Business Start Up Packages
So, you have decided to start your own business. You will currently be filled with excitement and apprehension. Walker Rose Solicitors is here to reduce the latter and hopefully revel in the excitement with you!
Starting a business is difficult. There are several different aspects one needs to consider, such as:
- Determining the structure of your business
- Choosing insurance policies
- Handling premises negotiations
- Protecting your intellectual property
- Complying with human resources’ best practices
Walker Rose Solicitors is here to help.
You probably feel that there are a million other more important things to start trading than dealing with legal documents, after all its much more exciting creating a website and the branding than reading and negotiating a contract. However, if you want to protect your investment in your business, then having the right agreements and legal documentation in place, early on, is essential.
Why do you need start up legal documents and advice?
Simply put, to protect your business and reduce the risk of conflict arising. As we explain to all our clients, it is far better spending a few hundred pounds now and getting the correct legal advice and drafting, than having to spend thousands of pounds on a legal dispute that could have been avoided and which may end up damaging the reputation of your brand and end up in court.
In certain transactions, such as those between you, as a retailer, and a consumer, the consumer may have legal rights and as such you must be aware of them and ensure your legal documents (such as terms and conditions) comply with the law.
What legal documents will every start-up need?
The needs of each business are different.
Walker Rose Solicitors offer a free consultation to all new start-up businesses so we can advise you on the correct legal document you will require. Book your free consultation here.
The legal documents your business will use will depend on its legal structure and how your business interacts with suppliers, customers, lenders, borrowers, and other stakeholders. Examples include:
- Agreements with suppliers and customers
- Agreements between stakeholders (shareholder/partnership agreement)
- Director’s service contract for each director.
- Employment Contracts
- Legal documents on your website
Intellectual Property Protection: Protecting data, ideas, know how & other intellectual property (note business often overlook protection of its intellectual property. IP is not just designing and ideas, it includes things like the website content, customer database.
A well drafted legal agreement should also cover keeping secrets, however, if you are in a pre-contact stage of discussions and just exploring options for the argument is reached a confidentiality agreement (also called a non-disclosure agreement or NDA) can be very useful.
It can be extremely daunting venturing into the unknown. Before making the decision on how you will commence your business venture contact Walker Rose Solicitors for expert advice and discuss the key considerations you need to be aware of to ensure you are properly structured for growth, profitability and protection.
Before committing to a potentially large financial business venture commitment, we always advise our clients to only enter into a new business venture, particularly a start-up business, with their ‘eyes wide open!’ Also follow the tried and tested method of undertaking market research and preparing a business plan.
Our lawyers at Walker Rose Solicitors are always happy offer assistance, direction and drafting which can assist you, such as
- Conducting market research on customers and competitors
- Choosing a company structure
- Figuring out your insurance and tax requirements
- Developing your business strategy and sales forecast
- Writing your business plan
- Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of your business
Business Start Up Packages
Website Only - £1300 plus vat
- Standard Terms and Conditions (goods/services)
- Complaint Procedure
- Website Intellectual Property Notice
- Standard Website Disclaimer
Employment HR Documents/templates - £1500 plus vat
- Staff Handbook
- Offer Letter
- Employment Contract /Terms of Employment
- Directors /Executive Agreement
- Staff GDPR compliant Data Protection Policy
- Grievance & Disciplinary Procedures
Customer Documents - £900 plus vat
- Standard Terms and Conditions
- Complaint Procedure
- Date Protection Policy
Business Owner Documents: £1400 plus vat
- Partnership / Shareholder Agreement
- Director Agreement
Walker Rose Solicitors provides astute legal advice and the drafting of legal agreements, polices and documents to address your immediate and on-going business needs.
We can assist, negotiate and draft agreement terms with the co-founders, investors, employees, suppliers and customers.
We can assist whether you are a new start-up or an established business. We work for you to design ‘best practice’ doctrines ensuring and securing a smooth running and efficient workplace.
Walker Rose Solicitors provide sensible commercial legal advice and draft the agreements you need in place to reduce areas of dispute or at least provide a mechanism for the parties to resolve a dispute. We can help you grow and evolve safe in the knowledge that you, your business and your brand are protected and stand on a strong legal ground to move forward.
Our advice is always precise, resilient and affordable.
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