Services for Businesses

Services for Businesses

Whether you are setting up a new business or a business owner we understand that your time is precious and your main focus should be to increase business revenue. 

There are many legalities involved in running a business ranging from leases to contracts, disputes to personnel issues involving your workforce and protecting your brand.  E.Rex Makin & Co are able to offer a full package of services to business owners. 

We have been in business since 1949 and fully understand that you have to not only comply with the law and keep up to date regulatory requirements but you also have to deal with disputes in the course of business.

Businesses across Merseyside have used the services of E. Rex Makin & Co. for the past six decades across a range of different matters. 

Our reputation has been built on our professionalism, our no nonsense approach and our skill to get the job done.  You can be confident that our legal experts will deal with matters on your behalf swiftly and effectively.

Whether it’s a fixed fee arrangement or an agreed hourly rate we will give you a level of cost certainty to deliver a resolution that’s right for you and your business.

Our team of solicitors will discuss all funding options with you at the outset of your case to agree the most appropriate way forward.

For further information about funding and fees please click here.

Business Contracts

We have a great deal of experience and resources to help us to draft any document tailored to your company’s specific needs ensuring that it would be compliant with current legislation and legally binding.

To discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Business Leases

We act for a range of clients on many issues including:

  • Advice on business leases
  • Buying and selling business property (and associated businesses if applicable)
  • Landlord and tenant arrangements including rent reviews and renewals
  • Compulsory purchases and sales by agreement

To discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Company and partnership disputes

We advise both remaining and departing partners and members in professional partnerships and LLPs including accountants, surveyors and solicitors.

Disputes which often arise involve the rights and liabilities of the parties following a partner’s or member’s retirement or expulsion from the partnership or LLP or the dissolution or winding-up of the organisation.

To discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Business succession planning

How best to pass on your business to the next generation will be one of the biggest challenges you face. You need to make the right decisions for you, your family and your business – balancing the needs of all three.

It can be made easier if you plan the succession process early – ideally when you set up the business.  You may also want advice about the most alternative and tax efficient business strategies.

To discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors telephone 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Protecting your assets from bankruptcy

Even the most organised business people can’t foresee the future. So if you wish to protect your personal assets from future business failure, bankruptcy or unforeseen debts, the Lifetime Trust can provide a protective barrier. Although it does not prevent your personal bankruptcy, it will mean that you are able to keep your family and your assets safe and you can have a fresh start after you have been discharged. This will also apply to your beneficiaries.

 To discuss protecting your assets from bankruptcy please call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact to one of our experienced solicitors.

Breach of Contract/Breach of Warranty Claims

We recognise that disputes between businesses have a greater cost than legal costs paid to solicitors, and the implications for continuing business hinge on the approach to the dispute.

We have a wealth of experience in dealing with disputes relating to all types of commercial contracts.

We are well equipped to deal with large and complex contract disputes as well as day-to-day issues which arise in our clients’ businesses. Our team will take prompt and robust action through the courts where needed and approach all disputes with the same focus on resolving the issues to our clients’ benefit in the most cost effective way. We have particular expertise in dealing with all kinds of emergency injunctive relief.

We have extensive experience of all types of alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.

To discuss your requirements call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Landlord and Tenant renewal claims and dilapidations

The conclusion of a business tenancy can be more expensive and the procedures more complex than expected. Our expert team can advise and assist you choose the best method to either continue the tenancy or terminate it in the least expensive way.

To discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors telephone 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Nuisance, adverse possession claims and boundary dispute claims

If you do not occupy and use the entire area of your land you could be open to a dispute, perhaps because you are encroaching on someone’s property or they are on yours.

Many disputes of this nature can be extremely personal and involving for the parties, and we strive to provide clear, no nonsense, concise advice to allow you to approach it in a commercial manner to get you the result you deserve.

Disputes of this type that involve the court rarely end to the satisfaction of the successful party because courts generally prefer the aggrieved neighbours to take a sensible view.

To your dispute with one of our experienced solicitors, call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Commercial fraud

Fraud can be committed by anyone with whom the company has a business relationship such as suppliers and customers but also by the company’s own employees, senior officers and directors. Suspected fraud requires prompt and effective action.

