We act for entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, SMEs and investors. We advise on corporate transactions, commercial contracts and on all aspects of starting and growing a business. We combine strong technical expertise with a track record of delivering flexible and creative solutions for our clients.
Your Legal Department
For many start-ups, growing businesses and entrepreneurs, the cost of employing an in-house lawyer or legal team is prohibitive. This is where ‘Your Legal Department’ comes in: a complete external legal department for businesses, taking care of all their legal challenges, and protecting them from legal surprises. We replicate the service as an in-house lawyer or legal team, but at a fraction of the cost. Find out how we can help your business.
Setting Up Your Business
We will help you to take the necessary steps to establish your business. We work closely with other specialists to take care of all your initial and ongoing legal needs, allowing you to focus on selling your products or services. Find out more about our Start-Up Packs for new businesses.
Franchising Your Business
We regularly advise business owners who are considering turning their businesses into franchises. We advise on the pros and cons of franchising, and provide advice and assistance throughout the franchise process, including on setting up a pilot operation, preparation of an Operations Manual, and pre-contract disclosure. We also prepare all the legal documents required to franchise a business. Find out more about franchising.
“I have recently used Feakes & Co for a new consultancy contract, and I can only commend the professionalism, quick response time and some great advice to help me to get the result I required in those very difficult dealings.”
Commercial Advice And Contracts
We will support you with commercial advice on running your business and on your relationships with customers and suppliers. We can draft all the contracts you require. In particular, we advise on intellectual property, data protection, agency and distribution arrangements, website policies and franchising.
If you are providing a service or supplying a product, a well-drafted contract or set of terms & conditions is crucial to your success. All commercial contracts and agreements should manage risk and accurately reflect your relationship with your suppliers and customers. Ensuring that contract terms are well drafted gives you peace of mind as well as managing risk and avoiding disputes.
We make sure that commercial contracts and agreements are easy to understand and practical to implement. They are drafted specifically for each client to ensure that they reflect and protect their commercial interests, now and in the future. We can match the needs and aspirations of businesses from sole trader start-ups to larger, well-established companies. Find out more about how we can help with your commercial contracts.
“Getting legal advice is often characterised as making a process more complex, more drawn-out and more intimidating. My experience with Feakes & Co has been the opposite.
Their uncomplicated, friendly and effective advice has been invaluable helping my small company deal with much larger organisations.“