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Buying and selling a business
Alex Ross

Alex Ross
Partner | Head of Company & Commercial

Meet The Team

Whether you are someone who buys and sells companies regularly, or you’re making a once in a lifetime transaction, our expert and friendly lawyers will help you navigate the pitfalls to get the deal done.

We are skilled at advising and handling any negotiations which may arise. These may involve agreeing the ‘heads of terms’, i.e. the key principles of the deal which relate to price, exclusivity and confidentiality. Or undertaking the necessary ‘due diligence’ to ensure that you know exactly what you’re getting into. We then project manage the transaction, linking the provision of finance with the needs of both seller and buyer, until successful completion.

You can rely on us for advice after the deal too, in areas such as restructuring, shareholder advice and contracts. Plus, if you’ve just sold your business, we can advise and help you with preparing a new Will or Trust and general investment.

 Our expert company lawyers have many years’ experience in:

  • Mergers and de-mergers
  • Distressed sales and purchases
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint ventures
  • Refinancing


What our clients say
  • "This was a sensitive buy out of my business partner. Emma & Alex were excellent, not only in the legal matters but also empathised with the difficulties. The deal was well executed and a close attention to detail. We will be using Bell & Buxton for all our legal requirements."

    - Managing Director, Insulated Tools Limited

  • "If you are considering a solicitor for commercial property then I would highly recommend Bell & Buxton."

    - Managing Director, Coolspirit Limited, Chesterfield

  • "Very efficient, gave helpful advice and supportive information to the extent that no action was necessary."


  • "Fantastic, quick and professional service."


  • "Excellent understanding and service."