Lawyers for Startups & Fast-Growth Companies

Helping you to achieve your ambitions

Specialist legal services for startups, entrepreneurs & fast-growth business owners

As a full-service law firm with a focus on supporting start-ups and fast-growing businesses, we’re able to tailor our service offering to fit your needs. Our goal is to support fast-growth businesses and entrepreneurs in taking the next step in their growth journey.

Led by Duncan James, our multidisciplinary team of startup lawyers can help you through all stages of your business cycle…

"I get a real buzz from being able to work with businesses and their owners from the start of their idea, seeing it go from strength to strength and helping them achieve their goals."

Why work with Shakespeare Martineau?

There are plenty of reasons to choose us as your startup lawyers:

Ranked as a leading law firm in the Legal 500

We are specialists in the start-up and fast-growth companies space working with a large variety of clients each year

We have been advising start-ups and fast-growing companies for over 30 years

We are specialist law firm for startups and can tailor our service offering to fit your needs

Our multi-disciplined team of startup lawyers combines strategic legal advice and experience with a practical understanding of emerging companies’ commercial needs, acting for start-ups and fast-growing businesses across tech, life sciences and healthcare, amongst other sectors.

Having experts in corporate, commercial contracts, intellectual property, employment, as well as strong relationships with business angels, venture capitalists and other investors, we can provide the crucial guidance demanded in forming, financing and growing new companies while limiting your risk exposure.

Our startup legal advice is tailored for each and every stage of your business cycle, helping you navigate the territories of entrepreneurship.

We work with a wide range of startups in a variety of sectors

Fin-Tech
Healthcare
Life sciences
Med-Tech
E-commerce/retail

How can we help?

Our expert lawyers are ready to help you with a wide range of legal services, use the search below or call us on: 0330 024 0333

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