Denise Woodward

Denise Woodward

We are sad to announce the death of Denise Woodward, Consultant Solicitor, on 22nd April 2023.

Denise was a valued member of our Family Law Team and a hugely popular member of staff. Denise will be sorely missed by all her work colleagues and the legal fraternity in Chester and beyond.

Darlene Storrar, Managing Partner, says:

"Denise was an excellent Family Law Solicitor and a highly valued member of our team. Denise was dedicated to her work and her many clients and we will miss her enormously. Denise was always cheerful and engaging. Our thoughts are with her large supportive family at this very sad time."


Commercial Property

In business as in other aspects of life, the quality, source and speed of the advice you get and act on can make all the difference.

Because we are a business too we know what you should expect from your legal advisers. Whether it is an edge to help close the deal or a 24-hour comprehensive review of a complicated lease we are ready to respond when you need us. Every time.

In an ever more demanding and fast-paced business environment we have an established and dynamic commercial property team who are always ready to help you compete and win. And with our exceptional contacts and market awareness we make sure your choices are smart ones.

Commercial Property Services

Below, you will find more information about some of the most common Commercial Property matters we can help with:

Our services include:

  • Commercial property development
  • Commercial leases
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Acquiring land for development
  • Farm and agricultural property transactions
  • Estate development
  • Property Litigation

Our Dedicated and Knowledgeable Solicitors

If you wish to discuss your situation further with an expert solicitor please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Gary Bell

Senior Solicitor

Emma Pierce-Kemp

Solicitor, Director and Head of Conveyancing

Frequently Asked Questions

Is VAT payable on the purchase of commercial property?

The sale of commercial property is exempt from VAT unless the owner of the property has ‘elected to tax’ the property with HMRC. If the property has been elected to tax then VAT will be due on the purchase price. ‘New’ commercial property (less than three years old) will be liable to VAT.

Do I need a survey or searches?

Property searches (such as an environmental search, local authority search, water and drainage search and coal search) provide crucial information about the property itself and the local area. Many contracts for sale will expect a prudent buyer to have made all reasonable enquiries and this will include property searches. A survey will indicate any structural problems with the property and whether expenditure will be necessary. Both searches and surveys help to protect your investment. If you are purchasing with the assistance of a lender then searches are usually compulsory.


Find out what our clients think about us.

"I just wanted to say a massive thanks for your support and advice."

Corporate & Commercial

"Emma is a very professional and approachable person and dealt with my case well."

Corporate & Commercial

"Emma Pierce-Kemp did an excellent job. Her colleague who did the completion was also ‘First Class’. Thanks."

Corporate & Commercial

"I would like to thank Gary for his painstaking work in completing the two leases under very difficult circumstances and with a tenant who made negotiations particularly hard. My sister and I are very pleased with everything he did for us."

Corporate & Commercial

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