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NW law firm launches start-up package for new SMEs

North West law firm Clough & Willis has launched a fixed-fee service designed to help small business owners with all their legal requirements during the start-up phase.

For £895 plus VAT for limited companies and £550 plus VAT for sole traders (plus any third party fees), new entrepreneurs get an initial consultation with the Clough & Willis corporate team, advice on the legal structure of their company and any basic shareholder and partnership agreements they need.

Clough & Willis will also recommend terms of business with customers and suppliers, advise on general aspects of running a business and supply a skeleton letter of demand.

In addition, the firm can arrange free 30-minute briefings with an employment specialist, credit control expert and debt recovery solicitor.

Shahid Azam, head of the Clough & Willis corporate team, said, "As a firm, we appreciate the UK's economic recovery will be built on the efforts and success of SMEs.

"Setting up a new business can be a daunting and costly prospect; all too often we see clients who haven't been advised correctly at the outset, which can be hugely problematic, so the aim of this new package is to make sure the process is simple, hassle-free, thorough and cost-effective."

By Andy Jowett

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