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Starting-up a new business or building a small business can be exciting and daunting in equal measures. The MyLawyer small business legal service provides the documents, forms and legal advice you need to start-up or build your small business legally and by doing so, lay the foundations for a secure and successful future.

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Useful information

How do I create a partnership?

A partnership is formed when two or more individuals (which can include legal entities, such as limited companies) agree that they form a partnership.

How to choose your business structure

When the time comes to select the right structure for your business, there are three main configurations to consider, each of which has advantages and disadvantages.

More information on limited companies

Private limited companies can have one or more directors and cannot offer shares to the public, whilst public limited companies must have two or more directors, and at least £50,000 of allotted shares before it can trade.

Things to consider when founding a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

While the specifics of each Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) will vary depending on individual requirements, there are certain matters that must be addressed and this article will explain them.

What are the benefits of a shareholders agreement?

The benefits of having a shareholder agreement in place include the protection of minority shareholders and the regulation of the appointment and removal of directors.

What are the benefits of creating a limited company?

The chief advantage of a limited company is that the liability of the people who own or control it is limited, due to the fact that, legally, the limited company is a separate entity.

What are the regulations surrounding e-commerce?

All online retailers must deal with both the traditional legislation on consumer protection and the more recent, specific rules governing sales over the internet.

What information should be marked as confidential in an NDA?

This is often a matter of debate between the two parties, as the discloser would like the agreement to be more comprehensive than the receiver.

Why do I need a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?

While the law does offer some level of protection against third parties divulging sensitive information given in confidence, it is generally seen as good practice to formalise the confidentiality of discussions using either a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or a mutual non-disclosure agreement (also known as a confidentiality agreement).

Why do I need a partnership agreement?

Without a partnership agreement, the business will be governed by the Partnership Act of 1890, which may produce unforeseen or undesirable results, particularly if there is a future disagreement between partners.

Why do I need a terms and conditions pack for my website?

All businesses should set out standard terms and conditions on their website, especially concerning the supply of goods and/or services, and ensure that these terms are featured in any contracts that you make with customers.

Why should I consider a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)?

Limited liability partnerships (LLPs) combine some of the features of traditional partnerships with those of limited companies.

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As a small business owner, you immediately become more likely to be audited, placing you at greater risk of legal problems than ever before. It is essential for any new business to consult MyLawyer to ensure all your legal documents, contracts and dealings are in order to protect you and your business. MyLawyer's small business legal service covers all areas of law that apply to small and start-up businesses, offering solicitor drafted documents and telephone legal advice tailored to your requirements.