Setting up a Business

Whether you’re setting up a business for the first time, or this is a next step towards business growth, ensuring your business is set up properly will save you time, money and any extra stress further down the line. Our Corporate and Commercial solicitors have years of experience in helping business owners to get their business up and running, and to help with any obstacles you may face along the way.

How do I structure a business?

How you decide to structure your business will depend on a number of factors, including the type of business, the ownership structure, how many people you plan on employing and what your long-term business plans are. It’s important that you’ve carefully considered your options from the outset, which is where our expert solicitors can step in to advise you.

Our Corporate and Commercial lawyers will help you to ensure all necessary contracts, such as terms and conditions and shareholder agreements, are in place. We also have our Commercial Property and Employment solicitors on hand to advise on any other elements such as purchasing a commercial property, leasing business premises or getting employment contracts or policies in place.

How we can help

Our team of Company and Commercial lawyers boasts a strong mix of skills and experience in advising local, national and international companies, as well as familiarity with a broad range of industries.
We have a strong track record of success for our clients, helping them to protect their commercial interests and add value to their businesses.

While we are based in Bristol, we work with businesses and individual entrepreneurs all over the South West and further afield. To get in touch, call us on 0117 325 2929 or fill out our online enquiry form.


How can we help you?

We’re here to help. Please fill in the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Or call us on 0117 325 2929.

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