Your Commercial & Corporate Solicitors

Successful and strategic decision making is vital to the growth and development of your business. 

I am very experienced and approachable and already work closely with many other business owners and directors to help them achieve their specific objectives.

I work closely in conjunction with thecommercial property team and the employment law team, as well as various other experts in order to ensure our clients have the most appropriate uptodate advice on the implications of their intended plans.

Complex corporate transactions require a responsive, pragmatic and commercial solution.  I will help you understand everything you need to know about the following specific topics:



  • Business/asset sales and purchases
  • Directors: -   appointment & pay
                           service agreements
                           general duties 
                           shadow directors
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Restructuring
  • Shareholders' agreements  
  • Share sales and purchases
  • Unfair prejudice: -  generally
                                     what is it?
                                     what isn't it?
                                     the court interveens


  • Agency, distribution and supply agreements 
  • Franchising  
  • General commercial contracts  
  • Healthcare
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnership agreements
  • Partnership disputes and dissulution
  • Terms of business   


Corporate Law News

Articles of Association

March 19th

Appointment of directors, should be appointed in accordance with the Articles of Association Read More

Confidential Information and Business Sales

September 4th

It can be Catch 22 for a business when it comes to a sale: you are looking for a purchaser, but not only do you want to keep your information confidential, you also don't want it to be come … Read More

Preparing Your Business For Sale

February 5th

For most people a sale is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and a daunting prospect. Getting it right is imperative to mark the reward for years of building up the business and also for retireme… Read More

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What Our Clients Say

I was very impressed with Sallys patient, knowledgeable ideas and explanations. The law can be very confusing. Her genuine wish to help was much appreciated.

Mrs Baumber

I am part sighted and things that I have found hard to read have been read to me with understanding and patience. I feel well served.

Mrs Parkinson

I am now happy that my will and Lasting Power of Attorney has been prepared by a solicitor. In past years it was through the bank. They are not solicitors. Now I can see the difference, Miss Sally Cook was so professional and very thorough from start to finish. A very big thank you to Sally for everything. Also thank you to Clough & Willis Solicitors.

Mrs Wareing

Everything that they did was done without any bother at all. Their professionalism could not be improved.

Mr Greaves

Very satisfied with the service from Sally Cook - very helpful and professional

Mr & Mrs McColgan

We found the whole process quick and stress free! Sally Cook was both professional and efficient and we were very pleased with the service we received.

Mrs Halliwell

I was very pleased to meet with Sally Cook, for her to prepare my complete new Will, and Lasting Power of Attorney. It was not easy for me to understand all of that, but Sally guided me through. Sally took the time to explain to me the content of both, nothing was too much trouble and I can't thank her enough for everything she did. From myself thank you so much Sally.

Mr R Wareing

Sally Cook was very professional and explained to me what a Will consisted off and dealt with the matter quickly and very efficiently would recommend to anyone.

Miss T Wareing

Sally was helpful, friendly, professional and very approachable. I felt completely at ease and important to her as a client. Keep up the good work.

Mrs Matthews

They were very kind to me when my husband died.

Mrs Garner

Many thanks to Sally for the excellent service we received.

Mr Meadowcroft

I found Sally Cook to be very helpful, approachable and professional.

Mrs Gilbert

Having to go through the difficulties and complexities of a divorce, I am extremely pleased to have received the best possible legal advice and guidance from Marie. Marie has ensured that I have had my interests protected at all times, enabling me to relax, in the knowledge that all would be sorted.

Mr Willis

I just wanted to say thank you for your advice. I left your office feeling a lot better than when I went it. Your help and advice has really helped me

Client Satisfaction Comment

Particular thanks to Marie Whittaker and excellent choice of Barrister. Guided and helped us through a difficult and stressful time.

Ms Fallows

A big thank you to Mrs Whittaker I found her to be professional yet understanding in what has been a very difficult time for myself.

Ms Geraghty

You were great from start to finish. We were very fortunate to have Marie representing us. Many thanks to you all.

Mr Barlow

Marie helped me through a really rough time in a very professional manner.

Ms Jackson

Extremely pleased with the professionalism, the clear cut explanations and the manner in which my case was dealt with. Would have no hesitations in recommending Marie.

