Starting your own business can be a daunting prospect, but we’re here to help make those first steps easier, with practical guidance and expertise on the full range of legal considerations.
You may already have decided to set up and run your business using a particular legal structure, such as a company or an LLP – or you may need advice on the different options available to you. Either way, we provide advice specific to your objectives and needs, in plain English to keep things as straightforward as possible.
If you’re already running your own business, we’ll make sure you understand your various obligations and responsibilities, depending on the business structure you’re using. And we can provide ongoing advice at all stages of the business lifecycle to ensure your business is legally compliant and has the best chances of success.
Wortley Byers Law looks at your long term plans, too, and is closely involved in the creation and development of many clients’ businesses. In particular, we offer specialist help with structuring transactions, including tax advice. Getting us involved early on can help you avoid many of the pitfalls in today's competitive marketplace.
Whether you’re just starting out in business, or your business is already established but looking to forge ahead and expand, here are just some of the things we can help with:
- Incorporation of companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
- Companies and company law
- Company secretarial
- Directors’ duties and interests
- Corporate governance and common law
- Sole traders and partnerships
- Joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements
- Restructuring and organising
- Contracts and terms and conditions
- Intellectual Property