Start-Up / Scale-up Packages

A City Law Firm is an award-winning law firm based in the City of London and Croydon. We pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable team who are on hand to help and support you and your business.

We work closely with many start-up businesses, scale-ups, those seeking investment and more established businesses. We understand the needs of expanding businesses at each key stage, especially when it comes to legal documents, cash flow and protecting your brands.

We offer a range of packages which can also be tailored to your business needs and budget.

Our prices are tailored to be fixed or capped so you always know what you are paying and can effectively budget. Our flexible payment options will also help you to manage your cash flow

SCALE UP LEGAL PACKAGES

£5000* (essential) £7500* (premium) subject to terms, third party costs & applicable VAT

Essential payable 50% upfront – rest on completion – Premium & bolt on 50% plus monthly retainer

Bolt on services, discounted services and costs are detailed below

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ScaleUp Essential

ScaleUp Premium

An Initial comprehensive meeting to discuss yes yes
Exclusive invitation to all our events yes yes
Access to a dedicated client manager and a solicitor yes yes
Consideration for SEIS/EIS or R & D funding / investment / introductions to our network (Help structuring the business for advanced assurance SEIS/EIS if seeking investment) yes yes
Complimentary calls / emails to finalise draft documents yes yes
Reviewing company structure and ensuring its correct ; tax efficient and suitable for your plans going forward yes yes
Preliminary advice & audit on whether your key legal documents are appropriate and up to date yes yes
Review and update shareholders agreement. Considering adding drag along / tag along clauses & what happens on exit of a shareholder, sale of shares or death of shareholder yes yes
Review and update, directors service level agreements and employment contracts if have copies. Drafting costs if not in place are separate yes yes
Check you have an up to date staff handbook or policies (suggest minor amendments and additional policies if applicable). Creation of the handbook is extra if required yes yes
Audit of all intellectual property registrations and assignments. Ensuring that IP are in the right classes and countries yes yes
Advice on whether to set up new classes of shares or amend your share capital yes yes
Preliminary review of your commercial contracts and supplier and update agreements yes yes
Review of Term Sheet yes yes
If appropriate we can assist and apply, subject to criteria and business plan, for SEIS / EIS advance assurance possible for incoming investment yes
Draft NDA & Assignment or licence for your IP yes
Review and general advice in relation to any claims against the company and what must be disclosed to the investor or can be done to mitigate the issues yes
Discussion about due diligence requirements of investors, check list and audit yes
ScaleUp Essential

ScaleUp Premium

Bolt on

Retainers are offered depending on the client’s needs so you spread these costs over 12 months.

Individual Company documents

Company registration From £200 plus VAT
Bespoke Articles of Association From £1000 plus VAT
Shareholder Agreement From £1500 plus VAT
Director Service Agreement From £750 plus VAT
Employment contract From £750 plus VAT
Option Agreement From £1000 plus VAT

Individual Commercial documents

Franchise agreements From £1500 plus VAT
Joint venture agreements From £2000 plus VAT
Business terms and conditions From £750 plus VAT
Website terms and conditions From £500 plus VAT
Supplier Agreement From £500 plus VAT
Distribution or marketing agency agreement From £1500 plus VAT

Data Privacy/ GDPR



GDPR package which includes:

  • General Data Protection policy
  • Data Retention policy
  • Data Security policy
  • Employee Data policy
  • Recruitment Data policy
  • advice note; and
  • executive summary
From £1500 plus VAT
Privacy Policy From £350 plus VAT

Intellectual Property

Trade mark application From £350 plus VAT

The Scale-Up Pack is intended as a general overview of those legal issues that are likely to be relevant to a start-up to a business in England and Wales. The package includes bespoke drafting for your individual business and subject to board of director’s consent if protracted issues arise on the drafts we reserve the right to amend our fee. The package does not include advice on contentious matters or litigious matters or where overseas branches and jurisdictions need to be covered, which we can do outside the scope of this pack. Disbursements are third party fees and are not included within this package. Instructions will be subject to satisfactory KYC checks.

