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At what point should you consult a solicitor when starting a business?

For anyone interested in starting up a new business, the excitement can become quickly overwhelming. With so much to take on and consider, starting a business is very different in reality than the idea suggests. It’s very hard to start a business without any kind of professional assistance, yet a service many people forget to involve in the early stages is a commercial solicitor.
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When should I write a will?

Your will is an important document that outlines what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die. It gives you the power to express how you would like your estate to be distributed.
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Why Heads of Agreement are important for Asset Purchase Agreements

A business can be sold by selling the shares or selling the assets. When the assets are being sold, rather than the shares, it is important for the buyer to ensure they know as much as they can about the assets they are buying and making sure they do not acquire any unexpected liabilities of the business.
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3 things to consider when moving your company to a new location

Making the choice to relocate your company takes in-depth research and careful preparation, for example accounting for all time implications and budgeting for and financing the relocation costs. Here are 3 considerations which should help to minimise the risk of business disruption.
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How do company buybacks work for private limited companies?

A company buyback or share buyback is when a company buys back, shares from a shareholder. Companies may issue shares in order to raise capital, and each share represents an ownership stake in the company. When a company buys back its shares, the shares can be cancelled or placed into treasury.
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Ensuring a shareholders' agreement is in place for companies

Setting up a company allows you to build something of your own, an opportunity to take risks and be in control of the decision making process. Any company that has 2 or more shareholders should consider the benefits of a shareholders’ agreement at the earliest opportunity, on incorporation or as soon as possible thereafter.
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Does Marriage Affect Your Will?

Marriage automatically revokes a will that has been made previously, leaving it invalid. This means that if you have a will written out and have since married or remarried, you will need to revisit this document to ensure that your estate will still be passed on as you wish.
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Determining Employment Status

There are a number of employment statuses and the relationship between employer and employed person may be difficult to determine. Ultimately it is the Employment Tribunal which will determine the actual relationship. This article explores some of the possible relationships.