Legal advice for

Our partner-led commercial team is widely recognised as being one of the leaders in its field.

We are a firm that combines city centre professionalism with high street affordability. We act for some of the largest businesses in the area and also offer the same high level of service to local owner-managed businesses.

Commercial Law

In this highly competitive economic climate, robust commercial agreements are imperative to protect your business – now and in future years.

As the owner manager of a dynamic company you need agreements that will work for you to  encourage performance and discourage disputes. However, when issues do arise, it’s important to feel confident that all your contracts are rock-solid.

Business Health Check

As we come into better economic times it has never been more important to be sure that your business is ready to take advantage of new opportunities on offer.


Employment law

Employment legislation is among the most complex and constantly changing areas of law. So quick access to specialist advice is essential to protect your financial position – as well as your reputation.

Employer protection scheme
Settlement agreements
Consultancy agreements
Post termination agreements
Redundancy advice
Senior employees
Shareholder disputes
Unfair dismissal


Business disputes

Business disputes are costly, damaging and disruptive – no matter how small or large your company. At Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall, we always try to resolve disputes without the considerable expense of going to court.

Business debt collection
Commercial Property Dispute Resolution
Intellectual property
Property disputes
WHN Debt Recovery


Commercial property

The diverse and often complex nature of commercial property law, combined with substantial sums of money involved in transactions, means that only true specialist advice will suffice.

Buying and selling a business
Commercial Property Dispute Resolution
Contract drafting
Ground rent
Industrial units
Investors and developers
Public houses



The stakes are always high where corporate activity is concerned and top quality legal advice often means the difference between a hugely successful transaction and a contractual calamity.

Company formation
Management buyouts
Mergers and acquisitions
Renting: landlord and tenant
Selling a business
Shareholder and partnership agreements


Property disputes

Commercial property disputes often involve complex areas of law and – whether you are a landlord or a tenant – it is important that you access expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

Breach of covenants
Commercial Property Dispute Resolution
Forfeiture and possession
Lease disputes
Lease renewal and security of tenure
Rent and service charge recovery
Residential Property Litigation