You own a business. Or you are the chief executive, managing director, human resources director or chief financial officer of a business. Your business could be small and growing or it could be big. The common link is that, every day, you will be faced with many issues all of which are to do with the law in one way or another. The law is at the root of all business. That is why there are many corporate lawyers who specialise in business and commercial law.
It is almost certain, also, that in your business you will face legal problems that need solving. It could be an employment issue, or a contractual matter, or to do with property or premises. Most of these issues are day to day matters which are dealt with during the course of business and don’t present any problems.
But what happens if you have a difficult legal problem? For example, an employee has started a grievance procedure; your supplier has failed to honour a contract; a customer is complaining that your product is defective; a competitor has stolen your invention; your landlord has served notice on you to vacate the premises with no good reason. Any number of things can go wrong where you need good legal advice to inform you of your rights and to give you the confidence to know what to do. If you have a big dispute that is escalating into litigation, you will need a corporate lawyer to defend you or to take your case forward.
The best advice is: see advice from a barrister who is an expert in corporate law as soon as possible, because it will save you money in the long run.
Why use a barrister?
Why use a barrister rather than a solicitor? Barristers are best placed to draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use his or her advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing. Above all, as experts in the law and with experience of knowing how cases turn out in courts, barristers will provide you with exact guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next in any legal matter.
Select your barristers
I am authorised to coduct litigation. This means a 1-stop-shop. Not all Public Access barristers can receive papers on your behalf or deal directly with the Court. I am a South African trained barrister (advocate), I have been in my own practice for many years, including working with all types of clients. I have been interviewed on Sky News. I...
Hermione’s Company law practice includes shareholder disputes, derivative actions, unfair prejudice petitions, claims against directors for breach of fiduciary or statutory duty, director’s disqualification and partnership disputes.
Her insolvency expertise ensures she is adept at handling how these two areas overlap and she is...
Paul has a substantial and long-standing commercial practice, appearing regularly on contentious and high-value claims in the County Court and High Court on behalf of both professional and private clients alike. Paul is frequently instructed at an early stage to advise clients and to draft pleadings. He is content to advise either in conference or in...
I have wide experience of business disputes, involving shareholders, directors, employers/employees, contractors and counterparties to transactions. I can handle a case from the initial advice stage to the end of a trial, assist as and when required, or help just with a specific query. Whatever the level of service you require, it will be delivered, in a...
James has advised and conducted numerous cases for litigants disputing large sums of money, including building contracts.
James is a barrister with very wide experience at the Bar, particularly but not exclusively in civil matters. He has a special experience in property litigation including cases in the higher courts.
My expertise is in advising and representing clients on matters relating to commercial disputes; fraud; criminal and professional investigations; insolvency and bankruptcy; professional conduct/discipline and private prosecutions.
With over 30 years’ experience as a barrister and holding a license to litigate (awarded in 2014), clients directly...
- I am a very experienced adviser and advocate, whether it is a standard company or business problem, or you are the victim of fraud in your business.
- I give practical, hands-on advice, with a view to securing the best result for the client at the least cost.
- I am dedicated to working hard for my clients and, if needed, am available...