Company Formations and Shareholder Agreements

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At Martin Shepherd Solicitors, we provide comprehensive legal support for company formations and shareholder agreements, ensuring your business journey is legally sound and strategically planned. From initial setup to ongoing governance, our team offers tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.

Learn more about company formations and shareholder agreements at our Potters Bar, Hertford and Finchley offices.

Comprehensive Company Formations and Shareholder Agreements Services

Our expert solicitors offer comprehensive advice on forming limited liability companies, partnerships, and more. From paperwork to legal intricacies, we have got you covered, making your company setup hassle-free.

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Tailored Company Formations and Shareholder Agreements

Protecting your interests as a shareholder is paramount. Our skilled team excels in crafting tailored shareholder agreements. We address all concerns, from defining director roles to outlining dispute resolution processes. With our expertise, you can be confident that your rights are safeguarded in every aspect.

Key Provisions in Company Formations and Shareholder Agreements

These agreements bring clarity and structure to the dynamics among shareholders by: 

  • Addressing scenarios like the departure, death, or illness of a shareholder, provides a roadmap for seamless transitions.
  • Defining shareholders’ rights in appointing directors, ensuring alignment with the company’s vision.
  • Clearly outlining the parameters and nuances of shareholders’ voting rights.
  • Establishing the company’s approach to dividend distribution among shareholders.
  • Defining the procedures and valuation mechanisms for transferring or selling shares.
  • Providing a structured framework for resolving disputes, preventing potential conflicts from escalating.
  • Safeguarding the company’s interests through constraints on certain actions by shareholders.
  • Outlining rights related to the sale of the company, ensuring equitable treatment for all shareholders.
  • Offering safeguards for minority shareholders to prevent their interests from being overlooked.


At Martin Shepherd Solicitors, we specialise in crafting robust shareholder agreements, tailoring them to your unique business needs.

Why Choose Martin Shepherd Solicitors For Company Formations and Shareholder Agreements?

Martin Shepherd Solicitors is your trusted partner when it comes to legal services in the realm of UK corporate law.

Whether you are a large corporation or a smaller business, our solicitors possess the expertise to assist you with key aspects of corporate governance, including:

Our expert legal advice spans all aspects of company formation and structuring. From helping you choose the right business structure to making sure you follow all legal requirements, our goal is to create strategies that fit your specific objectives.

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Our Team Will:

  • Guide you through the entire company formation process.
  • Assist you in the preparation and submission of necessary documents.
  • Examine your business’ legal documents, management structure, and shareholdings to offer legal advice on potential modifications achievable through the implementation of a shareholders’ agreement.
  • Draft a thorough shareholder agreement involving founders, directors, and shareholders to protect everyone’s interests while balancing risks for all parties.
  • Negotiate on your behalf with all parties involved in the shareholders’ agreement, ensuring a fair and mutually agreeable arrangement.


We streamline the process of forming and registering companies, allowing your business to focus on its core operations. 

Discover more about company formations and shareholder agreements at our Finchley, Potters Bar and Hertford offices. Contact us at 0208 446 4301 and ask for Daniel Raja

Forming a company entails various legal requirements, including selecting the appropriate business structure, preparing and filing necessary documentation, and ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations. Legal assistance is crucial to navigate these complexities, ensure legal compliance, and protect the interests of the company and its shareholders.

Martin Shepherd Solicitors provides comprehensive advice on forming various business structures, including limited liability companies, partnerships, and more. Whether you’re establishing a small business or a large corporation, our team can guide you through the process and help you choose the structure that best suits your needs.

A tailored shareholder agreement is essential for clarifying the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of shareholders, as well as addressing key issues such as decision-making processes, dispute resolution mechanisms, and exit strategies. It provides a framework for managing relationships among shareholders and protecting their interests in the company.

Key provisions in a shareholder agreement may include provisions addressing scenarios like shareholder departure, death, or illness, defining voting rights, dividend distribution, share transfers, dispute resolution, constraints on shareholder actions, and rights related to the sale of the company. These provisions help establish clarity, structure, and fairness in the company’s governance.

Our solicitors specialise in crafting robust shareholder agreements tailored to your business needs. We can assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating shareholder agreements involving founders, directors, and shareholders. Our goal is to protect the interests of all parties while balancing risks and ensuring a fair and mutually agreeable arrangement.

Martin Shepherd Solicitors provides expert legal advice on various aspects of corporate governance, including director responsibilities, conflict resolution procedures, share transfers, and dispute resolution processes. Our team possesses the expertise to assist businesses of all sizes in navigating complex corporate governance issues effectively.

To get started, simply contact our offices in Potters Bar, Hertford, or Finchley to schedule a consultation. Our team will guide you through the entire process, offering personalised advice and support to ensure that your company formation and shareholder agreement meet your specific objectives and legal requirements.

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