Business set-up and structure


There are many issues to consider when setting up a new business. It can be easy to ignore the legal side of things, however getting this right is crucial. You should obtain legal advice right from the start as to what is the most appropriate way to structure your business. In this section we set out information on the main types of business structure:

  • Sole trader
  • Partnership
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Limited liability companies

For more information on companies and corporate law, and on franchises, please look in their separate sections.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on business set-ups and structures, we can put you in touch with a local specialist commercial law solicitor. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local specialist solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299. Our service is free.

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