Hewitt & Gilpin Solicitors

Legal Excellence since 1929

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Business Services

Hewitt & Gilpin work with business clients across a wide range of sectors. We have developed market-leading expertise in the retail sector in Northern Ireland courtesy of our relationship with Henderson Group; one of the biggest independent food distributors in the UK with a turnover of more than £600m. Also, specific commercial property expertise firm through our client Moyallen Group whose property portfolio includes major shopping centres in Craigavon, Portadown and in England.

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“In our business, the very best legal advice is a prerequisite and for the past 50 years, Hewitt & Gilpin have played no small part in our continuing success in Northern Ireland – as a business, as a responsible employer and as individuals.”

John Agnew, Henderson Group

In addition we continue to act for a number of local and international lenders in relation to secured lending and insolvency related transactions.

We also act for restaurateurs, manufacturers, food suppliers, pharmacists, dental practitioners, architects and marketing agencies and advise upon the following: 

  • Mergers and acquisitions, whether in respect of asset sales and purchases or share sales and purchases
  • Company reorganisations and restructuring
  • Shareholder agreements, joint ventures and partnership formations (including limited and limited liability partnerships) 
  • Corporate governance, company law and director’s duties
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Standard terms and conditions of sale and purchase as regards goods and/or services; 
  • E-commerce including the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 and ancillary legislation
  • Data Protection Act 1998, Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and their implications
  • Agency contracts and the application of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 for both agents and principals alike
  • IT agreements including development agreements and licensing 
  • Supply and franchise agreements and the Competition Act 1998
  • Drafting and negotiating trading/supply agreements and franchise agreements
  • All aspects of intellectual property law
  • The role of the OFT and other agencies in competition enforcement
  • Obtaining restaurant, hotel and pub liquor licences, transfers and renewals 
  • Obtaining entertainment licences on behalf of pubs, restaurateurs and hoteliers   
  • Landlord and tenant in relation to the letting of commercial property and the implications of the Business Tenancies (NI) Order 1996
  • Acquisition or disposal of property, both buyer and seller 
  • Commercial and residential site development 

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