Every business needs legal advice. Whether you are a start-up or battle hardened enterprise there are always issues that need expert attention.
Should that be a limited company or a partnership? What the benefits of incorporation? Perhaps a sole trader? The pro’s and con’s are there to be taken into consideration.
What about the premises? It is difficult to run a business from a shed. Are you buying or, more likely, taking on a lease? A licence? What is that?
What about your employees? Contract of employement? Employee handbooks? Probationary periods and disciplinary hearing? Organisation of working time? Annual leave? Dismissals and redundancies? Bullying and harassment at work? All those issues will have to be addressed at some stage. You really don’t want to be exposed to all the pitfalls of employment legislation and possible compensation claims from your employee that can reach up to 2 wages.
Perhaps you would like to buy a business as a going concern? That can also be done but there are a few things to watch out for. We’ll be on the lookout for you. There are also a few ways of doing that. We’ll help you choose the most appropriate one.
When you have already worked enough the time comes to close the shop. Or rather sell? But how? What about the employees? What to avoid when selling a business?
We can help with all of the above and advise you on quite a few other matters. Contact us to make an appointment and discuss the matters.