Animo Legal exists to make your life easier


Our experts provide help and support to businesses and individuals across a wide variety of legal services, from corporate contracts to immigration. We pride ourselves on developing lasting relationships with our clients; delivering high value legal services without the high cost.


We provide cost-effective, practical and tailored advice on a range of corporate transactions and the legal issues they face.

We offer advice and assistance with corporate transactions including but not limited to:

Joint ventures

Shareholders agreements

LLP and Partnership agreements

Company acquisitions and disposals

Option agreements

Throughout the course of a transaction, we will analyse and explain in clear terms the risks associated with the transaction and we will, through due diligence and effective drafting, ensure that those risks are mitigated so far as is possible.

Commercial Contracts

Agreeing and implementing well-defined and unambiguous terms in a commercial contract at the outset is a vital feature of an effective business relationship.

We provide fixed fee quotes for advising on, drafting and negotiating a commercial agreement and we make sure that the agreement is tailored to your specific requirements and reflects what has been agreed with the other party.

We can also review your existing commercial contracts to ensure they meet your requirements.

We have expertise in drafting and reviewing a wide variety of commercial contracts, including but not limited to:

Finance agreements 

(and associated documentation providing security in respect thereof)

Supplies of goods and services agreements

Management and operating contracts

Memorandums of understanding/heads of terms

Intellectual property assignments

Confidentiality agreements

Exclusivity agreements

Non-disclosure agreements

Introduction agreements

Nominee agreements

Novation agreements

Terms and conditions of business

Agency and distribution agreements

Employment contracts

Director service contracts

Consultancy agreements


Whether it is your intention to study, work, invest, join a family member already here, extend or secure your existing status, become a British Citizen or employ foreign workers, your enquiry will always be treated with professionalism and discretion.

We provide fixed fee quotes at the outset for: advising on; assisting with the preparation of; and submission of immigration related applications, to ensure that our clients are fully apprised of the cost of the services to be provided.

We offer clear advice and assistance in the following areas:

Private Clients:

Entry Clearance

Extension applications

Further leave to remain in the UK


British citizenship


Entrepreneur visa applications 

(for individuals and entrepreneurial teams)

Investor visa applications

Sole representatives of overseas firms

Applications to become a Licensed Sponsor under the Points Based System (“PBS”)

Audit and support for compliance with sponsor duties under PBS

Resident Labour Market tests under Tier 2 of the PBS

Applications for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (“CoS”)


As a registered user of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“FCO”)’s legalisation service and being in close proximity to the FCO’s London processing office, we are able to offer a postal and same day legalisation service.


More information

Ian Cook,

T: +44 (0)20 7060 0835
M: +44 (0)7387 141137

Ian has extensive experience of managing immigration matters, and has also been responsible for managing share sales, joint ventures, as well as drafting and reviewing a wide variety of commercial agreements.

He is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

Ian Cook, Solicitor providing legal services at Animo Associates

Animo Legal is the trading name of Animo Associates Legal Ltd, a Limited Liability Company registered in England and Wales with Company no. 10420935.  Animo Legal is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with SRA no. 636506

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