Does your business need a lawyer?
Whether you’re in the process of launching a startup or you’re already running a successful business, it’s important to make sure you get the basics right. And there are few basics more important than getting your legals in order.
Plenty of things can go wrong in business if the proper legal advice hasn’t been sought. Some of the worst we’ve seen include: founding partners falling out and ripping the company apart, scaring away investors by using the wrong corporate vehicle and losing a big lawsuit due to not having any terms & conditions in place.
At best the problems can be fixed later – although it will often cost a lot more than it would have just to do it right in the first place! At worst, it can be game over for your business.
Of course, many businesses start out with just a small amount of funding and who wants to spend all of it on legals? Even established businesses don’t want to spend a fortune on legal costs. And even if you’re willing to get advice, where do you find the right lawyer for the job? That’s where we can help.
What can our lawyers help with
We have hundreds of hand-picked and vetted business lawyers on our service. Our specialist corporate & commercial lawyers are able to deal with a wide variety of jobs. Here’s a few of the regulars:
- Business documents
- Buy/sell a business
- Business Check Up
- Shareholders' AG
- EMI Share Scheme
These contracts and documents range from the unimportant to the downright essential, but each represents a benefit and risk to your business... (continue reading)
Depending on what you’re buying/selling (e.g. shares in a limited company, the assets of a company, an interest in a partnership, etc.) the legal requirements will vary. Likewise, a merger will have different requirements to an acquisition... (continue reading)
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A Shareholders’ Agreement is a private agreement between the shareholders. Whereas a company’s articles of association are public and can be viewed by anyone, a shareholders’ agreement is private and so may contain... (continue reading)