Alternatively if you are suspected of fraud you will need prompt advice and robust representation,   We can offer advice and assistance tailored to your needs.

To discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email .

Advice and drafting of employment contracts

Whether you are setting up a new business or you are a business owner faced with the ever-changing employment legislation. We understand that these matters can be complicated and time consuming for you.

By allowing our experts to deal with your employment law obligations you can spend your time increasing the revenue of your own business.  You will be confident in the knowledge that our experts will deal with your obligations correctly on your behalf.

We have a great deal of experience and resources to help us to draft any employment related document which we can tailor to your company’s specific needs.

From employment contracts, office policies and disciplinary and grievance procedures, we can draft these documents to ensure ensuring that they comply with current legislation, ACAS guidelines and are legally binding.

If you require advice or assistance and would like to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors please call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Employment Disputes for Employers

At E. Rex Makin our experienced team has dealt with the most difficult and testing employment tribunals and we have both brought and defended cases in this respect.

We can offer advice, assistance and representation, tailored to your needs. Whether you simply require advice as to the merits of a case or help in drafting the Particulars of Claim or representation at the Tribunal or help throughout the entire case, our solicitors can help.

To discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Reputation management

E. Rex Makin & Co has built and protected its own reputation for more than 60 years, and knows better than most how to protect what can be your organisation’s or your brand’s most valued asset.

When you build a brand you are left vulnerable to attack, whether from the media, from competitors out to steal market share or from individuals – disgruntled customers or employees with an axe to grind.  The internet and the wide variety of social media tools now available, also enables anyone to publish to potentially millions of people in an instant.

Sometimes attacks can take on a more sinister form – undercover investigative journalists infiltrating organisations, well organised protest groups and campaigns that escalate towards harassment of individuals, breach of privacy rights, physical protests or criminal acts.

The result of a single defamatory publication can be catastrophic – immeasurable and sometimes irretrievable damage to a reputation and brand that has taken decades to establish.

We recognise that issues involving brand and reputation can be business critical and we work closely with our clients to understand their concerns and objectives and to deliver a bespoke strategy.

If you need help to protect your reputation or your brand, call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Intellectual property

We can provide you with robust advice to succeed with any intellectual property dispute you have including patents, trade marks, copyright, design right and confidential information.

Our solicitors can develop a clear strategy and workable tactics to be used at each stage of the dispute so you can achieve your desired goal. Resulting in swift and cost effective action.

Our main objective is to secure your rights, receive payment of damages and contribution to legal costs.

Where possible, we always use alternative dispute resolution to achieve a settlement without going to trial.

To discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors telephone 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Formation of charitable trusts

We advise on charity formation and charities and their trustees on their obligations.

We also undertake work on lifetime tax planning, the creation and administration of personal and charitable trusts.

To talk to us about forming a charitable trust, call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Motoring and regulatory prosecutions

We provide clear expert advice on motoring  and regulatory matters to keep the impact on your business to the minimum.

Motoring law contains exceptions and procedural requirements and at E. Rex Makin & Co we are able to provide advice to avoid the unnecessary disruption that the loss of a driving licence can cause to your business. We can provide advice to you to your driving licence or an employees’ driving licence

We can also assist you in the drafting of policies for the use of company vehicles in relation to the business.

Business regulations can lead to criminal prosecutions for matters associated with the running of a business, so we can help you deal with an investigation or a prosecution.

To discuss your requirements call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Negligent Professional Advice (accountant / lawyer)

We can act for you in disputes with other solicitors, accountants, surveyors, architects and estate agents.

Disputes of this nature tend to revolve around the likely monetary outcome and we take a commercially pragmatic approach to compromise all disagreements swiftly. Many disputes do not need the intervention of the court and instead use mediation and alternative methods to reach an acceptable conclusion.

To discuss your requirements with one of our experienced solicitors call 0151 709 4491 click here to contact us by email.

Equality and Human Rights

We deal with all forms of discrimination cases including sex and race/religious discrimination, disability discrimination and maternity rights.

We have extensive experience in human rights cases and the rights of individuals in respect of information about them under the Data Protection Act and the right to receive information under the Freedom of Information Act.

To discuss your situation and to see whether you have a case, call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.