The words ‘Company and Commercial Services’ and ‘Business Law’ do little to explain to our prospective clients exactly the services AMD provides and how we work with our clients.
Our company and commercial team act for companies, company directors, shareholders, partnerships and sole traders of all types, large and small. The AMD Commercial Team enjoy getting to know our clients, understanding where their business started and where they want it to end up.
When we are appointed company solicitors for a new client, we always make clear that we are on hand not just for drafting documents and helping with transactional work, but also for ongoing support. When a board of directors have a decision to make, we are on hand to offer the legal input which may confirm or reject a course of action.
It is our aim to ensure your short and long term objectives are planned with any potential legal implications in mind. With our considerable experience on board, you can plan proactively to anticipate and avoid legal issues so it is less likely you will need to call us as a reaction to a problem.
As a well-established Bristol law firm, AMD Solicitors look to build long-term relationships with our commercial clients as businesses and as individuals. Every business is different so it is important to us that we get to know you and your business so the advice and services we offer are tailored to your specific business needs.
Our clients also enjoy the benefit of our Clifton Village, Whiteladies Road and Henleaze offices which are located conveniently close to, but not within, the city centre all with plenty of easily accessible on street parking.
Our expanding company and commercial team can offer a full suite of services for our business clients. To read more on our range of services please take a look at the links on the left or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0117 962 1205 and ask to speak to a member of our commercial law team.
This year, there have been few political or legal developments that have dominated headlines as much as Brexit. If there is one topic that has come even close, it is the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Anna Sivula, Solicitor in AMD’s Commercial team, discusses the benefits of shareholders’ agreements.
A joint venture can take many forms. Taking the widest definition, this can mean a strategic arrangement between two or more businesses, where resources are pooled, to work together on a specific project or an ongoing basis. Joint ventures are a useful way of collaborating with other businesses and to combine different areas of expertise for targeted or general business purposes.
Grant McCall, Director and Commercial Corporate solicitor at AMD Solicitors, outlines the importance of conducting due diligence on a target business when considering whether to invest or buy shares in the business.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will replace the existing UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). The GDPR is intended to strengthen and harmonise data protection laws across the EU.
Shareholders are people (or companies) that have invested time or money into a company in return for shares (equity) in that company. Shares can have very different rights attaching, for example some shares carry voting rights, some are non-voting but where voting shares are concerned, it is important to ensure the relationship between the shareholders is documented.
The prospect of owning your own business can be challenging but rewarding. One way to achieve business ownership is to buy an existing and established business. When purchasing a trading business, either as a share purchase or asset purchase, it is imperative that legal risks are known and mitigated.
As a new business, the focus is always on generating clients and selling goods or services. Without a contract or terms and conditions of business, it will be difficult for a new business to clearly show what they have agreed to provide (and what they won’t do) for their charges.
Under the Equality Act (2010) companies are legally required not to discriminate against employees or potential employees due to issues such as race, gender, age or disability. These are examples of what the Act calls “Protected Characteristics”.
When the shareholders of a company fall out, it can significantly harm the commercial interests of the business. That is why it is so important to resolve any disagreements as quickly and effectively as possible, allowing you to move forward and continue developing the business.
The economy is said to be improving after several years of doom and gloom. Sometimes though, redundancy still raises its head. In such situations it is, of course, important for the procedure to be carried out within the law.
When starting out it can seem like a large expense to Trademark your company name or company logo but it’s something you should be doing if you want to protect your brand and invest in the future of the business. As a business grows, it may look to set up a franchise network, become a multi-site business or sell the business.