Clifton Ingram

SME’s & Owner Managed Businesses

Small/medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and owner managed businesses are the heart of Clifton Ingram’s client base and we can offer you advice on a wide range of legal issues that may affect your business.

We understand the legal, commercial and regulatory pressures which can impact your company and are well placed to provide practical commercial solutions to such issues, allowing you to concentrate on the day to day running of your business. The challenges faced by SMEs are rarely confined to one area of law and below are some examples of the areas where we can help you:

  • Business Structure and Finance – Maintaining a proper legal framework is a key to the success of any business. We can advise you in relation to the injection of new capital into your business and on agreements with employees and between shareholders and other stakeholders
  • Protecting your business – It is important that you understand your obligations under any legal contracts that you are entering into, from the lease of your premises to the terms of business with suppliers and customers. We can advise you on regulatory control affecting your business and help you resolve any disputes that may arise.
  • Maximising the value of your business – Most clients want to reap the rewards of their hard work and to maintain and increase the value of the business they have worked hard to build. So whether it is exiting the business, expanding it further or reorganising the existing structure, we have the expertise to help.

Our commercial team offer a friendly, professional and diligent approach coupled with high quality legal and technical knowledge. Our depth of experience enables us to offer commercial advice that helps our clients exploit business opportunities, whilst successfully managing risk.

Clifton Ingram sponsored the first ever SME 100 launched by The Thames Valley Business Magazine, in support of the small to medium sized businesses in the area.

Main Contacts

Barry Niven
Partner Corporate and Insolvency
Barry Niven

Partner Corporate and Insolvency Corporate Services Barry advises clients on acquisitions and disposals, MBO’s and MBI’s, corporate finance, joint ventures, shareholder... read more »

Contact Barry Niven:
Alison Gair
Head of Employment & Intellectual Property
Alison Gair

Head of Employment & Intellectual Property Alison is a Senior Associate and has extensive experience in advising both individuals and... read more »

Contact Alison Gair:
Ian Graham
Partner and Head of Commercial Property
Ian Graham

Partner and Head of Commercial Property Ian has considerable experience in all aspects of commercial property work including the acquisition, letting and... read more »

Contact Ian Graham: