Helping you get your business off the ground

We offer a full service of advice and assistance on the best ways of starting up a business and choice of business vehicle including the formation of companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and partnerships.

We can advise you on:

  • compliance with statutory requirements
  • registration
  • tax registration
  • money laundering compliance

Our small business advisory team are well aware of the key operational requirements and we regularly provide advice to a wide range of clients from individual entrepreneurs embarking on their first venture to public and multinational companies, including:

  • straightforward service contracts
  • simple terms and conditions for sale
  • simple contracts to supply services
  • confidentiality agreements
  • simple shareholder agreements for companies
  • standard documentation for companies such as minutes and returns
  • a simple share incentive scheme
  • a debtor personal guarantee to provide security for future sales to a customer
  • standard LLP members agreement
  • partnership agreements
  • simple intellectual property licences in respect of know how
  • a ‘pack’ of terms and conditions and information for selling through a website
  • simple property agreements
  • simple consultancy agreements
  • assignment of intellectual property
  • straightforward option agreements


Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Acts for a range of clients including large owner-managed businesses and public listed companies in corporate reorganisations, sales and a variety of other corporate and private equity backed transactions. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The firm has carved out a unique position in its local markets by providing a truly client-focused service, giving clients direct access to experienced professionals and at a reasonable cost.” “Everyone we deal with at Royds Withy King is very approachable and friendly, and we are very happy that they make sure to take the trouble to fully understand our objectives.” Work highlights: Advised the owners and shareholders of Prob-Solve Group on the sale of the company to Exquip Network Services. Acted for Socomec SA on the £22 million merger of the group’s UK subsidiaries Socomec and Socomec Sicon. Notable practitioners: Katharine Mortimer (Band 3) focuses her practice on MBOs and restructuring matters for clients in the healthcare sector. Clients describe her as “detail-conscious and meticulous in her approach to transactions, with a thorough understanding of corporate law principles.”” Chambers 2017 South West

“Associate Rishi Ladwa (Associate to watch) of Royds Withy King has “a commercial and corporate knowledge and personable approach that makes him a pleasure to deal with,” according to clients. He is known for his strong corporate transactional practice.” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley

“Clients of Royds Withy King praise its ‘effective, one-team approach’, ‘understanding of client’s requirements and objectives’, and ‘tailored solutions’. David Cavaliero leads the team, which acts for owner-managed businesses, and public and private equity owned companies. It is particularly strong in handling transactions between £2m and £15m.” Legal 500 2016 South West

Contact us now to find out how our lawyers can help to keep your business ahead of the curve.

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