Venture Capital

Key facts: Venture capital solicitors

  • Venture capital is a key source of funding for high-growth companies, but it can be difficult and time-consuming to attract the right investors.
  • Whether you’re an investor or a growing company, it’s vital to get legal advice on the agreements between parties, to ensure you’re both protected and clear on your positions.
  • We specialise in legal advice for venture capital funding, acting for both companies and investors, at any stage of investment.
  • Several of our corporate solicitors, including our CEO Toby Harper, and Jas Bhogal, have worked as in-house lawyers for venture capital firm MidVen.
  • We also provide legal advice concerning angel investors, crowdfunding, and high net worth individuals.
  • Read our Venture Capital FAQs for comprehensive information on venture capital funding.
  • Our partner-level solicitors are all recruited from top 100 UK law firms but our innovative model means you can access the highest quality legal advice at a fraction of the cost of city law firms. Pay monthly on subscription or our highly competitive hourly rate.

What kinds of venture capital legal work can we help you with?

Venture capital is an essential source of finance for startups and high-growth potential companies and can be extremely beneficial for both the business owners looking to raise significant funds and the investors they attract.

It is also a major focus for our firm and you can benefit from the combined experience and market knowledge of our venture capital lawyers, along with our expansive network of contacts within the venture capital industry.

Whether you’re a business owner, an investor or VC firm, our venture capital lawyers can advise you on all aspects of venture capital and associated corporate work, including:

  • Due diligence
  • Employee share schemes and incentives e.g. EMI schemes
  • EIS and SEIS relief
  • Exits
  • Investment agreements
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Share buybacks

Who can we help with venture capital legal advice?

Our venture capital solicitors help both investors and business owners with venture capital deals. We represent many high growth companies, spin-outs and startups who are raising venture capital funding, ranging from Seed to Series B.

We also regularly act for a wide range of institutional investors making investments in high growth, industry-disruptive businesses. These include:

  • Angel investors
  • Crowd-funding platforms
  • High net worth individuals

Watch Jas explaining how we help support start ups with legal advice, especially when dealing with venture capital investors:

Find out about our latest venture capital work here:

Read our useful advice and blog posts on venture capital and investment here:

Our venture capital experience

Our CEO Toby Harper, and Commercial Solicitor Jas Bhogal, have both worked in-house as legal counsel for venture capital firm Midven. Our corporate team all have extensive experience working at a senior or partner level on private equity investment and venture capital. You can find our more about each of our solicitors and their venture capital experience here:

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors from £200 per hour.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive 'City' partner-level expertise at a fraction of 'City' prices.

Enterprise

Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.

A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.

On-Demand

For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.

What next?

Please leave us your details and we’ll contact you to discuss your situation and legal requirements. There’s no charge for your initial consultation, and no obligation to instruct us. We aim to respond to all messages received within 24 hours.

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