When running a business, there are all sorts of legal issues – both routine and more urgent – that you are likely to need to deal with. Having the right expert advice can help you to comply with all relevant legislation, avoid the possibility for legal disputes and add real world value to your business.

Ashtons’ corporate and commercial solicitors in Ipswich can help get your business on a firm legal footing, allowing you to run your organisation effectively while giving you peace of mind that you are protected against any potential legal issues.

We work with businesses of all sizes and industries right across East Anglia, providing proactive, business-minded legal advice and representation for all areas of corporate and commercial law.

Whether you need help structuring your business, making contracts and agreements, protecting your intellectual property or any other legal guidance for establishing and growing your venture, we can help. We are also here if you find yourself facing a legal dispute and need a fast solution that protects your business interests.

For creative, business-minded legal guidance in Suffolk, please contact our Ipswich office now.

How we can help your business with corporate law

Business structures

Starting a business or looking to restructure? The right legal framework is essential to your long-term success as it helps to define issues such as how much control you will have over decisions, how you will be taxed and your level of risk if things go wrong.

Our corporate lawyers in Ipswich will advise you on the different types of structures, their benefits and which best matches your needs. We can then assist you with all of the legal details that need to be taken care of e.g. registering with Companies House where required.

We can also assist with matters such as drafting and reviewing partnership agreements and shareholders agreements, as well as offering company secretarial services.

Corporate decision making

Efficient and effective decision-making is critical for any business. For companies, having a clear process for how shareholders will make decisions needs careful consideration to ensure you can make the right choices in the right way for your long-term success.

Our team can assist with developing and formalising your decision-making processes, including the use of written resolutions and the need for general meetings to pass decisions. We can also help you to define which types of decisions will need shareholder approval and how this should work for your business.

Terms & conditions

Your terms of business will be at the heart of every transaction you carry out with customers. They can help to define expectations and offer vital protection in the event of customer disputes.

Our corporate and commercial law team can talk you through all of the issues you need to account for when creating terms and conditions. We can then create or update your terms of business to reflect your needs and protect your business.

Find out more about our terms of business services.

Commercial contracts & agreements

When you need to make an agreement with another business, whether a supplier, landlord or any other commercial partner, it is essential that the terms of that agreement serve your overall business interests.

We can draft and review all types of commercial contracts and agreements for you, including:

Intellectual property

Every business has intellectual property. This might simply be your brand name and logo, or it could be more complex types of IP, such as product designs, technical innovations and databases. Protecting that IP can be critical to the long-term success of your venture.

Our corporate and commercial lawyers in Suffolk are experts in IP protection and IP disputes, so can help you to get the right legal protections in place for your intellectual property, as well as advising you on the action you need to take if your IP has been infringed.

Find out more about our intellectual property law services.

Licensing & regulatory compliance

Making sure your business complies with all relevant regulations and licensing rules is something you can’t afford to overlook. Getting this wrong could see you facing a heavy fine, damage to your reputation and might even cause your business to fail.

We are highly experienced in advising business on licensing and regulatory compliance, so can assist with everything from licence applications and appeals, understanding your regulatory obligations and dealing with any potential regulatory or licensing breaches.

Mergers & acquisitions

The right merger or acquisition can allow you to rapidly grow or diversify your business, but only if done the right way, with proper due diligence. Get this wrong and you risk harming your business rather than helping it.

Our corporate lawyers can help you to successfully navigate a merger or acquisition, making sure the deal you are looking at serves your overall business goals and that the process is carried out in a way that keeps you protected now and in the future.

Find out more about our expertise with mergers and acquisitions.

Corporate dispute resolution

Disputes can cost your business a lot of time, money and effort, all of which could be better spent driving your venture forward. Getting the right legal advice as soon as possible can allow you to find a cost-effective solution that fits the needs of your business.

Our business dispute resolution team can help you to find fast, effective solutions to both internal and external conflicts, saving you time and legal fees. In most cases, we can resolve business disputes without the need for court action, keeping things less stressful, as well as protecting your reputation and commercial relationships.

Find out more about our business dispute resolution services.

Contact our corporate & commercial solicitors in Ipswich

To discuss your business’s legal needs with our pragmatic and efficient commercial lawyers in Suffolk, please get in touch.


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