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The following are Business Sectors and Industry Types we have assisted over the years at Francis Wilks & Jones


In relation to the types of industries and sectors listed below, we can offer a wide range of advice, both through our expertise at Francis Wilks & Jones, but also through our links to other trusted professional advisors.

At FWJ we believe in a team approach to solving our clients’ problems, whether legal advice is required or not. Helping your business in the most appropriate way is our overriding aim.


  • Professional Services

Accountants, Lawyers – solicitors and barristers, Architects, Doctors & Dentists

  • Retail

Luxury and designer goods, Jewellers, Clothing, Food retail – perishables, Import and Export, Florists, General Trade

  • Leisure

Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs, Strip Clubs, Pubs, Hotels, Members’ clubs

Gyms and Fitness Centres, Sport clubs, societies and associations, Golf clubs, Race courses and horse racing, Betting, Travel Agencies, Holiday Companies

  • Media

Magazines and Newspapers, TV Production, Films, Modelling Agencies, Casting Agencies, Advertising, Digital Media, Website and Graphic Designs, Photography, Software Development

  • Security

CCTVs and Alarm Systems, Personal Security and Bodyguards, Security Guards and Patrols, Locksmiths

  • Property

Estate Agents, Property Management Companies, Professional Landlords, Developers, Construction

  • Education

Private Schools, Tutoring Centres, Nurseries and Childcare, Higher Education Facilities, Training Institutes

  • Financial

Independent Financial Advisors, FSA Regulated Companies, Investment Companies

  • Manufacturing

Furniture, Clothing, Timber, Joinery, Precision Design Engineering and specialist products, Air-conditioning Units, Plumbing products

  • General Services

Printers, Packaging, Waste Management, Builders, Plasterers and Decorators, Recycling, Transport, Haulage and Logistics, Distribution, Recruitment, Catering, Cleaning Services, Hairdressers, Bodyshops and vehicle repairs and servicing, Charities


Specialist experience that we can offer to clients in the above sectors:


We can assist where appropriate with the following areas of advice for the above business sectors:

  • Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, including perfection of title etc;
  • Environmental Agency including hazardous waste registrations
  • Intellectual Property Rights including Trademarks, Patents and Design Rights, Health & Safety, Premises Licences and DPS;
  • Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licences, VOSA Licences and Gangmasters Licences;
  • Road Haulage Association issues;
  • BSI Kitemarks;
  • Law Society / Lexcel / Legal Aid Commission enquiries;
  • Ofsted Registrations;
  • FSA, AIM and FTSE Notifications;
  • Gambling Commission matters;
  • Issues relating to the Insolvency of non-registered companies and associations
  • Customs Clearance matters
  • Charities Commission issues