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Getting it right from the start

Commercial legal advice for starting a business from your trusted legal partner

Getting sound legal advice at the outset of starting a business helps ensure you have everything in place to avoid legal issues later, giving you peace of mind as your business continues to grow.
Our commercial lawyers can help get your business started.


Give us a call on 01803 403403 for an obligation-free chat about legal services for your business.



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Our commercial lawyers have decades of experience in helping businesses from initial business planning all the way through to implementing exit strategies. Our expertise combined with proactive legal advice ensures your business is fully supported. We are currently ranked 3rd most active law firm in the South West for business deals.**

Key to your successful outcome is that we put you first. We really listen and understand what’s important to you.

We’re ready when you are.

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Getting early commercial legal advice is key to the success of your business and we’re committed to supporting you as your business grows.

Whether you’re franchising or setting up your own business from scratch, we can help with legal advice on structuring your business in a way that will help identify and protect you from future risks and save you money. Our extensive experience means we know businesses from all sectors, how they operate and the challenges they can face, and can support you as a trusted legal partner for your new business.

Our specialist business lawyers can provide comprehensive support on the entire lifecycle of your business, including;

  • Business structures: we can advise on the different formations available to you and what to consider for each
  • Contracts: ensuring contracts accurately reflect your business arrangements
  • Policies: we can review and create policies to protect your business
  • Employment law: we can offer pragmatic advice to support you as an employer
  • Renting premises: our commercial property lawyers can support you in leasing the right premises for your business
  • Insurance: it’s essential to ensure you have adequate and correct insurance to protect your business from all eventualities*
  • Licences: we’ll advise on licensing requirements for your business from applications to variations and complying with condition
  • Financing, funding and growth plans: we’ll provide legal advice and considerations on the various funding and finances available to you.*
  • GDPR policies for storing and using data: making sure your business complies with GDPR regulations
  • Exit strategies: although you’re only just starting out it can be advisable to plan for your exit strategy from the outset

*We can offer general legal advice in this area and signpost you and your business to the appropriate specialist advice as required.
**3rd most active legal adviser in the South West as listed in Experian Market IQ report for mergers and acquisitions in 2020.