Expert legal advice when Starting a New Business.

Our experts can provide tailored guidance on business structure and formation, director duties, commercial agreements, cash flow and terms to get your business started on the right foot.

Starting a business is both exciting and daunting.

Having the right support at your side can help.

Having advice you can trust is invaluable when starting a new business. Our team have helped entrepreneurs get started and reach their desired strategic objectives.

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Our experts at FBC Manby Bowdler have many years experience in helping entrepreneurs set up a new business and can help with a variety of aspects, such as:

Business structure & formation

Directors duties

Suitable professionals e.g. accountants/bankers/insurers

Commercial agreements

Employment Contracts

Terms & Conditions of trade

Protecting Cash flow

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Our approach is innovative, uncomplicated and always transparent so you know at all times what we are undertaking on your behalf and the costs involved.

- James Sage

If you have an enquiry in relation to a Corporate matter or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.

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Did you know we offer a free legal review to all businesses?

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many factors which need to be considered when starting up a new business. One of the first things you will need to consider is what form of business you will be setting up. Types of Form are:

  • Sole Trader
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Limited Company
  • Partnership
  • Corporation
  • Non-Profit Organisation
  • Cooperative

Whilst we understand that all business partnerships start with the best intentions, we would highly recommend that all parties involved with the business enter into a partnership agreement. Having an agreement in place will minimize the chance of disputes.

There are many factors to consider when setting up your business. From a legal compliance point of view you may require a licence or permit to operate your business. Alternatively, if your business is a limited company with a number of shareholders then the shareholders may wish to enter an agreement to govern how certain decisions concerning the company are passed. This agreement is called a Shareholders Agreement and we can advise companies or individuals on preparing this.

This will largely depend on the needs of your business and how you intend to trade. If your business only operates online then you may decide against acquiring or leasing a commercial premises.

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Abigail Noakes

Apprentice Solicitor

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Andy Gough

Paralegal

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David Preece

Partner

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James Sage

Partner

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Jaspreet Kler

Solicitor

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Millie Grundy

Paralegal

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Stuart Rea

Partner

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What Our Clients Say
 

Stuart Rea handled our unusual and complex matter with professionalism.  He understood what we wanted to achieve and gave us very clear guidance on our legal position - even though we did not necessarily want to hear the advice it was essential to our charity understanding our legal position and therefore making lawful decisions.  He also worked to the very tight timescales that we needed.

Stuart Rea

Mr Soulsby

 

David Preece gave us timely and relevant advice on a share purchase agreement:  we needed the key risks and implications explaining to us and he did that in a clear and direct way.  The service was good quality and good value.  Would definitely use the firm again.

David Preece

Ms Henry

 

I used FBCMB for a business/commercial and found them to be helpful, professional and informative.  Their costs were as quoted.  I would recommend them and if I need their services in the future I would certainly use them again.

Jaspreet Kler

Ms Plant

 

David Preece of FBC Manby Bowdler's Corporate Team could not have offered more support and understanding in the complicated process of buying multiple businesses. I received the peace of mind, step by step updates and complete support that helped the whole process complete smoothly and on time. FBC Manby Bowdler look after our entire legal business.

The knowledge and support we receive across all departments is exemplary and gives us the space we need to concentrate on our core strategy. Knowing that we have industry leading professionals available when we need them gives us the confidence and peace of mind we need to grow our business, whether that includes acquisitions, possible litigation, commercial matters or human resourcing considerations.

FBC Manby Bowdler have the experience and the approach which can fit any size of business. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.

David Preece

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