Corporate and commercial

Understanding your business is our business

Brian Auld

Head of Practice Area - Commercial

Company Commercial

Trading structures

The function of managing a business holds important decisions relating to the formal structure of the entity. These will be based on elements such as size, profitability and the financial and legal liabilities that exist within it, so there are good reasons to give this careful consideration.

As your business grows and develops, you’ll need to keep the structure under review to ensure it continues to meet the needs and reflect the position of the organisation.

At Brethertons our Company Commercial lawyers advise a wide range of businesses including single person start-ups or sole traders interested in incorporating, and large groups of companies looking to form PLCs. We specialise in less common structures like cooperatives, industrial and provident societies, unincorporated associations, community interest companies and charitable incorporated organisations.

The detail of your business structure is always shaped to fit, and we’ll prepare the documents that support, promote and protect your organisation. These deal with the internal workings – articles of association and shareholder and partnership agreements, for example. These documents cover the running of the organisations, decision making, effects of death, retirement and ill-health of the partners on the partnership and, more importantly, dispute resolution.

Working with accountants on tax issues, we advise customers on the full range of corporate considerations including the roles and responsibilities of directors, partners and shareholders. It means you’ll see the advantages and disadvantages of each option, and you’ll make the right decisions.

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