We see the law at its best as a constructive social tool, not as a destructive social hammer.

Therefore we will, where ever appropriate, counter balance justice with generosity - litigation with mediation.
- the mission statement of a legal maverick
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buslaw.pngBusiness LawA business without a sound legal foundation is a disaster waiting to happen.

Starting a business is an exciting and life changing event.  Many new business owners focus on issues such as production, sales and marketing but neglect the important legal issues which, if not dealt with at the outset, may cause problems later.  The sorts of legal questions that new business owners should ask themselves are:

  • What is the ownership structure of the company?
  • What are the management roles within the company?
  • Who will be responsible for financing and what is the risk?
  • What assets are involved and are they protected?
  • What will happen if one of the owners leaves or dies?
  • What is the contingency for the loss of critical skills?
  • What is the intellectual property of the company and who owns it?
  • Are there any trademarks or copyright issues?
  • Are contracts with suppliers and customers watertight?
  • What are my options when a client refuses to pay?


At Taylor Finlay, we are often called to sort out problems that have arisen because the parties have not thought about these issues or have not clearly stated the position in the form of the a legal contract.    We have seen good businesses fail, families divided and friendships ruined over costly legal wrangles which could have been avoided. 

Over the years, we have gained insight into the common problems which can affect business and have developed strategies to deal with them.   Speak to us to find out how you can avoid the pitfalls of business and enjoy peace of mind.


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If you have any questions about this service, please contact us.


If you would like us to provide you with some legal advice regarding an issue, please email your question to us and we will respond.  

You will not be charged for the response, nor will you be under any obligation to use our services. Please note that some issues may require a more detailed response than we are able to provide as a quick response via email.