Commercial Solicitors

As your trusted commercial solicitors, Slater Heelis ensure key operations, agreements and transactions run as efficiently as possible – your business is our business, after all.

Our knowledge of North West England’s commercial landscape stems from decades working closely with local companies, manufacturers and suppliers across nearly every sector.

We understand commerce, as well as how to identify opportunities for growth whilst managing any risks or regulatory procedures involved. Commercial law agreements are at the heart of all business activity, which is why we work closely with you to analyse key legal risks in order to avoid any pitfalls.

Our commercial lawyers seek to build trusting client relationships as this enables us to develop a legal approach that directly aligns with the strategic vision of your business. Keeping these primary needs in mind is crucial for us to provide valuable insights, especially in complex matters that demand an integrated understanding of multiple legal areas.

The expertise of our team spans commercial agreements – including terms and conditions, supply agreements and outsourcing – information technology and franchising. We also specialise in intellectual property, as detailed below.

Protecting your intellectual property

As intellectual property law specialists, we are here to safeguard the ideas and assets that make your business unique. We work closely with a wide range of brands on the commercial protection of their products and designs, software copyrights, patent litigation and trademark strategy.

Clients choose us because we are known for providing robust legal advice to local businesses and individuals, particularly in the consumer goods, life sciences, professional services and technology sectors.

Our team draw their expertise from years spent identifying and acting on the risks and opportunities that IP often presents. This is why we consistently rank highly in both Chambers and Legal 500. We always take a pragmatic and commercially focused approach that is based on in-depth knowledge of both local and national sectors.

What our clients say about us…

“Slater Heelis has been, and continues to be, a real asset to Blueberry. They are a key member of the extended Blueberry Therapeutics team, helping to shape our corporate strategy and move the company forward. Their most notable recent impact was assistance in closing our first significant financing round earlier this year.”
John Ridden, CEO of Blueberry Therapeutics

“This is just a short note to recommend Slater Heelis for their work for Crushed, our fast fruit snack business based in Altrincham. They have been thorough and understanding of the pressures of a small start-up such as ourselves. Richard Riley deserves special credit for his patience.”
Deborah Ewing-Chow, Crushed Ltd.

Read more into our Commercial team’s individual experience below.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please contact us on 0161 969 3131 to speak to one of our experienced commercial lawyers.

Richard Riley
Richard Riley

This is just a short note to recommend Slater Heelis for their work for Crushed (a fast fruit snack business based in Altrincham) and to support their nomination in the above awards.  They have been thorough and understanding of the pressures of a small start up such as ourselves - Richard Riley deserves special credit for his patience.

Deborah Ewing-Chow
Crushed Limted

Katharine Mellor
Katharine Mellor


I write on behalf of the Board of Trustees to express our sincere thanks for all the work that you have done for both charities on our merger.

It has been a long and difficult journey which has now at last been completed.

We thank you for your guidance and expert advice at all stages of the merger process and above all for your patience in dealing with the complexities of the project.

I look forward to working with you in future projects for the Society which require your expertise.

Mike Bailey
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Sunil Mohindra
Sunil Mohindra

We were faced with a defendant whose resources significantly outweighed our own...I therefore approached Sunil Mohindra who provided clear, concise and commercially focused advice.... Regency were extremely impressed with Sunil's advice, the result achieved and the support we have received. I would not hesitate to recommend Sunil Mohindra.

Jonathan Craft
Regency Factors Plc.

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