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It’s challenging to find a business solicitor who's affordable, responsive, and a specialist in their field.

Solicitors at big brand, business law firms are expensive. But you don’t want to skimp on quality. Maybe you’ll turn to Google and trudge through search results trying to track down the right solicitor.

You can stop the endless search for an uncertain outcome and let Lexoo help you save time and money by getting you multiple quotes from hand-picked business solicitors to match your business needs. Simply post your legal requirements with Lexoo and we’ll handpick the most suitable solicitors to get you multiple quotes within 48 hours, for free.

“Finding lawyers previously has been a real bind, and the main issue with lawyers for the work I need is price and variation in price. Having a quick access to multiple detailed quotes was awesome.

Lawyers will tell you that they all offer different services, but for basic legal processes and documents I just want fast, efficient and reasonably priced lawyers who talk in a language I can understand.

Lexoo makes this not only possible, but enjoyable.”

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Lexoo has assisted 3,500+ entrepreneurs and businesses like yours with their legal issues. Some of the legal services we have helped with:

Commercial leases

Whether it’s an office, a shop, a restaurant or warehouse, your business most likely needs a space to operate from, and we can help you to get your commercial lease in place. Legal fees often range from £750 to £1,000 for straightforward leases for smaller tenancies. For larger, longer term leases that need more negotiation, quotes often range from £3,750 to £6,000 plus government fees and taxes. Find out how to negotiate your lease and get tips on selecting a business property solicitor here.

Buying or selling business property

When buying or selling business property, red tape and complexity can affect your transaction. A good property solicitor can help you to navigate planning permission, licences, environmental issues, finance and taxation.

Asset purchase agreements

When purchasing a business, most purchasers prefer to cherry pick the assets they want, rather than purchasing the underlying shares of the company, which means taking on the whole company, warts and all. This is where an asset purchase agreement is used.

A business solicitor will generally prepare the first cut, describing the assets being bought (e.g. machinery, stock, customer/supplier contracts, premises and intellectual property). When there’s property involved, this added layer of complexity can prompt delays if not addressed properly.

Contract disputes

Typically, businesses need legal advice four times a year. Unfortunately that sometimes means addressing contract disputes. Whether it’s with a customer, supplier or even an employee, a good disputes solicitor will first try to settle a dispute. But at times, there’s no other option than to take the matter to court. The initial steps often involve a pre-action letter, but from there the process will be influenced by the type of dispute and the money at stake. Let us connect you with specialist solicitors in your sector or those that have experience litigating similar types of contracts.

Terms and conditions

Every website, app or software product requires a set of terms and conditions. Your users are typically bound by the T&Cs just by using your service, and as a service provider you will look for maximum protection. T&Cs can range from simple, standard terms for ‘information-only’ websites to complex rules governing buyers and sellers in highly regulated sectors, such as FinTech or medical applications. A business solicitor experienced in putting together industry-specific terms and conditions will help to bring you peace of mind that your business is protected by a set of terms. Read more about how to protect your online business here.

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Top tips on hiring a business solicitor

Find a specialist

Ever come across a solicitor claiming to be a jack-of-all trades? They’ll do shareholder agreements, employment contracts, intellectual property, website terms and conditions and tier 2 sponsor visas. This is a huge red flag. Nobody can specialise in all those things at the same time.

For example: if you need terms and conditions for your mobile application, there are solicitors who specifically do this. They know what protections to include and they know the precise requirements for iTunes and Google Play to minimise the chances of your app being rejected. A generalist contract solicitor will need to spend a huge amount of time (i.e. your money) researching these requirements, or at worst will dive in and risk getting it wrong. Save time and money, drill down and find a specialist.

Ask for a fixed quote

The issue with solicitors billing by the hour is that it rewards time spent. The more hours billed, the higher the price. If a second-rate business solicitor spends a day on a task – one that takes a first-rate business solicitor only two hours to complete – the mediocre solicitor gets rewarded and the client loses out.

Agreeing fixed fees for precise deliverables gives you certainty. And it allows you to ask questions and learn about the details without fear of being ‘on the clock’ for additional fees. If a solicitor forcefully demands hourly billing due to the particular nature of the work, make sure they can demonstrate how and why it benefits you.

Budget for disbursements

There may be certain legal jobs which involve costs outside of the ‘professional fees’ requested by your solicitor. These include government charges, court filing fees, search fees, duties and taxes or even barrister fees are called ‘disbursements’, and they can add up! Always ask your solicitor for an estimate of disbursements so you can plan your budget and avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Don’t pay to train up the juniors

In large business law firms that bill by the hour, junior lawyers or trainees will often ‘learn on your dime’. Many lawyers will recall their early years being charged out at eye watering rates, despite having very limited knowledge or experience. Their clients were effectively paying to train them up!

Delegating work to juniors makes sense in some circumstances, such as basic research, due diligence or litigation ‘discovery’ tasks. Ask your lawyer: who will do your work? If juniors are part of the deal, get them to show you how the economics stack up in your favour.

For even more tips, check out our free eBook ‘Lawyer Up - An entrepreneur’s guide to working with lawyers’.

“Quick, reliable, and thoughtful service. I did not expect to receive quotes in such a short period of time! Everything was conducted in such a timely manner - I was paired up with a solicitor in a matter of one business day. I definitely recommend Lexoo to anyone seeking to have quick, reasonably priced, law services.”

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