Corporate & commercial

We have a highly regarded corporate and commercial team which provides advice across a wide range of business sectors.  Our clients include individuals and SMEs through to major financial institutions and household names such as Ladbrokes, Jewson (part of the Saint-Gobain Group) and Bacardi-Martini.

Through our experience in acting for these clients we know that our team of specialist advisers has the ability to meet your corporate and commercial needs.

We advise on the full remit of legal issues which affect businesses during their lifecycle including in respect of the following practice areas:

We pride ourselves on having a proactive, responsive and commercial approach backed by a wealth of legal knowledge. Individuals within the team boast complimentary in-house experience in roles such as counsel to a national sub-prime mortgage lender, a listed public company and a multi-national group, director and trustee of an international charity and associate in a corporate finance boutique. Through this experience we better understand the commercial issues that are important to our clients and we strive to deliver legal solutions that meet our clients’ commercial objectives.

We are recommended in Chambers & Partners 2016 (A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession) as a "respected regional presence acting on behalf of both local and national companies. Expertise across a wide range of transactions including M&A work, joint venture agreements and commercial contract matters." One source states "at Trethowans we had confidence in everyone on the team. We felt they had the most rounded experience and ability to advise us.”

The team are also praised in Legal 500 (2015) as they state "team head Mike Watson attracts considerable praise for his tactical astuteness, calm reassurance and knowledge of what the client wants from a deal. Nick Gent and Paula Eckton provide additional partner-level M&A and commercial contract expertise respectively, also senior associate Lucy Grey is recommended."

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What people say about us

“A respected regional presence acting on behalf of both local and national companies.”
Chambers & Partners 2016

Our clients include ...

Ladbrokes, Jewson (part of the Saint-Gobain Group) and Bacardi-Martini

What people say about us

“Expertise across a wide range of transactions, including M&A work, joint venture agreements and commercial contract matters” 
Chambers & Partners 2016

Meet the team

Partners

Sophie Eales
Partner - Banking
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0514
07880 726338
Corporate
Paula Eckton
Partner
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0532
Corporate
Nick Gent
Partner
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0460
07971 974 748
Corporate
Mike Watson
Partner & Head of Commercial Services Group
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0546
07917 157 734
Corporate

Associates

Jamie Earley
Associate
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0545
07707 185057
Corporate
Lucy Grey
Senior Associate
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0539
07500 935 697
Corporate
Susie Sanusi
Associate
Corporate
Poole
01202339023
Corporate
Louise Thompson
Senior Associate
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0486
Corporate

Consultants

Christine Ward
Consultant
Corporate
Southampton
Corporate

Solicitors

Tori Lewis
Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0456
07880 716970
Corporate

Paralegals

Gerrard Tin
Paralegal - Banking
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0531
07792 602273
Corporate

Trainee Solicitors

Charlotte Harwood
Trainee Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0475
Corporate

Trainee Legal Executives

Nicola Piper
Trainee Chartered Legal Executive
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0519
Corporate

Legal Secretaries

Ann-Marie English
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0507
Corporate
Karen Fennell
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0542
Corporate
Hayley McLeod
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0548
Corporate

First person - Corporate and commercial

Mike Watson