Ms Makin

I was extremely happy with the way Marie handled my divorce. She made it a less painful experience than it may have otherwise been. I have recommended her to a colleague who I also think is very happy.

Ms Witty

Marie kept me informed throughout a hard long winded case which was no fault of Clough & Willis. The case was concluded as quickly as possible with the least expense to me. Will use you again for sure.

Mr Evans

Everything was very professional and quick. I would use Clough & Willis in the future, if needed.

Mr Raw

My experience has been very positive, you are a great team! Always welcoming, always approachable and always efficient and professional. Marie supported me throughout a complex divorce and allowed me to do things in my own time and in my own way – this was important to me.

Ms Hawly

Many thanks to Shefali for her hard work in making our move go well. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs Scott

Made what could have been a difficult matter, easy, fast and in a very friendly manner.

Mr Gillett

An excellent service highly recommended. Can't thank Miss Talukdar enough for her help and personal attention to our move.

Mr Webster

Thank you for dealing with our house sale in such a courteous and speedy manner.

Mr & Mrs Beetson

Very professional. Kept us up to date at all times. Miss Talukdar was extremely helpful and kept us updated when there were any problems.

Mr & Mrs Fitton

I received excellent service throughout the process, including being offered invaluable advice. I would recommend Clough & Willis to others.

Ms Lone

The efficiency of your service had much to do with the successful sale of our property. Your extensive knowledge meant the quick resolution of one potential stumbling point. We were very happy.

Ms Georghiou

Legal difficulties were overcome to enable us to complete both our sale and purchase. Without Clough & Willis advice and assured professionalism we would have floundered.

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Shefali was first class I can't speak highly enough of her.

Mr Smith

Dominique has been fantastic throughout, extremely professional, helpful and thorough. Thank you so much.

Ms Procter

Very impressed with the prompt, professional and friendly service I received from beginning to end. Offered great value for money and took some of the stress away from buying a house. Clough & Willis will be my first choice in future and highly recommend to friends and family.

Mr Smith

Dominique was very professional when handling the purchase of my house and kept me up to date with information at every opportunity. The purchase and completion all went smoothly and I believe this was down to the professionalism and support from Clough & Willis.

Ms Budziosz

I found Dominique to be professional, diligent and a no jargon approach.

Mr Price

I was very pleased with the service Dominique provided. She was always fully up to date on my case whenever I called.

Ms Jones

Dominique was absolutely brilliant, kept me well informed and had me moved in very quickly. The whole process was very smooth and fast.

Ms Todd

Looked after our interests at all times and offered relevant advice and explanations.

Mr Brotherton

I was extremely pleased with the service provided to me throughout. Everyone I spoke to at the practice was very kind and professional. I felt that Dominique made every effort to help get my mortgage completed as quickly as possible.

Ms Krupa

“Dominique was great, sorted out all the problems and made buying our first home together a little less hectic!”

Mr Talbot & Miss Farnworth

Thank you so much for completing the legal work on the sale of my home. Your team and yourself are very helpful and professional. I can now get on with my life. I will recommend Clough & Willis to my friends and family.

Mr Price

Many thanks for the help, advice and guidance

Mr Martindale

I have had need to use other solicitors - but was unhappy with their performance. I would always choose Clough & Willis in the future

Ms Ball

I found Fiona very clear and to have a very pleasant manners, I felt she had a personal interest.

Dr Stein

I would like to take the opportunity to say Fiona Gaskell was more than helpful and went the extra mile during my disputed land situation. She remained professional but allowed personable approach. Thank you.

Ms J Hall

May I thank you for a first class service, excellent guidance and the support I received from you was wonderful and helped me to cope with a very difficult situation.

Mrs J Atkinson

Fiona Gaskell is a true professional along with her colleagues, many thanks for all your hard work.

Mr Dixon

Excellent service, more than we hoped for

Mr Andrew

I am so pleased with how Mr Macwilliam handled my case. He was extremely helpful and patient with us. I would recommend him 100% to anyone who needed a solicitor.

