• Axminster: 01297 630700
  • Seaton: 01297 626950
  • Chard: 01460 269700
  • Honiton: 01404 548050

Overview

Services for Businesses

Running a successful business places many different demands on your time and requires expertise in several areas. We can assist your business to thrive by taking care of your legal requirements, freeing you up to focus on the day-to-day management. 

Our commercial law team specialises in providing legal advice to small and medium sized businesses. We deliver solutions which are appropriate to the scale and needs of your business. We will not over-engineer or over-complicate, nor will we give advice which is commercially unviable.  

Whether you are embarking on a new venture or running an existing business, our business solicitors are here to help you operate your business efficiently and profitably.

Just starting out?

If your business is just beginning, we will help set you on the right path for success. Getting everything established correctly at the outset will give you a solid platform for growth and avoid potential problems in the future.

Our business solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to help you get off to a good start and support you with:

  • Buying a business
  • Company formation
  • Partnership agreements and joint venture agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Terms and conditions of trading
  • Commercial property and leases

Running an established business?

Your legal requirements do not just stop with the formation of your new business. Maintaining compliance with the latest commercial law, changing statutory obligations and meeting the demands of a growing business requires regular legal input.

We are here to support your ongoing commercial law needs, including:

  • Selling a business
  • Development of land
  • Debt recovery
  • Commercial disputes

 To find out more, about what our Devon and Somerset based business solicitors can do for you, please contact us.

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