Telephone services for business start-up

Get all the legal documents you need to start your own business over the phone, with MyLawyer

Why a MyLawyer business start-up telephone service?

MyLawyer gives you the legal documents you need to set up your own business, all completed over the phone by a solicitor and delivered to your office or made available online. Services offered include partnership agreements, shareholders agreements, terms and conditions and NDAs.

Documents in this area

  • Limited liability partnership agreement

    This Limited liability partnership (LLP) agreement provides a contractual framework which regulates the conduct of the members of the LLP. At the same time, the agreement provides key management structures and limits the liability of the members whilst retaining organisational and financial flexibility. This document is suitable for small- to medium-sized LLPs of no more than 20 members. Please note that this can only be used for LLPs consisting of individual members, and not companies or other LLPs.

  • Non-executive director appointment letter
    This is a letter of appointment for a non-executive director recording the terms under which the non-executive director is to be appointed. Non-executive directors are not involved in the day-to-day running of the business, but should help the company by offering an independent view on areas such as performance, standards and strategy. It also contains provisions to promote the success of the company in accordance with the latest requirements of company law.
  • Partnership agreement

    A Partnership agreement is a contract between the members of a partnership which defines the responsibilities and powers of the partners. It also sets out the systems and procedures involved in running the partnership.

  • Shareholders agreement

    A Shareholders' agreement should be used to set out the duties and responsibilities of a limited company's shareholders. Shareholders can be individuals or companies or a combination of both. However, this shareholders' agreement is not appropriate for companies with more than one class of shares.

  • Mutual non-disclosure agreement

    A Mutual non-disclosure agreement is a bilateral or two-way non-disclosure agreement where two parties are disclosing information to one other and each wants to retain control of the information that they have disclosed. The agreement prevents either of them from disclosing information received without the other's consent.

  • Non-disclosure agreement

    A Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is an agreement that allows the discloser of confidential information to prevent the recipient of that information from releasing information without the consent of the discloser. This is particularly useful in negotiations taking place on the basis of sensitive information that the discloser would not want going public should negotiations fail.

  • Privacy and cookie notice for a website

    If your business has a website, you'll probably use to it collect and store information from people who visit it, either by asking for it directly or by putting a cookie on their web browser.

    Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you need to tell people about the information you hold, including how you'll use it and for what purpose. You also need to tell them about their privacy rights and how the law protects them. You can use this privacy notice to do this (it's sometimes also known as a privacy policy or privacy statement).

    If your website doesn't have anywhere for users to enter information and doesn't use cookies, then you don't need this document.

    You should also use our 'Terms of use for a website', which govern use of your website generally. If you make sales (i.e. take payments) via your website, you may also need our 'Terms and conditions for selling consumer goods or services on a website'.

  • Terms & conditions (pack)

    Our 'Terms and conditions pack' contains three separate documents which are designed to enable you to handle the legal issues surrounding selling your goods and/or services both online and offline. The documents contained in the pack include the terms and conditions for the reverse of a goods invoice, terms and conditions for a website selling consumer goods or services and terms of use of and the privacy and cookie policy for a website.

  • Terms and conditions for selling consumer goods or services on a website

    This document is designed to be used on a website that has the facility to take payments (i.e. a basket). It creates standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and/or services to consumers from a website in the United Kingdom.

    This document is not suitable if your business sells:

    • financial, leisure, accommodation and transport or catering services
    • digital content, except where it is provided on a 'tangible medium' such as a disc or memory stick
    • goods and/or services to other businesses

    In addition to these terms, you should also use our 'Privacy and cookie notice for a website'. You may also need our 'Terms of use for a website', which govern use of your website generally.

  • Terms and conditions for the back of a goods order form
    This document contains a set of terms and conditions that are suitable for a business that sells goods to other businesses. A large volume of sales business is done using standard terms and conditions of sale. These are commonly found on the other side of a seller's order form. It is very important to take the time to read the form in its entirety to ensure that it is appropriate for use in your individual situation. This document is suitable for goods sold by a business trading in the UK. Please note that you cannot use this document if you are selling goods to consumers.

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What you get from this service:

  • A solicitor-approved business start-up document tailored to your circumstances
  • Access to expert advice and guidance over the phone
  • Instructions on what to do every step of the way
  • A secure online document storage facility

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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How a MyLawyer telephone service works

  1. 1 Choose your document and call 0800 612 3556 to get started
  2. 2 Speak to a solicitor who will draft your document over the phone
  3. 3 Receive your completed document by post or retrieve it online