Business Services

Our commercial team has, collectively, over 60 years experience of advising companies of all shapes and sizes. We understand the daily challenges business face and are here to ensure that your company complies with the latest legislation. From sole traders to plc, businesses need and expect three things: the right advice, rapid delivery, and a reasonable cost. Hawkins Ryan is here to serve your business.

Agriculture

Commercial Agreements

Commercial Property

Company Formation and Partnerships

Disputes & Debt Collection

Human Resources

Property Development

Health & Safety and Licensing

Established in King’s Lynn in 1919, it should come as no surprise that Hawkins Ryan has vast experience in the agricultural sector. For almost 90 years, landowners and farmers have relied on our expertise to guide them through every legal aspect of their business.

We offer an all-embracing service, covering farm sales and purchases, tenancy issues, tax and inheritance planning. We also have close links with local and national land agents and accountants, so that we are able to offer a seamlessly integrated service across the board.


Contact email address: agriculture@hawkinsryan.com

We work hard to understand your commercial needs, and to offer relevant and practical solutions. We can advise you on the wide and varied field of commercial agreements. Many future problems can be avoided by precise and careful drafting. Our expertise since 1919 really does make a difference.


Our service covers every kind of agreement, from standard terms and conditions of trading (including online), through arrangements for share options and joint ventures, contracts for supply, distributorship and franchises, and agreements to cover research and development rights, confidentiality and exclusivity. In fact, wherever you are entering into an arrangement with a third party, we’ll be working to protect your interests, and to prevent disputes in the future.


Contact email address: commercialagreements@hawkinsryan.com

We offer the complete service for commercial property. Whether you are an investor or an occupier, whether you are a landlord or a tenant, or looking to become one of those things, we can assist and advise you to make the whole process easier.


Let us, the professionals, worry about your property issues. We have experience of buying, selling, leasing and financing all sorts of commercial and investment properties.


We can advise you on what searches and enquiries to make if you are buying, what issues the bank may have, how to protect yourself as a landlord and what the small print in that long lease means.


Our team of commercial property conveyancers have experience for all commercial property values.


Contact email address: comprop@hawkinsryan.com

We can help you start your next venture, however should you start as a sole trader, in a partnership or by using a limited company? At Hawkins Ryan we have been advising clients on just these matters for many years and we can point you in the right direction for advice on a whole host of issues when it comes to forming businesses.


Once established our team is on hand to deal with all matters to support you and your business into the future.


Contact email address: coco@hawkinsryan.com

We understand that sometimes things go wrong, in these cases we will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome, either by direct negotiation, via independent mediation, or, as a last resort, through the courts.


Furthermore we can bring an experienced and commercially aware approach to bad debts. Our team will help you to recover what is owed, but more than that, they can advise you on how to avoid bad debt problems in the future, with professionally drafted terms and conditions of business, and improved in-house systems for cashflow control.


Occasionally, of course, it may be necessary to sue. But before you take this course, we will advise you on your prospects of success, the likely costs of your case, and your chances of recovering your money even if you win. As always, our view will be determined by commercial reality and our long experience — our main concern is that you should see the maximum return at the minimum cost.


Contact email address: disputes@hawkinsryan.com

We can advise you with employment law including unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination.


Employment law is fast changing and complex. Accurate and clear advice is where we can help including:

  • unfair dismissal

  • redundancy

  • race discrimination

  • sex discrimination

  • disability discrimination

  • age discrimination


Hawkins Ryan commercial team of qualified solicitors can provide expert advice and assistance for almost any problem and the documentation required to ensure that your procedures work effectively and fairly.


We support all sizes of business from the sole traders to plc and provide singular employment advice to a dedicated employment/human resources service.


Contact email address: employment@hawkinsryan.com

We have decades of experience in advising clients on their property developments. Our team covers a number of key areas, including:

  • Exclusivity and option agreements – We will advise on their importance, negotiate terms, and draft agreements in detail.

  • Planning issues – We can negotiate on your behalf with planning officers, prepare applications, and draft final agreements.

  • Sales – We will assist in the preparation of documentation packs, liaise with agents, and ensure that all necessary steps are taken to secure a rapid return on your investment

  • Development finance – We work closely with a number of large and small scale lenders who specialise in the particular requirements of development funding.


Contact email address: propdev@hawkinsryan.com

We can advise on all areas of Health & Safety and Licensing and provide you with an overview to help avoid problems before they arise. We can help with risk assessments, for example, which will not only make your workplace safer, but also reduce your liability in the event of an HSE prosecution.


At the same time, we work closely with specialists in all the relevant areas of statutory regulation, to keep you in touch with the latest developments and their implications for your business.


