Business Law Solicitors
Asset Purchase – Acquisition - Business start-up - Franchises – Joint ventures - Mergers – Sale
Setting up a business, buying a business or developing an existing business is risky and there are legal formalities to deal with to make sure that you and your business are adequately protected and free to best exploit your commercial potential.
Business Law Solicitor
Huntley Legal are specialist Business Law Solicitors. Whatever your commercial legal needs, we can help you.
Our Business Law Services include:
We can help you decide if your business should use agents or distributors for services such as marketing and sales.
If using agents makes commercial sense, we will work with you to arrive at agency agreements that work for your business and fully cover your operational and legal risks.
If distributors are a better option, we will prepare a suitable distribution agreement for you.
Your business requires a range of agreements, each tailored to a specific purpose; whether that is to control a supplier relationship; confirm the goods or services sold to a client or manage a joint venture.
Our considerable experience preparing and negotiating commercial contracts means that we can ensure that your agreements meet your business needs and protect your business from a wide range of legal and business risks.
We always keep the needs of your business at the heart of what we do, checking with you to ensure that you set the standards and approach for your business.
Whether you work as a consultant in another business or you employ consultants in your own business, we can help you put in place consultancy agreements that clearly set out the requirements and expectations around the project and very importantly the period of the commitment and the charges involved.
We will use our expertise to ensure that your consultancy agreements manage your legal and commercial risks properly.
The law protects consumers more than the companies that deal with consumers. For instance, consumers often have a right to cancel their contract with a company, even when the company is not at fault.
If your business is consumer facing, we will make sure that your consumer contracts include everything that needs to be there by law but are also tailored to offer your business the right protection. We are aware that your agreements need to be consistent with your business model and your brand and marketing messages, so we will work with you to ensure the legalities are preserved correctly for you.
The formal agreement between your business and your customers is a necessary evil; they ought to be signed before the parties start working together. The terms on which you will do business together must be clear at the beginning to avoid disappointed customer expectations as this is probably the fastest route to a broken customer relationship.
We work with our clients to provide clear, easy to use agreements, designed for their current business model and customer offerings.
We can also help if you simply need to update your agreements.
If your business has an online trading offering, you will need to have agreements in place to govern the use by visitors of your website, such as a privacy notice and a cookie notice. The actual purchases and payments must also be up to date and meet any consumer protection requirements (including the GDPR) and other legal requirements.
We will help your business deal with the issues relating to its eCommerce activities, including the management of the sales process. We draft legally robust agreements that ensure that you comply with your legal obligations and that protect the all-important intellectual property contained in your website and portal.
We will help you with every stage in your business’ progress:
Setting up the business:
We will help you identify the best business structure for your business and draft the agreements between your business and its partners and employees or between you and shareholders and/ or investors.
Buying a business:
When you buy a business you need to identify and assess the legal and financial risks involved in a purchase, such as the business’ current liabilities, its employment law issues, its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and what exactly will be transferred to you.
With our help you will know the full picture and be in the best position to decide whether to buy a business. If you decide to buy, we will help you negotiate the best outcome for you.
Selling a business / business unit:
If you are selling your business or part of it, we will assist you throughout the negotiations with the buyer and help you deal with all the other parties involved, such as your lenders, suppliers, customers and staff. We will work with you manage your liabilities and ensure the sale is trouble free.
Our unique offering
We always start with a detailed discussion about your business’ requirements and then provide you with an estimate of how long the work will take.
As a result of our experience and expertise and our client centered approach, we provide our clients with a responsive and supportive service and we work in an efficient and time sensitive way.
Free Initial Enquiry
We are happy to talk through your requirements and provide you with a quotation our initial analysis of the work required.
We understand that every business needs to budget and control costs and we are often able to offer fixed or capped fees, and our fee rates are competitive.