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Start-ups

Starting a new business can seem a complicated and costly process involving a lot of red tape. Should you use a company, a partnership, or some other legal entity? How long will it take to set up? Will there be significant on-going expenses? Why are there so many Companies House forms to submit?

Clear advice

Our commercial lawyers are straight talking and very experienced when it comes to advising on new business ventures. We'll provide clear, pragmatic advice and you can expect us to be commercially-minded, accessible and to take the uncertainty out of the process.

More about our service

Our expert team of commercial lawyers, based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, has extensive experience of advising on starting new businesses. We'll provide clear advice on using the best structure, identifying key issues for founders to consider, directors' duties and the on-going reporting requirements. We'll act as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible.

We'll make sure you can build your new business quickly and effectively by helping you choose the correct trading entity, document the relationships between founders and make the relevant submissions to Companies House. We bring the benefit of significant experience and an understanding of both the commercial and the legal issues that new and growing businesses face. We have a highly rated commercial law team with an excellent reputation in the marketplace and proven experience in this field according to both Chambers and Legal 500.

Our approach to fees

We understand the importance of providing fee clarity and value for money. We offer fixed fee packages for a variety of different areas of work from incorporating new companies or other entities to drafting agreements between founders. If it's not possible to provide a fixed fee we'll provide a clear indication of the likely fee based on an agreed scope of work.