Welcome to Emerald Law’s business service.
We provide a quality legal service with a determination to achieve the best possible solution for you and your business in a professional and cost effective manner. Our team will adopt a collaborative approach of mutual goals, communication and respect to ensure your business goes from strength to strength in a safe and structured way.
We are not faceless. Your dedicated lawyer will be available and approachable – there to look after you in good times and bad…
We offer a complete service to ensure you can get on with the business of running your business with total peace of mind.
Emerald Law ensure that the advice we give to you takes account of your individual business needs, whether you require a quick answer with a simple solution, or advice on more complex areas of law such as the sale or franchising of your business, takeovers, mergers, reorganisation, transfers, compulsory retirement, terminations, directorships, associates, shareholdings, options, the dissolution of a partnership or company – or the resolution of disputes.
Business to Business (B2B)
Business to business commercial transactions (such as those between a manufacturer and wholesaler /wholesaler and retailer) is much higher than the business to consumer transaction (B2C). Business to Business exchange is a major growth area.
With several transactions in a typical supply chain, the contract is key in this situation. One break in the chain can cause major disruption.
We will spend time consulting with you to ensure that we understand your operation and your needs.
What is a contract?
It is a document, an agreement, which sets out your obligations and can also protect you and protect your business. We can assist you with this however complex the chain of transaction and however unique, or otherwise, the transactions may be. We can also give you advice before you sign an agreement, such as a business to business contract or lease, to ensure that the terms are fair, reasonable and advantageous to you.
Essentially the contract most businesses will enter into at an early stage. We can draft your lease or alternatively advise you on the contents of a lease you have, or are thinking of entering into. We can negotiate on your behalf with your Landlords and Agents.
HR and Employment Law
Please see our Employment page for further information.
We can deal with alcohol music and entertainment licensing – the whole package from application through to appeal.
We can also advise you in the first instance of each Council’s criteria for the business or changes you may be proposing to maximise your success.
Under the licensing Act 2003 it is now necessary for your premises to have a Premises Licence and also to have at least one individual who holds a Personal Licence. We can advise you on how to achieve this. You will also need to be licensed to carry out ‘licensable activities’ which include music, dancing and for the showing of plays and films. It is essential to follow the correct procedure and our Licensing Team can assist you.
Planning Permission, Change of Use and Planning Applications
We can deal with planning permission and applications – all the way through to appeal if necessary.