Setting up a Business
Expert business solicitors
Corporate legal services
Professional advice for businesses setting up
When looking to set up a new business, it is imperative that you receive expert legal advice. Setting aside a budget for legal fees will reap benefits in the long run.
We assist a wide variety of business sector clients in setting up limited companies, partnerships and limited liability partnerships. From initial incorporation and set up to the drafting of bespoke shareholder, partnership and member agreements, terms and conditions of business… we do it all!
Our close working relationships with banks, accountants and tax advisers give you the added benefit of building a network of professional advisers that can add real value to your business now and during its life cycle.
Our team of business solicitors has assisted many regional and national businesses as part of their start up process and are continuing to act as the businesses grow from strength to strength.
Expert business lawyers
Our business legal services cover...
Incorporations and complex share structures
Shareholder, Partnership and LLP Agreements
Terms and Conditions of Business
Business startup finance
Don't risk your business: Trust the experts
Corporate lawyers since 1882
Advising on a community business Partnership set up
Working closely with the Commercial Property team on a commercial property development with the introduction of a new management company and sorting out relevant appointments and bespoke articles of association
Advising upon initial start-up finance and best business structure models
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Thank you very much for doing a great job as always, would recommend you for sure for being so efficient and getting the job done as quick as possible.
Very helpful. Advice clear with plenty of time for us to consider all the options before making decisions.
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Rowena is very professional and very prompt response every time I needed something.
Gemma combines sound commercial judgement with a refreshing clarity and approach. An excellent commercial lawyer.
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Friendly exact explanations on all legal aspects, helpful throughout and always with a smile.
I could not have wished for a more professional dedicated team, I am so grateful for all their help and support, I would highly recommend Goughs solicitors to family and friends.
Business set up - Your questions answered
The following list gives you an idea of the questions you should consider before incorporating a company:
- A company name;
- The registered address of the company;
- How many shares are to be issued and to which shareholders;
- Who is going to be directors of the company;
- Will there be a company secretary; and
- Do you need tailored articles of association or will your company adopt the model articles?
In a nutshell: all self-employed people are business owners, but not all business owners are self-employed.
There are many reasons people may choose to become a sole trader, or may choose to create a limited compnay or partnership.
As all situations are unique we would encourage you to get in touch with a specialist business set-up lawyer, who will provide advice tailored to you.
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We draw from a wide range of disciplines to support you in keeping your business moving forward.
Goughs have been providing legal services to businesses across the south west since 1882.
We deal with a wide variety of corporate clients so have the expertise to ensure all your needs are dealt with by one team.
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