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Gard Gard & Co.'s team of reputable, experienced and qualified solicitors can offer clients expert advice on an extensive range of legal issues. If you're based in Devon, Cornwall or beyond, our law firm in Plymouth can assist you; whether you need support through a personal matter or need to solve a business-related dispute.

We understand that everyone's legal needs are different, which is why we offer a personable service ensuring our clients know that their feelings and opinions have been understood before proceeding with any important legal decisions.During your initial consultation, one of our expert local lawyers in Plymouth will discuss your situation in a relaxed and unhurried manner, enabling us to gather the information we need whilst also making sure you're comfortable and at ease.

We will also deal with the issue of any costs and fees involved. We believe that in doing this, we will be able to provide you with the most satisfactory legal solution possible and allow all parties involved to move forward positively.
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read more › Gard & Co is highly regarded as delivering top quality legal services, providing clear legal solutions to both business and individual clients. Our aim is always to exceed your expectations and to resolve your legal issues with as little drama as possible. We offer a wide range of legal services including Business Law, Conveyancing, Family Law, Litigation, Personal Injury and Wills & Probate.

read more › The business solicitors at Gard & Co. are accredited as 'Lawyers For Your Business' by the Law Society. As part of the 'Lawyers For Your Business' scheme, Gard & Co. are able to offer a free initial 30 minute consultation. This consultation allows our commercial solicitor to provide advice and ascertain the level of legal help required, if any, and also provide an overall indication of costs. We are also able to give you access to 'Lawyers For Your Business' publications in addition to our own business law resources and articles.

read more › A business lease may be one of a business's biggest commitments. If you are an owner-manager or have to give a personal guarantee for a limited company, it may also end up being one of your biggest commitments. Whether you are considering a new business lease or renewing an existing business lease you cannot afford to get it wrong. And in a document that can often stretch to 50+ pages there are many traps for the inexperienced. Our business law solicitors can help you with market trends, advise you on strategy and negotiate hard on your behalf to ensure you get the best business lease terms possible.

read more › Business property transactions can be complex and fraught with pitfalls for the unwary. If business property is central to the success of your business then you need to get right. We assist a wide range of developers, contractors, investors, buyers and sellers on all aspects of business property. As specialists in this area we are not only able to advise on the legal issues that impact on owners of business property but also on contemporary market trends that may make a difference to your proposed deal.

read more › A business transfer involves the sale of the whole or part of the assets of a business by a company or an individual. A company is a separate legal entity and a company transfer is a type of business sale which involves the transfer of a company's shares from the seller to the buyer and results in the buyer owning the company, exactly as it was immediately prior to the sale. If you would like to know more about the differences between the two types of business transfer please see our article: Buying or selling a business?

read more › Whatever your level of experience in commercial development there is a myriad of potential hazards that could trip you up. Commercial development goes far beyond conveyancing and demands a close understanding of your practical requirements. That is why we would work closely with you so that we can recognise potential problems before they arise. As with most things, it is the time and effort put in at the beginning of a venture that shapes and forms its later development. We understand that careful planning and meticulous attention to detail at the acquisition stage will allow you to develop the site without subsequent legal difficulties.

read more › A company restoration requires court proceedings to be issued and will, for example, enable the release of funds locked up in frozen or dormant company bank accounts. If you are looking for a company restoration solicitor in Plymouth, Plympton, Plymstock and the surrounding area, choose the Plymouth company restoration solicitors, Gard & Co. Solicitors.

read more › Disputes over debt are frustrating and time consuming and with ever increasing pressures on cash flow, whether you are a business or an individual, the process can be stressful and mentally draining. Gard & Co.'s debt recovery department can help both individuals and every size of business to recover debts and late payments. We will tailor our services to fit your debt recovery requirements. We provide you with regular updates and a personal contact will be available to you on the telephone. Your initial meeting is absolutely free and without obligation.

read more › If you are involved in a legal dispute or owed money then our efficient, professional and approachable staff are here to help you. We provide advice to individuals and businesses in an extensive range of dispute matters from commercial or partnership disputes to contracts for the supply of goods and/or services and debt recovery. We ensure that we understand your concerns and aims and make you aware of the costs that will be associated with your case, helping you to stay in control of what you spend.

