Harrowells Banner Image

Our Resolve. Your Resolution.

View all services for Business start up, purchase or sale

Business Start Up, Purchase & Sale Solicitors

Whether you are setting up or acquiring a business – or are looking to sell up – we have the legal expertise and the commercial experience to guide you to a successful conclusion.

Effective support

The decision to set up, or indeed sell, your business is often life changing so it is crucial that you receive accurate advice and effective support.

Expertise independently recognised

Our expertise in corporate and commercial law is also independently recognised by The Legal 500 which independently assesses the reputation and quality of legal advice of leading UK Law firms.

Testimonials published in The Legal 500

The Legal 500 (2024 edition): ‘The Harrowells’ corporate and commercial team are efficient, diligent and provide prompt and clear lines of communication with clients and advisors alike.’; ‘Honest, transparent and provide real business advice.’

The Legal 500 (2023 edition) ‘Harrowells Solicitors have been extremely friendly and helpful, and I was attended to incredibly quickly – nothing was too much trouble. Potential clients could feel rest assured knowing that they can expect a very efficient and high level of service.’ 

The Legal 500 (2022 edition) ‘Superb ability in corporate law, billing has always been transparent and fair plus the ability to hit agreed timescales has never been questioned.’ 

Advice in a practical context

With experience in all types of business start-ups, business purchases and sales, (whether by way of assets or shares), management buy-outs, and management buy-ins, we always put our legal advice into a refreshingly practical context

There are many ways in which we can help, including:

Business start-ups

  • Advice on business vehicle whether sole trader, partnership, LLP or limited company
  • Incorporation of a company where required
  • Advice on essential documents and agreements to put in place at an early stage
  • Company administration

Business Sales and Purchases

  • Advice on whether to sell or buy assets/shares
  • Heads of Terms
  • Due Diligence
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Banking/Security documents
  • Board Minutes/Resolutions

Our business lawyers can arrange meetings at any of our local offices in York and across Yorkshire, so simply contact your nearest Harrowells office in York, St Saviourgate, Clifton Moor, Easingwold, Haxby, Pocklington, Malton, and Thirsk.