Legal Services for Business

At Stephens & Son we understand how important it is to feel secure in the knowledge that you are receiving strong and accurate legal advice when it comes to all elements of your business life. Be it as an employer or an employee, our teams are made of expert, highly trained legal professionals that can provide you with up to date, cost effective advice, helping you to achieve the best possible outcomes.

For startups

Our experienced corporate and commercial lawyers can help you decide on the best legal structure for your business and undertake all the formalities required for it’s creation. We’ll help you secure your first commercial property, give advice on employment regulations and draft your terms and conditions of business.

Growing businesses

If you’re fortunate enough to be a successful and developing enterprise, we can advise you how to protect your assets and guide you through the mergers and acquisition process if needed. Exporting, distribution and supply chain arrangements can also be created or scrutinised to ensure your business is operating at it’s optimum level.

If your team is expanding we can help you remain compliant in all areas of employment law and guide you in the right direction when it comes to incorporating partners, stakeholders and investors into your business.

Succession planning

You may receive an approach to buy your business, or you may be heading towards retirement and wondering if a management buy-out is possible.  You need to ensure that your business is fully ready in all areas for either of these situations and our team can help you do exactly that. Early preparation for exit is the key to achieving maximum returns when the time arrives.

Advising businesses throughout Kent and beyond

We have offices in Chatham, Gravesend, Tonbridge, Maidstone and Tenterden that we can use to meet you in for your appointments.

We can also offer meetings at your place of business or via Skype or a conference call where needed.


We usually offer an initial appointment to discuss your requirements at a fixed cost.  Depending on the support that you require, we also offer flexible payment terms, including monthly billing to help you budget. 

Get in touch

Call us on 01634 811444 for any business related advice you need. Alternatively complete our contact us form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.  

For further information please Contact Us or call to speak to one of our experts on 01634 811444.