When you become involved in a business with another person, you will need to make sure it will stand the test of future changes in circumstances.  Astle Paterson can help you avoid pitfalls and ensure your business is built on secure legal foundations. You can be confident your legal requirements are taken care of, so you can get on with growing the business of your dreams, safe against future uncertainties.

Structure and finances

To ensure your business is built on the best legal footing, our solicitors provide advice on the different options available for your best results – including balancing commercial risks against possible tax benefits.  Options include partnerships, limited partnerships and company structures – including the incorporation of a bespoke company to your order and funding, finance and insurance options.

Legal responsibilities

Depending on your type of business, there may be a number of legal requirements and responsibilities to be considered. These could include product liability, professional indemnity insurance and/or contract terms. Our solicitors will take care to explain these to you.

Commercial or trading agreements

As your business grows, your relationships with suppliers and customers or clients will become both more valuable and vulnerable. Astle Paterson will guide you on the optimum route to protect the on-going interests of your business and to minimise risk.


When considering growing your business, it is important you are comfortable with the various procedures and responsibilities surrounding employment. Astle Paterson have a specialist Employment Law Team to guide you through the complexities of this area and to protect any confidential or intellectual property rights from a departing employee. We will also assist in offering options to motivate employees to stay – from bonuses to share options (of various kinds).

Please contact our knowledgeable Corporate department for an introduction to our services on 01283 743962 or email enquiries@astlepaterson.co.uk

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