CAROLINE Kemsley-Pein, founder of corporate/commercial law specialists, Kemsley & Company, understands that individuals and businesses can be tempted to cut corners to save money and time, but has seen first hand the costly consequences. “We would encourage anyone to take legal advice before agreeing contract terms,” said Caroline, who is based with her team of legal specialists at the Harborough Innovation Centre. “It sounds an obvious thing to do but it is surprising how many business people don’t take legal advice. This decision can prove very costly and we would encourage anyone in business to consider the legal implications before they sign contracts.” Caroline set up the firm after gaining extensive experience with leading London firms. Her team works closely with clients looking for advice on issues such as buying or selling a business, investing in a business, corporate restructuring or drawing up commercial agreements. Formalising shareholder arrangements is another issue which is often overlooked until a dispute arises. All relationships are subject to change over time and when there is a potentially highly valuable business at stake, it is essential that everyone’s position is properly protected. Caroline said: “This can be a real issue. It is important to get an agreement in writing so that, if there is a dispute, it can be sorted quickly and efficiently. “We strongly believe that by working in a niche area we can offer the best advice and support to clients. Corporate/commercial matters can be challenging and, as specialists, we are able to use our in-depth knowledge to give the best practical legal advice.” The initial meeting is free, giving you and Caroline the opportunity to determine the scope of the work. “We believe in giving realistic, competitive quotes and ensuring that clients are aware of all the cost implications from the outset,” says Caroline. “Our expertise means that we attract clients who are looking for a commercially minded law firm. Some are small or medium sized enterprises or private individuals but others are larger corporates who need specialist advice on a particular legal issue and value our personal approach. We also work closely with a network of specialists in other fields.” For further details, contact Kemsley & Company on 01858 414276 or email Caroline (firstname.lastname@example.org).