CORONAVIRUS:   Lawson-West is ‘Open for Business’ and here to help you with your legal needs.

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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 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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Coronavirus: It is ‘Business As Usual’ at Lawson-West

We’ve made plans to continue to deliver the best service during the pandemic and we’re committed to helping clients over the coming weeks and months.

From time to time, we will be posting updates about our business operational response to the implications of the virus on our website and on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For now, you can be assured that we are ‘Open for Business’ and here to help you with your legal needs. You can email your regular contact at Lawson-West and we will respond, alternatively, email or continue to browse our website at for more information about our services and how to contact us.

We are driven by our commitment to help others.
We are here. For you.

Lawson-West Directors

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