Company & Commercial

Company & Commercial 2017-10-18T10:23:25+00:00

Company & Commercial

We offer high-calibre advice on all aspects of company and commercial law. This is irrespective of the size of your business or whether you are an LLP, a limited company or a sole trader.

We advise on a number of aspects, including establishing a start-up business and handling all legal matters relating to development and growth.

Our aim

We aim to ensure you are provided with effective and clear legal advice, with an emphasis on getting to know you and your business. All advice is personal and tailored specifically to your company.

The areas we cover

Some examples of the aspects we cover are:

  • incorporation of new companies;
  • sale and purchase of limited companies by share transfer;
  • shareholders and partners agreements;
  • drafting terms of business.

Costs

We understand the importance of a cost-effective service for you and your business. Drafting an agreement or document for a company can be charged under our fixed fee scheme and can cost as little as £250+vat.

Our debt collection service can provide a letter of claim for a fixed cost as low as £50+vat.

Whatever your requirements, we will aim to provide a fixed or capped cost for you on request and wherever possible.

We understand that starting a business is an exciting but stressful time. We aim to help you every step of the way and to make your start-up as stress free as possible.

There are a number of legal structures available and choosing the right one is essential: the structure you choose will define your legal responsibilities. Our expert legal advice will help you decide.

Once you have decided on a legal structure based on our advice, the next steps are:

  • incorporating the new company;
  • advising on articles of association;
  • creating Partnership Deeds or Shareholder Agreements.
When a new partnership begins, the partners are united and moving in the same direction. The initial intention is never that the partnership will end on bad terms. However, it is important to prepare for such a scenario at the outset of the business, when the relationship is at its strongest.

We advise all businesses involving a partnership or more than one shareholder to have a written Partnership Agreement or Shareholder Agreement.

A properly drafted agreement eliminates all uncertainty from the relationship, leaving the parties to focus on the needs of the business. We can advise and draft agreements relating to a number of aspects, such as share restrictions and exit strategy.

We offer a cost-effective service to assist you with:

  • reviewing your terms of business with individual clients and suppliers;
  • drafting a set of terms for your use on all standard contracts.

Our experts offer a bespoke service tailored specifically to your business needs.

If your business is in dispute with another business, whether contractually or otherwise, we can help you to resolve that dispute. We are experienced in bringing or defending Court proceedings and settling cases via formal or informal mediation.

Whatever the dispute, we will consider not only the legal merits and risks but also the practical issues such as costs, time and damage limitation. Of course, if you need strong representation we are not afraid to provide it!

Similarly, we have experience in resolving disputes between company shareholders or directors. Despite the best intentions, disputes often arise when a shareholder or partner leaves a business. Further agreements are often necessary to protect the rights of the business and to provide clarity to all concerned as to their future dealings.

We have considerable experience in employment work.

We can:

  • draft up-to-date employment contracts or review your existing arrangements;
  • assist businesses dealing with disciplinary or grievance proceedings; and
  • ensure full compliance with the Employment Regulations.
We have practical experience in both advising on and actively managing business sales and mergers, as well as acting for companies purchasing outright other businesses. There are various legal and commercial requirements associated with such actions.

A careful, diligent legal service is required to ensure that the transactions proceed smoothly and that our clients are fully covered legally, ensuring that they achieve the best outcome.

We are at the forefront of modern processes for conducting the often time-consuming and complex due diligence part of the transaction. We advocate the use of data room facilities to share the information between both sides of the legal transaction, seeing the documentation as it is uploaded and progressed. This, coupled with a regular weekly conference call with solicitors, clients and agent ensures that the process is managed efficiently and kept on track.

Contact us

To make an appointment with a member of our legal team to discuss company and commercial matters
Tel: 01494 870075 (Chalfont office) or 01296 747151 (Stone office)

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Our accreditations

Law Society Conveyancing

Law Society Wills