There are many legal queries and issues that may arise during the lifetime of a business and our team are here to help you at each stage. From buying a new business to ensuring that the company articles are fit for purpose, the necessary shareholder/partnership agreements are in place, issuing new share capital or selling the business, we can advise throughout and ensure that you can focus on the running of your business safe in the knowledge that the legal steps are taken care of.
We can help you with all types of litigation matters, including:
Sale and Acquisition of businesses
Shareholder & Joint Venture Agreements
Commercial Contract reviews
Data and Confidentiality Agreements
Company Formation and Constitution
Transfers of share capital
Contracts with suppliers and customers
General contract advice
Who's available to help?
Paul Hughes LLB (Hons)
Head of Company & Comercial
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.
Anna Hobbs BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), LLB (Hons)
Anna qualified as a Solicitor in August 2018 after completing her training contract with us. She is now working in our Company and Commercial Team and enjoys the varied nature of the work she undertakes. She acts for both Landlords and Tenants in the granting of commercial leases and lease assignments and can also assist clients with the sale, purchase and re-financing of commercial premises. She also has experience in business sales and acquisitions for small to medium sized companies. Over the last few years 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 an MSc in Climatology and worked for a few years in the environmental sector before setting her sights on Law, graduating from the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with a distinction. She has been at WRM full-time since October 2012, first working as Practice Management Assistant, then as a Trainee Solicitor alongside her part-time study at the University of Law and is now an Associate Solicitor.
Anna recently took some time off to have her son, and now savours her spare time at home with family, walking and relaxing on an evening by cooking and baking. She is a keen traveller and loves doing anything creative including sewing and painting
Sarah Kelly LLB (Hons) LLM
Sarah is a qualified solicitor working in the Commercial Department. She deals with numerous aspects of commercial property work on a day to day basis, some of which include drafting various documents, undertaking searches, dealing with third parties such as lenders, reviewing various documentation and reporting to clients.
Sarah also deals with all aspects of residential property work including freehold and leasehold sales, purchases and re-mortgages.
Sarah also occasionally drafts Wills and has dealt with the administration of several estates in Probate.
Sarah graduated from Coventry University with a 2:1 Law Degree and joined WRM in June 2017 as a paralegal in the Plot Sales Team. She began her training contract in September 2018 and whilst training gained experience in the Residential Property Department, the Family Department and the Commercial Property Department. Sarah achieved a Distinction in her LPC and Maters at the University of Law in Birmingham and qualified into the Commercial Property Department in September 2020.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys socialising with her family and friends and interacting with different groups of people. She also enjoys travelling and has been fortunate enough to travel to many different countries around the world.