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Small Business

We are able to advise on all legal aspects of starting and running a small business. We have a team of approachable and friendly lawyers who will be happy to offer you a free half hour consultation to discuss your business. We will offer you practical advice and can help you answer questions such as:

  • Whether you should operate as a sole trader or incorporate a company?
  • Should you apply for a business name?
  • Do you need an Office of Fair Trading Licence (OFT) to carry on your business?
  • Do you need an import or export licence?
  • Do you need business premises?
  • Are the rental or lease terms offered to you industry standard and fair?
  • If you have a business partner, do you need a partnership or shareholders’ agreement?
  • If you have an online business do your customers need to accept Terms & Conditions? Do you need a Privacy Policy and a Cookie Policy?

We can offer all of the legal services your business may require including:

  • advising on carrying business as a sole trader or partnership;
  • incorporating a company for your business;
  • drawing up a shareholders’ or partnership agreement to protect your interests;
  • applying for an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) an import and/or export licence;
  • advising on the terms of your rental agreement or lease;
  • drawing up rental contracts and leases for business premises;
  • doing the conveyancing work if your business is purchasing or selling a property;
  • advising on and drawing up contracts to be entered into with suppliers, customers, trading partners etc.;
  • drawing standard template contracts for you to adapt to your business needs; and
  • drawing up Terms & Conditions, Privacy and Cookie Policy for your online business.