There are two professions every business needs: an accountant and a lawyer

The reasons for hiring an accountant are fairly obvious, but a good lawyer can also provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business.

Many of the areas where legal advice is particularly important are detailed on this website – such as what happens when illness prevents you running your business, planning for redundancies, accidents at work and the importance of contracts.

Free advice service for small businesses

If you have your own business, whether you work on your own or employ a number of staff, we can help you protect and advance your business with personal and creative, cost-effective help to minimise risks, whilst looking at practicalities as well as the law.

At Thomas Dunton we recognise that many small firms do not consult a solicitor until they have a serious problem for fear of running up legal bills. By the time they do make contact, the remedy may be far more expensive than preventative measures.

Using a solicitor at an early stage will help you to identify potential pitfalls and avoid future problems.

As members of  The Law Society’s “Lawyers for your Business” scheme, we offer a free half hour consultation where we can discuss your business, see if further help is needed and what the likely cost may be. You are under no obligation to take the matter further if you do not wish to do so.

Please click here for more information about our Small Business Advice Service.

Bringing added value

A solicitor can also add value to a new or existing business in many ways. Their advice now may save you both money and problems in the future – from basic legal contracts to providing broader, strategic business advice.

Local advantages

A local solicitor will be able to relate to what you are trying to achieve in the local community — a community that they are part of, and are familiar with the services, resources and opportunities available to you.

Understanding your business

At Thomas Dunton you will find someone who understands what kind of business you want, listens to your needs and works to achieve those goals.

We always have your best interests in mind and do not just say “You can’t do that” but aim instead to say “Let’s look at it this way”.

Call or email for our Business Newsletter and Employment Guide

In addition to our Pocket Employment Guide (PDF, 544), we produce a full colour A4 Business Newsletter full of useful information for the small to medium size business. Please call or email us to be sent a free copy or click below to download it.

Business Newsletter (PDF, 2MB)

We have been serving business clients in all areas of Kent and the South East for nearly 40 years including Bromley, Chislehurst, Orpington, Petts Wood, West Wickham and Hayes, Bexley, Dartford, Swanley, Biggin Hill, Westerham and Sevenoaks.

Please contact us at 01689 822554 or email

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