Business Services

Business Services

Our specialist team of commercial lawyers at Kerseys can assist you with a wide range of legal and professional services relative to company and commercial law.

Buying and Selling a Business

Kerseys can assist business owners in their business transactions and services including:

Buying or Selling a Business

Kerseys can assist business owners in their business transactions and services including:

  • Disposals and acquisitions
  • Share and asset transfers
  • IP and IT audit and asset transfers
  • IP and IT contracts impacting
  • Outsourcing
  • Commercial transactions and TUPE
  • Security and funding

Selling a Company – click below for more information on selling your company.

Selling a Company

Corporate & Commercial Law

At Kerseys we work hard at understanding your business and the environment in which it operates and in doing so we can more readily assist you in the full remit of your business operations. Within general company commercial, our services include:

  • Business formations and partnerships
  • Franchising
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Business Development projects
  • Employment in business
  • Compliance and risk avoidance
  • Company Secretarial and governance

We also provide Legal Counsel Services for the larger business organisation and Legal Audit and Review Services and we can advise you on an estimated, quantifiable hourly or daily fee basis or alternatively, on a bespoke and fixed fee basis.

Commercial Property

Kerseys are well known for the dedicated following they enjoy within the commercial property arena and provision of services relative to:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of commercial property and lease back
  • Acquisitions/disposals by auction
  • Strategic property development and site assembly, option agreements, conditional contracts and overages
  • Project finance and securitisation of asset portfolio
  • Landlord and Tenant law advice including renewals and terminations
  • Health and Safety law advice

New Ventures

When considering a new venture, Kerseys can assist in strategic business planning, advising in such areas as:

  • Business set up
  • Stakeholder agreements
  • Contractual joint ventures
  • Collaborative projects
  • R&D and confidentiality agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements and design licences

Commercial Disputes

The services offered by Kerseys litigation department include:

Employment

  • Settlement agreements
  • Employment Tribunals and Appeals
  • County Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Employment Law Services

Commercial Litigation

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Commercial debt recovery
  • Property Disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Construction claims
  • IP/IT disputes
Business Disputes

Intellectual Property and Information Technology

At Kerseys we can assist you in evaluating IP and IT considerations whether setting up a new business or in running an existing business that owns some IP assets and uses IT as a support function. Services include:

  • IP/IT due diligence and strategy
  • IP/IT rights affecting your business
  • IP/IT audits
  • IP licences and assignments
  • IP and R&D agreements
  • IP and confidentiality
  • IP collaboration, trial, evaluation agreements
  • IT and software: contracts, licensing, development and support agreements
  • Internet and e-commerce and website management, development agreements, terms and conditions
  • IT and supply of services, outsourcing
Intellectual Property and IT

Commercial & Corporate FAQs

What are the risks with Brexit?

Delays at ports are one.

We have to hope that places like Felixstowe have thought this through. Any delays at ports would mean supply chain disruption. Deliveries could be delayed, contractual delivery commitments may not be met. Do those commitments perhaps need to be reconsidered? Does a business need look at its service level commitments, or perhaps stipulate longer times?

Conversely if your business is relying on other businesses delivering supplies to you, think about what happens if they are not able to continue to deliver in the way they have in past? Or indeed, if they go bust?

We may well see delivery costs go up. If there are duties and tariffs then those will be direct costs. Changes to regulatory regimes and compliance processes may take up increasing administrative time which may also involve increased cost spent on administration.

So how are these cost going to be borne? How can a business prepare for this?

Businesses really need to think not only of themselves but also about their customers and suppliers. How will these be affected, and how will this impact on you?

Many of the solutions, (some of them perhaps only partial solutions) are going to involve looking again at the terms of on which you do business. They are the businesses offer, and as ever they need to reflect what they can do, avoid making commitments which the business cannot keep, and manage the business risk.

There’s not a lot of time left, but part of it is planning: identifying what the risks are and working out how to mitigate them as best you can.

If you require assistance in reviewing your contractual commitments and negotiating new terms, please do contact me Adrian Chaffey at [email protected] or telephone Ipswich 01473 213311 or Colchester 01206 584584 where I will be happy to speak with you.

Do you have a property dispute?

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Looking to purchase or sell a company?

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Need help with Construction Law?

Click here to find out how we can also help you with a range of Commercial and Residential Construction Law related matters.

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