START UP LEGAL PACK

£4000* (essential) £5000* (premium) subject to terms, third party costs & applicable VAT

Essential payable 50% upfront – rest on completion – Premium & bolt on 50% plus monthly retainer

Bolt on services, discounted services and costs are detailed below

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StartUp Essential

StartUp Premium

An Initial comprehensive meeting to discuss your business yes yes
Exclusive invitation to all our events yes yes
Access to a dedicated client manager and a solicitor yes yes
Consideration for SEIS / EIS or R & D funding / investment / introductions to our network yes yes
Complimentary calls / emails to finalise draft documents yes yes
Company incorporation and advice on the best entity yes yes
Drafting a standard shareholder’s agreement and Director’s Service Level Agreement yes yes
Drafting policies: Website terms, privacy, data protection & cookies yes yes
One Data Protection policy (GDPR) for staff/clients/security and retention of data yes yes
One consumer / client terms and conditions (protecting cashflow, against PI and IP) yes yes
NDA for your confidential information to pass to this parties yes yes
Advice on your Intellectual Property: Inc one registered mark-1 class in the UK (extra marks/classes can be offered at a discounted rate) yes
Draft NDA & Assignment or licence for your IP yes
Distribution agent contract or contract with a shop/outlet/concession for your product yes
Employment law advice drafting a standard GDPR compliant contract of employment or a sub-contractor/consultancy agreement; yes
Advice on what policies you may require for staff and self-employed contractors (not drafting but advice and check list) yes
Out of hours calls / emails subject to reasonability to discuss above and emergency work yes
Help structuring the business for advanced assurance SEIS/EIS if seeking investment yes

StartUp Essential

StartUp Premium

Bolt on

Retainers are offered depending on the client’s needs so you spread these costs over 12 months.

Individual Company documents

Company registration From £200 plus VAT
Bespoke Articles of Association From £1000 plus VAT
Shareholder Agreement From £1500 plus VAT
Director Service Agreement From £750 plus VAT
Employment contract From £750 plus VAT
Option Agreement From £1000 plus VAT

Individual Commercial documents

Franchise agreements From £1500 plus VAT
Joint venture agreements From £2000 plus VAT
Business terms and conditions From £750 plus VAT
Website terms and conditions From £500 plus VAT
Supplier Agreement From £500 plus VAT
Distribution or marketing agency agreement From £1500 plus VAT

Data Privacy/ GDPR



GDPR package which includes:

  • General Data Protection policy
  • Data Retention policy
  • Data Security policy
  • Employee Data policy
  • Recruitment Data policy
  • advice note; and
  • executive summary
From £1500 plus VAT
Privacy Policy From £350 plus VAT

Intellectual Property

Trade mark application From £350 plus VAT

The Start Up Pack is intended as a general overview of those legal issues that are likely to be relevant to a start-up to a business in England and Wales. The package includes bespoke drafting for your individual business and subject to board of director’s consent if protracted issues arise on the drafts we reserve the right to amend our fee. The package does not include advice on contentious matters or litigious matters or where overseas branches and jurisdictions need to be covered, which we can do outside the scope of this pack. Disbursements are third party fees and are not included within this package. Instructions will be subject to satisfactory KYC checks.

Our approach:

We have been looking after start-up & scale up businesses for over a decade. The key is giving concise, commercial advice without the legal jargon, always giving fixed fees or spreading your costs over 12 months using our popular retainer packages. We understand the need for swift advice, getting you ready for investment, weighing up all the different options and available options so having a proactive and entrepreneurial lawyer is just as important as our drafting skills

Quick Contact

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We can usually offer a free consultation to businesses before you commit to any particular type of legal action or commercial project. All your business requirements can be handled under one roof by our team. Simply call our client management department for a free consultation or no-obligation quotation for our services.

What do our clients say about us?

“the supportive, personal and proactive approach got our merger across the line. We would like to thank the Commercial Team for their commercial expertise and robust approach.”

“My solicitor at A City Law Firm worked tirelessly and with the utmost professionalism on my behalf”