Services / Legal Services for Small Businesses
As a small business owner, it can be frustrating having to invest time in non-revenue generating activities. Outsourcing your legal requirements to our friendly and approachable team will allow you to focus on your core business.
How we can help
We combine expert knowledge and experience from across our departments to suit the requirements of modern businesses.
- Business sales and purchases including TUPE
- Property investment
- Landlord and tenant
- Partnership agreements
- Tax planning, succession planning and wills
- Employment law including policies and contracts
- Commercial disputes
As an independent firm, we can be flexible in how we approach your requirements and will work closely with you to deliver our very high level of expertise in a personable and cost effective way.
We believe we are unique in the region in offering a high degree of skill and experience from a team which remains small and accessible.
We act for a wide range of clients from owner managed businesses to national companies and public sector clients reflecting our depth of knowledge. We have extensive experience acting for all types of business sectors including professional services, property, retail, leisure, food and drink, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, charity and social enterprise, education and agriculture.
Property is an essential part of life. Personal, business and property investment is one of the most lucrative but challenging business ventures in the UK.
Landlord and Tenant
Whether you are an experienced landlord looking to grant a lease or a tenant taking on a new lease, or an assignment of an existing lease, we can guide you through the process and advise you on the required documentation.
Tax Planning and Trusts
We can clearly advise you as an individual, a family or family-owned business on issues such as income taxes, inheritance tax planning and capital gains taxes, as well as assist with creating trusts.
Making a will is one of the most important duties you will ever perform. Having a valid will allows you to make provision for your family, appoint executors to carry out your wishes, and provide for specific wishes including gifts to friends, relatives and charities.
Contracts and Service Agreements
If you are a new employer, have outdated paperwork or need to cover certain employee restrictions such as taking confidential information or poaching clients, we can help you draw up these documents.
Policies and Handbooks
Drawing up policies to help you manage day to day employment matters, as well as more complicated issues that might arise during the employment relationship.
Our expertise includes handling shareholder disputes and restrictive covenants. We can also assist with landlord and tenant issues, such as ending tenancies, evictions, unpaid rent and disrepair claims.
Civil and Commercial Mediation
If you have a civil or commercial dispute, we can help you seek a way to settle it by mediating as an independent and non-judgemental third party.