Slater and Gordon is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading law firms, and is positioned to meet the competitive demands of its business clients cost effectively.

We provide a pragmatic and solution-focussed approach to the needs of the modern business and also provide personal advice to directors and shareholders. In today’s fast moving environment our offering is to act as a legal partner – ready for new challenges and opportunities with a genuine commitment to helping you succeed.

Our business advisory team can help you set up and structure your business, advise on future acquisitions and disposal, assist with your commercial contracts, the protection of your intellectual property and compliance with data protection. We can also help you through the complexities of being a director or a partner, and your responsibilities including your business compliance arrangements.

Our commercial real estate team can advise you on landlord and tenant issues, investment acquisitions and disposals, and our specialist construction team can advise you on all aspects of construction contracts, professional appointments and warranties.

Our business employment team can assist you from hiring your first employee, the delivery of legal compliance and equality, through to restrictive covenants, disciplinary hearings and dismissal.

Our business dispute team will help you to resolve any commercial disputes – from debt recovery through to partnership and shareholder disputes, defamation and reputational damage whether by negotiation, arbitration, mediation or litigation.

Whatever you require, our advice is clear, practical and focussed on achieving your personal and commercial objectives.

What one top tip would you give to a business owner embarking on a growth plan?

Identify your realistic goals and then be honest with yourself – know your weaknesses. Once you’ve identified them, seek the advice and support you need to make yourself and your management team stronger. There is no point in trying to ‘reinvent the wheel’ yourself if someone out there already knows the answer. Don’t be afraid to ask for help – you’ll be surprised how willing people are to give it!

Why is Lancashire a great place to grow a business?

Lancashire is very much a key place for us – it is a vibrant place to do business, with a genuine wealth of talent and industry that can compete with any other county. With so many exciting opportunities on the horizon, Lancashire is very much the place to watch.

Why are you backing Boost Business Lancashire?

The idea behind Boost is exactly where we stand – we want to operate in a dynamic, vibrant economy, which is best achieved by giving exciting businesses looking to grow the best opportunity to do so. Boost provides the platform to enable those businesses to thrive, and we are delighted to provide our full support and backing.

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