Chris Hutchins

Chris Hutchins

Chris is a qualified as a solicitor in 1976 and, since that time he has acquired a number of skills that many lawyers never get to see. He was managing partner and senior of his firm, for many years, has worked as a mentor for many start-ups and small businesses and has been stand-in MD of a company at the top of its game. Just over 10 years ago, Chris decided to retire from general practice, to pursue a career concentrating on providing low-cost legal services to his favorite target clients, small businesses. He set up his present company which concentrates, exclusively, on providing legal (and management) advice to smaller businesses. Whether it’s a simple set of terms and conditions or a complicated shareholders’ agreement, Chris has a level of expertise that puts him way ahead of his High Street colleagues. Chris, almost, invented home-working, about 10 years ago, when he made a small office in his garage and, from that worked, almost exclusively, online. From there, he has now graduated to a room, overlooking the small village in which he lives, and conducts, almost, all his work remotely. The small village is in rural Northern France, is idyllic, but is just a short hop to London, when the need arises. The location keeps overheads and so fees down. No staff, no expensive offices, just Chris. Chris talks plain English, has a passion for helping people start up in business, is not a typical clock watcher, and prefers to get a good job done, rather than count every minute he spends on that job. Plain talking, responsive and proactive, Chris is ideally placed to help most small businesses with their non-contentious work.
Non-Practicing Solicitor
40 Yrs Experience


Shareholders’ Agreement (up to 4 Shareholders)

Are you setting up a business with others or looking to introduce a part-owner? A shareholders agreement is...


Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreement

A Confidentiality Agreement is a contract in which one party agrees to the disclosure of sensitive or private...


Employment Contract

Are you looking to expand your team but need help putting paperwork in place? An employment contract is...


Website Terms and Conditions

Website terms of use, also known as website terms and conditions or terms of service, govern the use...


Business Terms and Conditions

Your terms and conditions document is the contract between you and your customer for your supply of goods or...


Commercial Lease – Lease Report

A commercial lease is a legally binding contract made between a landlord and a business tenant. The lease...


Commercial Lease – Full Service – Over 7 Years

A commercial lease is a legally binding contract made between a landlord and a business tenant. Do you...


Commercial Lease – Full Service – Under 7 Years

A commercial lease is a legally binding contract made between a landlord and a business tenant. Do you...


NDA Review

Have you been given a Non-Disclosure (NDA) agreement but are unsure if it covers your back too? Is...


Irish to UK Employment Contract and Contract Conversion

Does your existing employment contract need to convert from an Irish to a UK one? An employment contract...


Review of existing Shareholders Agreement

Do you already have a Shareholders Agreement in place but want to ensure that it covers what it...


What my clients have said

Very practical advice

Rated 5 out of 5
18 January 2022

This is the second time I have used Chris and he has been brilliant and I am very pleased with his service. Plus very practical advice and a sense of humour which comes free!

Definitely a 5 star experience

Rated 5 out of 5
18 January 2022

Absolutely excellent service and communication from Chris. He is very friendly and helpful. Definitely a 5* experience and would highly recommend. I will be using Chris’s service’s again in the future.

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