Frank is a partner specialising in company and commercial law and works out of our offices in Bath and Wiltshire. His clients include entrepreneurs, SME’s, large private companies and social enterprises operating in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, distribution, retail and wholesale, media, hotel and leisure, the motor trade and health and social care.
He regularly advises on company acquisitions and sales, corporate restructurings, business start ups, shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, joint ventures, complex commercial contracts and terms and conditions.
Examples of Frank’s recent work include:
• Sale and purchase of car dealerships.
• Advising a UK company on the sale of its frozen seafood business to an overseas purchaser.
• Advising a large family-owned company on a substantial buy-back of its own shares.
• Acting for a social enterprise engaged in the provision of health and social services, including forming a community interest company owned by its staff and advising on the transfer of the health and social care provider arms from a local authority and primary care trust to the social enterprise.
• Assisting an entrepreneur with the exploitation of a business idea granting rights to a market leading European manufacturer, liaising with an overseas law firm on the matter.
• Advising a social enterprise on a contract for the provision of health and social care services (community services contract) with a local authority and a primary care trust acting as joint commissioners.
• Acting for a WiFi access provider on the preparation of WiFi access agreements enabling personnel at organisations to use the internet on-site.
• Advising a leading radio consultancy on a number of commercial contracts.
Lucas & Weston have known BLB Solicitors for over 15 years. We have engaged them both privately as well as professionally and have referred our clients to them when needed. Making recommendations can often be a double-edged sword and we don’t do it lightly, but in particular, we have found Frank Scott-Ashe, as senior corporate partner, to be efficient, personable, skilled and a safe pair of hands for delivering our clients’ objectives. Howard Weston Lucas & Weston LtdRead MoreH.W | February 2020
As the owners of a complex group of companies we were extremely pleased to find a firm of solicitors [Frank Scott-Ashe] that gave excellent service, good solid advice and always crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s, not always done by the corporate firms.Read MoreD.C E | November 2018
We have used BLB on and off over the years when we require professional legal advice and have always been very satisfied with the service Frank Scott-Ashe has provided. Frank always provides expert advice and professionalism. His communication has been great and he always meets deadlines.Read MoreR.P | July 2017