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Company & Commercial Law

We offer a full range of services to businesses, small and large, from sole traders operating out of one room, to advising PLCs with many employees.

Existing clients include a very wide range from individuals who are starting a new business venture to companies who operate international technological systems, national retailers and logistics companies. Some of our business clients have been with us over 40 years and we have seen them through expansion and going from strength to strength. Their loyalty to the firm reflects our outstanding service and personal approach. We offer a full range of advice to existing businesses to keep them running smoothly and profitably. We can help with matters such as; corporate administration; partnership agreements; drafting contracts and agreements; shareholders agreements; terms and conditions of business and all forms of employment paperwork. We can advise on all business issues such as; liability of a company and its directors; intellectual property rights; legal obligations of buying and selling goods; licences; insurances and franchising.


Setting up a business

We pride ourselves on the supportive and cost effective way that we can help you set up your own business; advising you on matters such as the practical issue around setting up as a Sole Trader, Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership or Private Limited Liability Company, and then draft the necessary documentation. We can offer advice on all the typical problems that a new business can face, and will help you implement a full range of preventative solutions. Prevention is better than cure, and cheaper than settling a dispute. We will draft the initial paperwork so that you can start to trade effectively. We can also introduce you to other reputable local professionals who can be of benefit to you.


Buying or selling a business

We regularly deal with the sale and purchase of businesses, whether you are a sole trader or a limited company and whether it is a share or asset sale. We also deal with companies purchasing their own shares, management buy outs, share option schemes and company restructuring or amalgamations.

The Commercial team is Helen Carville, Sara Lawson and Claire Beard.

Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID: 389678). Max Engel is the trading name of Max Engel & Co LLP a limited liability partnership (Members: H L Carville and S G Lawson; Consultant: R E Engel) registered in England, registered number: OC 305962. Registered office: 8 Hazelwood Road, Northampton NN1 1lP. VAT Number: 119 4485 55.

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