Business Start Ups
The decisions you make when setting up in business can have a significant influence on the success or failure of your venture for years to come. If you are about to launch a new business or restructure an existing one, the advice of an experienced solicitor can help position you for success from the outset. Whether you are starting a new business or need small business legal advice, we can help.
Will you do business as a sole trader, a partnership, a company or a limited liability partnership? The choice has important implications from both a tax and liability standpoint. We will discuss your business plans and present your options, describing the potential advantages and disadvantages of each. Once you decide the type of business that is right for you, we will prepare the documentation necessary to file your business with the Companies House registry. From business incorporation to business name registration, our business solicitors can advise you from start to finish on the business start-up process.
We will make certain that all the individuals within the business hierarchy— such as partners, directors and officers — understand their roles and responsibilities. We will prepare partnership agreements or shareholder agreements, and help you plan for complying with all obligations relating to meetings, reviews and reporting. In addition, we will help you develop policies and procedures related to the hiring, management and dismissal of employees.
Our solicitors can negotiate, draft and review contracts with customers, suppliers, landlords and others. We work to ensure that your business is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.