Mr Ashfaq

We used Clough & Willis because we believe Chris Macwilliam is the best solicitor in his field within the Bury area possibly within the Manchester / North West area. We would highly recommend Clough & Willis to family and friends.

Mr Smith

I would like to say I am extremely grateful to all at Clough & Willis. I enjoyed the fact that I could ring at any point and speak to Mr Macwilliam and always be given his full co-operation and time. I was never rushed to finish the call! I would also like to add, Mr Macwilliam kept me so up to date with my case, I always felt in the loop, I almost felt like I was the only client and felt the service was very personnel! Thank you and all the best!

Ms Broadbent-Davies

I greatly appreciated Mr Macwilliam's handling of my claim. His expertise made the whole process so easy for me and I am highly satisfied with the outcome. Many thanks.

Mr Addy

Christopher Macwilliam was excellent throughout my claim. He listened carefully and always kept me up to date. Everything was handled in a highly professional manner and I cannot speak highly enough of Chris and the company as a whole.

Mr Saunders

Mr Macwilliam has been very patient as my husband is dyslexic, some things needed explaining a few times and in other ways so Alan could understand. The interim payments were a huge help while the claim was going through.

Mrs Bonney

I was pleased with the professional and efficient manner with which my claim was dealt with. It was an unusual claim / incident but Mr Macwilliam put time and effort into understanding the dental side of the issue. I am very pleased with the outcome.

Mrs Johnson

Mr Macwilliam dealt with my case exactly how I had hoped. He was extremely professional throughout and always kept me up to date with the progress that was being made.

Mr Leech

I am writing to express our gratitude for all your hard work in securing a very good payment for the accident.

Mrs Plaskett

This was the second occasion that Chris Macwilliam has helped me to settle a problem. I have always found him to be very professional, patient and an extremely good listener. If I require the services of a solicitor in the future I would definitely contact Clough & Willis. I have recommended the firm on numerous occasions.

Client Satisfaction Comment

I was very happy with the service I received at Clough & Willis. Everything was explained clearly and patiently and each request I made was dealt with efficiently. I am happy with my outcome and would definitely recommend them to friends.

Client Satisfaction Comment

I was very happy about the service I received from Lee personally. He was very through in all areas and always kept me informed.

Mr Beadlestone

Thank you for doing your job so well! We are really grateful for your knowledge, expertise and professionalism which definitely helped to make an awful situation move along as smoothly as it could.

Ms Bentley

It is always good to know that I have a trusted advisor when I need help in the future, especially someone like Lee with his sympathetic manner and understanding nature. Not forgetting his sense of humour.

Ms MacKechnie

Thank you very much Lee for your support, help and advice in such a traumatic period of time. You were so professional. Thanks to you and your team I can forget about the last ten years. The house has finally been sold and I can get on with my life. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Mr Price

Thank you to Rebecca for showing much empathy and sensitivity at a very difficult time for our family.

Mr Lomax

I wish to thank Rebecca Green for her kind and friendly approach to my requirements, she made me feel relaxed from the very start and was extremely informative to everything I asked her. Many thanks Rebecca.

Mr Fairfield

I felt completely at ease with Rebecca. Despite her professional status I didn’t feel at all intimidated. She took charge in a respectful manner.

Mrs Yates

I was very pleased with the way Rebecca Green dealt with the making of my Will. She was thorough in her explanations and made me feel she was really experienced in her work. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Mrs Chatburn

Rebecca was extremely helpful and friendly in my making a new will, also a very nice person to meet.

Ms Fitzsimmons

I was made to feel welcome and Rebecca made me feel more like a friend than a client.

Ms Hedley

Rebecca is very good at explaining all the issues concerning making a Will. She dealt with my case efficiently and she has a very friendly manner.

Ms Bird

Rebecca was helpful and informative but she also gave us time to think things over without time pressure – thank you.

Mr & Mrs Harrington

My husband and I were very pleased and impressed by Ms Green when she came to our home she was very patient and helpful.

Mrs Lloyd

I would just like to say thank you to Clough & Willis and Rebecca Green for being so kind and I will recommend you.

Mrs Cunliffe

Rebecca is to be highly commended for her friendly and highly professional approach. She represents a real asset to your firm.

