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Company, Commercial & Employment

Company Law

Running a business in an ever-changing regulatory environment constantly raises time-consuming challenges and business managers cannot always deal with the legal and employment issues that arise. Expert backup is invaluable.

Barr Ellison Solicitors provides legal support to corporate clients right across the spectrum - from software developers to mining operations, from start-ups to long established companies.

We work closely with our clients to help them meet their needs and achieve the goals of their business. We advise SMEs, partnerships and businesses in East Anglia and London supported by specialists in intellectual property, employment, property and litigation.

Our areas of expertise include:
• Business start-ups
• Commercial agreements
• Commercial litigation
• Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
• Joint venture agreement
• Terms and conditions of business
• Shareholder agreements
• Corporate restructuring
• Employee share plans and options
• Intellectual property
• Confidentiality agreements
• Funding and mortgages
• Franchising
• Partnerships and partnering agreements
• Software and hardware agreements
• Supplier agreements
• Employment law
• Commercial property
• Landlord and tenant law
• Farming, agricultural property and estates

Call 01223 417200 and ask for the member of the Company & Commercial Team.

"Barr Ellison has provided effective, timely advice to Sawston Parish Council for over 30 years across a broad range of legal services. What makes our relationship work is their commitment to providing excellent service."
Eugene Murray, Chairman, Sawston Parish Council

Commercial Agreements

Running a business in an ever-changing regulatory environment constantly raises time-consuming challenges and business managers cannot always deal with the legal and employment issues that arise. Expert backup is invaluable.

Barr Ellison Solicitors provides legal support to corporate clients right across the spectrum - from software developers to mining operations, from start-ups to long established companies.

We work closely with our clients to help them meet their needs and achieve the goals of their business. We advise SMEs, partnerships and businesses in East Anglia and London supported by specialists in intellectual property, employment, property and litigation.

Our areas of expertise include:
• Business start-ups
• Commercial agreements
• Commercial litigation
• Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
• Joint venture agreement
• Terms and conditions of business
• Shareholder agreements
• Corporate restructuring
• Employee share plans and options
• Intellectual property
• Confidentiality agreements
• Funding and mortgages
• Franchising
• Partnerships and partnering agreements
• Software and hardware agreements
• Supplier agreements
• Employment law
• Commercial property
• Landlord and tenant law
• Farming, agricultural property and estates

Call 01223 417200 and ask for the member of the Company & Commercial Team.

Employment Law

Why is it so important for employers to take a SMART approach to managing employees?

Substantially more motivated employees;
Management time and costs reduced;
A greater amount of regulation governing the employer/employee relationship;
Reduced disputes, grievances and tribunal claims;
Trained and focused management team.

For most businesses, the cost of employing staff is their greatest overhead. If you manage and engage staff effectively, the benefits to your bottom line can be extraordinary.

Sometimes it must seem as if the whole purpose of employment law is to tie your business up in red tape. Putting in place the correct contracts, policies and procedures can assist you in negotiating the statutory minefield, providing you with the tools to manage the regulatory framework, resolve potential disputes and allow you to run your business without unnecessary distractions. Our Employer's Audit consists of a review of all of your current employment documentation to advise on improvement and best practice.

Barr Ellison Cambridge Solicitors offers a comprehensive employment law service, tailored to the business needs of each of our clients. We specialise in all aspects of employment law, including:

• contracts of employment, policies and procedures
• directors' service agreements
• consultancy agreements
• redundancies and business reorganisations
• recruitment and personnel management
• employment aspects of business transfers
• changing employment terms
• post-termination restrictions
• defending employment tribunal claims
• termination of employment and settlement agreements
• ACAS settlements
• disciplinary and grievance issues.

We aim to provide cost effective legal solutions for businesses. Employment problems can be a drain on management time and profits. We aim to remove the stress and improve your bottom line by providing practical solutions at the end of the phone. We offer free training sessions for your management team on topical employment matters.

"We were very pleased with the employment service provided by Barr Ellison Solicitors and the favourable outcome of the case for us."
Jim Hardingham, Cambridge Joinery Limited

Call 01223 417200 and ask for the member of the Company & Commercial Team.

Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)

We advise on all aspects of law in respect of partnerships and LLPs, both for professional and for family businesses. All partnerships and LLPs should have a written agreement to regulate the relationship between the partners and we understand that these need to be tailor-made to suit your requirements and to safeguard your business interests.

Key issues to consider are likely to include:-

• Formation of a partnership;
• Incorporation of or conversion to an LLP;
• The appropriate documentation for your partnership or LLP;
• Issues arising on partners joining or leaving the partnership;
• Provisions for when things go wrong, such as the death of a partner, disciplinary procedures or expulsion.

Call 01223 417200 and ask for the member of the Company & Commercial Team.