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Solicitors and Businesses

THERE are two professions every business needs: an accountant and a lawyer.

The reasons for hiring an accountant are fairly obvious but a good lawyer can also provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business.

Many of the areas where legal advice is particularly important are detailed on this website – such as what happens when illness prevents you running your business, planning for redundancies, accidents at work and the importance of contracts.

Free advice service for small businesses

If you have your own business, whether you work on your own or employ a number of staff, we can help you protect and advance your business with personal and creative, cost-effective help to minimise risks, whilst looking at practicalities as well as the law.

At Thomas Dunton we recognise that many small firms do not consult a solicitor until they have a serious problem for fear of running up legal bills. By the time they do make contact, the remedy may be far more expensive than preventative measures.

Using a solicitor at an early stage will help you to identify potential pitfalls and avoid future problems.

As members of  The Law Society’s “Lawyers for your Business” scheme, we offer a free half hour consultation where we can discuss your business, see if further help is needed and what the likely cost may be. You are under no obligation to take the matter further if you do not wish to do so.

Please click here for more information about our Small Business Advice Service.

Bring added value

A solicitor can also add value to a new or existing business in many ways. Their advice now may save you both money and problems in the future – from basic legal contracts to providing broader, strategic business advice.

Local advantages

A local solicitor will be able to relate to what you are trying to achieve in the local community — a community that they are part of, and are familiar with the services, resources and opportunities available to you.

Understanding your business

At Thomas Dunton you will find someone who understands what kind of business you want, listens to your needs and works to achieve those goals.

We always have your best interests in mind and do not just say “You can’t do that” but aim instead to say “Let’s look at it this way”.



Call or email for our Business Newsletter and Employment Guide

In addition to our Pocket Employment Guide, we produce a full colour A4 Business Newsletter full of useful information for the small to medium size business. Please call or email to us to be sent a free copy.

You can see it by clicking here Business Newsletter 2017


We have been serving business clients in all areas of Kent and the South East for nearly 40 years including Bromley, Chislehurst, Orpington, Petts Wood, West Wickham and Hayes, Bexley, Dartford, Swanley, Biggin Hill, Westerham and Sevenoaks.

Please contact us at 01689 822554 or email

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What our clients say about us:

  • “We have both been impressed with your diligent and thorough conveyancing, highlighting issues with the property that had been missed during the previous sale”.

  • “Catherine Westcott truly helped us beyond her duty and was always there for us, going that extra mile made all the difference”.

  • “All very satisfactory, efficient and approachable. We now look upon Thomas Dunton as our solicitors”.

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service that you have provided. We will be recommending Thomas Dunton to our family and friends”. 

  • “Great patience and great deal of thought to ensure our Will achieved our complicated requirements. Thank you”.

  • “I found the staff I dealt with professional, practical and patient…helping to clarify matters and enabling me to take better informed decisions”.

  • “Wonderful and understanding of my circumstances. Guided me through the process and presented all the options in a way that I could understand”.

  • “Thank you for all your hard work. You have been amazing. I will forever be thankful that you were my solicitor”.

  • “The service was exceptional —  friendly, welcoming and sympathetic. I do not think that I could have received a better service anywhere else“.

  • “No words to express my gratitude to your amazing work and patience”.

  • “Thank you very much for the courtesy, care and efficiency which we have received from you and everyone we have dealt with at Thomas Dunton”. 

  • “Thank you so much for all your help for my family and I.  I am so very  grateful.  You’re  my little Christmas angels”

  • “What you all do for people is amazing. You should all be proud of yourselves for putting a little bit of light back in my life and I’m most certain that of others”

  • “The firm give their clients very detailed and clear advice in plain English.”

  • “Extremely friendly, did not feel that anything was too much trouble”.

  • “I received a very prompt, professional and caring service from you at a very sad and distressing time”.


  • “Thank you all for your amazing support throughout last year.  You really are a fabulous team”.


  • “It really was a hideous experience, but every time I got to the point I couldn’t breathe and I spoke to one of you, I felt instantly strong again”.

  •  “You made me giggle and reassured me whenever I was about to cry or hide in a cupboard, often picking up the phone to check I was ok – so very kind”.


  • “Vernon Hadida is by far the best solicitor I have ever dealt with.”

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service which I considered excellent value for money.”

  • “I was very happy with the service. I was always able to speak to somebody that could help me when I telephoned.”

  • “Thank you for all your work on my claim. I am extremely grateful for your assistance.”

  • “Thomas Dunton exceeded my expectations in terms of both service quality and value for money.”