Start Up Businesses

Entrepreneurs and new businesses face specific challenges, and need tailored legal support to make sure they have the appropriate legal structure and suitable contractual arrangements in place to support the business throughout its life cycle.

How can Thorntons help?

At Thorntons, our specialist team gives relevant, pragmatic advice to help you and your business grow. We have worked with a large number of business start-ups over the years from a wide range of sectors, including university spin-outs and technology ventures. We aim to work very much with you as a partner, getting to understand you and your business in order to provide focused support and ongoing advice. Many of our start-up clients have continued as our corporate clients as their businesses have grown, valuing the personal service we provide. We also appreciate the demands facing new ventures, and adopt a flexible approach in order to give our start-up companies the best chance possible to make a successful launch.

As well as giving you our support, we can also introduce you to our network of contacts, who will be able to help you secure funding and grow your business. And we can help you with the whole investment process, from advice on being 'investor ready' and on proposed investment, through to negotiation and finance options.

We know that our clients value our practical, straightforward advice, and through our local office network, we can ensure that our advice is always close at hand for you and your business, right from the start.

Key Contacts


Michael Royden

+44 1382 229111


Chris Byrne

+44 1382 229111

Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

View All Offices


+44(0)1382 229111


+44(0)1333 314395


+44(0)1241 872683


+44(0)1334 652285


+44(0)131 225 8705


+44(0)1307 466886


+44(0)1592 268608


+44(0)1674 673444


+44(0)1738 621212

St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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