Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

Inward Investment

We offer innovative, cost-effective and high quality legal services and business support to businesses seeking a presence in the UK.

Our in-depth legal expertise, commercial experience and multi-disciplinary approach coupled with our extensive high level contacts with professionals and trade bodies, means we have a proven track record in consistently offering clients with a comprehensive support service in locating business in the UK.

> Compliance and regulatory

Our experienced company lawyers can advise on the appropriate mode of operating in the UK, whether as a branch or as a fully incorporated UK entity, depending on your aims and objectives. Our team can advise on compliance and regulatory matters and make excellent introductions to accountants and other professionals, who specialise in their field on advising businesses coming to the UK.

> Director’s duties

Where you incorporate a UK entity and appoint directors, our specialist advisors can support and guide the directors on their duties, roles, powers and restrictions imposed by UK law. These are important and the implications of breaching these can be significant. We can provide bespoke advice or run tailored training programmes to benefit directors.

> Commercial contracts

Our team of commercial lawyers are specialists in all aspects of commercial contracts in the UK, from simple terms of business to more complicated and involved commercial contracts detailing a multitude of issues, rights, protections and milestones.

> General company laws and company secretarial

An in-depth and solid knowledge of the Companies Acts means the team are always at hand to help clients on general company law matters and governance.

We have a dedicated team undertaking company secretarial matters for private companies in the UK, from a registered office only facility to an all encompassing full company secretarial service.

> Fundraising

Our team is experienced in a wide range of fundraising in the UK, whether for starts ups or for established businesses seeking further investment. We often take a prominent and decisive role in negotiations to effect a swift and effective conclusion to fundraising transactions. Our excellent professional contacts mean that we can often facilitate impressive introductions to appropriate sources of potential investment.

> Mergers and acquisitions

Our M&A team advises on all aspects of buying and selling businesses, management buy-outs and management buy-ins for deals up to £100m in value. Supported by a large multi-disciplinary specialist team of lawyers, we undertake a wide range of acquisitions and disposals. Our network of international law firms means that we regularly work on international, multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions.

> Immigration

Individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) will need some form of permission to work, invest, do business or study in the UK. Our experienced immigration lawyers offer legal advice and support to businesses with a global workforce, individuals looking to work and invest in the UK and students wishing to study here. We work hard to understand your short term and long term objectives and pride ourselves on our practical, prompt and high quality immigration service.

> Premises

Real estate is a core practice area for Clarkslegal, with a top quality client base from the commercial, public and third sectors including pension funds.

A substantial number of our clients are international companies. We are particularly experienced in advising clients with large and varied operational and investment property portfolios. Our team is capable of taking on large and sophisticated development projects, where we handle everything from site acquisition and procurement onwards. We are now seeing a considerable increase in activity, particularly in relation to commercial lettings and investment.

> Employment advice

Our team of employment lawyers has an excellent reputation for providing expert practical and commercial advice to employers of all sizes, in a range of industry areas.

We also have an online employment law resource and HR support service,, to help you keep up to date with the law and best practice.

> Specialist HR consultancy

Forbury People is Clarkslegal’s wholly owned HR and business consultancy subsidiary, which extends our employment law offering. This has typically been called on by clients requiring short term added support from external HR professionals.

Forbury People consultants are accomplished professionals and work closely with our lawyers to deliver innovative, multidisciplinary solutions and manage projects smoothly. Many have held senior positions in large organisations in both the public and private sectors, while others have vast experience in providing long term consultancy or interim support.