New Business Startup Solicitors
You may be thinking of launching one of the 400,000 plus new businesses that get started each year. If so, getting the basics right from the start will be essential to your success. We can help you put in place practical low cost solutions to help plot your business’s path to profitability.
Business Startups Legal Services
- Requirements to open a business
- Choice of sole trader, partnership, Limited Liability Partnership or Limited Company
- Forming a Limited Company or LLP
- Articles of Association
- Partnership or Shareholder Agreements
- Staff contracts
- Acquiring a Franchise
- Terms and conditions
- Investments and raising money
- Protecting and commercialising intellectual property
We can help you
Using our skills and experience, we will help you shape your new business into a sensibly managed and tax efficient entity. We will increase your chances of survival and growth, keep your costs under control and limit your personal liability and your exposure to risk.
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You can instruct Curwens to incorporate the company on your behalf. We will prepare the incorporation documents including the Articles of Association and we will prepare the statutory books to suit your requirements. Alternatively, if you have experience in these matters, you can incorporate the company yourself online but you may wish us to tailor the Articles of Association and produce a shareholders agreement.
You can instruct Curwens to prepare a Shareholders’ Agreement which can incorporate the following minority protections, depending on your requirements:
- Class rights
- Rights to directorship
- Drag and tag along clauses
- List of decisions requiring unanimous or majority shareholder consent
- Transfer restrictions
- Compulsory transfers
- Rights to financial and other information
- Quorum for members’ meetings and directors’ meetings
As of 1st January 2007 UK companies and LLPs require the following information on their website and in their e-mails:
- The company name (this might differ from the trading name)
- The company registered office (which must be a geographical address not a PO Box)
- The company’s registration number and country of registration
- An e-mail address where the company can be contacted (requirement not necessarily for e-mails)
- If the company is a member of a trade or professional association, membership details, including any registration number (requirement not necessarily for e-mails)
- It is also advisable but not essential for the business to place its VAT number on the website and e-mails as well.
Note – the information must be clear and easily accessible. However, for a website, it does not need to appear on every page; for example, the information can be included on an “about us” or “legal” page. For e-mails, the information can be contained in a footer.
Please contact one of our specialists for further information.