For your business

Legal Services For Business

Freemans advise and assist our business clients on a wide range of legal matters, including commercial property, company and commercial law, employment, immigration, business crime, regulatory matters, and litigation/dispute resolution. This means we can offer a comprehensive commercial law service for your business, whatever your needs.

Our team is well respected for its skill and proficiency, experience and commercial know-how that will support your business’s needs. Our approach is both legally precise and commercially astute. We can work to tight deadlines, provide clear advice and act quickly to protect your business interests.

For help, please get in touch by calling 020 7935 3522 or use the contact form on the right to ask a question and get a swift response.

Company and business law

Having the right legal framework in place for your business and commercial relationships ensures that you can achieve your commercial goals while staying legally protected.

We can help you get your business up and running, expand and take on new clients, ensure you comply with your obligations under company law and assist you with buying or selling a business or company. We draft tailor made documents for your business.

We can advise you on a number of aspects of company and business law, including:

  • Commercial contracts e.g., agency, distribution, franchise
  • Structuring a business or company
  • Buying and selling a business, company or assets
  • Mortgages, debentures, guarantees and securities  
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Service Contracts
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Terms of Business
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements  

Commercial property law

Owning, buying, selling, leasing and building/developing commercial property all come with legal issues that need to be handled correctly to protect your investment and allow you to meet your business goals.

Our commercial property lawyers regularly support developers, investors, lenders, commercial landlords and business tenants.

Our team can help you with commercial property issues including:

  • Buying and selling property
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Development
  • Planning matters
  • Environmental and construction issues
  • Rent reviews
  • Lease renewals
  • Service charge, dilapidations, forfeiture and recovery of possession issues
  • Mortgages, debentures and securities

Employment law

When running a business, you need to be able to manage your employees effectively while ensuring that you remain compliant with the UK’s strict and ever-changing employment laws.

Our employment law solicitors can help you create a strong legal framework for dealing with your employees, limiting the potential for any problems. Where employment issues do arise, we can help you resolve them swiftly and cost-effectively while minimising any damage to your reputation.

We regularly support employers with a range of issues, including:

  • Settlement Agreements and Negotiated Exits
  • Contracts, Policies and Procedures
  • Disciplinary, Capability and Grievance Procedures
  • Business Transfers, Outsourcing and TUPE
  • Redundancy and Restructuring
  • Leave and Flexible Working for Parents and Carers
  • Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Discrimination
  • Restrictive Covenants and Injunctions
  • Defending an Employment Tribunal Claim

Business dispute resolution

Legal disputes involving your business can be time-consuming and expensive to resolve, as well as being a serious distraction from the day-to-day running of your operation.Business dispute resolution

Our business dispute resolution team can help you quickly find positive and commercially efficient outcomes from your disputes. We will help you avoid the need for court action wherever possible and allow you to focus on running your business. Where this is not possible and your case proceeds to court we provide specialist advice and support throughout.

We can advise you concerning a wide range of business disputes, including in these areas:

  • Debt Recovery and Insolvency
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Residential Landlord and Tenant 
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant 
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Company and Business Related Disputes
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Commercial Drafting 

Business Crime

If you or your business face a criminal investigation or proceedings, this can carry the risk of significant financial and other penalties, as well as damage to your reputation.

Our highly talented business crimes defence team is made up of outstanding litigators and advocates and are a wise choice if your business would like advice on compliance, or is facing an investigation or a prosecution.

In December 2017, Freemans Solicitors was awarded the title of Business Crime Law Firm of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards. We have also been recommended in the leading legal directories of quality lawyers. We will provide first-class help across a comprehensive variety of issues.

We can assist your business with issues including:

  • Police station representation
  • Financial crime
  • Proceeds of crime
  • Commercial motoring offences
  • HMO and other Housing Act investigations/prosecutions
  • Health and safety and trading standards investigations/prosecutions

Regulatory/disciplinary law

Depending on the nature of your business or profession, there are likely to be a large number of formal legal requirements that you need to comply with. If you are accused of failing to do so, it can harm your business and your reputation, as well as the risk of other significant consequences.

Our regulatory law lawyers can come to your assistance from the outset, proving professional guidance and advice throughout the often very stressful process.

Insolvency

If your business is facing insolvency, it can be a confusing, intimidating and highly stressful experience. Getting the right legal advice at the earliest opportunity can help you minimise the personal and professional fallout and ensure you fulfil all of your legal obligations.

Our litigation team includes a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with many years of experience who can guide you through the entire insolvency process, providing expert advice on both contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters.

We can advise you concerning insolvency issues such as:

  • Debt recovery
  • Debt enforcement
  • Bankruptcy
  • Winding up petitions
  • Liquidators claims against directors
  • Directors disqualification proceedings

Immigration law

The law surrounding the employment by your business of foreign workers is incredibly complex, and the governing regulations are known for being extremely stringent. Non-compliance can lead to serious penalties and far-reaching consequences. Our specialist team can advise you and assist to ensure that your business is compliant in the following categories:-

  • Tier 1 Investor
  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  • Sponsorship Licences