Your lawyers since 1722


Advising businesses and their owners is at the very heart of what we do at Boodle Hatfield. Our aim is to help our clients achieve their commercial goals, maximise opportunities and manage risk.

We provide support and advice on all aspects of business, including:

  • Seed funding and venture capital
  • Debt finance
  • M&A
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Joint ventures
  • Employment, supporting senior executives and employee incentives
  • Commercial contracts
  • Funds
  • Tax
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Governance and succession planning
  • Regulatory compliance, including data protection

We are proud to have worked with some of our clients for decades, building relationships of trust and confidence. We also work with clients who are young and innovative with dynamic businesses in growth sectors, such as fintech and fashion. Regardless of how established they are, or the sectors in which they operate, we aim to support our clients with innovative solutions, a swift and commercial approach and impeccable service.

Who can we help?

Entrepreneurs We believe that planning for entrepreneurial businesses and investors is key. We will support you through every stage, looking to maximise the value, manage the risks and ensure you achieve the best possible result. Read more Family Business Family businesses are core to the UK economy. We have been guiding the owners of many of these important organisations through the generations in running and safeguarding their companies. Read more Venture Capital Investors & Investment Funds Working in a variety of sectors from fintech and medtech through to debt funds and real estate, we work with ultra-high net worth (UHNW) and family office investors. Our lawyers can advise you on a range of investment and funding opportunities. Read more Galleries, Auction Houses & Museums Art businesses today are facing many challenges. Our specialist Art Law & More team are well versed in guiding them on business and art-related issues, helping to navigate problems and take advantage of opportunities. Read more Real Estate Businesses Real Estate businesses need expert advice. Our specialist teams have the experience to advise you whether you are a commercial or residential property developer, a property investment company, landed estate or agricultural company. Read more Business Owners & Shareholders An owner managed business is often the most valuable asset in a divorce. Our family lawyers are expert at providing practical advice to business owners on the divorce process and fair division of the business assets. Read more Private Equity Executives We advise private equity executives on both their personal and business needs, often working alongside their corporate business advisers to ensure that the business advice dovetails with the personal succession and tax planning issues for the individual. Read more View more