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...
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...
David Kinnear undertakes domestic and international commercial and contractual work, drawing on twenty years of international business experience. He brings a lifetime of client-side perspective – calling on his own experiences working not just in the legal industry but in technology, banking, outsourcing, construction, digital media and cybersecurity....
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...
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...
I am an experienced High Court advocate with particular knowledge and specialism in:
• Minority shareholder disputes
• Unfair prejudice petitions
• Winding up petitions
• Partnership disputes
• Breach of contract claims
• Employee post-termination restrictive covenants
• Confidentiality and...