Start up Businesses

At Ison Harrison we have specialist commercial solicitors who are used to guiding clients through the process and help them choose the most appropriate options. Typical advice will include:-

Business Structure

We will help you choose the structure that is best for you, whether this is a limited company, partnership or sole trader. We will explain the regulatory issues affecting each type, and the liability and tax issues each will involve. We will explain how each structure can be set up in the most efficient way for you.

Regulatory Issues

Some trades and professions require licences or consents to be in place before trade can start. We can help you with these issues to ensure you are in a position to trade legally from day one.


Our commercial property team will point out the major issues involved with taking on commercial property, particularly if you are taking on a lease of commercial premises for the first time. It is essential that the terms contained in your lease are balanced and allow you as much flexibility as possible.


Our specialist lawyers will outline all the legal issues involved with taking on employees and the pitfalls that the unwary can fall into. Employment contract templates can be prepared that are just right for your business.


How much will the fees be?

It is not possible to give one set fee as our advice takes account of your individual circumstances. Fixed fees however are available for most situations and we take account of the value of the transaction to ensure our fees are proportionate to the issues involved.

Do you offer an initial free consultation?

Yes we do; either face to face at one of our offices or via a telephone conference as you prefer.

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