Commercial Law

Our team of corporate and commercial lawyers take time to get to know you and your business.

We have expertise in a wide range of business related legal matters.

Our services include:

Buying & selling businesses

Shareholder & joint venture agreements

Partnership agreements

Directors’ duties and responsibilities

Commercial contracts

Franchise agreements

Terms and conditions of business

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Who is available to help?

Paul Hughes LLB (Hons)

Head of Company & Commercial

Specialities: All company & commercial services, including: Commercial property, Sale & Purchase of businesses, Commercial contracts, Specialist in purchase and sale of dental practices

Paul is the legal advisor to a nationwide member organisation representing the interests of small businesses and to a large motor dealer. He also specialises in the sale and purchase of dental practices.

Paul is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)s.He is also an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).

Paul Hughes went to school in Stoke-on-Trent before attending Birmingham University to study law. Paul joined Wallace Robinson & Morgan in 1984 and became a partner in 1986, having qualified with another Birmingham firm in 1981.

From 1998 to 2017 Paul was a governor at the schools in Dorridge, where his children attended. He is chairman of the Family Care Trust, a local charity caring for people with mental illness and learning difficulties though the provision of day care, community support and a farm at Catherine-de-Barnes.

Having refereed football for 25 years Paul now concentrates on supporting Stoke City where he is a season ticket holder. He enjoys travelling and has recently visited Australia and New Zealand, but also enjoys time in Devon with his family. Having completed 7 half marathons for charity he has probably hung up his running shoes, but still enjoys going to the gym regularly.
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William Key LLB

Assistant Solicitor

Specialities: Commercial contracts

Will provides practical advice and support with all commercial issues, from drafting and reviewing terms and conditions to assisting and advising on the sale and purchase of shares in or the business of a company. Whatever the matter, William strives to find commercial solutions to achieve his clients’ aims.

Having graduated with first class honours from the University of Leicester and achieving a distinction in the LPC at Nottingham Law School, Will trained at a large regional firm. Having completed his training, Will worked within the employment team of a Cardiff-based commercial firm before joining Wallace Robinson & Morgan in 2015.

Will is a sports fanatic, enjoying both watching and playing many sports. His first passion has always been Coventry City, who have taken “treat them mean, keep them keen” to an extreme level! Will regularly plays both golf and cricket and is currently training for the Great Birmingham Run in October 2018; with the ultimate goal being to run the London Marathon. Away from sports, Will loves travel and experiencing new cultures; spending time in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and South America. The most recent trip sparked an interest in languages and Will is currently (trying to) learn Spanish.

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Commercial Property

Our team of commercial property lawyers act for business owners, investors, developers and occupiers.

We have expertise in all areas of commercial property transactions.

Our services include:

Acquisition of land for commercial and mixed-use development

Buying and selling a commercial property, as an investor or occupier.

Renting or leasing business premises

Business lease renewals

Rent reviews

Rent Deposit issues

All related commercial, corporate and employment issues

Email our commercial law team

Who is available to help?

Head of Company & Commercial

Director/Partner

Specialities: All company & commercial services, including: Commercial property, Sale & Purchase of businesses, Commercial contracts, Specialist in purchase and sale of dental practices

Paul is the legal advisor to a nationwide member organisation representing the interests of small businesses and to a large motor dealer. He also specialises in the sale and purchase of dental practices.

Paul is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)s.He is also an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).

Paul Hughes went to school in Stoke-on-Trent before attending Birmingham University to study law. Paul joined Wallace Robinson & Morgan in 1984 and became a partner in 1986, having qualified with another Birmingham firm in 1981.

From 1998 to 2017 Paul was a governor at the schools in Dorridge, where his children attended. He is chairman of the Family Care Trust, a local charity caring for people with mental illness and learning difficulties though the provision of day care, community support and a farm at Catherine-de-Barnes.

Having refereed football for 25 years Paul now concentrates on supporting Stoke City where he is a season ticket holder. He enjoys travelling and has recently visited Australia and New Zealand, but also enjoys time in Devon with his family. Having completed 7 half marathons for charity he has probably hung up his running shoes, but still enjoys going to the gym regularly.
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Liaquat Malik LLB (Hons)

Assistant Solicitor

Specialities: Commercial Property Department and Plot Sales

Liaquat Malik, known by everyone as ‘Malik’, joined the firm in April 2015 as a paralegal after spending 3 years with a national law firm in Birmingham. He has now qualified as a solicitor within our firm.

Having worked as a paralegal in the Litigation and Employment team at Wallace Robinson & Morgan, Malik moved to the plot sales team working on a number of large property developments around the country. He started his training contract in September 2016 and has since qualified into the Commercial/Plot Sales team.

He completed his Law degree at Coventry University in 2010 and moved to Birmingham, going straight into his LPC studies at the College of Law.

Malik had already gained two years paralegal experience working in a busy Commercial Property team in Birmingham before joining our team here in Solihull.

Malik has a small gym obsession, spending the majority of his time eating and training. He also loves football and (for his sins) follows Newcastle United. He even attempts to play every now and then. However, he does admit the running aspect of football puts him off!!

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Anna Hobbs BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons)

Assistant Solicitor

Specialities: Commercial Property and Plot Sales

Anna qualified as a Solicitor in September 2018. During her training contract, Anna has gained experience in the Family Law, Commercial, and Wills and Probate departments and is now working in the Commercial Property Department. Anna has taken a leading role in setting up the busy Plot Sales team who handle the apartment sales of a number of property developments around the country.

After gaining a 1st class degree in Geography, Anna went on to do a Master’s degree in Meteorology and Climatology and worked for a few years in the environmental sector before setting her sights on Law.

She has been at WRM full-time since October 2012, first working as Practice Management Assistant, and latterly as a Trainee Solicitor alongside her part-time study of the law conversion course (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law.

Studying hasn’t left Anna much spare time but she enjoys going to the gym, visiting friends and family, walking and kayaking in the countryside with her husband and relaxing on an evening by cooking and baking. She is a keen traveller and loves doing anything creative and so is looking forward to indulging in both once her studies are finished. 


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