Starting a new business, on your own or in partnership with others, can seem like a daunting step. At Cleaver Fulton Rankin we understand the key legal issues that are relevant to early stage businesses and provide practical and commercial legal advice to make what might otherwise be a fraught experience, as simple as possible. Establishing the right legal framework and ensuring that your business is protected from the outset is crucial to achieving its full potential.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Company Incorporation
  • Partnership Agreements including Agricultural and
  • Professional Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Shareholders’ Agreements and Articles of Association
  • Equity Investment and Corporate Finance
  • Company Secretarial and Registered Office Services
  • Terms and Conditions of Sale and Supply – Consumer Law
  • Website Terms and Conditions
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Consumer Credit Licensing
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Professional Practice Incorporation
  • Employment Advice
  • Franchising

Why Us?

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is a full service firm with an integrated approach to providing legal services to business start ups and entrepreneurs. Our solicitors have significant experience in providing pragmatic and commercial advice to start up businesses on the appropriate legal structure for your business and regularly advise businesses of all types from sole traders to listed companies.

Our Corporate team have been recommended in The Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2015 which notes that, “Their contractual work was exceptionally good.”

We have also been recommended in The Legal 500 2014 who have stated that, “The team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin impresses with ‘excellent responsiveness and business acumen’.

We also have a wide network of business contacts (such as accountants, banks, patent and trade mark attorneys, surveyors and insurance brokers) and international solicitors who we can call on to provide support to your business.