Commercial Legal Services

O’Donnell Solicitors provides expert commercial legal advice to businesses and private individuals, rivalling the advice provided by city firms. A wealth of experience enables O’Donnell Solicitors to advise holistically on all aspects of your case, providing you and your business with the very best advice to enable sound commercial decisions to be made.

If you would like to speak to someone in our Commercial Department, please contact our Office on 01457 761 320 or email James O’Donnell, Director and head of our Commercial Department at

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  • Common legal issues in businesses and how to avoid them

    Despite the economy having taken a hit during the course of the Covid pandemic, things are looking much more optimistic for businesses as we head out of lockdown. Furthermore, the statistics around business start-ups during the last 12 months actually paint a positive picture. Statistics from Companies House show that the number of small businesses… Read More

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  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements – Time to Reconsider?

    With many couples having had to delay their weddings due to the Covid pandemic, this summer is set to be a busy time for weddings and civil ceremonies. Even disregarding any delay enforced by the pandemic, couples are, in general, now waiting until much later in life to tie the knot than previous generations. The… Read More

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  • Extensions to Help to Buy and the Stamp Duty Holiday

    In the Chancellor’s budget on 3rd March, it was confirmed that the stamp duty holiday on house purchases will be extended for a further three months until the end of June. This decision will see house buyers in England and Northern Ireland continue to benefit from a suspension of Stamp Duty on the first £500,000… Read More

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  • The Chancellor’s Budget and Inheritance Tax Planning

    The Chancellor’s Budget this spring was highly anticipated for many reasons, with it being the first main budget since the start of the pandemic. For private client law, the main points to note are that the rates and levels of Inheritance tax and the Residence Nil Rate Band will remain frozen until 2026. From a… Read More

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