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WHN Solicitors
12/14 Manchester Road

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West Tier 4

Led by Bury-based Paul MatthewsWHN Solicitors advises regional family and owner-managed businesses, as well as Manchester-based SMEs, on transactions, shareholder agreements, and company restructurings, with notable cross-border capabilities. The firm also provides continuous commercial advice to long-term clients.

Practice head(s):

Paul Matthews

Key clients

Sugden Ltd

Intelitrack Ltd

Professional Surveillance Management (PSM) Limited

Arnfield Care Limited

AMS Accountants Group Ltd

Baldwin Engineering Holdings Limited

Cheshire Demolition & Excavation Contractors Limited

Bluedrop Services (NW) Limited

Saltaire Facilities Management Limited

Prestfield Wealth Management UK Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Sugden Limited on the purchase of VanderPol Waffles.
  • Advised Intelitrack Limited on a shareholders agreement, articles of association, and EMI agreement.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West Tier 4

WHN Solicitors represents clients in contractual and licensing disputes, shareholder and ownership cases, and financial claims, acting primarily for regional OMBs and SMEs, as well as larger national business groups. The team is led by Michael Shroot, who specialises in director and shareholder disputes, alongside Daniel Long and Sara Beaumont.

Practice head(s):

Michael Shroot; Daniel Long; Sara Beaumont

Key clients

iTouch Reporting Systems Limited

Hartland Electrical Systems Ltd

Peel Holdings Land & Property (UK) Ltd

Atos IT Services Ltd

Event City Ltd

Thompson & Partners

Cartime Motor Company UK Ltd

Horsfields Ltd

Redfoot Shoes Ltd

Aim2Learn Limited

Professional Surveillance Management (PSM) Limited

Intelitrack Limited

Dermot Supple

Buckhurst Plant Hire Limited

Warton Metals Limited

Steven and Ellen Lomax

McDermott Homes Ltd

Lindsay Court (St Annes) RTM Company Limited

Progeny Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Event City, defending against an alleged breach of Licence Agreement and misrepresentation relating to ‘Winter Wonderland’ pop up events.
  • Representing Atos in a claim against Fylde Borough Counci.
  • Representing a group of residents in a case affirming their right to manage following their bid to take control of the management of their flats.

Chief Executive – Michael Shroot

Directors – Daniel Boulton, Sara Beaumont, David Buskey, David Connor, Gary Jones, Daniel Long, Stephen Parr, Nicola Phelps

Being the only firm of solicitors with a network of offices covering East Lancashire, WHN Solicitors provides high quality services from Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn, Bury, Clitheroe, Great Harwood, Haslingden and Rawtenstall. WHN’s teams of specialist, friendly lawyers are committed to delivering outstanding results and exceptional service to businesses, individuals and families. WHN is genuinely respected across the Lancashire and Greater Manchester area with a reputation for excellence.

With over 100 employees, WHN Solicitors has professional and friendly experts across the full range of legal services. WHN has vast local knowledge and its lawyers consistently deliver high quality legal services to individuals, families and businesses alike.

WHN’s commercial team comprises specialists in employment law, commercial and corporate law, commercial property, debt recovery and dispute resolution which makes WHN a truly credible alternative to city centre law firms. WHN’s lawyers pride themselves on their understanding and deep working relationships with their clients which is underpinned by their knowledge of local markets and the people who live and work in East Lancashire. The commercial team has a real depth of understanding of the changing environment within which businesses operate and this ensures that clients are given relevant advice in a timely and professional manner. The range of clients that WHN Solicitors work with is drawn from all sectors and includes large corporates, SMEs and owner managed businesses.

In addition to the commercial team, WHN Solicitors also has a team of understanding and caring experts who advise individuals and families. The team’s expertise includes residential conveyancing, wills, trusts and probate, asset planning, family law with specialist expertise in the legalities surrounding care proceedings and adoption law, civil disputes, employment problems, landlord and tenant/housing, personal injury and motoring offences. They also offer expert advice to individuals in all areas of medical negligence. Clients also benefit from the firm’s separate specialist team providing financial advice.

WHN Solicitors has a long history with Woodcocks initially established in Bury over 200 years ago – making it one of the oldest family firms of solicitors in England. Over the years, the firm has significantly grown becoming WHN Solicitors in 2012 when Woodcocks merged with Haworth and Nuttall to form one firm.

WHN Solicitors continues to have East Lancashire at the heart of its operations; supporting numerous local charities across the region and playing a key role in working with local schools and colleges to help young people gain valuable work experience.

The range of legal services available at WHN Solicitors is comprehensive and its lawyers pride themselves on their excellent levels of customer service and competitive pricing which means that their legal services offer real value for money to their clients.

They have longstanding relationships with their clients across all service areas. This high level of client retention is testament to the consistent quality of advice and customer service that they deliver.

Commercial Dispute Resolution Michael Shrootmichael.shroot@whnsolicitors.co.uk0161 761 8087
Head of Commercial Daniel Longdaniel.long@whnsolicitors.co.uk0161 761 8063
Head of Services for Individuals David Connordavid.connor@whnsolicitors.co.uk01706 225 621
Head of Commercial Property Nicola Phelpsnicola.phelps@whnsolicitors.co.uk01200 408 300
Head of Corporate and Commercial Paul Matthewspaul.matthews@whnsolicitors.co.uk0161 761 4611
Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate Stephen Parrstephen.parr@whnsolicitors.co.uk01706 213 356
Director Daniel Boultondaniel.boulton@whnsolicitors.co.uk01254 272648
Mr Daniel Long photo Mr Daniel LongDirector and Head of Commercial
Mr Michael Shroot photo Mr Michael ShrootChief Executive and specialist in commercial dispute resolution.