Corporate & Commercial

Rutherfords fully recognise that running a business is demanding and access to reliable and effective support is essential if businesses are to thrive and prosper in today’s increasingly competitive market place, because of this we offer a full range of service to assist businesses both small and large.

As one of the leading firms of Solicitors in the region, we also have links with key business organisations in the area and provide an efficient and friendly legal service which encompasses a whole range of specialist elements.

We are known for assisting all types of companies and our Commercial law experts can assist anybody from sole traders, partnerships, limited liability partnerships (LLP) and limited companies.

We have a wealth of experience in dealing with company related matters and our services include:

  • Sales and purchases of businesses
  • Sale and purchases of company shares
  • Setting up limited companies
  • Partnership Deeds
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Guarantees
  • Director/Owner/Split up agreements
  • Complex Corporate contracts for a wide range of business sectors
  • Data protection (including GDPR)
  • Internet law

For advice and assistance please contact us on 01827 311411 or complete our enquiry form.



Meet the Team

Claire Poulton


Claire Poulton

Claire joined Rutherfords in September 2006 shortly after completing her Law Degree. Claire began work at Rutherfords as a paralegal, gaining experience in a variety of commercial and property transactions. 

Claire qualified as a solicitor in June 2010 and was made partner in January 2013. 

Claire has had the benefit of working in a variety of areas of law and is therefore able to apply this breadth of knowledge to all her work including drafting of commercial contracts, including debentures, bespoke internet agreements, standard terms and conditions of business and privacy policies; residential conveyancing transactions; share sales and purchases; data protection issues; commercial, company and contractual disputes; boundary disputes and Land Registry Adjudication matters.

Claire adopts a professional, warm and friendly approach which is welcomed by business and private clients alike.

Daniella Tarbuck

Consultant Solicitor

Daniella Tarbuck

Daniella is a Consultant Solicitor who has many years’ experience dealing with business owners mainly in the SME market as she enjoys the ‘hands on’ approach required when working alongside business owners and directors as part of their legal team. Having worked in commerce before her legal career, she adopts a practical and commercial view of transactional work and works hard to find a straightforward resolution for her clients.

Daniella was educated at Queen Mary’s High School for Girls and The University of Birmingham and trained at the Wilkes Partnership in Birmingham, following a period of working for Wragge & Co immediately after qualification.

She now enjoys working with the Rutherfords team to assist corporate and commercial clients achieve the best outcome they can from their transactions and has a particular interest in fast turnaround commercial bridging finance.

Lauren Henderson


Lauren Henderson

Lauren joined Rutherfords in 2015 as a Paralegal in our Corporate and Commercial Department.

Lauren started her training contract in 2017. She achieved a first class Law Degree and went on to graduate, achieving a Masters in Law (LLM) and completed her LPC.

Lauren has been an integral part of the Corporate and Commercial Department since joining Rutherfords and completed her training contract in 2019 and will continue to work with the team on all Corporate and Commercial matters now as a qualified Solicitor.

Natalie Mellors

Solicitor (LLB)

Natalie Mellors

Natalie joined Rutherfords in 2019, as part of our expansion of our Corporate and Commercial Department.

Natalie started her career as a Trainee Solicitor in 2005 and qualified with a 2.1, with Honours from Sheffield University in 2007.

With over 10 years’ experience, Natalie has been a fantastic addition to the team and brings with her over 10 years’ experience in all aspects of Commercial & Corporate Law.

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