Business & Finance
Specialist lawyers have a great deal of experience in advising all sizes of businesses on corporate law. This can include:
- Articles of Association
- Directors & Shareholders
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Contracts / Transactions
- Insolvency & Liquidation
- Venture Capital
- Intellectual Property
- IT and E-commerce Law
Disputes between businesses can lead to costly litigation. A specialist solicitor can advise your business on the options available and how to reach a solution.
There are alternatives to court proceedings and include:
Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Insolvency and bankruptcy law govern the position of businesses and individuals who are in financial difficulties and cannot meet their outstanding commitments. A specialist solicitor will negotiate personal and company insolvency proceedings and drafting insolvency agreements. They can also take steps to liquidate debtors and appoint a liquidator or act on behalf of creditors.
Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs)
Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) allow your solicitor to negotiate with your creditors and set up a realistic and affordable repayment plan.
Managing your cashflow can be one of the most time consuming aspects of running a business. Slow payers can often lead businesses unable to pay their own creditors.
A business lawyer can help with recovering your debts, freeing up your time to concentrate on the main core of your business. Some specialist debt recovery firms offer a ‘no recovery , no fee’ option for smaller claims.
A solicitor can help with a wide range of matters relating to welfare benefits as well as how to apply for benefits such as Child Benefit, Council Tax, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance and Working Tax Credit. Legal Aid is available in some cases.