The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) came into force from 25 May 2018. The GDPR applies to all organisations and strengthens the rules in relation to the protection, storage, consent and use of all data.

Non-compliance can result in administrative fines up to EUR 20,000,000 or, in the case of an undertaking, up to 4% of the total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher. Therefore, it is crucial that your business is GDPR compliant. This means updating all of your Company contracts, employment contracts, commercial contracts, handbooks, policies and agreements.

Our lawyers have extensive GDPR knowledge and are able to help you with all your GDPR requirements and questions. Our services include

  • GDPR Audits – Comprehensive assessments, reports and recommendations.
  • GDPR Policies – Tailored to your business ensuring compliance and providing transparency and accountability.
  • Data Protection Officer Support – Internal Training or external outsourcing
  • GDPR Employment Policies – Employee GDPR support including advice, policies and guidance.
  • Regular GDPR Support – Monthly GDPR support to review and update GDPR Audit and Policies.
  • Telephone advice and Data Protection Impact Assessments

Whatever employment law challenges you’re facing, Office Freedom Business Solutions can help. We understand the sector you operate in, and our employment law consultants work closely with you to understand your objectives and deliver solutions – on time and on budget.

Office Freedom Business Solutions can help you with everything from preparing employment contracts specifically for your business, advising on bonus and equity arrangements, and advising on key employee retention arrangements. Our services include:

  • Employment contracts
  • TUPE regulations
  • Self Employed IR35 Contracts / Consultancy contracts
  • Staff Handbooks and Policies
  • Key Performance Indicators

If you are looking to take on new commercial premises, our specialist commercial property lawyers and solicitors are able to provide strategic and practical business legal advice at all stages of the transactional process.

We can work with you to ensure the terms of your lease fit with your business needs, as well as helping you to identify and mitigate risks and liabilities you may be taking on and which may not have been immediately obvious.

If you are dealing with issues arising from your existing commercial premises, whether freehold or leasehold, contentious or non-contentious, our commercial property solicitors are on hand to advise.

Property law is complex and will nearly always require commercial property legal advice to avoid disputes later arising. We can help both commercial landlords and commercial tenants on a range of issues including negotiating lease agreements, assigning/transferring a commercial lease, subletting, surrendering, lease renewal, and changing the use of the premises. Our range of services includes:

  • All aspects of commercial landlord and tenant work
  • Sales (freehold and leasehold)
  • Purchases (freehold and leasehold)
  • Estates and buildings management
  • Property portfolio management
  • Development projects
  • Secured lending
  • Property disputes
  • Land issues, such as: easements, rights of way, restrictive covenants
  • Acquiring and disposing of commercial property as part of business acquisitions and disposals

Our expert lawyers can help with both the drafting of new contracts through our contract review service and the review of existing ones.

Office Freedom Business Solutions can help you protect and monetise your IP with legal advisory, planning and real-time application support for trademarks, patents, design and copyrights. We specialise in strategies that access, evaluate, and add value across the life cycle of IP development, both in the UK and globally.

As a product of our experience in the Intellectual Property ecosystem and the legalities surrounding it, our approach is much more in-depth and all-encompassing. From registry and cybersecurity to employees and third-party processes, we help you create, protect, use and manage your IP effectively. Our range of services includes:

  • Brand Consulting - Legal strategic advisory on IP creation, protection, ownership and enforcement in relation to trademarks, patents, design and copyrights. We manage all necessary applications, registrations and filings to ensure you are covered in all aspects.
  • Brand Consulting - Legal strategic advisory on IP creation, protection, ownership and enforcement in relation to trademarks, patents, design and copyrights. We manage all necessary applications, registrations and filings to ensure you are covered in all aspects.
  • Portfolio Management & Strategy - With a proven track record and an in-house team of professional experts, we help you effectively manage your IP Portfolio to maximise value in fast moving and emerging markets. Our deep understanding and insights ensure your intellectual assets, structures, stakeholders, systems and processes are optimised to deliver your strategy.
  • IP Disputes & Challenges - We help you manage disputes with your IP strategy across Application, Management, Enforcement, or even cross-organisation infringement. With the right legal structure and market insights, we work towards the best possible outcome for your company.
  • Office Freedom Business Solutions offers access to network of global experts, we have helped businesses grow globally with relevant understanding of complex legal, regulatory and operational landscapes along with identifying the right partners & processes. We offer end-to-end partnership, available to answer all your questions and ready to guide you through every step.

Our expert lawyers can help with both the drafting of new contracts through our contract review service and the review of existing ones.

Buying or merging with another business allows you to capitalise on your combined strengths to compete in the market. Office Freedom Business Solutions specialise in the legal process regarding buying, merging or selling a business.

For buyers of a business and mergers, this would include:

  • Conducting legal due diligence
  • Advice on risks and liabilities
  • Analysis of contracts, staff handbooks procedures, terms and conditions, SLA’s, credit or loan agreements
  • Researching pending litigation or claims

For sellers of a business and mergers, this would include:

  • Providing answers to buyer’s questions
  • Drafting and advising on Share Purchase Agreements (SPA)
  • Advice on Agreement terms, warranties and indemnities

Our trusted partners can also provide background studies and assessments, database analysis and deal brokerage services.

We know the challenges and risks that face entrepreneurs and businesses. We have also travelled on a journey with businesses that have become successful. Office Freedom Business Solutions helps business clients eliminate unnecessary risks and work towards providing creative commercial solutions. We are experienced in acting for a broad range of enterprises, from start-ups to small private businesses to multinationals, across a range of business sectors.

Our range of commercial law services includes:

  • B2B Contracts
  • B2C Contracts
  • GDPR and FCA compliance
  • Terms and Conditions Drafting
  • Corporate Business Structures
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Agency Agreements
  • Advising on Company Set-Up
  • Privacy Policies and Cookie Policies

Office Freedom Business Solutions offers Commercial Litigation services to resolve business disputes. We identify the strengths and weaknesses of your position in your commercial dispute enabling you to plan the right strategy. We always look for a negotiated resolution that is in your best interests only going through court proceedings where necessary.

Our range of Commercial Litigation services includes:

  • Contract disputes and breach of contract claims
  • Debt recovery and insolvency
  • Shareholder and director disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • IP disputes
  • Commercial fraud
  • Court Injunctions
  • Trademark, copyright and patent claims
  • Corporate disputes including disputes relating to business purchases, Management Buy Outs or Buy Ins or earn outs
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Covid related business disputes such as breach of contract and failure to pay