21st April 2016

Commercial team advises Norad Travel on the purchase of Erne Travel

MacDonald Oates’ Corporate Partner Kevin Smith led the Commercial Services team on the purchase of Erne Travel for client Norad Travel Limited. The Commercial Services team included Linda Wilson, Employment Associate, who advised on all employment matters relating to the transaction.

Norad Travel provides nationwide corporate and leisure travel services. They have an office based in Liss and their office in Trowbridge was acquired following the purchase of Howard Travel last year. Now a new office has been acquired in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the deal, Kevin Smith said “We are delighted to have been able to advise once again a locally based business on a transaction particularly in a new geographical market.  The transaction had its own challenges being in the jurisdiction of Northern Ireland which has laws and legislation different to those of England and Wales. Norad Travel is a full service specialist travel management and leisure travel organisation with 35 years in the industry. They have successfully expanded once again and it is extremely encouraging to see the continued confidence and growth in our local economy. We are extremely pleased with the start to the New Year in 2016 which has seen a significant increase in the number of businesses with commercial transactions.”

MacDonald Oates’ Commercial Services team includes solicitors specialising in property, commercial and corporate law and employment law. If you have any Commercial or Corporate law enquiries, please contact Kevin Smith on 01730 268211 or at or Linda Wilson on 01730 268211 or at .