We have significant experience in acting for blue chip clients and listed plcs but our client base also includes serial entrepreneurs, small businesses, start ups and individuals who all benefit from the same level of service and skill set.
We specialise in all aspects of corporate, contract and commercial law, including employment law and commercial property law. In addition, we have a particular expertise and interest in the Hospitality sector and act for a large number of hotels, bars, pubs,restaurants and nightclubs
Business law may be our focus but behind every business are the people who run that business and the team that makes that business tick. Our belief is that you can't practice law without building relationships so, unlike many larger firms, we invest the time to really learn about our clients. By gaining an understanding of how your business operates, looking at what you need now and where you're going, we help you achieve your objectives in a legally sound and secure context.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Commercial Law, Company Law, Employment Law, Hospitality Sector, Company Restorations, Business Law
|Address||Central Court, 25 Southampton Buildings|
|Phone Number||(020) 3709 9670|
|Fax||+44 (0) 207 440 2543|
Shainul Kassam graduated from University College London with an honours degree in law, following this with a year at law school in London. She then trained at Memery Crystal, qualifying into their corporate department in September 2000. A further three years were spent specialising in corporate finance and flotations on AIM. She moved on to set up her own firm, Fortune Law in September 2004.
Products & Services
As specialist commercial lawyers we are able to assist on a full range of commercial matters for growing businesses. We also advise on all aspects of partnerships and joint ventures; We have a vast amount of experience of the sale and purchase of businesses whether this takes the form of an asset or share sale and whether we are acting for a purchaser or seller.
Common disputes and issues that we regularly help clients with include:
- Partnership disputes, Director and shareholder exit disputes
- Domain name disputes
- Copyrights, Patents, Intellectual Property and Trademarks
- Distribution and franchise disagreements
- Various Issues arising from breach of contract
- Advising on the legal position in the absence of contracts
We advise on the entering of into new leases and lease assignments by tenants and landlords whether in the hospitality sector (restaurants) or for general office use by a variety of business sectors. We also advise on the acquisition of freehold commercial properties including hotels.
We are business lawyers and act as a general corporate adviser and sounding board on day to day corporate matters
If your company has been removed from the Companies Register at Companies House either through dissolution or being struck off, we at Fortune Law have a qualified and specialist company restorations legal team at hand to assist in restoring your company back to the Companies Register. We offer a high quality and professional service which will ensure that all work is done to the highest standard and without delay.
Whether you are an employer that is looking to negotiate the exit of an employee who is not performaing or an employee facing the situation of being made redundant, we at Fortune Law can provide assistance in the process of drafting, negotiating and executing a compromise agreement.
We have extensive experience in acting for both employers and employees, from junior team members to those holding senior executive or board positions
At Fortune Law, we regularly advise on employment tribunal claims and breaches by employees of restrictive covenants in their employment contracts. We are acutely aware of the types of problems that lead to excessive costs being unnecessarily spent by both parties on such matters. To prevent tribunal claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal, discrimination or another of a raft of other potential claims, it is important to ensure your employment contracts and staff handbooks are up to date and protect your interests and concerns, which may of course have changed since you last updated your precedents. Taking legal advice at an early stage is also essential.
Our in depth experience in this area includes both public and private debt and equity
Fortune Law acts for a number of entrepreneurs and business consortia who operate in the hospitality sector, including owners of hotels, nightclubs, bars and restaurants. We advise them on all manner of legal issues including moving premises, fitting out, employment contracts, supplier agreements and financing arrangements
Part of our job is to assist you pro-actively in avoiding litigation where possible. Litigation is usually unwanted, expensive and can for small businesses be the making or breaking of a venture, distracting both staff and principals from vital tasks and diverting financial resources from where they are most needed.
I approached Fortune Law to help with the lease upon deciding to move my business to a new location. The team at Fortune Law showed patience, understanding and a great deal of professionalism. I am now settled into my new shop and my business is thriving. I would wholeheartedly recommend Fortune Law's services for legal peace of mind...........
I have always found Fortune Law to be highly professional. They start work without any delay and have an amazing ability to make you feel like their only client, no matter the size of your brief.
Shainul and her team at Fortune Law first came to work for 7city Learning in March 2009 following many years of being with one the big city firms. The main area of focus for us was employment law, although they have helped us with commercial legal issues too. We were immediately impressed not only with their knowledge and experience in the particular area of law we were dealing with but also by their practical and commercial approach to the issues we were facing. Always outcome and solution focused, Shainul and her team helped us achieve legal compliance without compromising our business goals and objectives. With Fortune Law you always feel that you are in safe hands and can rely on them to provide innovative and commercially viable solutions to any issues we may be facing. The advice and guidance Shainul and her team have provided have proven to be invaluable. We look forward to many more years of working in close partnership with Shainul and her team.
Recently, Fortune Law have assisted me with reviewing a redundancy case. I was impressed with their professional and personal service. They managed to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner, although the time schedule was tight, and were able to negotiate a better deal. Also, they were available to discuss issues or answer questions on the phone when needed and replied promptly to emails. I can highly recommend Fortune Law.
A really great law firm. Very professional, yet extremely personable, with a vast knowledge across a number of different areas of business law. A great asset to any business. Highly recommended.
Fortune Law has been our commercial law firm for a number of years. We have completed a variety of projects including drafting our terms & conditions, supplier agreements, NDA, advice on image use and copyright and helping us to take out a lease on our new offices. I always find them easy to work with, providing professional prompt and insightful service that has helped to support and grow our business.