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After people, property is the next major expense for many businesses and if not approached professionally can present a significant risk. With increasingly labyrinthine commercial property transactions, there is a growing need for legal specialists with the experience, foresight, and pragmatism to deliver working solutions in an ever-changing environment.
Buying or selling a business is always a tough decision. It also has the potential to be a complicated one, with multiple legal issues to be considered before a successful transaction can be completed. Which is why you need a comprehensive plan of action from the word go.
Whether you’re a start up ready for a more formal structure, or an established company that needs to restructure, we can provide experienced, expert advice tailored to your business type; advice that best protects your interests, assets, and personal liabilities.
The fact of the matter is, all companies require contracts. Whether complex agreements for specific circumstances, or basic terms and conditions for daily use, we have the experience and expertise to provide easily understood advice at every stage of the contract formation process. Clarifying the risks involved in any relationship, and guaranteeing you guard against them.
Corporate finance is the lifeblood of any business. Helping you mitigate risk and maximise profit, we can provide quick, clear, comprehensive advice on how best to proceed through a range of complex deals, ensuring you make the right business decisions.
As one of your single most valuable assets, your intellectual property rights need to be carefully guarded. Whether it’s help with brand or copyright, trademarks or design, our highly experienced team can identify where there is an automatic intellectual property (IP) right, when one needs to be registered, and how to best protect and exploit your IP.
Protecting your cash flow is vital if you want to keep your business afloat. To avoid debtor issues, our highly experienced team can help you establish an efficient means of payment collection in-house. If you already face issues, we can provide a tailored debt recovery service on a fixed fee, or percentage of recovery basis. Why, we can even help you recover non-UK debts.
Property disputes are rarely black and white. Whether the dispute is between landlord and tenant, seller and buyer, a dispute over trespassers and boundaries, lease-end dilapidations or business rates, you can trust our expert team of property litigation lawyers to resolve the disagreement with professionalism, sensitivity and care, no matter how complex.
You could be a Head of HR dealing with a collective consultation for potential redundancies or TUPE, or you could be facing a tribunal claim from an employee. Maybe you’re the owner of a SME with an employee issue you’re unsure how to approach.
With our roots in South Norfolk’s Waveney Valley, it’s little wonder that agriculture is close to our hearts. Experts in our field, we regularly handle sales, purchases, easements, farm business tenancies and Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies for a solid client base in East Anglia.
If you’re based in the UK, sell goods and have a self-employed sales force, you’re probably already aware that commercial agents are particularly well protected under the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993. Which makes parting company with them a potentially expensive business for you, the principal.
We have a track record of success in the highly competitive arena of motorsport. Attracting a world-class portfolio of global names, we’ve put together a top team of specialist lawyers perfectly equipped to meet the ever-changing needs of motorsport, and related high tech engineering industries.
"I really felt that I had a powerful, efficient and caring advocate on my side. I have nothing but the highest regard for your firm."
"Delivering amazing value."
20 September 2018
Clarity is key to avoiding court claims
Issues often arise because the terms of a contract turn out to be unclear, or the contract doesn’t say what one of the parties had intended. It is an issue that frequently comes up for consideration by the courts, most recently in the Court of Appeal case of Bou-Simon v BGC Brokers LP in July 2018.
22 August 2018
Divorce and the family business – could the collaborative approach help?
Divorce is rarely a positive experience but when there is a family business involved, the emotional and financial costs have a wider impact. It is generally best for everyone if the business continues in some way - it’s a valuable income generating asset after all. But how do you deal with the emotional pain of separation and keep the business running?
8 August 2018
Two Steeles Law solicitors on The Legal 500 Hall of Fame
Senior Director Nigel Lubbock and Head of the Business Law Team Oliver Brabbins have received recognition on The Legal 500 Hall of Fame.
26 July 2018
Steeles Law expands its Business Law Team with three new recruits
Rachel Sims, Damian Pitts and James Milk have all recently joined the Steeles Law’s Business Law Team which is tipped as providing ‘an excellent service’ with a team who are ‘true business advisers, not just lawyers, and punch above their weight’, Legal 500 2018.
25 July 2018
Knot in my back yard
Japanese knotweed, the invasive plant which is notoriously difficult to remove, has been the subject of a recent Court of Appeal decision.
5 March 2018
Employment Law Breakfast Update
A breakfast seminar for HR professionals and business owners covering essential recent and forthcoming developments in employment law.
2 March 2018
Get ready for the GDPR
On Wednesday 14 March at the Theatre Royal, Norwich from 7.45am till 9.00am.
22 December 2017
Get ready for the GDPR
On Tuesday 27 February at the Theatre Royal, Norwich from 7.45am till 9.00am.
4 October 2017
Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace Masterclass – Wednesday 15 November 2017
Seven years on from the Equality Act 2010, our specialist employment law team present a look at how the law has developed in this area, providing practical tips for ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace and avoiding costly claims in this sensitive area of HR management.
29 September 2017
Jesse’s Anchor Launch – 10 November 2017
Steeles Law is proud to support the launch of Jesse's Anchor, a local charity set up in memory of 1 year old Jesse Langford-Daley, who lost his battle with brain cancer in June 2017. Jesse's Anchor exists to support the families of those who find themselves in similarly tragic circumstances.