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When starting a new business venture, one of the earliest decisions to make is what legal form the business should take. Under English law there are a number of structures available, each with different characteristics. In this basic guide we consider the four main structures used in the UK, the key features of each and some relevant considerations when choosing between them.

You can view the guide by clicking here or the image below.

Choosing a business vehicle

If you require further information about anything covered in this briefing, please contact Jonathan Haley, Ethan Ezra, Jack Haworth, Beth Balkham, or your usual contact at the firm on +44 (0)20 3375 7000.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

© Farrer & Co LLP, July 2021

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