Commercial Advice & Business Support


We are able to assist our clients in the various spheres of commercial law. This can be from dealing with a sole trader setting up their first business, possibly taking on a lease of premises up to large companies acquiring new premises and with assistance in expanding their business. In addition regrettably when in business disputes often arise over payment of invoices, or the provision of services. We can provide advice and assistance to provide the appropriate resolution or outcome.


We have many years experience in the acquisition of small businesses and large businesses (and all sizes in between), from a bed and breakfast or village shop to large trading companies. We can help providing straight forward no nonsense advice recognising the time sensitive nature of such transactions.

Commercial Contracts

It is a fact of life that mostly we get involved resolving problems relating to contracts which are already in place under the commercial disputes. We can however draft contracts, or advise you regarding the terms of contracts before these are concluded ensuring that the contracts entered into reflect what you want rather than what you think they say.

Commercial Disputes

We are able to help our commercial clients regarding external legal disputes (outstanding costs and contract disputes). We look at such matters in a cost effective way and provide cost effective guidance.

Unfortunately, sometimes commercial disputes arise out of business fallouts between partners, company directors and directors etc. We can assist regarding dissolution of partnerships, buy outs and the winding up of companies.


We can ensure that contracts for employees (from junior to directors) protect your business leaving as little room for dispute in the future as possible. If it comes to dispute however we can provide you with advice and assistance. We will give you direct straight forward and pragmatic advice.


As a result of many years experience, we can help with licensing matters from Off Licence, Pub and Working Men Club licensing to betting shops. We will ensure that your licensing applications (and variations) proceed as smoothly as possible with as few problems as possible with the local authority, talking to the other statutory consultees and parties to get that licence through or varied as quickly as possible.

Property Sales & Purchases (Commercial)

We are a business. We understand how important business premises are. We ensure that we look at what your business does and how your business operates, so that the property you require for the use of your business can be used to its full advantage for your business without difficulties. Just as with residential property we look at getting you in and getting your business moving! Solutions not problems.

We can advise regarding:-

Option Agreements
Pre-Emption Agreements, and
Overage (clawback) Agreements relating to the sale of land for development

We have considerable experience in assisting our clients in these matters to ensure that they obtain the best possible value from their land.

“McGarry & Co have been our solicitors through numerous house sales and purchases, the drawing up of Wills and acquiring two business. In every event they have been efficient, professional and thorough. I would highly recommend them.”

Craig & Clare Dalton, Kendal Read Testimonials

Contact us at a location most convenient to you:


Market Place
Hawes, North Yorkshire

Barnard Castle

21 Galgate, Barnard Castle
Co. Durham DL12 8EQ


54 Main Street
Sedbergh, Cumbria
LA10 5AB


7 Railway Street
Leyburn, North Yorkshire


6 Station Road
Skipton North Yorkshire
BD23 5NQ


53 Coniscliffe Road,
Co. Durham