read more › Although it is something you may not wish to think about when entering into a partnership, you should consider what might happen if you disagree with your partners in the future. It is best to agree upon issues such as the roles, rights and responsibilities of the partners and practical structural management issues before you begin trading and document them in the form of a partnership agreement. The partnership agreement should also deal with how partners can exit from the partnership and how their share in the partnership should devolve, for example by providing a right of first refusal to other partners.

read more › Residential development goes far beyond standard conveyancing and there are a great number of additional matters to be considered. Our residential development solicitors understand that the crucial objective for both large and small builders in any residential development is to dispose of plots as quickly and efficiently as possible. Careful planning and meticulous attention to detail at the acquisition stage will allow you to develop the site without subsequent legal difficulties. And because your title documentation should satisfy even the most painstaking of buyers' solicitor, it will also save time and money later when dealing with disposal.

read more › For a private company with relatively few shareholders, a shareholders' agreement can prove to be its most important document. A shareholders' agreement provides the security of knowing a safety net is in place to deal with a range of situations that may arise between shareholders. These can include arrangements for dispute resolution, controls to maintain the balance of share ownership and a formally agreed power structure for the shareholders within the company. If you are looking for a shareholder agreement solicitor in Plymouth, Plympton, Plymstock and the surrounding area, choose the Plymouth shareholder agreement solicitors, Gard & Co. Solicitors.

read more › This will provide you with an opportunity to assess whether Gard & Co are the firm for you on a completely no obligation basis. We believe in setting out our fees and expenses in a clear and transparent way. Any verbal indication of cost will be followed in writing in a detailed terms of business letter. You can judge our words against actions, even before you have made a decision to instruct us. No draft contract no feeIf your transaction does not proceed beyond the preliminary work or heads of terms phase and before the sale contract has been drafted, no legal fees will be charged.

read more › Our Plymouth based conveyancing solicitors and property lawyers have the necessary experience and expertise to assist you with buying and selling houses. We will ensure that all contracts and conveyancing documents are checked and legally binding. Both parties must then engage conveyancing services from their solicitors who will out the necessary searches and pre-contract enquiries. The seller's property solicitors will then prepare a draft contract for approval by the buyer's solicitors. The legal complexities surrounding property transactions can be confusing for people outside of the legal profession.

read more › Buying a home, particularly for the first time, can be daunting. Our Plymouth based solicitors and lawyers can help you through the process, making it as swift and painless as possible. Below we will go through the stages of buying a home so that you can feel comfortable with the process. When you have had an offer accepted to buy a home you will need to instruct a solicitor. By choosing a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited solicitor you can be assured that your conveyancing will be conducted by a law firm that has passed very strict standards set by the Law Society.

read more › Selling a home can be daunting, especially becasue it usually means coordinating buying a new home at the same time. Our Plymouth based solicitors and lawyers can help you through the process, making sure you sell as swiftly and painlessly as possible. When you have accepted an offer on your home you will need to instruct a solicitor. By choosing a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited solicitor you can be assured that your conveyancing will be conducted by a law firm that has passed very strict standards set by the Law Society.

read more › A remortgage is where you pay off one mortgage loan on a property and replace it with another from a different lender. You will need to instruct a solicitor because they will need to remove the original lender's charge from the property at HM Land Registry and submit the new lender's charge in its place. If you arrange a new loan deal with your existing lender it is not technically a remortgage because the lender's charge over your property remains the same. However, you may still need to have your property re-valued by the lender to ensure there is sufficient equity.

read more › Gard & Co. realise that conveyancing costs in Plymouth and across the UK as a whole can be expensive and that is why we offer 'No move, No fee' as standard practice. Our experienced team can help you move quickly and cost effectively but if for any reason you don't move, there will be no charge for our time.

read more › Typically the buyer requires a mortgage and there is a chain of transactions upon which the sale is reliant. In this case it will usually take between 4 and 6 weeks to reach a position where contract can be exchanged. The main time delay is often awaiting the mortgage offer which in turn relies upon the valuation. In a chain the mortgage offers on each property will need to be in place before an exchange can take place. Similarly, if there are any complications arising, say from adverse search result, on another property in the chain, it will delay the whole.

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