Corporate & Commercial Solicitors in Plymouth

Corporate and Commercial advice for businesses in the Plymouth and Devon areas

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How can we support your business?

If you are running a business in Plymouth, or in the surrounding areas of Devon and need high quality, practical, corporate or commercial law advice – we have the expertise that you need. Our corporate and commercial law solicitors specialise in all aspects of company law and can advise you on a range of issues. Our work ranges from drafting standard commercial contracts and Terms and Conditions, to advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and equity investments. We regularly advise on complex matters which allow businesses to scale up and operate internationally. Our law firm also has specialists who work in pensions, start-ups, immigration and regulatory law and we can draw on their expertise to provide you with the additional legal advice you may need. We believe that a thorough understanding of our clients business and commercial objectives is key to delivering excellent legal advice. We believe in building relationships and doing the very best for our clients so that they succeed!

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Who can we help?

Our clients range from multi-nationals to SMEs and start-ups as well as LLPs, friendly societies, charities and entrepreneurs. We have particular expertise in the financial services, retail, education, transport, sports, healthcare, and property management and development sectors. From our offices in London, Reading, Oxford and Plymouth we advise businesses across the UK and internationally.

Contact our Company law expert

Tel: 07525 908 276 (Dominic Ring) 

Email: (Dominic Ring)

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Recent Work Examples

  • The acquisition by Learnd Limited of Comfort Controls Group and Allied Lift Services Division (UK) Limited
  • The disposal of an IFA / financial planning firm to Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers
  • The acquisition of PVI – Protection Vessels International by DG Risk Consultants Limited, which operate in the maritime security sector
  • The sale of a Devon-based childcare provider to a Chinese education company, JiaYi Education, in a multimillion pound deal which was the first of its kind in the UK
  • Advising numerous companies across many sectors, (including film, food and drink, technology, retail, events and engineering), on equity investment, crowdfunding and lending arrangements, including in respect of subscription and shareholder agreements; share charge arrangements; loan capitalisations; and convertible loan notes
  • Advising various clients in respect of FCA regulatory matters, including in relation to crowdfunding, financial promotions, and consumer credit, and in respect of Anti-Money Laundering legislation

Our Corporate & Commercial Team

Our Corporate & Commercial team in Plymouth is led by Dominic Ring who is a corporate lawyer and a Senior Associate. He has significant experience of private M&A transactions and complex deals involving cross-border acquisitions, asset disposals, corporate reorganisations and equity investments, with a particular specialism in crowdfunding and assisting in financial services and regulatory matters. Read more about Dominic and his work on his personal page. Contact Dominic on 07525 908 276  or email him at

“Thanks again, we are delighted and thanks so much for doing a great job looking after our interests… we wanted to thank you for all your hard work and your patience and humour over a few of the frustrations that came our way.”  (Client)

Contact Doyle Clayton

If you are looking for help on any company law matter you can contact our corporate and commercial solicitors in Plymouth for a friendly, no-obligation discussion. We have an office in Plymouth (we have clients all over the South West) where we can meet face to face if you would like to. To make contact call us on 07525 908 276  or email us at

Plymouth is a FREEPORT tax site

The Government is establishing Freeports as national hubs for global trade and investment across the UK, to promote regeneration and job creation, and to create hotbeds for innovation. Eight locations have been chosen so far and Plymouth is one of them.

Freeports benefit from favourable customs and tax rules. Within a freeport, areas can be designated as Freeport tax sites and/or as Freeport customs sites. Employers operating in the Plymouth Freeport tax site will be able to pay 0% employer National Insurance contributions on the salary of any new employee starting on or after 6 April 2022 who works in the Freeport tax site for at least 60% of their working time. This 0% rate will apply for three years per employee on earnings of up to £25,000 per annum.

The idea is to promote the growth of companies and workforces within the Freeport areas.  We can assist with corporate, commercial requirements relevant to the opportunities offered by Freeport areas, including around group restructures and commercial contracts.

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Our Expert

Declan Bradley

Based in both the City and the UK's South West Declan is an Employment Lawyer with a focus on advising employers and senior executives across a range of industries including technology, media and finance. Declan has over a decade of experience as a UK lawyer, having worked at an international firm before joining Doyle Clayton in 2015.

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