Commercial Contracts & Commercial Disputes – Protecting your business from beginning to end
Josiah Hincks Solicitors mission is to protect your business. While our Business Defence Solicitors usual role is to provide expert advice when your business is being attacked, for example through regulatory prosecutions or other quasi-criminal proceedings, we also provide pro-active upfront protection to your business in a variety of ways.
Getting the right Company structure is important. While most think of Limited Liability Companies to protect or limit your liability, there are other structures to consider.
From sole traders, partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), Limited Partnerships, Limited Companies (LTDs), Public Limited Companies (PLC) the structure of a company is a tax issue, a protection issue and a management issue. Our expert commercial solicitors can help you decide, and then put in place, the correct structure.
Relations between partners/shareholders/directors
It is vital that the relationship between the key stakeholders in any business is documented, to avoid an internal dispute being an “attack” from within.
We therefore advise all businesses to put in place proper Shareholder Agreements or Partnership Agreements, to govern the relationship.
Terms and Conditions, Contracts and Policies
Whatever your business does, to maximum protection from commercial attacks it would be wise to ensure that you put in place certain commercial documents.
We would suggest that any business has in place Terms and Conditions with its customers and potentially with its suppliers. With business customers, T&Cs can limit and exclude liability for things like loss of profit, which means that in the event that things go wrong and your customer tries to bring a claim against you, you are in a better position to be able to dismiss the claim or pay a minimal amount out.
It is also important that, aside from standard terms and conditions, that any business puts in place properly considered commercial contracts. This could be for the purchase of brand new machinery, the supply of goods/services or land/property transactions. Our business defence team will be able to assist whatever the circumstances.
Putting in place policies and procedures is critical as well. Although we can help with employment law matters, we can also put in place documents such as:
- Human Rights
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
These documents are often now requested by large corporates if you supply to them.
Fundamentally, in order to provide the best level of protection to your business, our team of expert solicitors can carry out a full audit and make recommendations to put in place relevant documents. Get in touch with our Business Defence Solicitors now for further information.
Commercial Disputes – Commercial Litigation Specialists
An attack on your business could be as a result of a non-payment of invoice for services or goods supplied, or a breach of contract or negligence or some other issue from which a dispute arises.
Our commercial litigation solicitors at Josiah Hincks can help defend or pursue any type of claim including:
- Shareholder/partnership disputes
- Intellectual property disputes
- Breach of Contract / Sale of Goods / Supply of Services Disputes
- Negligence Claims
- Banking & Finance Disputes
- Professional Negligence Claims against solicitors, barristers, accountants, financial advisors
- Plus much more
Contact our Business Defence Team for initial advice now.