Tim Polding

Corporate & Commercial Solicitor

Tim Polding

Associate Director & Commercial Solicitor

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I have more than 30 years’ experience as a Corporate and Commercial Solicitor acting for owner managed and SME sized businesses together with other organisations that these days have to run along business lines.  I joined Oliver & Co Solicitors in September 2009 to create and head up the firm’s new Commercial Department. Now firmly established, the Department is expanding to meet the need for legal services of its rapidly increasing client base.

My involvement with clients focuses on acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins, disposals, joint ventures, group restructuring and corporate governance, protection and exploitation of intellectual property, contractual frameworks (including franchising and distribution networks) and employment.

I am always looking to provide added value to the businesses for which I act and adopt a practical and pragmatic approach to clients’ commercial problems. My reputation is for working in partnership with my clients over many years to protect them and assist in the growth of their business before ensuring that their desired succession or exit strategy is achieved.

In October 2022 Oliver & Co became a 100% employee-owned business. For me, this has been an interesting and enlightening journey, learning about the cultural as well as the technical legal aspects of the transition. Having made the change to employee ownership and being members of the Employee Ownership Association, we are in a strong position to advise other business owners who are considering the move to employee ownership as their exit strategy.

Throughout my career as a Solicitor, advising businesses from start-ups to PLCs, I have specialised in corporate and commercial matters and have developed expertise and experience across a wide range of business sectors, principally:

  • Construction
  • Transport
  • Retail
  • Leisure
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Care for Children and the Elderly
  • Healthcare
  • Charities
  • Academies and Free Schools
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • ICT

My thanks to Tim for the prompt and efficient response to my request for help. I know he pulled out all stops to help us meet our deadline and really appreciate this.

Many thanks for your excellent work and working over the weekend  – it probably would not have happened had you not gone that extra mile for us (or fifty).

Tim has provided our business with an excellent steer and support in terms of completing various Agreements to tight timescales. His general manner, attention to detail and delivery of completed work has been a blessing. What a find!…

Tim Polding at Oliver & Co immediately displayed his vast experience and knowledge in firstly understanding our Company needs, then dealing with each matter quickly and expertly. He addressed each issue in turn in a reassuring and refreshing manner and what was expected to be a long and protracted issue was resolved in a very short space of time and he was available at all times of the day. DO NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE.. SEE TIM.