Business Law

Frequently asked questions

What structure should I use for my new company?

What does sole trader mean?

What does limited company mean?

How do I set up a limited company?

What types of business partnership are there?

How can you help me in the sale or purchase or a business?


Company and commercial law

Our company & commercial team advises clients through every stage in the development of their business.

We support businesses of all sizes in all aspects of commercial law, from consultations on general business legal matters through to drafting and negotiating terms and conditions of business or acting in mergers and acquisitions.

Whether you are setting up your first company, planning to invest in a business or have been trading for a considerable period time, our emphasis is on understanding your practical business needs and offering tailored solutions in a clear and non-legalese manner.

Company Structure

We specialise in identifying and establishing the right structures, the right relationships and the right legal frameworks to facilitate business growth and success.

We have particular expertise in company and business sales and purchases, joint ventures, partnership and shareholder issues and agreements.

Business Growth & Re-Structuring

For established and growing companies, our specialist team provides the full range of specialist services required to reorganise, expand, finance or buy and sell companies, including:

  • Setting up complex shareholder, partnership, director or joint venture agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions - buying or selling companies or businesses including specialist legal implications in areas such as employment.

New Businesses

Our services for new business start-ups include:

  • a great value fixed-fee set up package covering everything you need to get started
  • setting up an llp, partnership or limited company as appropriate
  • establishing basic shareholder agreements
  • putting contracts of employment in place
  • providing terms and conditions for the sale of goods and services.

Click here to read more about our fixed fee support for new and small businesses.


We advise our clients on all forms of commercial contracts and arangements.

This includes:

  • agency and distribution
  • supply
  • franchising
  • outsourcing
  • joint venture
  • sponsorship
  • standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and services.


Click here to contact one of our team today.

Or click here to read more about why our business clients choose our services..


Charles Pfister Jonathan Compton Giedre Jakubonyte

Key People

Name: Charles Pfister
Position: Senior Partner
T: 01483 467 467

Name: Jonathan Compton
Position: Partner
T: 01483 467 433

Name: Giedre Jakubonyte
Position: Solicitor, company & commercial
T: 01483 467 495

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Lawyers for your Business

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The Guildway,
Old Portsmouth Road,
Surrey GU3 1LR

Tel: 01483 302 345
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DX: 146540 Guildford 8

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