
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    Steph Wiggans Employment lawyer at Napthens
  • Stephanie Gray (nee Marshall)
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Southport
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    Napthen Solicitors Employee Stephanie Gray
  • Stephen Bell
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Property
    Locations: Preston, Liverpool
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    Commercial Property Partner - Stephen Bell
  • Stewart Croft
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Blackburn
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    Stewart Croft - Litigation at Napthens Solicitors
  • Suzanne Mainwaring
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Employment
    Location: Liverpool
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    Suzanne Mainwaring - Associate Solicitor at Napthens
  • Suzanne Marchese
    Licensing Executive
    Department: Licensing
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Suzanne Marchese
  • Tasneem Mohammed
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Preston
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    Tasneem Mohammed - Trainee Solicitor at Napthens Solicitors
  • Tony Coates
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Property
    Locations: Southport, Liverpool
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    Tony Coates - Commercial Property Partner at Napthens Solicitors
  • Victoria Bromiley
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Victoria Bromiley
  • Victoria Taylor
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Victoria Taylor
  • Wendy Keely
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Corporate
    Location: Preston
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    Wendy Keely, Corporate Associate Solicitor
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