June 5, 2018
Law is an exceptionally varied industry with innumerable specialised branches. If you’re looking for legal representation, it can be very difficult to know where to start, or whether you’re looking in the right place. Heads of companies in particular can find it very difficult to navigate this area, as the importance of legal protection within the world of business is well known, but obtaining it can also appear complex. So, as the owner of a business, where should you start? Your first port of call should be a corporate solicitor, or another practitioner of corporate law. Discover a little more about the world of corporate law and why it’s important to find representation within this field by reading on.
What is Corporate Law?
Corporate law is an umbrella term for a wide variety of practices. Simply put, it involves the legal side of general corporate matters affecting a company, its board of directors and its shareholders as a whole. Legal representatives and specialists working within corporate law usually act on matters such as company mergers and acquisitions, incorporation and corporate restructuring, assist with stock exchange listings, the securing of finance and the creation of articles of association, the representation of directors’ and shareholders’ rights and the listing or delisting of a company. Matters affecting the inner workings of businesses – such as contract law or employee rights disputes usually fall under the jurisdiction of commercial rather than corporate law.
How Does Corporate Law Work?
To get started with a corporate legal advisor, it’s important to first select the representation that works best for you. Going by recommendations is always beneficial, but it’s also important to ensure that you are personally happy with the specialist you choose. You must be sure to explain as much in depth information about your company as you can when you meet with a prospective lawyer or solicitor, as helping them to understand what you do in detail can be of great assistance to them when helping you with legal matters and ensuring that you are adhering to correct practice.
Once you have secured representation, it’s then best to discuss with your advisor any legal documentation you may already have in place and to find out whether there are any other contracts or agreements that it would be useful to have. Your solicitor can ensure that you are well covered and negotiate for you where necessary.
Depending on the deal you have made with the corporate law specialist in question, their duties may be more or less varied. You may, for example, require them to assist you in the procurement of finances by providing proof and information of your company’s financial and legal standing, or observing or overseeing transactions and applications to ensure that everything is completed correctly. On the other hand, this may not be something you require of them. The way you interact with a specialist in corporate law strongly depends on the agreement you came to at the start of your work together.
Generally, corporate lawyers are invaluable when it comes to advising on processes and ensuring that all official matters are undertaken with due awareness and respect for legalities. It’s also extremely useful to already be represented in this way should you find yourself or your company summoned to court, as the lawyer in question will already be aware of your practices and imbued with an understanding that would otherwise require complex and lengthy briefings should you need to hire someone new to represent you. While, of course, it’s still vital to talk through your defence and ensure that you have everything you need, there will be far less pressure on you and your business if you are already represented.
If you would like to learn more about corporate law, call Prosperity Law’s Manchester, Rochdale or Liverpool office today on 0161 667 3697, 01706 659 666 or 0151 958 0057 respectively, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Their offices are open from 9am to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday, and one of their helpful and knowledgeable legal experts will be more than happy to assist you with your enquiry. The firm is well versed in both commercial and corporate law and have lengthy experience working as legal representatives within both fields. They are experienced in dealing with high net worth clients and businesses, so professionalism and discretion is guaranteed. Prosperity Law also specialises in commercial property law, employment law, media and entertainment law, sports law, taxation disputes and transport law along with many other areas.