TOTW Legal Services

Bright Solicitors are delighted to have been asked to partner with Taste of the West to provide legal services to their members. Bright Solicitors are launching a new service, to be known as Taste of the West Legal Services.

History and Values

Bright Solicitors was established in 2006 with the aim of bringing legal services into the modern era, prioritising approachability and cost effective, high service levels, keeping our customers’ interests always at the forefront of what we are doing. Since that time we have worked for businesses of all types and sizes, with a significant number being in the food and drink and hospitality sectors.

“We believe our history and ethos provide us with a unique advantage when working with Taste of the West’s members” said Matt Cook, head of the Commercial team. “We are ourselves a growing local business, so we understand the challenges our clients are facing. Working with Taste of the West gives a great opportunity to further tailor our services to the needs of their membership and work in partnership with them to provide a service of real value and relevance.”

Help for Taste of the West Members

“This is a real opportunity for our members,” said John Sheaves, CEO of Taste of the West. “We chose to work alongside Bright Solicitors because we recognised that their values and vision for the future aligned with our own, and with the offering we want to provide to our members. We’ve worked with Bright Solicitors for some time now and feel that their approach will really benefit our members.”

Services that will be available through Taste of the West Legal Services include the following:

• HR and employment advice including recruitment, retention, discipline, dismissal and redundancy

• Drafting and review of employment documentation: contracts, policies, staff handbooks

• Advice on employment status and contracts for self-employed workers

TUPE issues

• Assisting in the recovery of unpaid trade debts and invoices

• Advising in relation to contested debts and other commercial litigation

• Landlord and tenant advice including evictions

• Insolvency advice

• Boundary and land disputes

• Company and business sales

• Restructuring, issue of share options and change of ownership

• Advice on business structure and new business set ups

• Partnership set up and agreements

• Franchise, agency and distribution agreements

• Full contract support including review and amendments to any existing terms and conditions as well as bespoke drafting requirements

• Review of company public facing policies, to include complaints procedures, website terms

• Review of third party terms and conditions and assistance in any negotiations on terms.

• Company secretarial and compliance advice

GDPR compliance service

• Property purchases, sales, letting and refinancing (including transfers to pension funds and leasing back to the business)

• Advice on trademarks and intellectual property rights generally

• Powers of attorney and wills

• Personal conveyancing services

Taste of the West Legal Services understands that legal fees can present a major hurdle for businesses. We work with our clients on a number of different fee structures, not just the traditional charge by the hour, including subscriptions and fixed fees.

Together with our business expertise and our relationship based focus for doing business with our clients, we think this makes us an ideal choice for Taste of the West members looking for legal assistance.

Contact us

Telephone: 01404 515838
Twitter: @TasteWestLegal
Facebook: Taste of the West Legal Services