Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Specialist Legal advice for business Start-ups in London, Reading and the Thames Valley 

Business growth often takes the driver’s seat when it comes to the priorities of early stage start-up businesses, yet failing to address crucial legal issues early on can jeopardise the success and even survival of a new enterprise, putting all your hard work to waste.

We understand the demands and challenges that entrepreneurs face and appreciate that when resources are limited, legal concerns are put on the backburner. Our entrepreneurial services are tailored to protect the interests of your start-up in the long term; we will help you to identify and address any issues you may have...without breaking the bank.

Our team of business-minded lawyers and associated companies can support you and your new enterprise in any direction you wish to take

Corporate: Protecting Your Business


  • Employment contracts and policies
  • Resolving employment issues and disputes


  • Entrepreneur & Investor Visas: Whether you are an overseas national looking to enter the UK to set up a business, join an existing business, or make a specified investment into the UK, we can support you with obtaining a visa.
  • Already have a visa? After permission to enter the UK has been granted, we can advise on applications to extend permission to remain in the UK, applications for permanent residence in the UK, and applications by overseas nationals to become British Citizens.

Real Estate: Securing a property for your new enterprise

  • Leases, licensing and general property needs
  • Advice on taking on new premises, leaving your existing property, or carrying out works or development

Technology Start-ups

Combining legal and non-legal support, forburyTECH offers a complete business solution bespoke to start-up and early stage tech companies. forburyTECH offers a unique, fun and collaborative ecosystem for any start-up or early stage business looking to reach its full potential. 

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HR and Employment Issues

Forbury People is Clarkslegal’s wholly owned human resource and business consultancy, established to provide a broad and flexible range of HR service from a nationwide network of specialist consultants. Forbury People provide assistance to a number of companies, large and small, such as providing ad hoc advice and assistance to clients that have a limited or no HR resource of their own.

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Employmentbuddy is Clarkslegal’s online employment law resources and human resource support service. It has been designed to save time and money for those with managerial responsibility for employees. Via the Employmentbuddy website, users can keep up to date with the law and best practice; adapt policies and procedures to comply with current law and deal more efficiently and effectively with a range of HR issues.

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Forbury Investment Network (FIN) matches business angel investors with early stage technology businesses across the TMT sector. FIN helps start-ups to unlock their potential by providing strategic investment readiness advice and access to new markets where appropriate. FIN also considers businesses from any sector as long as they are building a scalable product with a large market. 

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International Trade and Investment

We have established The CEIP, to link entrepreneurs, investors and companies in the environmental sector to each other across the Commonwealth. CEIP facilitates trade and investment in sustainable technologies, improves international awareness of developments in green technology and supports low carbon economic growth across the Commonwealth.

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  • IP, Trade marks & patent experts
  • Business advisors specialising in strategy, growth and exit planning
  • Accountants
  • Banks
  • Tax advisors specialising in SEIS, EIS, R&D tax credits, structuring and general tax
  • Finance directors
  • Non-executive directors
  • Industry experts
  • Corporate financiers
  • Premises and space consultants
  • HR consultants

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+44 (0)118 958 5321


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