Commercial and Business Services

We act for businesses of all shapes and sizes, but have a real expertise in assisting start-ups, SMEs, owner managed businesses and business entrepreneurs.

Our clients come from a broad range of sectors, such as: agriculture, automotive, banking and finance, construction, energy and renewables, engineering, food and drink, manufacturing, media and the creative industries, professional and support services, real estate, retail, telecommunications and waste.

Why Use Lawson-West?


Our very experienced team help sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and their owners and directors throughout the entire life cycle of their business – from incorporation to retirement, exit or sale. In particular, we regularly assist our clients with:


  • Choosing a business structure

  • Preparing a Partnership Agreement

  • Incorporating a limited company

  • Preparing Articles of Association and Shareholder Agreements

  • Preparing a Joint Venture Agreement

  • Choosing a business name

Running and Growing a Business

  • Advising on director and partner duties

  • Ongoing company secretarial services

  • Preparing and reviewing terms and conditions of sale and/or supply

  • Advising on commercial agency, bailment, distribution and dealership

  • Advising on franchising agreements and issues

  • Preparing business to business contracts with suppliers and customers

  • Dealing with consumers and their rights

  • The legal requirements of and the terms and policies to be used on a website

  • Trading online and complying with distance selling rules

  • Protecting and exploiting intellectual property

Well Established Businesses

  • Changing a business structure, such as incorporating a sole trader or partnership

  • Raising debt finance and providing security and guarantees

  • Debt factoring

  • Dealing with new equity or venture capital investors or admitting new partners

  • Dealing with the loss of shareholders / directors or the resignation of partners

  • Reducing capital and buying back shares

  • Preparing a business for sale

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