Business start ups & partnerships

Going into business on your own or forming a new company or creating a new partnership can and should be a rewarding challenge. Our experienced team is very well versed about the issues that you will face and is always prepared to offer initial guidance in a clear and concise way.

When you are ready to take the plunge, you need an experienced, down to earth and practical solicitor who can help you turn your dreams into reality. We will advise you on company formation and partnerships and explain clearly your options to ensure that you understand the difference between limited companies, limited liability partnerships and general partnerships. Our advice will provide guidance through the complexities of shareholder agreements to ensure that you have memorandum and articles or a partnership agreement appropriate for your business. We will help you set up banking arrangements and assist with the paperwork that will be required to register your business across multiple agencies. We appreciate that this is an exciting but challenging time for you and we will work with you to make your first steps in business as straightforward as possible. All of this will be done in a cost effective way with a budget agreed with you in advance for whatever you need us to do.

If you are setting up a business you may want to consider appointing some-one else to make important business decisions on your behalf through a lasting Power of Attorney in case you become unwell or have an accident. We work in conjunction with our private client team to assist you in this area.

Not only do we advise businesses and partnerships at the outset and when they are growing, we can also help if difficulties occur. Disputes between company directors and/or shareholders or between partners can too often ruin good businesses and we can help in finding practical solutions and producing appropriate paperwork.

Above all we are conscious that you need an experienced and realistic solicitor who understands your business and tempers your aspirations with a dose of commercial reality. We share your wish for your new business to succeed and we will do what we can to help.