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As your business develops, new challenges and opportunities arise. Advising businesses and their owners is at the very heart of what we do at Boodle Hatfield. Our aim is to help our clients achieve their commercial goals, maximise opportunities and manage risk. Regardless of how established your business is, or the sectors in which you operate, we support businesses with innovative solutions, a swift and commercial approach and impeccable service.

We see the wider picture, so you can be sure the advice you receive will be right for running and growing your business.

Some of the challenges and opportunities that may arise include:

  • negotiating a key commercial contract
  • introducing an employee share incentive scheme
  • entering into a joint venture with a new commercial partner
  • hiring, managing and dismissing staff
  • bringing or defending a legal dispute
  • expanding internationally; or
  • moving offices to accommodate a growing workforce.


Whatever the challenge, whatever the opportunity, our team of experts can help with clear and timely advice.

We can help you with:

  • Funding rounds
  • Commercial contracts
  • Defending or bringing claims against you or your Company
  • Employee share schemes
  • Employment advice (including contracts, policies, employee management, hiring, dismissals, litigation and settlement agreements)
  • Joint ventures
  • International expansion
  • Corporate governance issues
  • UK immigration, including sponsor licence applications, sponsor licence compliance, sponsor licence management, Visa applications and Right to Work check compliance
  • Advising on options to terminate the lease of the existing office
  • Leasing a new office

Businesses the team have assisted include:

  • Advisor to NASDAQ listed global mobility-tech provider on commercial and employment matters
  • Acting for mattress manufacturer Sleepeeze on their commercial and corporate matters
  • Supporting Kitt, a new provider of serviced office space, and its founders
  • Helping with the expansion of cycling startup Handlebars

Helpful Resources

Early stage investment term sheet templates A good term sheet can quickly flush out whether there is, after all, a deal to be done between the parties and help ensure a deal proceeds smoothly. Read more Commercial Contracts - Six questions to ask yourself when limiting liability This article covers off six key things to consider when negotiating the limitation provisions in your contract. Read more Employee Share Schemes Offering employees shares in a business can be a great way to align interests and to recruit, motivate and retain staff. Read more An entrepreneur's guide to heads of terms for leases In this short guide, we'll break down the fundamentals of heads of terms for leases and highlight key points for time-pressed entrepreneurs. Read more Recruitment & Hiring – six things new employers need to know There are various legal obligations that new employers should have in mind when hiring employees for the first time. Failure to comply with relevant employment laws can open employers up to both criminal and civil liability. Read more Lease Budgeting Guide Leasing your first office? Our Lease Budgeting Guide sets out everything you will need to consider from insurance, SDLT, survey fees and telecommunications from the first year, annually and the final year. Read more Entrepreneur Law: An A-Z guide Every industry has its own language and shorthand. Our A-Z guide is designed to assist entrepreneurial clients in getting to grips with this new terminology by translating it into plain English. Read more Buying property through a company – 6 things you need to know There can be times where it makes commercial sense to buy the company that owns a target property rather than buying the property itself. Read more View more

Our Experts

Our market leading experts are on hand to guide you through all stages of the business lifecycle on everything from to establishing to protecting a business.

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