Legal Counsel Services

Legal Counsel Services

Kerseys legal counsel services are able to:

  • provide legal advice to corporate entities over a wide range of legal matters;
  • manage the legal requirements of a business as a whole;
  • work with management following strategic management objectives.

Kerseys Legal Counsel Services offer general counsel legal advice to SME’s and Corporations. If your Company is looking for well-rounded and pragmatic legal advice, with an easily transparent fee structure, we would welcome the opportunity to assist you. We can advise you on an estimated, quantifiable hourly or daily fee basis or alternatively, on a bespoke and fixed fee basis.

The needs and expectations of business leaders have been going through a period of change and significantly so over the last decade. As a result of this change, we have seen an elevated demand for legal counsel services due, in part, to increasing regulation (for instance, the Companies Act 2006, the Equality Act 2010 and the Bribery Act 2010). Further, where work is homogeneous or capable of being standardised or readily quantifiable within defined parameters, the expectation is that it should be priced accordingly and where possible on the basis of a fixed fee.

It is increasingly recognised by many organisations that taking advantage of legal counsel services can:

  • speed up the management decision making processes;
  • increase management options; and
  • manage legal and operational risk.

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 in resisting your exposure to risk.

As part of a legal audit and review, we can assess your business risk and compliance and assist in achieving the most efficient legal strategy within your business forecasting in order to meet the longer term objectives.

Kerseys Legal Counsel Services include a broad section of general company commercial legal services and specifically within the following areas:

General Company Commercial

Businesses and Partnerships

  • Forms of business vehicle
  • Setting up a company
  • Setting up a partnership

Franchising

  • Setting up a franchise
  • Managing franchisees and agreements

Contracts

  • Standard terms and conditions
  • Purchase, supply and distribution of goods and services

Company Secretarial

  • Statutory and regulatory compliance
  • Constitution and governance
  • Directors’ duties
  • Members meetings and resolutions

Business Development Projects

Business Development Projects

  • New business ventures
  • Stakeholder agreements
  • Contractual joint ventures
  • Collaborative projects
  • R&D and confidentiality agreements

Employment for the Business Manager

Employment for the Business Manager

  • Staff employment contracts
  • Executive service agreements
  • Company Handbooks
  • Discrimination and the Equality Act (2010)
  • Protected rights in employment
  • Individual rights and union membership
  • Commercial transactions and TUPE
  • Statutory dispute resolution procedures
  • Termination of employment
  • Good practice, procedure and settlement

Disputes

Employment

  • Settlement agreements
  • Employment Tribunals and Appeals
  • County Court and ADR
  • Mediation and ADR

Commercial Litigation

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

Commercial Property

Commercial Property

  • 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

Commercial Team

Need some more help with a legal matter?

Call us today and see how our solicitors can help you. Call on 01473 213311