Early stages

Adlex Solicitors advise businesses on every aspect of trading online, website law and internet law. The firm was founded in 2001 by internet and domain name lawyer Adam Taylor, former partner and head of E-Commerce and Technology Group at City of London solicitor firm Withers. He is a Nominet and WIPO domain dispute panelist and the site provides information on all these topics. Adlex are also happy to provide free initial advice by telephone.

Arnold Hill & Co. are an established and proactive firm of Chartered Accountants with over one hundred years of experience advising clients on tax and business issues. There is free information on the site relating to many business topics, and in particular, an extensive Glossary of Accounting Terms aimed at helping small business owners understand the financial terms used in meetings with banks and accountants.

B P Collins of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, provide provide information designed to assist new and established businesses manage a range of key tasks and issues.

Cousins Business Law are champions of the SME as all of their clients are small to medium sized businesses, very often family owned and run. They particularly specialise in dispute management, directors duties and responsibilities, commercial property and licensing. They offer a free initial telephone case assessment and have an Ask A Lawyer facility on their website. They also have a blog covering business law topics.

Silverman Sherliker LLP offer a specialised site uktrademarkregistration.com with information on trade marks and registration and case studies of people who did not do this. As a special promotion, the firm is also offering free trade mark searching at the moment and fixed fee trade mark registration in the UK, EU and Internationally. There is also an additional site uktrademarkregistration.co.uk with further in-depth information about Trademark Registration including trademark news and a blog on trademarks.

Quick Formations Ltd offer online company registration services using the Electronic Filing facilities at Companies House. There is information about limited companies and the requirements for setting them up and then operating them.

Company Wizard is an online resource providing electronic company formation services and business products for use in the UK.

Teneric business Plan Limited is a company help that helps small businesses starting up prepare solid and professional business plans to get business finance and generate new opportunities. They also offer a range of comprehensive, complete sample business plans online, many of them free, that can be instantly downloaded. They also offer a site called SmallBusinessPro which provides small business start up guides and information to new and existing business owners on all aspects of starting and running a business.

UK Corporator is an expert system for generating limited company formation documents online. The system operates on a question and answer basis to obtain the information needed for the forms, providing full explanatory notes at each stage so that the user understands the process of preparing the documents, and takes account of the relevant Companies Act provisions. There is also a considerable amount of free information available on the site.

Shareholder Rights is a site set up by Brabners which aims to outline the legal position of shareholders in a Private Limited Company, the pitfalls, the precautions that can be taken and what can be done if it all goes sour. There are major sections on company structure, rights of a shareholder, selling your shareholding, shareholder disputes and valuing a shareholding.

The Company Warehouse provide Limited Company Formation, VAT Registration, Domain Name Registration, Web and Print Design with Free Phone Advice and Support. Very competitive prices for all documents and services.