Mr Nugent

We found Lorraine to be very understanding and dealt with us very professionally going the extra miles whilst we were out of the UK.

Ms Park-Wesley

Very happy with Lorraine and her team. They kept us informed at all times and advised us appropriately. We felt really valued as clients and would be happy to recommend Clough & Willis to family and friends.

Mr & Mrs Lloyd

Everyone I dealt with was polite and efficient. Emails and phone calls were replied to quickly. Made a good impression on me I would certainly recommend Lorraine to other would be sellers.

Ms Rhodes

I have been thoroughly impressed with Lorraine’s attention to details, which has ensured my interests have been looked after and protected. Lorraine is a professional, efficient and friendly partner at Clough & Willis and a true credit to the firm.

Mr Willis

Lorraine Stratton-Webb dealt with me in a professional manner, she kept me informed and made the move more easy than I had envisaged.

Ms Crowshaw

I have complete faith in your company and all of the staff. I have been confidently aware that you do the job in hand and keep me updated along the way. I have never had to chase up anything at all from any members of your team - you just do it regardless! Very refreshing. Thank you.

Ms Hawly

We found Clough & Willis experienced as to put us at ease during our house sale and purchase which is stressful most of the time, so it’s good to have a firm like Clough & Willis to support you through it from start to finish.

Mr & Mrs Tate

Lorraine Stratton-Webb – “Strength in the face of adversity” - 4 days after I thought I would lose the house of my dreams she completed the purchase. Thank You.

Ms Dix

Thanks for a very professional approach during my house purchase. Buying for my first house I had complete faith in Lorraine Stratton-Webb leaving no stone unturned during property searches.

Mr Jones

I would have no hesitation in using Clough & Willis; the team offered a very fast and efficient service and I am delighted with the service received. Thank you very much to Lorraine and her team for another fast and trouble free turn around.

Ms Whitter

Thank you for your efficiency and hard work.

Mr Makin

Service was excellent. Knowledge apparently sound as was the advice. Many thanks.

Mr Kemp

Very quick to complete the job and very professional.

Mr Makin

Thank you for taking on my case. I am very pleased with the outcome and I was informed at every stage of my case. I would recommend your services.

Client Satisfaction Questionnaire

I just wanted to say a quick word of thanks for your good advice yesterday concerning the settlement agreement.

Mr Cloke

Outstanding Service.

Ms McKenzie

Thank you for your help and patience in this matter.

JSM Estates

Everything was dealt with in a very professional way with no stress to me or family. We were kept up to date by letter and everything worked out very well. We were given an estimate of cost at the start and that’s the amount it came to – no nasty surprises

M Jones

Thank you Karen for working on our probate and house sales, we would use yourselves again in the future.

Mr Lomax

Karen Yates is a professional lady who is caring and makes me feel at ease at this difficult time and I would certainly recommend her to people I know. She also makes me feel important when dealing with me

Ms Crowshaw

A very friendly service, made it easy to understand and good value for money. Will recommend to others.

Ms Thomas

I was most impressed by the help and kindness shown to me. The staff do everything they can to meet your needs and make you feel at home.

Mr Birtwhistle

You put me at ease with the case and was very sensitive and understanding. Thank you for your help during this difficult time.

Ms Maiden

Many thanks to Karen Yates for her kindness, patience and explanation in a language that we could understand when dealing with our case.

Mrs O’Brien

Very helpful and friendly, put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. Would recommend Clough & Willis to anyone.

Mr Chapman

Karen Yates is a very good solicitor very caring for me and my partner as clients and I would like to thank her for all her help and patience.

Ms Crompton

From first contact to the last, everyone has been very professional and reassuring through what has been an emotional and stressful time for us and without the help of your company it would have been much more difficult for me and my husband.

Mrs Hilton

I would like to say how much I appreciated the home visit. Karen was very professional and put us at ease. Also a big thank you for the information supplied it was very kind of you to go the extra mile. Thank you.

Mrs Etchells

Karen has dealt with me in a very professional, approachable, understanding and sympathetic way. I am highly delighted with the service that I have received and will certainly be using Karen again.

Ms Hardy

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