Whether you need straightforward telephone advice on day-to-day issues such as a query arising from your terms of business, or you need us to guide you through a complex corporate transaction; we can add value to your business by providing friendly, realistic and cost-effective advice that will help you stay competitive and in control.
Our innovative and non-traditional approach across all our legal work ensures that complications, timescales and costs are always kept to a minimum. You will know where you are with costs as we will always provide details of our fees before we begin work
Check our fixed rate packages in case your matter can be covered in a simple single cost package.
Our experienced lawyers can provide legal advice on all aspects of corporate and commercial law.
Business Sale or Purchase
Our Corporate Commercial solicitors have helped numerous clients to buy and sell many businesses whether by means of a share sale or a sale of goodwill and assets. Those businesses range from small family run businesses to large international companies. We have experience in all sectors – from traditional manufacturing and hotel chains to insurance brokers, car retail businesses, software developers and high-tech firms.
We are adept at spotting problems and risks early on in the purchase or sale process which means we can provide you with prompt, clear advice on how to best proceed – with minimum disruption or fuss.
Competition Law in the UK and Europe is complex, with substantial penalties for anyone infringing them – so it is vital that you have experts in the field who you can turn to. The granting of distribution rights or operating as part of a distribution or dealer network can all potentially fall foul of Competition Law if not set up in the correct way.
We can make sure that your business is protected by offering clear and up-to-date advice in this area and can also assist if you receive correspondence from regulatory authorities or third parties alleging you have breached Competition Law, providing clear and pragmatic advice to enable you to avoid penalties and civil claims.
On the flipside, if you believe another party is infringing Competition Law and infringing upon your business activity, we can provide advice to deal with the matter .
Whether you wish to franchise your business or are looking to enter into a franchise agreement our experienced solicitors are able to help. In particular, if you are intending to enter into a new franchise agreement, they are able to advise you of any pitfalls to be wary of and assist you in negotiating amendments to standard franchise agreements
Whether you are looking to protect your intellectual property or to monetize it, our experienced IP lawyers are able to help.
The protection of ideas and products is vital for every business. We are experienced in applying for trademarks and design rights in the UK, across Europe and worldwide – so we can guide you through every step of the process.
We also have considerable experience in drafting and negotiating licensing agreements whether in respect of trademarks, patents or other technology and know-how. This includes drafting software development and licensing agreements.
Our employment solicitors have expertise in dealing with employment law matters whether you are a sole trader, SME, PLC or charity. We offer advice and assistance that is tailored to your business needs and our highly skilled and specialised team can offer support in the following areas:-
- Day to day HR queries
- Drafting and advising upon employment contracts, service agreements and consultancy agreements
- Advising upon restrictive covenants
- Employment handbooks
- Privacy and data protection
- Employment status and self-employment
- Disciplinary and grievances
- Family and pregnancy matters e.g. maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and pay rights
- Dealing with absence / long term ill health
- Redundancy and restructure
- Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)
- Settlement agreements
- ACAS Early Conciliation
- Employment tribunal representation