Specialist sector legal expertise for businesses

The South East and Thames Valley are great places to operate a business and we count a diverse range of companies – small and large, local and international – as clients.

We know that no two businesses are exactly alike, however, certain types of organisations and the environments they work within do have common attributes. Our experience of working within these vertical sectors means we have in-depth knowledge of the common issues and pitfalls and can give strategic advice on both cross-spectrum company law and more sector-specific regulatory issues.

We assist entrepreneurs, shareholders, SMEs, partnerships, investors and lenders, fulfilling the needs of all business types in a seamless and cost-effective manner in areas like employment, corporate, commercial, property and dispute resolution.

Legal Services for the Creative Industries

We work with theatres, festival and performance companies, venues, photographers, designers and advertising agencies to help them protect, diversify and develop their creative businesses. Whether you are a creative entrepreneur, or an established creative business, we can provide you with a tailored legal service to help you succeed with your objectives.

We can support you with a wide range of legal services including:

  • contracts & creative rights management
  • data protection & privacy laws
  • intellectual property
  • regulation & entertainment licensing
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • employment
  • property and leases

We help protect, diversify and develop creative businesses

Legal Services for Healthcare Professionals

We provide practical legal solutions and support to health care professionals and can provide you with a full range of specialist solutions tailored to your needs whether you are seeking to acquire or sell a practice, manage the retirement of a principal, have regulatory concerns or employment issues. We act for social care providers of all types including care homes, residential homes, nursing homes and domiciliary care providers. This enables our solicitors to identify common areas on which you may need specialist legal advice and offer you affordable legal solutions.

We offer legal services to a broad range of healthcare clients including:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Vets
  • Optometrists
  • Care Homes
  • Healthcare Professionals

We provide a full range of specialist legal solutions tailored the healthcare sector

Legal Services for Manufacturing Businesses

Our solicitors offer expert legal advice to businesses of all shapes and sizes, with particular expertise in the industrial sector and manufacturing. We know the pressures businesses in these sectors face including increased regulations, tighter margins and brand protection. Our team will work with you to ensure that your business runs smoothly and you are well placed for any hurdles you may encounter including:

  • negotiating contracts
  • corporate matters
  • dealing with disputes
  • commercial property
  • employment matters
  • mergers, acquisitions, disposals and exits

We know the pressures businesses in manufacturing face, including increased regulations, tighter margins and brand protection

Legal Services for the Technology Sector

We are experienced in helping clients in the technology sector at all stages of their growth, from start-ups needing funding to established businesses looking to acquire or exit. We have particular expertise in software, services and AI, and understand what is critical to business success in the technology sector. We advise clients on suitable contracts to manage the risks associated with IT supply, procurement and delivery. Our expertise includes:

  • fundraising
  • intellectual property protection and exploitation
  • data privacy and protection
  • competition law
  • regulatory compliance
  • mergers, acquisition and disposals
  • employment law
  • commercial property
  • dispute resolution

The UK is a world leader in innovation and technology and this is particularly prevalent in the Thames Valley area

Legal Services For SMEs and OMBs

Small and medium enterprises and owner-managed businesses are at the heart of our client-base, and as an OMB ourselves, we understand the issues that business owners face.

Whilst SMEs may span many industry sectors, they often share the same issues of limited time and resources and the need for cost-effective, practical legal advice. We can relieve owner-managers, directors, shareholders and investors of the burden of many of the increasingly complex legal administrative tasks they need to undertake to be legally compliant, enabling them to concentrate on running their business, and making compliance with law and regulation less onerous. Guidance is given every stage of your journey from getting established, investment, expansion through to exit.

Common areas we advise on include:

  • commercial contracts
  • shareholdings for founders, investors and employee shareholders
  • employment matters
  • commercial property
  • corporate restructuring and re-financing
  • funding and investors
  • disposals, purchases and management buyouts
  • resolving disputes

Small and medium enterprises and owner-managed businesses are at the heart of our client-base

Legal Expertise for Partnerships

Being a partnership ourselves, we understand the legal complexities of partnerships, and can advise on the commercial and strategic issues involved.

Our Corporate & Commercial team have prepared Partnership Agreements for all types and sizes of business and can guide you through all of the compliance requirements which are necessary to put in place to establish and register a partnership. We often provide advice on partnerships and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) in terms of:

  • forming the professional practice or partnership
  • dealing with mergers, demergers and conversions
  • managing partner issues and disputes
  • commercial property
  • employment
  • regulatory matters

If you or your partnership have a legal, business or regulatory issue, our team can help

Franchises & Agencies

We have a comprehensive understanding of franchise and agency businesses and can provide advice on transactions and legal matters for the complete range of the franchisor’s and franchisee’s, agent and agency, business and legal needs, from establishing and growing systems to managing relationships. We can handle everything from:

  • reviewing your existing franchise, agency and distribution agreements
  • intellectual property usage and protection
  • drafting new documents
  • exiting from agreements
  • assisting with dispute resolution

We provide advice on transactions and legal matters for the complete range of  franchisor’s and franchisee’s issues

International

We have a track record of advising overseas clients on setting up and running their businesses in the UK, across a wide range of sectors.

We work with the subsidiaries of overseas corporations, who value the local legal expertise we can provide for their UK-based operations. We are used to liaising with remote headquarters as well as local management to ensure a smooth and consistent approach to their legal requirements, with proportionate support and costs. If you are looking to build your presence in the UK, we can assist you with:

  • employment issues
  • setting up a UK trading entity
  • engaging with relevant UK regulatory bodies
  • understanding local regulation in your industry sector
  • drafting commercial contracts
  • commercial property

We work with the subsidiaries of overseas corporations, who value the local legal expertise we can provide for their UK-based operations

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