Start-ups & Fast Growth Companies

Helping you to achieve your ambitions

Specialist legal advice for entrepreneurs, start-ups & business owners

As a full-service law firm with a focus in supporting start-ups 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 multi-disciplinary team of lawyers can 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?

Ranked as 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

As a full-service law firm with a focus supporting start-ups and fast growing companies, we’re able to tailor our service offering to fit your needs

Our multi-disciplined team combine 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 advice is tailored for each and every stage of your business cycle, helping you navigate the territories of entrepreneurship.

Upcoming Sponsorship Events

logo--with-text.svg

Leeds Digital Festival 2021

If you are a fast-growing company in the tech sector and want some high–level guidance on what to do (and not to do) from a commercial, employment and IP lawyer, then this is the event for you - we will guide you through the do's and dont's and so much more!

Business%20Awards%202021%20Nottinghamshire(1).png

Nottingham Post Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The NottinghamshireLive Business Awards aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies throughout Nottinghamshire.

We work with a wide range of start-ups 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

Our thoughts

All the latest views and insights on start-ups and fast-growth companies

Soaring gas prices hit struggling energy suppliers

15 Sep

Energy

Soaring gas prices hit struggling energy suppliers

Read article Right Arrow

Insolvency in the construction sector

13 Sep

Property Litigation

Insolvency in the construction sector

Read article Right Arrow

Heavyweight Education Lawyer receives second doctorate

13 Sep

Firm News

Heavyweight Education Lawyer receives second doctorate

Read article Right Arrow

Certain key insolvency measures to be phased out

10 Sep

Corporate & Commercial

Certain key insolvency measures to be phased out

Read article Right Arrow

LPA reform proposals: a snapshot

10 Sep

Private Client

LPA reform proposals: a snapshot

Read article Right Arrow