Commercial Matters


Business Law

If you are running a business, thinking of starting a new business, moving to new premises or selling your business, the experienced team at Michael Smith & Co can offer assistance in a wide range of commercial matters.

  • Commercial agreements
  • Buying or selling a business
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Directors
  • Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)
  • Shareholders
  • Start Up
  • Websites and online trading

Dispute Resolution

Being involved in a commercial dispute can be time-consuming, stressful and expensive for you and your business. At Michael Smith & Co, we take time to understand the situation, offer clear commercial advice and explain your options, including a strategy and the costs.

  • Possession claims
  • Contract disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Fraud
  • Injunctions
  • Judicial reviews
  • Landlords and tenants
  • Partnership disputes
  • Passing off
  • Professional negligence
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Trade Libel and Malicious Falsehood

Employment Law

The workforce of a business is often it’s most valuable asset. The experienced team at Michael Smith & Co can assist you with all employment matters relating to both UK and EU employment law. We offer clear and practical advice in all aspects of your legal obligations.

  • Business transfer and TUPE
  • Settlement agreements
  • Contracts, policies and procedures
  • Disciplinary and performance issues
  • Discrimination
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Family friendly rights
  • Grievance
  • Reorganisations and redundancy
  • Sickness absence and ill health termination

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