We provide clear, practical advice to anyone setting up a new company, business, joint venture or partnership.

It is essential to agree in advance who will run and control the business, what decisions will require consent from other parties and what will happen if one party wants to exit.

We can help draw up an agreement to regulate your business relationship and advise on how to structure your business, both to succeed commercially and be tax efficient, as well as what documents you will need.

Our team

  • We are a specialist team of corporate, commercial and tax lawyers. We advise a wide range of businesses including large corporate companies, small to medium size enterprises and professional and creative partnerships.
  • Recent examples of our work include the setting up of a residential property investment fund as a joint venture using an offshore limited partnership; structuring and securing business angel investments; partnership and shareholder agreements with a particular emphasis on succession planning and creating and advising on investment LLPs for leasehhold enfranchisement.
  • We appreciate that your priority is running your business and not managing a complex partnership document. We will provide you with a clear document in plain English, and make sure you are not bogged down with unnecessary paperwork.

View our corporate and commercial services brochure.

For further information please contact David Webster on +44 (0)20 7440 4825 or at David.Webster@russell-cooke.co.uk, or any other member of the team whose details appear below.

Panel member of Law Society Lawyers for your Business scheme

Lawyers For Your Business is a network of 1,000 solicitor firms in England and Wales offering specialist advice to small and medium-sized businesses.


Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

We may also be able to offer fixed priced options for clients depending on their budget and the size, type and complexity of the work involved.

We would be pleased to discuss your requirements free of charge and tailor a costs proposal accordingly.