Brighton Legal provides a full range of commercial and corporate legal advice to businesses. From commercial agreements to setting up new businesses to company acquisitions/disposals/investments to day to day legal queries concerning all aspects of business, we advise on it all.

We also provide training on legal and compliance matters and advise on the creation and maintenance of corporate policies and procedures.

Specific examples of our capability are set out below:

Starting a business:
  • Choosing a business medium
  • Choosing a business name and branding
  • Registration requirements
  • Financing agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Articles of association
  • Staff terms of employment
  • Premises heads of terms, leases and purchases
Running a business:
  • Business management and administration
  • Accounts, accounting records and reporting
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate policies and procedures
  • Company directors and duties
  • Company records and filing
  • Company meetings and decisions
  • Dividends
  • Shareholders, share capital, allotment and transfers
  • Standard terms and conditions of sale/purchase
  • Advertising and marketing agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Betting and gaming agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Customer and client agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • E-commerce
  • Franchising agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Supply of goods and services agreements
  • Copyright, databases and design
  • Passing off
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • IT development, supply and maintenance agreements
  • IT services agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Dispute resolution strategy
  • Brand protection
  • Anti-corruption and bribery compliance
  • Data protection
  • Employment issues
  • Environment, health and safety
  • Money laundering compliance
  • Product safety
  • Trading disclosures
  • Debt recovery
  • Industry specific regulatory compliance
Business events and milestones:
  • Business and asset sales
  • Buying and selling companies
  • Incorporating a sole trader/partnership
  • Debt finance
  • Guarantees
  • Taking security
  • New investors
  • Private equity, venture capital and management buy-outs
  • Joint ventures
  • Reduction of capital
  • Share buybacks


Brighton Legal has a network of trusted ex-colleagues and contacts in every area of legal practice. If your needs fall outside our service offering then we would be happy to introduce you to someone within our network.


Brighton Legal have supported us on a number of projects. Holly is consistent in providing targeted, no-nonsense advice that focuses on what is commercially key. Their pricing model is flexible and cost-effective, making it an ideal solution for small and medium sized businesses. I am happy to recommend Holly and Brighton Legal.

Kate Davies

Director, Expert Purchasing Solutions Ltd | Gloucestershire

I have used Holly Walsh as a commercial lawyer in two companies on a range of topics which include negotiation with a hostile third party, contracts, articles and shareholder dealings. Holly was expert, skilled and very experienced in complex commercial matters and I was delighted with the outcomes we achieved with Holly as our lawyer. In addition to her considerable abilities as a lawyer and advisor, she has the gift of clarity in communications.

Cindy Etherton

Chief Executive Officer, Purplecore | London

As a small business focussed on delivering a high level of customer service with integrity it is absolutely essential to us that our own business advisers offer us the same courtesy. Brighton Legal surpasses our expectations in that regard and then some. Their personable and friendly approach is mirrored by their ability to offer us clear practical advice that benefits us greatly in saving both time and costs. Brighton Legal cut through the usual legal jargon that just complicates and confuses; instead they instantly understand our business requirements and deal with them capably and effectively. Brighton Legal are refreshingly different and we would not hesitate to recommend them to others in need of commercial lawyers who are real people too!

Natalie Mackintosh

Director, Flying Fish Properties | Kent

Holly has supported me on a number of projects for different businesses over the last 13 years. As well as being technically excellent, she is commercially astute and consistently provides legal advice with the bigger picture in mind. A breath of fresh air given my experience with other lawyers! Experienced, reliable and fun to work with, I would recommend Holly to any business seeking a commercial lawyer with a difference.

Peter Leahy

Chairman, MathSight | London

Holly brought order and confidence to Endsleigh’s contractual work and new thinking on the management and control of risk. She was more than comfortable confronting the regular challenges of negotiations with equanimity. I had to work very closely with her on a couple of very complex and high risk legal matters; I trusted her implicitly. Holly is strong on the basics of the law, clear headed whatever the pressures and is consequently good counsel. The combination of a sound legal knowledge and her pragmatic commerciality made her invaluable to the delivery of our business goals.

Ian Passmore

Business Mentor, Non-Executive Director and Coach<br /> (previously Managing Director, Endsleigh Insurance | Cheltenham)

Holly has been the sole source of commercial and corporate legal support to Jenson8 for almost 10 years. Over that time she has become a trusted partner to the business, advising on a wide range of matters from shareholder investments and exits, corporate governance, brand protection, new technology development and dispute resolution strategy as well as day to day legal queries. We have relied on her drafting and negotiating skills to help us conclude key contracts, both in the UK and overseas. She has always been very quick to grasp what is required, is able to apply commercial risk-benefit analysis to legal issues and advances practical solutions rather than problems which in my experience is a rare skill amongst lawyers.

Jena Davidson

Director, Jenson8 | London

Holly at Brighton Legal has been a real support to our growing care business. She has provided very cost-effective advice on our corporate policies and procedures as well as reviewing some business contracts and handling some general legal queries for us. She is a clear communicator, avoids legal jargon and has a great eye for detail. She is very professional but friendly to work with. I would recommend Holly to any business looking for an experienced and approachable commercial lawyer.

Josie Kennedy

Director, The Private Care Company | Brighton and Hove