Company Law

The day to day running of a business involves an incredibly diverse landscape of elements.  Having experts by your side that you can call upon as and when you need them – people who really know your business – makes all the difference.

Here at Pickering & Butters we have a dedicated company law team who can offer you a wealth of legal knowledge, experience and clearly delivered information. Our aim is to support you so that you can reach your business and personal goals whilst staying inside of the law and protecting your best interests.

Why choose Pickering & Butters for company law?

Running a successful business isn’t just about great ideas. Careful planning and consideration are essential requirements not only in setting up your  business, but progressing forward, too. Seeking the support and specialist advice of a company law solicitor will certainly be beneficial in minimising risk, but it’s important you choose the right one. At Pickering & Butters, our team of company law solicitors are equipped with the vast experience necessary to provide practical, realistic advice to our clients. Whether you’re just starting up and want to make sure you’ve dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s across every commercial contract or you’re making the leap into a merger or acquisition but want help weighing up the risks and opportunities, you can count on us.

Well known for our commitment to client care, our company law solicitors appreciate that certain issues aren’t resolved overnight. That’s why we aim to be available around the clock, for times when it just can’t wait. At Pickering & Butters, we’re enthusiastic about building strong working relationships with our commercial clients. By gaining an in-depth understanding of your priorities, objectives and practical requirements, we can provide advice that’s truly tailored to your needs.

How can Pickering & Butters help you with company law?

At Pickering & Butters, our company law solicitors can advise you on a variety of issues, including:

Corporate restructuring

Corporate restructuring can either make or break a business. If successful, restructuring can make your company more efficient and profitable. However, your success will depend on a strong, well-developed strategy and a smooth implementation process. This is where you will benefit from the support of a specialist company law solicitor who can guide you through the restructure, identifying risks early enough to tackle them.

Mergers and acquisitions

Whether your company is considering expansion through acquisition or is being targeted for a merger, seeking specialist legal advice at the earliest opportunity will ensure you’re making crucial decisions with the utmost clarity and face minimal disruption to operations throughout the process.  Our company law solicitors will undertake careful planning to help you structure the deal in a way that suits your requirements.

Company disposals

If the time has come for you to dispose of the assets of your business or sell all or a part of your shareholding , gaining strategic advice from a member of our team will help you secure a smooth transaction and avoid all the potential pitfalls. By instructing one of our expert company law solicitors, you can guarantee that your commercial and financial interests will be protected throughout the process.

Buyback of company shares

In order to return wealth to your shareholders, it might be a good idea to repurchase shares from the marketplace. If successful, the buyback of company shares allows the ownership stake of each investor to increase. However, this can be a particularly complex transaction and there are detailed rules and procedures that must be followed. Seeking advice from our dedicated team will provide the essential guidance you need to ensure the buyback of shares drives profit for your business.

Partnership or shareholder disputes

Disputes of any nature can be extremely disruptive for a business; particularly when they involve partners and shareholders. When preventative action is not taken early, disagreements can easily evolve into bitterly fought conflicts, which eventually result in a breakdown in trust. With vast experience resolving business disputes, you can rely on the company law solicitors at Pickering & Butters to achieve resolution with the aim of minimising cost. .

Shareholder agreements

When establishing your business, it’s absolutely essential to draw up a shareholder agreement that accurately reflects your intentions, leaving no room for misunderstandings. Once in place, a shareholder agreement should prevent disputes from arising further down the line. At Pickering & Butters, our dedicated company law solicitors are here to help you ensure your shareholder agreements are bulletproof, allowing both parties to be on the same page from day one.

Retirement agreements

If one of your employees is approaching retirement, it’s vital to ensure that all the paperwork is in order to establish the rights and responsibilities of both parties. When a retirement agreement is drawn up, it should be tailored to meet the facts and circumstances surrounding your employee’s exit from the company and cover such key provisions as the date of retirement, agreed severance benefits and the release of claims. When you instruct one of our specialist company law solicitors, we will provide bespoke advice in relation to retirement strategies and assist in any negotiations regarding retirement packages with employees. Following this, we will help you to draft a precise agreement that reduces the risk of a legal challenge from your employees.

Our clients consider our dedicated company law solicitors their partners, always on hand to step in when strategic legal advice is required and ready to provide a commercial view. By instructing a member of our team, you will be able to rely on a legal safety net of specialists whose passion lies in helping businesses to thrive. Whether you’re newly established or old timers, our dedicated team will be here to provide business legal advice at the drop of a hat.

For strategic, tailored advice on all company law matters, please get in touch.