Understanding your situation
Time is focused on getting started...
This can be the hardest part but with he right advice, policies and contracts in place, we will have you looking and acting like a ‘proper’ business in no time. We can advise you on what you need to be aware of as a director.
In the haste of getting going, it’s really common for the legal fundamentals to be skipped over but it’s so important to make sure your business is protected and primed to achieve your plan. Getting the right terms and conditions (T&Cs) in place and reviewing any existing agreements will serve you well as you focus on your business.
Here are some of the challenges you may encounter:
Your people are often your biggest asset, but if employment goes wrong, it can cost you time, money and stress. We’ll put you on the right track from the start and let our industry-leading employment experts take the hassle out of your HR.
Data protection and regulation
As the new owner of a growing business, protecting your company data is vital, alongside complying with strict new data protection regulations. Our data protection solicitors can advise you on a range of data protection law, from what is covered by data protection, preventing breaches and violations to who needs to register.
Directors' duties and contracts
Even if your company is a start-up and you’re the only one running it and hold all the shares, you still have legal duties to your business. We’ll guide you through what you need to know as a new director.
We’ll advise you on funding, whether it’s family and friends providing hands-off pre-seed funding, or you’re looking to partner with an investor who’s experienced in your sector. We’ll help you understand your options, make clear the costs and risk, providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions.
Our financial services lawyers can assist you with your requirements and walk you through what is needed whether you are applying for authorisation or drafting customer agreements.
Lease on a building/building with equipment
Are you looking for a new location or have you identified premises and are considering the next step? Negotiating a commercial lease can provide many benefits to a business and mitigate risks, if done correctly. Our commercial property team can handle negotiations to ensure you can take the next step correctly.
Restrictive covenants can restrict the activity of employees once they leave a business and help protect your legitimate business interests. Getting them drafted right from the start could make a huge difference for the future profitability and security of your business. We’ll guide you through the process.
Shareholder agreements and equity distribution
Protect your business from damaging disputes and preserve the value of your business investment with a professionally drafted shareholders’ agreement. Our corporate team can put in place a professionally drafted shareholders’ agreement for you as soon as you start your business.
Whether you’re thinking of hiring specialist overseas staff or your business already operates across multiple jurisdictions, we can help you navigate the process.
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Legal support that matches your ambition
We act as an extension of your team allowing you to focus on what’s really important
We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. You’ll benefit from a legal team familiar with your business, available on call to give advice and support when you need it. You can rest assured that we are just a phone call away.
Scale up and down the support you require matching your growth and ambition
We’ll help you walk your own path with the legal fundamentals in place. We’re here to support you every step of the way whether that’s getting ready to sell or expanding out into new international markets.
We take a step back to spot the problems and opportunities saving you money and potential trouble later
We cut out the legal jargon where possible, delivering a quality service equal to that of top 100 law firms, at a fraction of the cost. We make expert business legal advice more accessible.
In-house experience giving you confidence to move forward
As entrepreneurs ourselves, we’ve been there before. Almost all of our lawyers have previously worked for a top 100 UK law firm or in-house at large international businesses. We’ll give you straightforward advice you need to move forward in your business journey.
What our clients say
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Legal support designed to fit your business needs
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business.
Many of our early-stage start-ups and small business clients benefit from our Enterprise plan. On our Enterprise plan, you’ll receive advice from our senior solicitors on matters covering any of our services for just £140 per hour. That’s up to 75% off the rates of traditional city firms.
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £209 per month with additional support from £140 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
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Almost all of our lawyers have previously worked for a top 100 UK law firm or in-house at large international businesses. Many having achieved partner level or beyond, with at least 10 years post qualified experience.
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When you’ve got the big idea
You’re probably thinking about protecting your idea as you start to consider funding and structuring how to launch your business, You’re wondering who and how to talk to people.