Starting & Running a Business

Whether you are just starting your business or are up and running, our lawyers can offer practical guidance and expertise on the whole range of legal issues facing a new or developing business. Birkett Long’s commercial team works with you to understand your business and, in conjunction with our expertise and experience, provide practical advice and solutions.

Our team offers peace of mind for your business legal needs.

Everything from your business name, to its structure and operation has legal implications. Birkett Long’s experience and expertise will ensure that you are on top of your obligations and that you can take advantage of any business opportunities effectively.

From sole traders to partnerships, companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and joint ventures, Birkett Long will help you start, and keep, your business running smoothly.

Our portfolio includes a very wide range of clients, from UK businesses of major multinationals, to locally headquartered listed Plcs, to SME’s and sole traders. We handle all types of commercial work (drafting, reviewing and negotiating business contracts and terms of business) and corporate finance work (advising on business structures, MBO’s, restructures, and mergers and acquisitions).

Birkett Long’s business experts have City and international experience. We are panel members for several banks and advise them on a wide variety of matters.

what our clients say

  • The breadth of Birkett Long's expertise has been essential to our business.
  • Tracey Dickens - She's excellent, solid, tough, fair and very clever, I have enormous respect for her.
  • They are one of the leading firms in Essex in the corporate sphere
  • The company has been extremely impressed with the work carried out by Birkett Long. We have had experience of several departments, all of which have been excellent
  • I would use Birkett Long again yes. This transaction has actually persuaded other internal departments to also use Birkett Long going forward and we have just awarded Birkett Long another piece of work via a different director of Runwood. 
    Martin Cooper, Director of Finance at Runwood Homes

Staff re-order starting a business

  • David Wisbey
  • Tracey Dickens
  • Cynthia Beesoon