Business Law

Whatever size your company is, whatever stage of its growth journey, it’s likely that at some point you’ll need legal support to help you achieve your commercial and personal objectives. We deliver legal support and solutions that’ll help you navigate the complexity of the associated legal requirements.

What is Business Law?
Maybe you’re looking to raise funds and expand operations. Or you have a mature business with more complex operating requirements. Maybe you’re a founder looking to exit the business. We deliver legal support and solutions that’ll help you navigate the complexity of the associated legal requirements.

We also cover the legal aspects of things such as the issue of shares to founders, owners, employees and investors. The sale and purchase of assets. Corporate governance and advisory issues. Our Business Law team works closely with our Business Tax, Employment Tax and Deals teams to ensure you get the best possible solution that takes into account all your business needs.


Buying & Selling Your Business

We help with the legal aspects when it comes to buying and selling a business for companies of all sizes. From across all sectors. Whether its for the whole company or just part of it. From reorganisations and restructures through to management buy-outs, employee ownership and joint ventures.

We work with management teams, owners, shareholders and investors to guide them through the legal requirements and process to a successful conclusion. We’ll help you address the risks and overcome challenges inherent in buying, selling or restructuring a business. Our focus is on making sure that the transaction progresses efficiently and you get the deal done in your time frame.


Business Contracts

Your business contracts should reflect how you want to do business and at the same time ensure that your interests are protected. We’ll make sure contracts are developed in line with your commercial circumstances and changes in legislation. We deliver different types of contracts and agreements for our clients. From one off contracts for high value and specific items through to standardised terms of business for agreements with suppliers and customers.


Shareholder Solutions

We can help you structure your business to help it grow and achieve your shareholders’ ambitions, all while guaranteeing the business runs smoothly day to day. That includes tax restructuring, drafting bespoke shareholder agreements, service agreements and articles of association.


Employment

Advice that helps you meet your legal obligations while being sensitive to your culture, staff morale and performance. We help with all aspects of structuring benefits and remuneration packages for your employees. From contracts and agreements through to employee benefits and shareholder agreements.


Real Estate

Real estate has many associated legal issues which cut across different areas. From commercial property where we provide legal input to owners, occupiers and investors. We cover all areas from acquisition and disposal of property, sale and purchase contracts to property audits and reviews.

When it comes to property development our specialist property lawyers can assist at all stages, from site acquisition to the construction phases all the way to realising development value and profit. We work with complex projects offering strategic advice at all stages of development whether that relates to real estate acquisitions, planning and construction legal requirements through to sales.

IT ALL STARTS WITH A CHAT

Ready to make it happen? We can help you think outside the box. Find the right solution to your needs in a flexible way. Whatever questions you have about your legal matters or the legal support we can provide, we’re confident we’ll have the answers.

Best of all we bring the added benefit of access to a whole range of CP services. Whatever questions you have, we’re confident we’ll have the answers. But go on, try us.

We like to build long term relationships with our clients. We’ll get under the skin of your business. We want to understand the challenges and the opportunities facing you. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach around here.

Pick up the phone. Or send us an email via the button below. We’ll arrange a time to talk. We have great coffee. Or we’ll come to you. Whatever suits.

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Reviews

PAUL, JAN 2024

“Excellent service for our first year audit.”

DAVID, JAN 2024

“R&D Claim: The results were better than expected. The additional cash will enable us to increase profitability”

ALAN, JAN 2024

“R&D Claim: The results were not as good as previous years. The additional cash will allow us to further invest in our R&D program.”

STUART, JAN 2024

“Great to have a personal relationship with the whole team. Always willing to help. Sometimes a little slow to respond on some issues (but then again so are we). Audit team are brilliant, bar audits far to long now owing to the amount of sample data we have to provide, which is hard when you have a small team and limited time.”

CLAIRE, JAN 2024

“Great team, and much improved communication and pro-active engagement over the past three months.”

MARK, DEC 2023

ROB, DEC 2023

“R&D Claim: Having worked with the R&D team at CP for a few years now, I had a good idea what to expect. As per usual they exceeded our expectations. The additional cash will allow us to invest in our fleet.”

RICHARD, DEC 2023

“Excellent service. Need to ensure pricing is competitive.”

DAVID, OCT 2023

“Good insights provided. Nice team to deal with. Need more consistency of team members and where this is not possible a better handover should be provided to new members. Need strong manager oversight on all audits, in particular where there are complex transactions etc. Improved communication between audit team and finance functions within the business.”

LUCIA, JUN 2023

“Final Packs are taking too long, communication”