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We can help you approach any legal issue with clarity and confidence.

  • Clear, digestible advice 
  • Work directly with a senior commercial lawyer
  • Leverage our specialist expertise in the construction, technology and related industries

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Whether you are starting, growing, buying, investing in or selling a business, we can help.

Starting a New Business

We can help you understand what's necessary (and what's not) and how to prioritise your limited resources.

Buying an Existing Business

We can help you identify the key risks in any transaction and implement effective strategies for managing them.

Investing in a Business

We specialise in privately owned businesses and can support you through your investment journey.

Commercial Contracts

Commercial contracts are our core expertise. We are known for producing particularly clear, succinct documents.

Employee Incentive Schemes

We have specialised expertise in the design and implementation of employee share schemes.

General Counsel

We can assist you in a range of other areas (not listed here). We can provide practical legal support across your business.

Starting a New Business

Where legal issues are concerned, we can help you prioritise your limited resources.

One of the most valuable things we can do is assist you in understanding how to manage your legal risk, without doing more than you need to.

We will focus your attention on the things that count so that you prioritise your resources accordingly.

Services we regularly provide to new businesses include:

  • Advice on existing restraints/non-compete provisions
  • Business structuring, company formation and asset protection
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Capital raising
  • Confidentiality, trade marks and intellectual property protection
  • Compliance advice
  • Standard trading terms
  • Employment contracts
  • Employee share schemes
  • Commercial leases
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Buying an Existing Business

We can help you design and implement effective strategies for managing the risks in whatever you are buying.

We take a structured approach to business acquisitions, working closely with business owners to ensure they understand the risks associated with a transaction and can implement effective strategies for managing them.

Services we provide in this area include:

  • NDAs
  • Non-binding indicative offers, heads of agreement
  • Legal due diligence
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Business sale agreements and share sale agreements
  • Escrow services
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Referrals to other trusted advisors with complementary expertise (eg corporate advisors, valuers, tax specialists) 
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Investing in a Business

We can help you lay the foundations for a mutually successful relationship.

We understand the personal nature of investments into private companies and approach transactions. 

We can help you ensure the terms of your investment are designed to maximise the prospect of future success.

We offer the following services:

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They are exceptional at delivering what we are trying to achieve, both legally and commercially. Regardless of the issue, we know we’re in the right hands.

Leo Coates 
CEO, Coates Group 

Commercial Contracts

We write and explain contracts in words you can understand.

Drafting, negotiating and advising on contracts has been the core of our business for decades.

We advise on a wide range of commercial contracts, including:

  • Supply and distribution agreements
  • Consulting and services agreements
  • Developing standard trading terms
  • Intellectual property agreements,
  • Building and construction contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Sale and purchase agreements
Employee Incentive Schemes

We can help you navigate through the complexities of employee shares and develop a plan that is right for your business.

We work closely with business owners and their advisors to design, document and administer effective employee share schemes.

We can assist in the following areas:

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General Counsel

We can help you with virtually any type of commercial legal issue that you are likely to encounter.

When you work with Turtons, you will be working directly with a lawyer with 25 years of experience across a range of matters, industry sectors and clients.

This means that whatever issue you are facing, we are likely to have seen it before and you will have instant access to a wealth of relevant expertise.

If you require specialist support that we cannot provide ourselves, we will tell you and we will connect you with a trusted advisor who can.

If you're not sure where to start, try us. We are committed to delivering value to you, in any way we can, from the moment you connect. 

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Why Work With Us

We combine specialised industry expertise with exceptional customer service.

  • Average client satisfaction score of 97%
  • Work directly with recognised industry experts
  • Exceptional client service
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Get in Touch

Contact us today to have a conversation about your specific requirements and concerns.

Our passionate team is committed to offering practical advice and attentive support. Allow us to guide you through the complexities of construction law and provide solutions for a wide array of issues.

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Helpful Resources

Guide to Shareholders Agreements

Over 30 pages of detailed commentary, including a glossary of useful terms and a sample decision-making matrix.

In this guide you’ll learn about:

  • Why companies adopt shareholders agreements
  • How they relate to other documents, such as your company's constitution
  • The types of things that are usually covered
  • Alternatives for dealing with a range of different clauses
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