Why not make it easier and more cost effective for yourself and use our Legal Support Services alongside your other Business Services’ needs? Make it one stop for all the legal advice you need to go alongside our Board Support, Company Secretarial, Compliance and Investment support services. All delivered by hugely experienced lawyers in your field.
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What we do:
How our legal support services can help you:
- When a routine employment matter escalates to a complex issue requiring strategic legal advice.
- When your investment round needs full, expert legal advice, not just document support.
- When knowing the rules on compliance is not enough and the board needs to understand the legal risks of a course of action.
- When issues become contentious around the board room, or with shareholders, and legal advice is needed to steady the ship.
- When legal expertise will improve a template document making it relevant to you (like an NDA, employment or commercial contract).
- When confidential and legally privileged advice from a trusted lawyer is necessary for the company to make progress.
Why use Haddletons:
Haddletons’ Legal Support is designed to work alongside our other Business Services. Imagine the benefits of using people who already know your business; Lawyer and Business Services Team working hand in glove to achieve your aims!
With you firmly in mind, our Legal Support is built from our experience of companies’ needs at their different stages of growth. Not too much – just the right amount for the budget.
You are, of course, free to use our wide range of Legal Services and benefit from our very experienced lawyers more generally. This is irrespective of whether you use Haddletons’ Legal Support.
What makes Haddletons’ Legal Support stand out is that it bundles all your Business Services’ needs into one convenient, efficient, and cost-effective package. It lightens your load, removing the need to shuttle between numerous advisers, so you can stay focussed on what you do best; growing the business.
The Haddletons Way
We earn your trust through our authenticity. We listen, we communicate honestly, we genuinely care.
We are people just like you. Get to know us and you will find that we can do more than just resolve your problems and lighten your load.
We look at the world through your eyes to offer a truly bespoke service. The more we understand you and your world, the more we can do for you.
We offer a premium service with price certainty. Our insight and expertise applied to your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
A decision was made at a board meeting which I (Director) did not attend, what can I do?
As a director, your company articles of association will likely state that you should have been given adequate notice of the board meeting. If so and you were not given notice, then any decisions made at that meeting are deemed legally invalid. However – directors do not always agree with every decision made at board meetings and the question arises as to whether your attendance would have changed the outcome of the vote anyway? If you feel you were ‘deliberately’ left out – you should raise this matter at a subsequent board meeting, write to the chairperson or ask that your objections are noted in the minutes.
What if am uncomfortable setting up a shareholders agreement with my new shareholders?
A shareholder agreement is a bit like an insurance policy – you will only need it if the unexpected happens. You could suddenly find that you cannot move your business forward due to illness, argument or resignation!
The purpose of a shareholder agreement is to protect the shareholders’ investment in the company, to establish a fair relationship between the shareholders and govern how the company is run.
Seeking advice from a solicitor at an early stage of the business regarding a shareholder agreement will minimise problems for the future.
What is legal privilege and is all the information I tell my lawyer ‘privileged?
Certain communications between a solicitor and client are absolutely confidential. This is known as “solicitor-client privilege.” Because of it, you can share information relevant to your matter without fear that prejudicial information will become public. However, there are strict rules on when privilege applies under English law: not all communications with lawyers and other advisers will be protected. Information that you give your lawyer that is not privileged is instead treated as confidential, and, as such, may be disclosed in certain circumstances. A loss of confidentiality can also lead to a loss of privilege – for example by sharing privileged material.
Why do I need a solicitor to draft me an NDA?
Some online templates are a good starting point – but we would always recommend ‘tailoring’ any legal document to be bespoke to your business.
If something goes wrong, a dispute arises for example, these documents will be scrutinised and used to challenge you. As such, any gaps or weaknesses not known until then could cause serious problems for you in the future.
By meeting with a solicitor, who takes the time to understand you and your business, bespoke documents can be drafted to fit around your requirements. It also means they can be updated and adapted as your business evolves.
With legal advice, you will not accept accidentally, erroneous or restrictive terms you perhaps did not fully understand or mean to accept. You might also find that using Haddletons for your contracts/policies isn’t nearly as costly as you expected!
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