Business Start-Up

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So you’re starting your own business. It’s an exciting thing to do, but there’s a huge amount to think about: finance, premises, recruitment and legal requirements such as company set up, formation and registration. It’s not surprising that so many entrepreneurs feel overwhelmed, but getting this right at the start will save you time and money in the future.

At Wosskow Brown, our commercial lawyers have real business experience. The chances are that we’ve been exactly where you are now – which is why you can count on us 100% for informed advice and support from a genuine expert. We have helped 100s of directors and stakeholders set up their new businesses. We understand the decisions that need to be made.

We’ll work with you to give your business the best possible start. We believe it’s our job to do the legal legwork so you can concentrate on what you’re good at. And we’ve proved – over and over again – that this approach is the very best recipe for success.

We’ll help you with:

Here’s what you can expect from your corporate and commercial lawyers:

  • A team of experienced and commercially astute lawyers who specialise in getting businesses off the ground and helping start-ups grow.
  • Fast responses to your calls and emails.
  • Flexible and competitive funding options, tailored to meet your needs and budget.
  • ½ hour FREE initial consultation
  • INSIGHT – our leading innovative service where our lawyers work for you where you are.
  • The Wosskow Brown Foundation – our own initiative where we help businesses and organisations thrive.

Get in touch with our business start-up solicitors in Sheffield and Barnsley

Setting up your own business? Get in touch with our friendly, expert corporate and commercial law solicitors for all the advice and support you need.

We have local offices across Sheffield on Attercliffe Road and in Gleadless and Hillsborough, plus an office in Barnsley.

Give us a call at your nearest branch or fill in our online enquiry form, and we will give you a call back as soon as possible.

The Wosskow Brown Foundation

We founded the Wosskow Brown Foundation in 2014 to help businesses and organisations across Sheffield, Barnsley and the wider Yorkshire area grow and succeed.

To date, we’ve supported nearly 1,000 organisations, and you could join our next programme – Let’s Grow Together.

Our purpose is:

To provide practical help, inspiration and opportunities for people to reach their ambitions. 

We provide structured programmes of organisational and individual development, including:

  • Planning – building a robust business plan.
  • Funding – helping you secure the funding you need to grow.
  • Leadership – inspiring the people around you.
  • Brand awareness – boosting consumer familiarity with your business.
  • People – securing top talent and surrounding yourself with the right people.
  • Technology – using tech to pursue your commercial goals.
  • Cashflow – balancing revenue and costs and implementing effective credit control procedures.
  • Measure progress – forming commercial goals and evolving your business as you grow.

We’re the perfect choice for new and early-stage businesses that want to kick-start their success and contribute to their local community.

Visit the Wosskow Brown Foundation website for further information or get in touch to discuss joining our programme.

How we can help your business start-up

Corporate and commercial law

Strong businesses need strong foundations. When starting up a new business venture, it is essential to think about structure and to put in place all the legal contracts and agreements you need to grow and build shareholder value.

Thinking about corporate and commercial matters doesn’t just help to enable your entrepreneurial goals; it defines exactly how your business will operate and can even reduce the risk of future disputes.

We can provide advice about a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters, such as:

  • Deciding how to structure a new business, whether that’s by setting up a limited liability company or entering into a partnership or LLP.
  • Advising on joint ventures and other arrangements for going into business with your associates.
  • Helping secure business finance and advising on lending documents.
  • Drafting and reviewing articles of association and shareholder agreements.
  • Drafting and reviewing partnership agreements
  • Advising on all company law issues
  • Advising on directors’ responsibilities and liabilities
  • Reviewing finance documents and advising on the legal implications, including advising you on personal guarantees.
  • Advising on commercial contracts, terms & conditions and service & supply agreements, including franchise agreements, agency and distribution agreements.

Visit our Corporate and Commercial Law page for more information.

Employment law

If you have employees or you are planning to hire employees for the first time, you need to be clear about your obligations and rights as an employer. The work and dedication put in by employees can make your business possible, but employment disputes can be complex to handle.

We can assist employers with a broad range of employment law matters, from putting in place the contracts and policies you need to protect yourself to employment dispute resolution advice.

Visit our Employment Law page for more information.

Commercial property

Your business premises, whether it is an office, retail premises, hospitality or leisure premises, warehouse, or industrial site, will be vital to your success and growth. So, it is essential to get all the legal matters right when securing your premises.

We can assist new and early-stage businesses with all their commercial property needs, including:

  • Negotiating and drafting the terms of commercial leases and associated documentation, such as Licences for Alterations.
  • Advising you on your responsibilities as a commercial landlord or tenant.
  • Commercial property conveyancing – handling the sale and purchase of commercial property.
  • Advising on assignment and subletting if you find your business has outgrown its premises or it does not suit your commercial needs.

Visit our Commercial Property page for more information.

Debt recovery

Debt management and unpaid invoices can cause major issues for early-stage businesses. If your cash flow is struggling, we can provide credit control and debt recovery services to recover money from your debtors and help you stay on track.

We can also help with debt finance options such as factoring and invoice discounting.

Visit our Debt Collection Solutions page for more information.

Get in touch with our business start-up solicitors in Sheffield and Barnsley

Setting up your own business? Get in touch with our friendly, expert corporate and commercial law solicitors in Sheffield and Barnsley for all the advice and support you need.

We have local offices across Sheffield on Attercliffe Road and in Gleadless and Hillsborough, plus an office in Barnsley.

Give us a call at your nearest branch or fill in our online enquiry form, and we will give you a call back as soon as possible.

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Meet the team

Jamie Brown - Commercial Employment - Solicitor - Sheffield
Jamie Brown
Partner
Jim Lawson - HR Consultant - Sheffield
Jim Lawson
Foundation Programme Director
Ruth Campbell - Wosskow Brown Solicitors
Ruth Campbell
Senior Paralegal