Business & Commercial

About PWJ Solicitors

We have served generations of individuals and local businesses, providing comprehensive legal advice.

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Keeping You In Business

Our business and commercial solicitors can offer advice and guidance on a wide variety of company, partnership commercial law matters from starting up to winding up. Our solicitors can offer both technical and pragmatic legal advice to help you with your specific business needs.

Our experienced business solicitors can provide assistance on legal matters for all types of trading entity including public limited companies, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, partnerships and sole traders, plus not for profit organisations including charities. We can work with you to ensure that the technical aspects of your business are managed in a robust and efficient manner.

Our solicitors can assist with:

Commercial Disputes

If you are an owner of a business and are in dispute with your fellow owners or the management of the business then we can advise you on your position and remedies available to you. Alternatively if you manage a company and you are in dispute the owners or other members of the management team we can advise you on your position.

Contractual Issues

We can advise on and draft commercial contracts and trading agreements dealing with a variety of matters faced by businesses. We have experience in drafting both simple and complex agreements and will be able to advise you on all aspects of the contract.  If you have a contractual dispute with another company or a customer then we will be able to advise you on your position and negotiate a settlement. We also offer debt recovery services. See dispute resolution and litigation section.

Directors’ Duties

We can advise directors on the duties they have to the company and all other stakeholders. The Companies Act 2006 sets out exactly what duties Directors have and we can advise both generally and on specific issues. We can also advise on allegations or potential complaints about a Director’s behaviour.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Sales of Business

We can advise on and draft the relevant contracts if you are acquiring or merging with another business or company. We will be able to advise you on asset and share purchases, management buyouts, and also on the transfer of staff (TUPE).

If you own a business and are intending to sell it then we can advise you on obtaining a valuation, negotiating the sale and drafting the contracts to enable the sale.

Partnership Matters

We can advise on and draft partnership agreements and ancillary documents. This includes advice on the type of partnership and limited liability partnerships (LLPs).

If you are a partner and are in dispute with other partners we can advise on your position and your dispute. See dispute resolution and litigation section.

Shareholder Agreements

Shareholder agreements are entered into by shareholders of a company if they want to set out how they are to manage their shareholdings. These agreements can set out how shares will be transferred or sold if a partner leaves or dies. We can advise on and draft shareholders agreements based on the particular requirements of the shareholders.

Starting-up a Business

Starting up a business can be a daunting task. We can advise on the type of structure the business should take – sole trader, partnership, limited liability company or public limited company.

We can advise on the documents required to start up the company including the articles of association. We can advise on appointment of directors and company secretary and the relationship between shareholders and directors. We can discuss and advise on funding methods and offer advice on business strategy. We can also discuss your staffing needs and the types of contracts your work force should have.

Terms of Business

We can advise on and draft your terms of business and terms and conditions to make sure that they protect your company but at the same are not deemed to be unfair. We have experience in drafting terms of business for various different companies.

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