Slater Heelis Exceeding expectations for over 240 years
Slater Heelis is a respected and experienced full-service law firm with commercial offices in Manchester City Centre and Sale. As a client-focused firm, we offer in-depth legal expertise and, with our origins dating back over 240 years, we pride ourselves on building relationships that last. We take a bespoke approach to every case by combining expertise from each of our business services to suit the client, their business needs and objectives. Each member of our business services team has their own set of specialist skills and is a legal expert within their field. As a result, we work with a diverse range of clients from entrepreneurs and PLCs to local authorities and not-for-profit organisations, both locally and nationwide.
A trusted partner for business since 1773
Commercial property law
Corporate and commercial matters
Education and academisations
Construction, engineering and projects
Our team The business services team can provide advice at every stage to businesses, no matter how big or small. From advising on mergers, acquisitions and litigation to employment law and conversions of schools to academy status, we have worked with a wide cross-section of companies and organisations to ensure they have the best possible legal advice. We work in partnership with our clients and guide them through matters, every step of the way.
We are on your side, helping to swiftly and successfully resolve disputes between businesses. We are equally at home doing battle in the High Court in London, appearing in your local County Court or sitting around a mediation table resolving your dispute informally.
No case is too big, small or complex for us to handle.
We understand the importance of ensuring the legal costs of a dispute do not outweigh the benefits of success. Therefore we provide you with clear and concise advice at the outset in respect of the likely prospect of success and costs.
“We can’t thank Elizabeth enough for her perseverance and most excellent service throughout. We are very happy that this matter is at last resolved thanks to her, it was very good having her in our corner.”
Team of 13
Over 360 cases this year
dispute resolution experts
Our team has expertise in the following matters:
Copyright and trademark disputes
Shareholder and partnership disputes
Negligence claims, including professional negligence
Emergency remedies, including injunctions, search orders and freezing orders
“Our experienced team prides itself in delivering results. We invest the time in our clients to understand their commercial objectives and provide clear and pragmatic advice on how to achieve them. We understand our clients expect value for money as well as innovative solutions. And, most importantly, our clients know we are always on their side.”
Elizabeth Wilkinson, Partner & Head of Department
An outstanding team of experts dedicated to employment law
“The advice and support offered by Tracey and her team was prompt, informed and gave us an accurate overview of the broader issues we had to consider, as well as the potential risks and ramifications. Since then, we have utilised Tracey’s expertise on a number of occasions as her knowledge
We provide commercial advice and effective solutions for employment-related issues.
Employment law can be problematic for employers.
Difficult circumstances and disagreements with employees can arise, seemingly out of nowhere. Therefore it is crucial that you have prompt access to legal advice you can trust. With our specialist team as your trusted employment law solicitors, you will promptly receive expert assistance to resolve HR issues or to help prevent problems before they arise, for example, by ensuring that you have appropriate policies and procedures in place to protect your business. We have expert knowledge and offer an unrivalled level of client service. Working closely with your business, we will ensure that you receive a high standard of clear, commercial advice tailored specifically to you.
and approachability is second to none.”
Paul Howarth, Howarth Morris Ltd
“We are confident that you will receive the best commercial advice to help your business with any of its employment-related issues. We work in partnership with you to ensure your business needs are our priority. We will listen to your requirements and help you quickly and efficiently.”
Tracey Guest, Partner & Head of Department
The team advises on employment matters including
Disciplinary and grievance matters
Contracts and changing T&Cs of employment
Civil proceedings in respect of injunctions and damages relating to restrictive covenants
“Slater Heelis has acted as Brammer’s solicitors for several years, handling all the legal matters for our 81 properties in England and Wales. They provide a highly professional service, value for money, always prioritise projects within our deadlines and most importantly – take time to understand Brammer’s business objectives.”
The depth of knowledge and experience within our commercial property team allows us to give you outstanding, authoritative advice that delivers the best result for your business. Whatever your commercial property needs our team has the experience to deliver the right result, in the right time and in the right way. We understand the importance of establishing a strong and trusted relationship from the very beginning to achieve the best outcomes. Our reputation has been built on our client’s knowledge that we care – your business is our business and we are always prepared to go the extra mile to meet evolving commercial property needs.
Geraldine Hunt, Brammer UK Limited
Handling high quality projects on a national level
The commercial property team provide a wide range of services including:
“We are a partner-led team and specialists within our individual fields of expertise. The team provide a full range of commercial property services from residential development and social issues. Our clients also benefit from our wider business services, such as construction and property litigation.” housing to complex landlord and tenant
Landlord and tenant advice including lease renewals, rent reviews and property litigation
Acquisitions & disposals
Will Henson, Partner & Head of Department
“I really appreciate all the help and guidance Katharine and her team gave me during our transaction. I was very inexperienced in the process and therefore her expertise and professionalism were key in keeping everything on track and delivering the desired result.”
Oliver Marsden, 360 Solutions (UK) Ltd
We support you by minimising risks and maximising returns to achieve your business goals. Whether you are a newly established or mature business, we can advise you on all aspects of corporate governance and regulatory compliance. As your business grows, we will help you find the most suitable options for your situation. This may include entering a joint venture or the purchase of another company; whatever path your business takes we will ensure that the process is implemented effectively. When looking for the right growth or exit option for your business, we work alongside you and your other advisors from the initial planning stage right through to a possible market sale and beyond, achieving the desired outcome.
Mergers, acquisitions & disposals
Management buy-ins and buy-outs
“The corporate team works alongside its clients to get a real understanding of the key drivers for their businesses. We consider that this enables us to give tailored advice which is commercially appropriate and gives cost-effective solutions.”
Agency and distribution
Simon Wallwork, Partner & Head of Department
Keep in touch
Sale Commercial Office Sale Office
Oaklands House 2nd Floor Suite 2 34 Washway Road Sale M33 6FS
Lloyds Bank Buildings 16 School Road Sale M33 7XP
367a Stockport Road Timperley WA15 7UR
86 Deansgate Manchester M3 2ER
Get in touch with our business team firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 969 3131 slaterheelis.co.uk
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