Your lawyers and your specialists
At Bookers & Bolton we are decisive. We tell you what needs to be done, how long it will take and what it will cost. We provide you with clear and decisive advice. Our aim is to make life easier for you, so you avoid potential problems and reduce your risk, and to help you to secure a successful future for your family and your business. We give our clients peace of mind.
If we advise you about your business, we would also like to advise you in your private life and vice versa. Continuity of service enables us to give you advice that is specifically tailored to you, and to your particular needs. In every area, advice is given by a lawyer who has experience and expertise in that field. We also have a network of contacts in other professions and if we feel that you would benefit from the advice of a barrister, accountant or independent financial adviser, we will let you know. We are very happy to work alongside our client’s accountant or financial adviser but if you don’t have either and would like an introduction, we would be happy to give you some suggestions.
What can we help you with?
Your Business Legal Needs
Business sale or purchase
We are commercially astute business solicitors that are known for our decisive advice. We will tell you what needs to be done, how long it will take and what it will cost. Before you put your business on the market, or start looking for one to buy, contact us and take advantage of our experience and expertise to guide you through the process.
If you are in dispute with a fellow director or partner or have an issue with a contractor, supplier or customer, we can help. Rather than wasting time worrying about it, get in touch with us and we will help you get things moving again so that you can get back to business with the minimum disruption.
This is a crucial contract that protects your investment and your business. Our Senior Partner Gideon Cristofoli has 20 years experience of preparing shareholders agreements in clear understandable language for our clients. Most clients that have had a shareholders agreement prepared for them continue to return for it to be upgraded throughout their businesses life.
If you are owed money, taking swift and professional action could make a substantial difference to your profits and the future security of your business. If you don’t have time to chase debts, contact us and we will devise a tailored debt collection plan for you.
Starting a business
There are many things that you need to consider when starting a business. With the right guidance from commercially experienced lawyers you can start as you mean to go on: with a solid, well-grounded, legally-compliant business. If you talk to us first, you will improve your chances of success.
Employment Law – Advice for Employers
Employment law is forever changing and it is difficult to keep abreast of your duties as an employer. If you are not fully compliant with the latest legislation, you could find yourself facing costly action. Don’t let that happen; talk to us today about how we can work with you to reduce your risks.
Your Private Legal Needs
Whether you are buying your new family home or purchasing property as an investment, you need a bespoke service delivered by a proactive, expert lawyer who understands your specific needs and has the technical ability to spot potential issues before they arise. Our property team has extensive experience in this area and will make the process as painless as possible for you, which is why so many local agents recommend us.
Wills and Probate
Making a will is one of the most important things you can do for your family but most people die without having made one. Will forms can be downloaded from the web or bought “off the shelf” but a will is an important document and should be prepared by a specialist: home made wills can easily fall foul of complex legal and tax rules.
We have a dedicated private client department with specialists who just deal with wills, probates, estate planning and elderly matters. If you need advice about setting up, running or closing down a trust, if you have an elderly or frail parent whose affairs need to be managed, if you have no family yourself and are worried about how you will cope as you get older, if you want to provide for a disabled member of your family or you need help when someone has died, our lawyers will provide sympathetic support and advice.
Divorce and Family law
However complex or urgent your family issues may be, we will provide approachable, friendly and highly professional advice.
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, or have recently been diagnosed with a work-related illness, you may be entitled to compensation on a no win-no fee basis.
Employment Law – Advice for Employees
If you are facing redundancy or dismissal or have any other work-related issue, we can help. If you need to see us outside working hours, then we will arrange an appointment at a time to suit you.