Chester: 01244 354800
Liverpool: 0151 3210000
Solicitors in Chester and Liverpool
Growth strategies for business leaders.

Our Corporate and Commercial team’s prime objective is to help business owners and managers run their operation successfully to achieve tangible commercial benefit.

The team bring a strong commercial acumen, down-to-earth and creative approach to client challenges and issues.

Our breadth of experience across a wide range of specialisms and sectors means we can apply the lessons we have learnt with one business to another’s challenges, identifying and anticipating future needs and offering solutions which pre-empt and prevent problems  arising.

It is this solutions-oriented philosophy that save our clients both time and money.

Our expert and approachable team, headed by Edward Barnes, take a collaborative approach to assist businesses large and small in areas such as:

  • Sales, Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Commercial and Contract law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Alternative Finance
  • Reorganisations
  • Share Structures
  • Franchising, Agency and Distribution
  • IT & E-Commerce
  • Intellectual Property
  • Funding & Security Arrangements
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

Contact Edward to discuss how we can bring our practical solutions and empathetic approach to your business on 01244 354829 or email

Client Testimonial 


What our clients say

  • “DTM Legal have been providing legal services to Henrob for a number of years. Areas covered have included commercial property, dispute resolution, employment law, commercial agreements and general legal guidance. These have always been delivered in a prompt, efficient and professional manner and just as importantly with a personal and friendly style. All aspects of service and advice is provided to a high standard and hence I have no hesitation in recommending DTM Legal for any aspect of commercial law.”

    Philip J. Whitehead, Head of Finance, Henrob

  • “We have had the need for legal advice and given instruction to DTM, on a whole range of issues in the normal course of our business. At all times we have found the team easy to contact and quick to understand the particular nuance of our business and related legal requirements, case by case. As such, we have built up a good working relationship with DTM and we know we feel comfortable that should the need arise, they will step in and provide us with the support we need.”

    Martin Henderson fcma, Finance Director, Calder Industrial Materials Ltd

  • “Without doubt, DTM are one of the most approachable, professional and diligent legal practices I have encountered. The service is exemplary, even when dealing with issues that arise out of normal office hours or at weekends. Communication is prompt, with no “waffle”, something I personally respect. I was so impressed by the quality of their commercial advice that I had no hesitation in using them for personal work too.”

    Chris Hurst, CEO, Dee 106

  • “The Let Alliance Group has 3 fast growing businesses (Let Alliance Ltd/Jordan & Halstead Ltd/Rent on Time Ltd) operating in the complex Private Rental Sector, all based in Chester. DTM Legal have proved to be the perfect strategic partners, advising us on all aspects of commercial law. Jim Morris and Ed Barnes have been particularly supportive, very fast on the uptake and able to deal with information quickly and accurately. Practical, empathetic and down to earth, DTM are helping us develop and grow our businesses.”

    Andy Halstead, Chief Executive, Let Alliance

  • “DTM have been working with BBT on numerous legal matters over the last 6.5 years. They supply us with a sound professional service, have always been at the end of the phone during all our dealings with them and successfully deal with our legal issues knowledgeably and diligently. We would not hesitate to recommend their legal services. ”

    Kim Newbold, Finance Manager, BBT Group

  • ““We engaged the Chester office of DTM legal to act for us in our commercial matters just over eighteen months ago. In the intervening period we have received excellent customer service from Alison Brennan who has always been efficient, available and both easy and straightforward to deal with. I have found Alison`s advice relevant, easy to understand and her commercial approach and technical expertise has been of tremendous help in the early stages of establishing our business. Some of our own clients have specifically requested that Alison is instructed and we hope to continue our working relationship with the team for some time to come.””

    Richard Lees, Director, Aedesia

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