Starting a business

We are aware that for new businesses starting up, their cash flow is crucial. In our experience, however, new businesses should not put off the putting in place of the appropriate legal framework to help support and protect your business through its early years. We have therefore developed a range of start up packages to assist your business:

For Private Limited Companies / Limited Liability Partnerships

Formation of your Company / LLP
Shareholders’ Agreement / Members Agreement
Terms and Conditions of Trade

For Partnerships

Partnership Agreement
Terms and Conditions of Trade

For the Sole Trader

Terms and Conditions of Trade

If you would like to discuss one of these packages and be given an estimate of our costs, please contact us or fill in our Contact Us form and we will contact you.

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Do your Terms and Conditions leave your business at risk?

Anna Sivula, Solicitor in AMD’s Commercial team, explains why tailoring terms and conditions to suit your business pays off in the long run.

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GDPR: What Happens If You Don’t Comply

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).

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Everything You Need To Know About Registering A Trade mark

For most SMEs, all or part of the goodwill of the business will be held in the business name or brand logo. It stands to reason therefore that the goodwill is worth protecting.  Subject to meeting certain criteria, a business name, logo, strapline or slogan could be protected via registration as a UK trade mark.

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Does your business need a shareholders’ agreement?

Anna Sivula, Solicitor in AMD’s Commercial team, discusses the benefits of shareholders’ agreements.

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Do I need to Trademark my Company Name?

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.

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Checklist: Business Rates Exemptions for Empty Non-Domestic Property

This checklist sets out the exemptions from business rates for non-domestic properties.

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Have you checked the small print?

For most new businesses it is essential to commence trading at the earliest opportunity. In the euphoria generated by seeing a business idea turn itself into a stream of customers or clients, it is easy to lose sight of the importance of putting commercial safeguards in place before you start trading.

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What would happen to your business if you were not there to run it?

Andrew Jack and Florence Pearce, Solicitors at AMD raise the question every business owner should think about.

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From Start to Finish

Katie Hughes, Commercial Solicitor with AMD Solicitors looks at your Business needs.

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Becoming a property developer

Tony Moore, director of AMD Solicitors considers some of the legal implications.