Commercial and Business Law Services
At Blanchards Bailey we have a team of experienced professionals dedicated to advising on all commercial and business law matters. There are three main areas of work – general business law and company matters, business property and employment law.
General Company and Business Law
Our commercial law team are able to advise you on all aspects of setting up and carrying on a business whether it takes the form of a sole trader, a partnership or a limited company and whether you are starting from scratch, buying an existing one or taking on a franchise.
We can handle all the documentation you will need – terms and conditions of business, contracts with suppliers and agents and, often overlooked but just as important, agreements regulating arrangements between the partners or shareholders in the business.
We can also help you protect your ideas and designs and to stay within all general and business law when you advertise and sell your products and services.
Although increasingly many smaller businesses now operate from home there will come a stage in the life of most businesses when they need premises from which to operate. With our long history of expertise in property matters we are able to advise you on all you need to know whether you are buying a freehold or taking a lease or short term licence.
We also act for a number of property developers and investors advising them on every stage of the legal process (and carrying out the related due diligence process) from the negotiation of the contract, through the drafting of transfer documents and leases and on to all the post completion work such as dealing with stamp duty and land registration.
With the seemingly never-ending extension of employee rights matters relating to employment law are of increasing concern to businesses. Health and safety issues, levels of pay, matters of equality, parental leave, time off for sickness to say nothing of the correct procedures to be adopted in cases of redundancy or other forms of dismissal and of course the complexities of employee transfers when a business changes hands – these are just some of the potential traps waiting to engulf the unwary.
Working with a highly specialised expert in this field we are able to give concise and prompt advice on all these matters.
When things go wrong
As in everyday life not everything runs smoothly in business: customers fail to pay, people break agreements, tenants default on the rent or breach the terms of their lease. We are able to advise on debt collection and property disputes (see under Disputes).