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We have announced our next #freelegal session on Legal Foundation and Business Plans to be held on 17 December from 6.30pm at Club Workspace’s new venue on London’s South Bank. The session will cover various aspects of incorporation and business … Continue reading

We are at The Business Startup Show at Olympia Thursday 22 and Friday 23 November. Feel free to visit us at stand 244, pick up one if our free “Introduction to Startup Law” brochures or attend one of our seminars. … Continue reading

Check out our briefing on legal structures applicable to for-profit companies which can be found here. For more information, please contact Michael Buckworth on 020 8834 1616 or

There are a variety of legal structures through which a business can be operated. This note looks at incorporated structures in the context of for-profit businesses. The briefing also details how to incorporate a company yourself without the need for … Continue reading

The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has published a report on the compliance of online retailers in the UK with distance selling regulations and associated consumer protection legislation. The report recorded the result of a check by the OFT … Continue reading

Some interesting potential case law may be about to come out of the Scottish courts on the enforceability of provisions in website terms and conditions relating to publishing negative reviews of goods and services. In a recent case the Scottish … Continue reading

Check out of legal briefing on social enterprise structures which can be found at here. For more information, contact or 0208 834 1616

We have just announced our next #freelegal session entitled “Taking advantage of SEIS and EIS” which will be held on 29 October 2012. Venue to be confirmed shortly. The link to the sign up page is at For further information … Continue reading

A social enterprise is a business carried on for a social purpose. Social enterprises can be operated via a number of structures. This briefing discusses some of those structures including Community Interest Companies, Industrial & Providential Societies and Charities.

Check out our new video explaining some of the operative provisions of share purchase agreements. The video can be found at the bottom right of our homepage. We also have other videos (including on on shareholders’ agreements) on our youtube … Continue reading

Check out our new video giving an overview of the main provisions of shareholders’ agreements. The video features Michael Buckworth explaining what shareholders’ agreements are important and what provisions should be included in them. For more information on shareholders’ agreements, … Continue reading

We have published our latest legal briefing on trademarks. To check out the briefing click here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Michael Buckworth on 020 8834 1616.

This legal briefing will focus on trade marks and in particular on registering trade marks in the UK and the consequences of non-registration. Trademarks law is a deceptively complicated area governed by an intricate mix of statute and case law … Continue reading

We have released our first video which is an introduction to the firm. The video can be found here. We are planning to release regular legal briefings by video to give clients a more interesting way of keeping up-to-date on … Continue reading

We are really excited to launch our next #freelegal seminar at Google Campus dealing with Legal Aspects of Startup Funding. Check out the meet up group here for more information.   The event will be start at 6.30pm on 6 … Continue reading

We are really excited to have launched a new product aimed at helping clients secure funding. We are now able to provide clients with a detailed personalised Funding Report which sets out the types of investors actively investing in startups … Continue reading

We are holding our first DIYLegal Drafting Session dealing with privacy policies. This is most relevant to tech and internet-based startups and small businesses. The session costs £70 (or £50 with an early bird discount) and attendees will receive a … Continue reading

We have uploaded a new legal briefing dealing with cookies on websites, what they are, how they work and the legal issues around them. This is useful for anyone trying to understand how websites collect information about users as well … Continue reading

The latest in our legal briefings focusses on cookies. We explain what they do and why websites use them. We also look briefly at the legal regime around the use of cookies and what online businesses need to do to … Continue reading

We have published a briefing on using contacts and leads lawfully. Companies should be aware of what they can and cannot do when communicating with their contacts. This briefing gives an overview of the relevant law and is vital for … Continue reading