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Business Start Ups - Our Commercial Solicitors can help

The formation of a business can be critical to its later success. For those involved, setting up a business can be a stressful event, particularly given the plethora of matters to be taken into account including the type of corporate entity to use (e.g. limited company or limited liability partnership), premises, finance and tax.

Many start up businesses try to cut corners on the legal formalities in order to save money. Whilst this is understandable, in our experience some money spent on legal advice at the outset can save much more money in the long run.

From its formation to its dissolution, a business needs to comply with many legal, regulatory, sector requirements in such fields as environment, employment, health and safety, data protection, and to name but a few. Timed and suitable advice taken in these areas goes a long way towards a smooth and successful operation of any business.

Why use us?

The service we provide goes beyond purely legal advice. We assist our clients in building a framework within which their businesses can start trading and grow. This includes liaising with other professionals such as accountants, tax advisers and PR agencies. For our clients this proactive approach helps them to focus on the key aspects of their business.

We have undertaken work for businesses in diverse markets and industries including the retail, food, finance, property, advertising, film and production, science and technology and health and fitness sectors.

Each business has its own set of unique aims and ambitions, whether they be listing on a recognised stock exchange or remaining a family run private company. Our recognition of this enables us to tailor our advice accordingly.

We have the capacity to provide advice in respect of the following matters:

  • Shareholders' Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Loan financing facilities
  • Debentures and directors' loans
  • Corporate governance and company secretarial services
  • Reorganising the share structure of a company, including the share capital and class of shares
  • Service agreements for directors and other senior employees
  • General employment law advice
  • Intellectual property law
  • Data protection
  • Insurance advice, including professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance
  • Contracts and agreements with customers and suppliers
  • Health and safety compliance issues

If you would like further information in respect of the above matters, please contact David Anderson in the first instance.