Business Law Services

At ODT Solicitors, we provide comprehensive legal services to companies, partnerships, LLP’s and sole traders.

Led by Paul Barnes in our Brighton office, our Business Law department specialises in assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with tailored support to fuel their growth and success.

We understand the unique needs of SMEs and offer expert legal assistance to companies, partnerships, LLPs, and sole traders. Our team is dedicated to providing strategic planning and expert advice to help you make informed business decisions and seize opportunities.

Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes


Business Transactions: Strategic Planning and Expert Advice

Regardless of your business's nature or size, reliable legal guidance is essential in the decision-making process. Strategic planning and swift action are often key to securing successful transactions. We prioritise your needs and respond promptly and decisively.

Our teams’ expertise in business transactions covers a wide range of areas, including:

  • General corporate advice
  • Shareholding purchase or sale
  • Business asset transfers
  • Corporate finance transactions (debt and equity)
  • Mergers and take-overs
  • Joint ventures and management buy-outs
  • Articles of association
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Share options
  • Company formations and administration

Contract Law: Ensuring Strong Commercial Relationships

We recognise the importance of effective contract management in maintaining strong commercial relationships. Our team provides expert guidance on various business contracts, helping you manage risks and maximize opportunities while protecting your interests.

Our contract law services encompass:

  • General contract law advice
  • Contract terms creation and review
  • Sub-contracting, outsourcing, and logistics
  • Brand protection
  • Distribution and agency agreements
  • Standard terms and conditions of sale or purchase

Efficient, Cost-Effective Solutions

We value your time and resources. By leveraging our specialist legal expertise, we aim to save you time and money while maximizing your business's potential. Our client-centric approach fosters long-term relationships built on trust, excellence, transparency of costs and cost-effectiveness.

Contact Us Today

For our comprehensive Business Law services, please contact Paul Barnes at