Contact email address: regulatory@hawkinsryan.com

Agriculture

Established in King’s Lynn in 1919, it should come as no surprise that Hawkins Ryan has vast experience in the agricultural sector. For almost 90 years, landowners and farmers have relied on our expertise to guide them through every legal aspect of their business.

We offer an all-embracing service, covering farm sales and purchases, tenancy issues, tax and inheritance planning. We also have close links with local and national land agents and accountants, so that we are able to offer a seamlessly integrated service across the board.


Contact email address: agriculture@hawkinsryan.com

Commercial Agreements

We work hard to understand your commercial needs, and to offer relevant and practical solutions. We can advise you on the wide and varied field of commercial agreements. Many future problems can be avoided by precise and careful drafting. Our expertise since 1919 really does make a difference.


Our service covers every kind of agreement, from standard terms and conditions of trading (including online), through arrangements for share options and joint ventures, contracts for supply, distributorship and franchises, and agreements to cover research and development rights, confidentiality and exclusivity. In fact, wherever you are entering into an arrangement with a third party, we’ll be working to protect your interests, and to prevent disputes in the future.


Contact email address: commercialagreements@hawkinsryan.com

Commercial Property

We offer the complete service for commercial property. Whether you are an investor or an occupier, whether you are a landlord or a tenant, or looking to become one of those things, we can assist and advise you to make the whole process easier.


Let us, the professionals, worry about your property issues. We have experience of buying, selling, leasing and financing all sorts of commercial and investment properties.


We can advise you on what searches and enquiries to make if you are buying, what issues the bank may have, how to protect yourself as a landlord and what the small print in that long lease means.


Our team of commercial property conveyancers have experience for all commercial property values.


Contact email address: comprop@hawkinsryan.com

Company Formation and Partnerships

We can help you start your next venture, however should you start as a sole trader, in a partnership or by using a limited company? At Hawkins Ryan we have been advising clients on just these matters for many years and we can point you in the right direction for advice on a whole host of issues when it comes to forming businesses.


Once established our team is on hand to deal with all matters to support you and your business into the future.


Contact email address: coco@hawkinsryan.com

Disputes & Debt Collection

We understand that sometimes things go wrong, in these cases we will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome, either by direct negotiation, via independent mediation, or, as a last resort, through the courts.


Furthermore we can bring an experienced and commercially aware approach to bad debts. Our team will help you to recover what is owed, but more than that, they can advise you on how to avoid bad debt problems in the future, with professionally drafted terms and conditions of business, and improved in-house systems for cashflow control.


Occasionally, of course, it may be necessary to sue. But before you take this course, we will advise you on your prospects of success, the likely costs of your case, and your chances of recovering your money even if you win. As always, our view will be determined by commercial reality and our long experience — our main concern is that you should see the maximum return at the minimum cost.


Contact email address: disputes@hawkinsryan.com

Human Resources

We can advise you with employment law including unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination.


Employment law is fast changing and complex. Accurate and clear advice is where we can help including:

  • unfair dismissal

  • redundancy

  • race discrimination

  • sex discrimination

  • disability discrimination

  • age discrimination


Hawkins Ryan commercial team of qualified solicitors can provide expert advice and assistance for almost any problem and the documentation required to ensure that your procedures work effectively and fairly.


We support all sizes of business from the sole traders to plc and provide singular employment advice to a dedicated employment/human resources service.


Contact email address: employment@hawkinsryan.com

Property Development

We have decades of experience in advising clients on their property developments. Our team covers a number of key areas, including:

  • Exclusivity and option agreements – We will advise on their importance, negotiate terms, and draft agreements in detail.

  • Planning issues – We can negotiate on your behalf with planning officers, prepare applications, and draft final agreements.

  • Sales – We will assist in the preparation of documentation packs, liaise with agents, and ensure that all necessary steps are taken to secure a rapid return on your investment

  • Development finance – We work closely with a number of large and small scale lenders who specialise in the particular requirements of development funding.


Contact email address: propdev@hawkinsryan.com

Health & Safety and Licensing

We can advise on all areas of Health & Safety and Licensing and provide you with an overview to help avoid problems before they arise. We can help with risk assessments, for example, which will not only make your workplace safer, but also reduce your liability in the event of an HSE prosecution.


At the same time, we work closely with specialists in all the relevant areas of statutory regulation, to keep you in touch with the latest developments and their implications for your business.


Contact email address: regulatory@hawkinsryan.com

Both Paul and Jill are amazing. I trust them both implicitly to handle any matters. Thank you both so much.

- Mr A-S