The Early Bird Catches The Worm… Protect Your Business Now For A Profitable Future!

October 13, 2014

When establishing a business there are often more exciting and pressing matters than obtaining legal advice on your business structure, contracts and how you operate. However, some investment at the outset can save you money in the long term and increase the value of your business if you reach the point you want to sell.

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Lawyers and Social Good

September 30, 2014

Lawyers get a bad press generally, especially as far as small companies are concerned. They are regarded as too expensive, too slow, and speaking a complicated language which only they understand. They are not even particularly trusted. So what is it that divides us?   Well, when did you last hear a lawyer say “That will be cheaper than you expected”? Or “I can do that quicker than ...

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The importance of Intellectual Property Rights for SMEs

February 11, 2014

There is a need for a better understanding and focus on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the UK startup scene. Most often new ideas and disruptive inventions emerge from small, fast moving technology companies who are not afraid of doing things differently and breaking a few rules, especially the “we have always done it this way” model ingrained in established businesses. It is at this early stage that the startup needs to have a good understanding of where the value lies in their offering and also how best to protect it from competitors who are ready to copy.

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