Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
- Choice of business entity
- Contract drafting & Terms of business
- Employment & HR Support
- Advice on clear internal structures
- Drafting your Shareholders’ Agreement
- Professional referrals to ease your way
Our focus is upon looking ahead and spotting any avoidable issues and putting in place measures to prevent them occurring, which frees you up to develop your business without the disruption of a dispute or non-payment.
We have experience in the range of issues that new business face and are proud to support our entrepreneurs in getting on the right footing for a successful future.
“Howat Avraam Solicitors’ proposition to effectively be our in-house legal team was precisely what we needed as a start-up company. From Company registration to a Shareholders’ Agreement, Company Secretarial duties, advice on Board structure, commercial contracts from office leases to aircraft acquisition and, remarkably, Directors’ and Staff employment contracts, all under one roof! They are totally professional and easy to deal with and I believe that this is the future of legal support. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Managing Director – Start-Up Airline, FLYPOP
Examples of our work
Choice of business entity
only the day to day operation of a business and its tax and accounting obligations but also the nature and extent of your personal liability for the business’ debts and liabilities.Less
Setting clear internal structures
ded on the increasingly complex issue of corporate governance, including advice to Directors, Shareholders and Investors on their respective rights and obligations within the business.
A firm understanding of these and many other commercial issues will enable you to focus on generating profit in a clear and dispute-free environmentLess
Creating a Shareholder agreement
on-making processes, exit strategies, pre-emption rights and “deadlock” provisions to avoid a stalemate situation, amongst many more important issues that are best agreed up front and before cracks start to appear.
We can offer fixed fee and fully bespoke Shareholders’ Agreements, which draw on years of experience of the issues and disputes suffered by businesses that fail to take the necessary precautions. Our Shareholders’ Agreements are designed to touch every aspect of your business and ensure a healthy level of dialogue between all parties from the outset to avoid surprises down the line.Less
Being an employer
an lead to costly employment disputes and dissatisfied personnel. In short, if employers want their businesses and employees to get off to a good start, they must be prepared.
We can provide the practical advice and guidance required to avoid the legal pitfalls and risks that employers can face during the employment life cycle. We take on the worry of employing new members of staff and point employers in the right direction so that their business can hit the ground running. Our expertise can be called upon for the following:
- Advice and documents for the recruitment process from carrying out interviews to making an offer of employment
- Employment Contracts and Service Agreements
- Employment and HR policies, procedures and forms
- Guidance on the retention of employment records
- Ongoing HR support.
You can also refer to our Employer page for further details.Less
Contracts & Terms of Business
mers or clients. A clear and sensitively drafted set of contractual documentation ensures both clarity as to the expectations of all parties (which in itself can avoid disputes) but, more importantly, guarantees an entitlement to payment.
In addition to drafting the contractual documentation itself, we regularly advise clients on their internal processes to ensure the relevance of their contractual documentation as there is little point in having a robust set of terms of business if they are found not to apply. Understanding how to ensure that your terms of business bind your customers and clients will prevent subsequent costly dispute and guarantee a fundamental entitlement to payment.Less
Niki Avraam is a superb employment lawyer and has given us very good advice over the years. As a firm they are astute, commercially aware people who demonstrate care and professionalism in all that they do.
I am very pleased with the service from Howat Avrraam Solicitors. Frezyderm UK
Niki was a wonderful support at a time I really needed expert legal advice. She ensured a fair outcome and was always available for discussions about my case. I can't recommend Niki highly enough.
I needed urgent legal support on an employment settlement aggreement and their swift response and concise professional opinion and recomendation really took the pressure off.
Howat Avraam Solicitors’ proposition to effectively be our in-house legal team was precisely what we needed as a start-up company. From Company registration to a Shareholders’ Agreement, Company Secretarial duties, advice on Board structure, commercial contracts from office leases to aircraft acquisition and, remarkably, Directors’ and Staff employment contracts, all under one roof! They are totally professional and easy to deal with and I believe that this is the future of legal support. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Selling the company that I founded 20 years ago was a stressful experience but Matthew, Niki and their team couldn’t have done more to ease the process. Their personal and no-nonsense approach demystified the legal process and got the job done with minimal fuss.