Professional advice

There are many pitfalls for the unwary that can be avoided by taking professional legal advice from a firm of small business solicitors specialising in company law. Starting a business from scratch can be a daunting prospect especially if you want to protect your personal assets by trading as a limited company. It is essential that the right strategic decisions are taken at an early stage in an attempt to avoid problems later. If you are setting up in business for the first time it is usually not sufficient just to buy an off the shelf company and start trading.

Full service law firms

We represent a network of solicitors who deal with a wide range of business matters ranging from the problems of private entrepreneurs to advising high-level corporate boards on strategic policy to enable them to make successful and informed business decisions. Our small business solicitors are able to assist in company formations, establishing business structures, buying companies, restructuring finances and general company law and will work as a dedicated team with bankers, accountants and other professional advisors to bring any projects to a successful conclusion.

Adding value

Our network of solicitors have assisted many budding entrepreneurs to set up in business from individual tradesmen who wanted to protect their family home and assets to multi million pound ventures. Our small business solicitors offer more than basic company law advice and will work towards adding value to your start up business to ensure that you stay with us for you future legal needs. We want to develop a long-term professional relationship and we hope that your business will continue to be represented by our lawyers through the generations.

Company transactions

Our panel solicitors deal with company transactions involving :-

  • formation, acquisition and transfer of ownership for new companies
  • amendment of company structure, shareholders and directors
  • transfer, disposal and acquisition of shares and assets
  • listing and offers for the sale of shares
  • commercial contracts and agreements
  • intellectual property rights and IT related matters
  • employment tribunal, employment appeal tribunal and human resources legal advice.
  • restructuring finances, financial arrangements and documentation and funding agreements
  • personal bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership, independent voluntary arrangements and company liquidation

Data protection

We take data protection and confidentiality seriously and will ensure that we abide by the provisions of The Data Protection Act which states that anyone processing personal data must ensure that it is :-

  • lawfully and fairly processed
  • processed for limited purposes
  • processed in accordance with the data subjects rights
  • not transferred to any other countries without protection
  • kept securely
  • as accurate as reasonably possible
  • relevant, adequate and not excessive
  • not kept longer than necessary

Privacy policy

Our Panel lawyers are all bound by the Law Society code of practice relating to confidentiality and are committed to protecting privacy. The information which you supply to us will only be used for the purpose of arranging legal representation. We will not release any information about you to anyone else without your specific consent.

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