Business Life Cycle
Fasten your seatbelt… Are you ready to take off?
It’s time to realise your ambition and increase income. We’re here to support you every step of the way whether that’s rapidly expanding employee numbers or acquiring other firms to generate growth. Evolving your business may mean transitioning to a different business model/setup, joining an international marketplace or perhaps franchising out.
Understanding your situation
What’s your next challenge?
Opportunities and risks touch operations across your business. Finance directors, HR directors, In-house counsel and C-suite leaders all need flexible support to cover gaps in specialist legal areas.
Here are some of the challenges you may encounter:
Senior hires and Director service agreements
Detailed provisions are likely to be required in order to set expectations for the more complex roles. If required, we can help you put together a director’s service agreement, separate to that of their employment contract, so that the elements of a director’s role can be clearly established, and boundaries met, just in case a disagreement arises at a later date.
Data compliance, privacy and security
As your business scales, its use and management of data will evolve and become more complex. We can help protect your business from data breaches, ICO fines and reputational damage with a holistic approach to data governance.
Funding for growth
Our aim is to assist you efficiently through the investment process with your long-term goals in mind to drive negotiations and help move your company forward.
Mergers and acquisitions can be a great way to expand your business, whether into other sectors, geographies or simply to make economies of scale. Even in the early stages however, good legal advice is essential as these transactions can become protracted and harmful to your existing business. We can support you along every step, from evaluating a company for acquisition, conducting due diligence, advising on the Takeover Code, through to making any necessary filings with government agencies.
High contract numbers
Your contracts need to keep pace with the fast moving commercial requirements of your business. Good contract life cycle management will ensure your contracts stay fit for purpose, making it easier to understand the commitments, potential risks and timescales of the agreements you enter into.
Employee incentive arrangements
Attract and retain top talent with employee incentives that align staff to your business goals, fit in with your company’s plans, constitution and shareholders, comply with regulations, and don’t break the bank.
Growing your workforce and outsourcing
You’ll need the right people in the right places to hit your growth targets. Achieving this will require a balance between hiring new employees and outsourcing specific business functions. You’ll need to develop a clear strategy so your contracts and procedures align with your objectives and reduce risk.
We’ll help you to protect your commercial interests as you move into new markets and diversify your offering. Tariffs, regulations and a host of contractual considerations may require you to create new processes and procedures. Drawing on our many years of experience enables us to provide up-to-the-minute advice and help you to anticipate the legal impact of potential future changes on your business.
Dealing with contract disputes can be frustrating, mentally challenging and a time-consuming process. It’s paramount to make a rational decision based on the best interests of your business when considering the best way to go about settling these disputes, which means that when relationships between the contractual parties turn sour, understanding of your rights, deciding on the best options for your business and having an effective strategy is crucial.
Taking the decision to go public is a major step that requires careful planning and expert advice to ensure a successful flotation. Our expert IPO lawyers will work alongside you every step of the way, from helping you restructure your business pre-IPO, setting up a comprehensive data room, drafting your prospectus and admission documents, and working closely with you throughout the listing process itself.
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We help fill any knowledge gaps so there are no blind spots in your team’s capabilities. Your business can quickly take its next step.
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Unlike traditional law firms, we’ve designed our service plans specifically to meet the needs of businesses, providing flexibility, value and peace of mind.
Many of our scale-up clients choose to work with us via our On-demand plan, as it provides a smarter way for high-growth and established businesses to get legal advice – the fully account managed quarterly subscription service gives you priority access to highly experienced solicitors, whenever you need them, at a budget set by you.
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Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
Get legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £125 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
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Business life cycle
Ready for the next step?
Your team is getting on with it
Things are moving forwards and you’re wanting to ensure the fundamentals are in line with the way you see the business shaping. Small disputes and resolutions are likely cropping up.