Company Law

The full range of commercial legal services to support you in business and in your personal life.

From thinking of setting up in business, through sole trader, SME and scale-up to international organisation, every company everywhere needs specialist legal advice from time to time, to ensure the smooth running and growth of their business.

We offer a wide range of commercial services to individuals and companies, providing practical commercially-minded advice quickly and cost-effectively. So that you can stay focused on what you do best.

Company Incorporation & Articles of Association

We draft articles of association and advise on the procedures and policies that derive from them, including the process for appointing directors and corporate governance.

Mergers & Acquisitions – Company Sales, Asset Sales, Management Buy-Outs

Comprehensive, practical guidance can be offered on every aspect of company acquisition and disposal. We can also manage all aspects of the due diligence process, leaving you free to focus on your business.

Directors & Corporate Governance

We provide legal advice and support for directors on their common law, fiduciary and statutory duties, and the responsibilities and liabilities of their role.

Commercial Contracts and Terms & Conditions of Business

Well-drafted contracts and Terms & Conditions of business ensure that a business’s dealings with its customers and suppliers run as smoothly as possible and help to avoid costly disputes. We advise on and prepare business-to-consumer and business-to-business contracts as well as Terms & Conditions of business for our clients.

Agency & Distribution & Franchise Agreements

Professionally prepared agent, distributor, licence and franchise agreements, with advice, should you need it, during the negotiation of these agreements. We also advise on how to deal with disagreements or disputes which may arise.

Shareholder, Partnership & Joint Venture Agreements

We provide clear, practical advice to clients setting up a new company, business, joint venture or partnership, and to existing businesses reviewing their governance and ownership arrangements. We regularly advise on partnership agreements and the structure of partnerships. We also prepare shareholders agreements and ensure consistency with the organisation’s constitution and articles of association.

Contractual Disputes & Debt Recovery

We provide advice on resolving a wide range of commercial contractual disputes and debt recovery, whether by litigation, negotiation or some form of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Shareholders Rights

We advise both minority and majority shareholders on the rights and remedies available to them.

Data Protection (including GDPR) and Privacy

We advise on a full range of data protection law, confidentiality law, information law and cyber-security issues in respect of client, customer and employee personal information.

We advise clients on the appropriate policies, procedures and cyber-security measures to have in place, in accordance with their obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Charlotte offers a free initial 30-minute consultation. Simply fill in the form on our free consultation page to see how we can help.

Our Company Law Solicitors

Robert Salame - solicitor and accredited mediator at Dickins Hopgood Chidley

Robert Salame

Solicitor | Accredited Mediator

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