Business Law Expertise
We understand how such disputes can devour time and resources and sour relationships and reputations, and our advice is always given with these factors in mind. Typical disputes that we regularly help to resolve include breach of contract, negligence and unpaid debts. We appreciate the impact on a business of having to pursue a dispute and we listen carefully to understand the nature of the problem, as every dispute has its own nuances.
BUYING A BUSINESS
From start to finish in any business purchase, we provide the guidance, support and expertise necessary to complete the deal quickly and efficiently. It begins with careful planning. We will help you to plan the key milestones and make sure you’re ready at every step; aware of your obligations, recognising potential obstacles and communicating with the relevant stakeholders to keep up the momentum.
Seeking legal advice before signing on a commercial loan agreement can deliver you a better deal and save cost. From simple loan contracts to complex financing agreements, the experienced lawyers at The Law Firm Group can walk you through the terms and conditions to point out the pitfalls and benefits and give you the clarity you need to make the best choice for your business. We can also advise you whether there is room for negotiation.
If you’re buying or selling commercial property or entering into a lease, either as landlord or tenant, we can provide the expertise you need in this competitive market. Our team has specialist expertise in all manner of commercial property transactions, from the acquisition of single office premises and retail units through to industrial property.
Business reorganisation can deliver a number of benefits, such as making sure the firm’s future is in good hands, maximising its value in preparation for sale or restructuring its tax liabilities. Our lawyers are experienced in helping businesses to reshape without losing the essence of what makes them successful. With our expertise and network of professional contacts, we can help you achieve your goals with the minimum of upheaval.
SELLING A BUSINESS
When the time comes to sell your business, our expert lawyers can help you to maximise its value prior to going to market and advise you through every step of the sale to negotiate the best possible exit. Across a variety of sectors, the lawyers at The Law Firm Group have represented both buyers and sellers in numerous business sales and can bring valuable insight of buyer strategies and practices to the negotiating table.
STARTING A BUSINESS
Launching a new business can be as costly as it is exciting. By involving our expert lawyers early in the process, you will give yourself the best chance of keeping those costs under control. Our team of business lawyers is experienced in sifting through the fine details and helping you to avoid the common problems. Their personalised approach will fill you with the confidence to push the venture ahead to a successful launch.
What happens to your business after you’ve retired can have as much of an impact on you as it does on the business. You need legal advice from an expert with the human touch, who understands just how personal this process can be. The Law Firm Groups’ business lawyers have the experience and personal and strategic skills to help you put an appropriate plan in place and carry it through when the time comes.
We act for employers to help resolve workplace issues quickly and amicably, so you can get back to focusing on your business. If you have an employment concern, we strongly advise you to contact us at the earliest opportunity, as this may enable us to settle the matter through mediation. Our expert lawyers can advise you on employment matters such as Contracts, NDAs, Redundancies, Discrimination and more.
Personal Law Expertise
Our Wills team have the experience and personal touch to make the process as painless as possible and leave you with the peace of mind that your legacy is protected. We can help you draft your Will and will ensure that provisions are put in place for the safekeeping of your finances, estates and assets. We will take the time to make sure we fully understand your specific circumstances and wishes, so we can help you plan your estate carefully.
Having a will can be taken for granted, but it’s easy to forget that a will must be proved in court to be declared valid. It can be easy to forget this while grieving for a family member, but ignoring the probate process can result in a Will being declared void. Our probate solicitors will handle all of the legal paperwork, obtain the official Grant of probate, distribute assets and make sure you have the confidence that your loved one’s final wishes are respected.
When you need family-related legal advice, delivered with sensitivity and discretion, we have the blend of expertise and understanding to help you through what can often be a difficult time. Ask us for help with separation agreements, divorces, division of assets and debts, property transfers, co-ownership agreements, child support, child arrangements, and spousal maintenance. Our experienced family lawyers are grounded in a tradition of putting clients first and finding creative solutions.
PROPERTY & CONVEYANCING
Amid the inevitable tension of conveyancing, an efficient and personable lawyer can be the difference between completing with confidence and satisfaction and the whole thing becoming a nightmare. Our service is geared towards the former. We recognise how much people undertake conveyancing rely on their solicitor to provide expertise and reassurance and make sure we deliver a service that meets this need.
If you’ve been subjected to harassment or discrimination at work, or you’ve been the victim of wrongful dismissal, our expert employment lawyers can advise you on the best route to a satisfactory resolution. You can rely on our lawyers to handle your case with skill, insight and discretion. We will make sure you remain the focal point of our strategy but work hard to keep the pressure off you, as this can be a stressful process for victims who are not given adequate support.
LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) can be complex and require specialist legal advice. Our lawyers are experienced in advising clients on their options when it comes to assigning LPAs and ensuring that their wishes are properly applied. You have a number of options as to who you appoint and how your attorneys should act. We will explain all the choices available to you and make sure you are left with a decision that gives you peace of mind.
When a family member passes away, dealing with their assets can be a long, tiring and stressful experience. But it doesn’t have to be. We offer an experienced and supportive team ready to guide you through a difficult time and ensure your peace of mind. We will help you deal with every detail no matter how small or large, from ensuring that Inheritance and Income Tax are paid to making sure beloved family pets are re-homed. Our team will make sure your family’s interests are kept safe every step of the way
If you have a legal dispute that requires litigation, we have the expertise to build a robust case and represent you and your interests in court. Whether it’s a business dispute or one concerning you as an individual, litigation can be an effective tool in resolving the dispute and protecting your interests. We always recommend mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, but when litigation is the only solution, you can rely on our lawyers to provide you with practical advice.
PROPERTY & CONVEYANCING DISPUTES
If you have a dispute with a neighbour or some other disagreement involving your home, our expert lawyers can help you achieve a satisfactory resolution with a minimum of stress. Neighbour disputes can be deeply upsetting and stressful. Our lawyers understand the importance of a speedy resolution so you can feel relaxed in your own home. Our legal team will give you practical advice, based on their vast experience of such cases.
If you have remarried or entered into a civil partnership and have children from a previous relationship, we can set up a trust for you to ensure the financial security of your current spouse/civil partner after your death, whilst protecting your children’s eventual inheritance. Our lawyers are experienced in setting up trusts to protect your assets for the future. We listen carefully to your circumstances to understand your wishes making sure they are provided for in the best possible way.
Legal Law Expertise
Collecting money owed to you can be time-consuming and difficult if you don’t know the correct legal procedures to follow. The experienced lawyers at The Law Firm Group can help you to recover debts owed to you from either companies or individuals. We are specialists in debt collection and can remove the frustration of chasing non-payers from you.
We are skilled and experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution and can help you negotiate a settlement that keeps emotional and financial damage to a minimum. Whether you have a dispute with a neighbour, a family member or a business, you can rely on us to treat the matter with sympathy and discretion and advise you on the best approach.