Setting up a Business

Expert business solicitors

Professional advice for setting up a businesses

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.

Key Contact

Jonathan Carter-Lewis

Senior Associate

Our business legal services

 Incorporations and complex share structures
 Shareholder, Partnership and LLP Agreements
 Terms and Conditions of Business
 Business startup finance

Meet our corporate team

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Meet Gemma Sumsion - Partner and Head of Corporate at Goughs Solicitors
Gemma specialises in commercial property and corporate matters acting for a range of private individuals, companies, partnerships, and financial institutions.
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Meet Jonathan Carter-Lewis - Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Team.
Jonathan specialises in all areas of corporate law, including: setting up a business, buying or selling a business, corporate agreements, corporate re-structure & growth, commercial contracts.

Our clients rate us as excellent


Professional, responsive and communicative at all times during the time they provided legal services to our business.

Chambers & Partners

The team is exceptional at grasping complex matters.

Paul Ealey

Gemma combines sound commercial judgement with a refreshing clarity and approach.  An excellent commercial lawyer.

J B, Melksham

Very helpful, efficient friendly staff. My business matter was dealt with very well. I would be happy to recommend Goughs Solicitors.

Legal 500

The commercial property team is very responsive and efficient. They are also very nice people to deal with!

T R, Chippenham

I have dealt with Goughs on a professional level for over 10 years. I have always found them to be a diligent and trustworthy company, always willing to help when I contact them. They are truly professional and hard working people. As a result of their ongoing professionalism and friendly manner, I always recommend them to my clients.

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