Our team is headed by a practising Solicitor in the Superior Courts of of England & Wales.
We specialise in Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Internet, Media, Employment, Corporate & Commercial Law.
We are experts in small business and start up support and contract drafting.
We posses 15+ years of legal experience and 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience.
We have drafted, vetted & negotiated 100s of contracts.
We are lawyers and an entrepreneurs. We understand your business, industry and culture. We understand that you need innovative, simple and practical solutions, which may lie beyond a specific area of law.
Our global perspective is based on our understanding of the multiple jurisdictions we are qualified in, and on our appreciation of your business realities. This perspective, and our expert knowledge of the legal implications caused by technology that transcends borders, allow us to deliver pragmatic and high quality advise to you.
The list below highlights a few key strength areas where we can serve you.
1) Legal support in structuring your business right
a) Advise on choice of entity. This choice depends on your preferred tax structure, your governance arrangements and your P&L forecasts.
b) Advise on choice of location. This choice depends on your industry, your client base, your infrastructure needs, your HR needs and the regulations applying.
c) Incorporation, registration or set up formalities. These include testing initial viability, document preparation and filing support.
d) Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and ongoing advise on structural contracts such as Operating Agreements, Articles, Partnership Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements and Asset Purchase Agreements.
e) Compliance advise including initial licensing advise, transaction specific compliance advise and advise to suit regulatory changes.
2) Legal support to help you build profitable business relationships
a) Contracts drafting, reviewing, negotiating and ongoing advise -
i) Supplier contracts. Including services contracts, leases, licenses and equipment contracts.
ii) Partner contracts. Including investor and financing documentation, agency contracts, distribution and reselling contracts.
iii) Customer contracts. Including terms of sale, warranties, disclaimers and acceptable use policies.
iv) Employee contracts. Including base policies such as employee handbooks, social media policies, company asset use policies, health and safety policies, anti discrimination policies, anti bribery policies, sexual harassment policies, data protection policies and social media use policies. Also includes contracts such senior and junior employee contracts, subcontractor agreements, apprentice agreements, volunteer agreements, director's agreements and non executive director's agreements.
b) Research, analysis, advise and drafting to help you make the most of change -
i) Structural changes such as branch structure, joint ventures, affiliates, franchising and merchandising.
ii) Marketplace changes such as new compliance regimes, disruptive technology, changing delivery channels.
c) Research, analysis, advise and drafting to help you resolve disputes effectively, including initial memos, which include contract and documentation reviews, followed by advise on the viability of your case and points of strength/weakness.
“True nobility is exempt from fear”
- Marcus Cicero
Whether it is a personal contract, a trust matter, a tax matter or an asset purchase, we take the time to provide personal service, and meet your legal needs pro-actively.
“A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it”
University Of Cambridge
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales
University of Cambridge
2000 - 2001
Duncan Lewis & Co. Solicitors
2007 - 2008
Duncan Lewis & Co. Solicitors are a London based firm practicing in 18 areas of law.
I practiced law as a solicitor in the Conveyancing Department.