Whether you’re just getting off the ground or are long established, your goal as a business is to increase profitability. As your dedicated legal experts, our goal is to help you achieve your potential.
At Devonalds, we help businesses overcome the legal challenges that stand in their way of success. Working closely with businesses from a wide range of industries across Wales and beyond, our commercial solicitors are equipped with the experience necessary to provide you with the legal support, strategic advice and tailored solutions you need to grow and expand.
How can Devonalds’ commercial solicitors help you?
Part of running a successful business is about identifying potential areas of risk or opportunity early enough to take action. Here at Devonalds, our team of commercial law solicitors are passionate about working with like-minded professionals to do just this; acting as your legal safety net through new and exciting ventures. When it comes to corporate and commercial law, the services we offer include:
Setting Up, Start Ups + Company Formation
If you’ve recently decided to launch your own business, whether it’s a start up, or a merger, it’s likely you’ve thought a lot about your long-term goals. However, the initial process of starting up can be a legal minefield for those unfamiliar with what’s involved. From corporate structures and tax considerations to protecting your intellectual property and drafting your terms & conditions, there’s a lot to take on and little room for error. With a helping hand from our commercial solicitors, you will gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing your interests are protected and all the relevant legal documentation is in place. That way, you can focus on the future and start growing your business.
- Partnership & Shareholder Agreements
If you’re not alone in your business venture, you may decide to create a partnership. In this case, all of the partners will be jointly liable for the debts and obligations of the business, and will all be entitled to share equally in the profits of the partnership. Should you choose this approach, it’s vital to ensure that each partner is on the same page. At Devonalds, we help business owners to negotiate and draft partnership agreements, providing a record for all members to refer to should circumstances change. Our commercial law solicitors are also able to help draft Shareholder agreements, allowing you to avoid any unnecessary stress and potential disputes with your colleagues in the future.
- Commercial Contracts
Commercial contracts exist in almost all businesses as a means of establishing a company’s intent and legal position. Whether it’s with a customer, supplier or employee, a contract is simply two parties agreeing to exchange a service in return for payment. Therefore, ensuring the contract you sign reflects your requirements and says exactly what you want it to say is essential in avoiding costly, time-consuming disputes. With over 30 years experience in negotiating and drafting various types of commercial contracts, our experts are here to help you prepare and enforce these legally binding agreements.
- Business Transfers
Whether you’re acquiring a business or selling your own, gaining legal advice from a commercial law specialist will ensure that your interests are protected throughout your business transfer. Before you dive into any decisions, there are a long list of considerations you should make regarding employees, assets, domain names and intellectual property as well as how the transfer will affect any commercial contracts. When you instruct a member of our team, we’ll assist you with the preparation of sale contracts and provide practical legal advice on all aspects of the transfer to ensure a smooth transition.
Why choose Devonalds’ commercial solicitors?
Here at Devonalds, we’re proud to offer the specialist skills of our expert commercial law solicitors to businesses throughout the South of Wales. When you instruct a member of our team, we’ll always take the time to understand your unique requirements and objectives, building a strong working relationship with you in order to deliver bespoke advice that meets your needs.
Whether you need help establishing your company, you’re unsure about which clauses to include in a commercial contract or the time has come to acquire or dispose of your business, our solicitors will provide the legal support and guidance you need to achieve your potential. Regardless of how complex your issues, we’ll always keep things simple and straightforward, keeping the time and fuss to a minimum.