We at White Horse Solicitors & Notary Public advise a wide range of companies and business owners in the UK, ranging from high growth companies, start-ups and investors, to medium-small sized enterprises. across multiple sectors on how to make effective commercial decisions – focusing on the issues that matter to you.
We have an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of commercial law and are able to assess, prepare and negotiate all forms of your business arrangements.
Our commercial solicitors can advise you on a variety of commercial trading and business arrangements including:
Articles of association & Private Companies
When you are running a company, it is important to protect your own interests as well as the interests of employees by having formal contracts in place.
Our expert solicitors can help. We will go over your original articles of association and point out issues that could be problematic, and, in the event that it requires drafting, we will help with that too. Our goal is to protect your interests and we will do our best to achieve this for you.
You may also want to include requirements in the articles of association to prevent other members from voting in particular circumstances; or you may decide that you don’t want to offer shares to all of your shareholders and don’t know how to implement these ideas. At White Horse Solicitors & Notary Public, we will help you achieve your aims and advise on the best approaches to take when doing so.
At the heart of all businesses are directors. We provide services to ensure that there is less chance of conflict between companies and their directors by advising on how best to draft director service agreements.
Our expert Company Law solicitors will also guide you through some of the common problems directors usually find themselves in. For instance, you may be worried about your pay and dividends. You may be worried that your company has put heavy restrictions on you when, or if you ever decide to move on from your company. Our specialist team will offer the best advice to help you solve these issues.
We can also help directors in issues regarding:
Our solicitors can review your current partnership agreement and analyse whether it fits in with your expectations. We will describe the implications of some of the clauses that are currently in place and suggest better alternatives if necessary.
We can also assist in a situation where you are having a dispute with one of your fellow partners. This may be because of a clause in the partnership agreement which you are not happy with; or, it could be something else. Whatever the case may be, we are here for you.
What our Company Law service covers
Business contracts are vital in setting the conditions for professional relationships, such as the remuneration and benefit packages your employees will receive.
Our legal team will get to personally know your business. We will advise on some of the advantages and disadvantages of drafting a particular clause into your contracts. The personal approach we employ is what makes our law practice unique. You will find that our solicitors care for your business and want to do the best for you. This will reflect in the quality of service you will receive.
We can review any existing commercial contracts you already have in place. You may be having doubts about whether the agreements you have made are reflected in your contract. Our expert contracts service will review your contract very carefully to ensure that the terms that you have agreed are mirrored into the contract.
Commercial law is part of company law, or business law, as it deals with the legal arrangements that govern a business’s commercial transactions, for example, agreements about how the company provides goods and services.
Yes. They are both branches of Business Law. Commercial law concerns how a business interacts with third parties in the course of providing its goods or services. That means it concerns contracts and agreements with third parties, and any disputes arising out of them. Corporate law is more about the internal lifecycle of a company and its people, so it deals more in formations and dissolutions.
Business transactions and agreements are very different from ‘private client’ work in other areas of law, and require specialist knowledge and experience. It’s important to instruct not just a business solicitor, but a business solicitor who specialises in contractual law and agreements? Most likely, your business is your livelihood. So why risk your business by not instructing a specialist commercial solicitor?