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Business Services

Carter Bells LLP offers a range of services for Business Clients. The firm acts for a number of local enterprises large and small, including some with international operations.

Setting up and running a business require specialist support. We’ve been offering just such support for nearly 150 years and have excellent relations with local organisations such as accountants, property companies, the local council and the Chamber of Commerce.

We are very familiar with the particular challenges facing business people and are well equipped to offer advice to overcome all sorts of issues. You’ll find a friendly and professional team at Carter Bells, eager to help you develop the prosperity of your business.

Some of the business services we offer:

Business start up

Limited company, joint venture, franchise, partnership, sole trader? We can advise on the appropriate format for your business and on the associated implications and obligations. We offer advice on purchasing or leasing business premises, financial structuring e.g., share agreements, management buy-outs, venture capital and restructuring, employment contracts and your health & safety obligations. Once your business is established we can continue to help you, for example, in the following areas:


The law on employment can be complex and is ever-changing. We’ll help you to simplify matters so that you can concentrate your resources on making your business successful.

  • Updating employee contracts
  • Taking on new staff
  • Equality and discrimination
  • Dismissal and redundancy

Health & Safety

  • Obligations to clients and employees


Prevention is always better than cure and we will advise on measures to keep you protected from disputes. Nonetheless, should problems arise, we can help with, for example:

  • Employee disputes
  • Bad debts
  • Supplier disputes
  • Planning issues

Computers and the Law

  • Data Protection
  • E-Commerce matters

Whatever your business issue, whether you are just thinking of setting up or have been established for years, we are here to help. For more information regarding business services, please contact our Commercial Department.