Legal Services
  • Hart Reade Solicitors, specialists in personal legal services and business law.

Business Advice

Starting a Business

If you are starting out in business, you will undoubtedly be focussed on issues such as premises, stock, staff etc, to get your business up and running. However, speaking with a solicitor at an early stage can be just as beneficial to your business in the long run. We can provide advice on the establishment of partnerships and companies, including the drafting of partnership deeds and shareholder agreements. We can draft detailed terms and conditions of business for all your contracts.

Buying or selling a Business

Please see our advice and information on buying or selling a business.

General Business Advice

We offer informed advice and help on matters that commonly arise in the course of a business. This can range from:

  • Property Issues – freehold or leasehold
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Health and safety issues
  • Intellectual property
  • Planning legislation
  • Directors duties and responsibilities
  • Franchising;
  • Bankruptcy & insolvency.

Licences for Premises

We provide specialist advice on all aspects of the licenses required to sell alcohol, provide public entertainment and late night refreshments including:

  • Applications for a premises licence;
  • Applications for personal licence;
  • Temporary events notices;
  • Applications to vary licences;
  • Licensing hearings;
  • Licensing reviews;
  • Appeals;
  • Defending enforcement action;
  • Transfer of licences.

Please note that the following topics have their own pages:

Business Transfers

Commercial Property

General Business Litigation

Employment