Business Legal Services


At McLean & Stewart we have particular expertise in the area of business formation, whether for sole traders, limited companies, partnerships or limited liability partnerships. Getting the right advice on how best to form your business will allow you to grow and develop your business most effectively whilst giving you the flexibility which you will doubtless require for the future.

Particular areas of expertise include:

  1. Incorporation (conversion to a limited company) of existing partnerships and sole trader businesses
  2. Franchising
  3. Joint Ventures (including those involving the formation of a special purpose, joint venture company)
  4. Partnership Formation

We will guide you through the process and will be on-hand to deal with any queries you may have.


Partnerships are still a fairly common form of business, particularly with many professions. Partnerships bring their own peculiar legal and practical issues which require attention.

Our representation of a large number of partnerships, gives us the ability to provide you with in-depth advice on all of your partnership needs, including advice on:

Creation of an appropriate Partnership Agreement (and its adjustment and implementation)
Dealing with the dissolution of a partnership or the waygoing of an individual partner
Planning (both legally and financially) for future partner retirals
Dealing with partnership disputes