Starting Your Business
Starting a business is an exciting time but it can involve plenty of procedures and rules that you may not be familiar with. Our experienced business team provides specialist legal advice for start ups.
You will need to explore:
- the best legal structure for you – for example, should you act as a sole trader or partner. alternatively, could you benefit from incorporating as a separate limited company?
- how your relationship with your fellow owners is regulated. Do you have a shareholder’s agreement or partnership agreement setting out the obligations and expectations between you?
- whether you should consider employing people. If you do, what are the rules regarding employment rights and pensions?
- the legal implications of financing options and investment opportunities. Is a lender asking you for security? What are the rules regarding advertising shares in a private company?
- laws and regulations affecting the day-to-day operations of your start-up.
We can offer legal advice for start-ups including:
- answers to one-off questions or queries;
- a full start-up service which will give you the advice, registrations and documentation you need from the outset; or
- long-term access to our commercial departments for a fixed monthly cost.
We work closely with all our clients to build a deep understanding of the business, sector, suppliers and customers and future plans. We hope to be a helpful partner for businesses at every stage of life.
A named member of the business team will handle your account, and a member of the team will always be available to speak to on a day to day basis.
I must say personally that I find your approach to offering advice on business law very fresh and uncomplicated and look forward to working together more frequently in the future.
If you are starting a business, it is important to consider the pros and cons of different legal structures, and choose the best one for you.