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
Jacqueline’s areas of work span contract and tort. She handles commercial matters both in the UK and the US as well as personal injury, clinical negligence, insurance and product liability.
Jacqueline has acted for both claimants and defendants in very high-profile, public interest cases. She has acted for local authorities and insurers as well as...
Justin is instructed by businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial and company matters. His expertise includes contracts, restraint of trade/restrictive covenants, agency, guarantees, data protection, company law, director, shareholder and partnership disputes, and insolvency.
Before joining Chambers, Justin worked for directory-...
I am a specialist in:
1. all kinds of company law including boardroom battles, management /shareholder conflicts, partnership and minority rights protection.
2. misrepresentation, breach of contract in sales of businesses
3. banking and financial services disputes including loans, guarantees, swaps and derivatives
My practice covers all aspects of Commercial and Contracts law. My experience in contracts drafting and contract dispute resolution is extensive. I am particularly strong on cases with ancillary technology or IP focused matters such as development agreements and software supply.
Whether you are an individual, a Small Business Owner (or Manager), a...
I have a broad commercial practice acting for companies, directors, banks and other financial institutions in disputes involving issues of agency, the sale of goods, franchise agreements, guarantees and commercial property. I also have extensive experience of company law, including shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions and winding up...
Robert is an experienced and sought after barrister who has an extensive commercial practice. He regularly appears in the High Court, County Court and various statutory tribunals dealing with high value cases as well as representing clients in mediations and other forms of ADR.
Robert is regularly consulted by clients at an early stage as to the...
Christopher Coyle’s specialisms lie primarily in the field of public and administrative law, although his practice also encompasses commercial and professional negligence litigation and advices. His practice regularly involves complicated matters concerning commercial disputes; insurance law; human rights law; procurement law; data protection; cross-...