Business and commercial law

We can advise and help with all aspects of business and commercial law including:

Companies and partnerships

Whether you are an established business or a start-up, we are experts in drawing up agreements between shareholders, and partnership agreements, or amending those that you have. We can also set up limited companies and limited liability partnerships for you.

If you are a director, shareholder or partner in a business with a dispute with your fellow business partners or if you are a company or partnership which faces dissolution and breaking up the business we will represent you and advise you in negotiated settlements or proceedings that arise.

Are you looking to raise money to finance a business? We can advise on and negotiate loan agreements, security for loans, debentures and other transactions.

Terms and conditions

All businesses should have terms and conditions to protect them in their dealings with customers and suppliers or agents and distributors. We can review your existing terms and draft a set of agreements to protect you in these relationships.

Regulatory law compliance

Most businesses face regulations that control how they relate to consumers and the public. We can help you find the best ways to meet the regulatory requirements affecting your business from consumer credit, distance selling, rules against money laundering, data protection, to the Bribery Act.

Disputes with customers or suppliers

Disputes with customers or suppliers about contracts and deliveries can lead to costly litigation. Instruct us at the earliest stage to ensure that the best interests of your business are protected and we can save you money by achieving early cost efficient resolutions.

Data protection

Data protection and the internet is a growing problem for businesses with passing off actions and the need to protect copyright and trademarks.

Confidentiality agreements

Confidentiality agreements with prospective suppliers and agents are essential as well as with your staff.

Business acquisitions and due diligence enquiries

If your business is considering buying another business or part of a business we can act on your behalf. We are experts in all the enquiries and process you need to follow and will look after your best interests while understanding exactly what business people want when trying to close a deal. We are your ideal advisers on these transactions. We can deal with all property aspects and the share purchase agreements and resolve staff and TUPE issues and financial security issues.

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution

We undertake litigation and dispute resolution relating to all commercial, business, shareholder, director and partnership disputes, civil fraud and actions to protect assets or prevent loss and safeguard business interests.

Commercial disputes can be very damaging to a business.

When partners or directors fall out with one another, or a fraud is discovered, the right legal advice and a decisive plan of action is essential.

This may well involve going through the courts to protect assets, limit damage and to recover property or money that has been misappropriated.

We can handle urgent applications for injunctions and freezing orders.

These cases can involve:

  • Civil fraud,
  • Commercial contract disputes,
  • Director disputes,
  • Partnership disputes,
  • Disputes with customers, clients or contractors,
  • Recovery of assets,
  • Breach of trust,
  • Breach of directors' duties,
  • Breach of contract,
  • Breach of confidence.

Starting a business

If you are starting a business, we can advise and assist with all legal aspects.

Find out more about how we can help startup businesses.

Contact us to discuss your requirements

Please contact us to find out how we can help with business and commercial law problems.

How to contact Bishopsgate Law.