69 The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7AA

Commercial Law & Property

We specialise in the legal needs of small and medium sized businesses

I can’t fault Nantes for conveyancing, professional, approachable and reasonable. Would definitely recommend and use for any legal needs in the future.

At Nantes we offer a full range of legal services for businesses. We provide legal help and practical advice for small to medium sized business clients.

Our specialist team has in depth knowledge and experience of dealing with most aspects of company and commercial law and can help with the following and more on an as required or ongoing basis: company formations, start ups, directorship, LLPs, shareholders’ agreements, contractual agreements, terms and conditions, service level agreements, selling and acquiring companies, franchise agreements, debt recovery as well as commercial litigation.

We can also help with employment issues – please see Employment Law if you have staff issues.

Commercial Property

Your commercial premises will often be the most important factor controlling the future of your business. Whether you are acquiring a freehold or leasehold property there are usually complex issues that need to be dealt with professionally and promptly. You will need advice relating to planning, taxation, landlord & tenant problems, the usual rights that properties need and are subject to, and restrictions on use.

If you are a landlord of commercial premises you will be faced with a wide range of problems including enforcement of payment of rent, dilapidations and consents to assignment. If you are a tenant you may need help to stand up to landlords that attempt to impose unreasonable terms on you in lease negotiations. The team at Nantes has many years’ experience dealing with such issues plus an in-depth knowledge of the latest legislation.

We specialise in the legal needs of small and medium sized businesses and in particular:

  • The acquisition of freehold and leasehold land and buildings
  • Business lease renewals
  • Land taxation
  • Business sales and purchases
  • Partnership, limited liability partnership & private company matters
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Land and commercial disputes
  • Business leasehold disputes
For a no obligation quote for your conveyancing matter.


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    10/22/2019 - Google

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    Graeme W.
    11/12/2019 - Google

    Friendly staff, efficient service

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    Alexander M.
    7/16/2019 - Google

    Friendly staff very helpful

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    2/14/2019 - Google

    I can't fault Nantes for conveyancing, professional, approachable and reasonable. Would definitely recommend and use for any legal needs... read more

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    8/03/2018 - Google

    I have dealt with several of the team at Nantes, particularly David Holman, and cannot rate them highly enough. David... read more

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    Bill B.
    10/10/2019 - Google

    On the ball

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    Robin H.
    10/05/2019 - Google

    Helping house buyers

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    11/07/2019 - Google

    Good friendly service

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    Steve W.
    11/21/2019 - Google

    Over the course of decades I have dealt with several solicitors here. I have found all of them very good.

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    Duncan P.
    8/24/2019 - Google

    Very professional and caring solicitors and staff.

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    J M.
    8/16/2018 - Google

    Excellent service. Very friendly staff.

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    Robert M.
    6/19/2017 - Google

    They have been very helpful and forthcoming.

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    Daniel M.
    5/20/2019 - Google

    I have used Nantes professionally and personally for near on 13 years. Highly recommended.

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    Jackie M.
    5/21/2019 - Google

    Great firm. Have been so helpful to me.

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    11/03/2019 - Google

    Most impressed with them.


Nantes Solicitors is a leading law firm based in Dorset with a long established reputation for legal expertise and excellent customer care. The firm has been practising since the 1800s and our heritage has helped us to develop considerable business and local knowledge that can benefit our clients. We have offices in Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland, and deal with most areas of legal work. Each of our departments is led by one of our Directors who brings significant experience and knowledge to your matter. We pride ourselves on being forward-thinking and for providing advice that is as straightforward as possible.

Our commitment to our clients is to provide a high quality, cost effective service that delivers the best outcome possible. We will listen to your objectives, help you to achieve them and we will resolve any problems that may arise along the way. To discuss your needs with no obligation please call one of our offices or email us.


The easiest way to contact us is to call during normal office hours which are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Appointments outside of office hours (or at your home if you cannot get in to see us) are available by arrangement.

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