Wigan Business Lawyers
All new businesses need help when setting up and it can be difficult to know where to turn. Here at Alker Ball Healds we have the experience, expertise and enthusiasm to help you with all aspects of your business.
If you choose to buy business premises, we will handle the legal side of the purchase for you. We deal with small retail units up to large industrial premises.
If you are renting premises, we will advise you on the terms of the lease and what your obligations under it will be. If necessary we will suggest amendments to the lease or add provisions which will protect you or limit your obligations under the lease.
How to trade - Sole Trader, Partnership or Limited Company
You might be a sole trader, but if you are setting up your business with somebody else you might wish to trade as a partnership. We can prepare a Partnership Agreement for you setting out the obligations and responsibilities of each partner from the outset. This will be invaluable if there is a later dispute between you and your partner.
There can be benefits in setting up as a limited company. We can advise how this limits your personal liability and how shareholder agreements can be used to set out the obligations and responsibilities of shareholders as against each other.
Contracts for the supply of goods and services
We can review your trading terms and conditions and suggest amendments that might help reduce your liabilities, or receive more prompt payment of your fees.
We can review contracts with your suppliers of goods, services and equipment. We will advise as to your liabilities under such contracts. This will help you make an informed decision before you commit yourself to the contracts.
We can advise on all aspects of becoming an employer from preparing contracts of employment to drafting disciplinary policies and staff handbooks.
Tax and Accounts
We work closely with accountants on many different transactions. We have good relationships with quality, reputable, local accountants who we can put you in touch with, to ensure your business gets off to the right start.
We work on a fixed fee or an hourly rate basis depending on the type of work you want us to do for you. The basis on which we charge will be agreed with you in advance. If we charge on an hourly rate basis we will give you an estimate of the likely fees at the outset and this will be reviewed with you as your matter progresses.
To arrange an initial consultation, you can phone our specialist team on 01942 246241.