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Startup Series – II – Building Your Company

I. INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING COMPANY FOR STARTUPS In the first article of our startup series, we have mentioned crowdfunding, which is a contemporary and interesting topic, and dwelled on the conditions of using crowdfunding as an alternative financing source in your company. For the second article of our series, we want to turn our course back a little bit, to the period when your ideas and your startup are slowly maturing. One of the most important questions in mind during the initial period when there is no legal entity yet when there is just you and perhaps your partner, your opinion and effort are undoubtedly “Will we establish a company?”

Why now is the time for a first-class outsourced switchboard

Where others see obstacles, let us see opportunities. Now we are starting to move back into our offices, we’re all looking for ways to make improvements and savings. Especially with additional measures in place to receive staff and visitors. Here is how outsourcing your switchboard can greatly improve your front of house team. And ultimately, your firm’s operations.

Employers should prepare for long-term changes to the world of work

There are of course many negatives arising from the crisis presented by COVID-19. However, there could be real benefits for businesses and their staff if we take some of the opportunities that have been presented and do not just look to revert to the old ways of doing things.


Mark Dembovsky

Ex-Howard Kennedy boss Dembovsky joins Doughty Street as CEO

Former Howard Kennedy boss Mark Dembovsky has joined Doughty Street Chambers as chief executive, it has emerged. Dembovsky left the firm in late 2013, less than a year after he orchestrated its merger with Finers Stephens Innocent, creating a £39m firm. He joined Doughty Street in late October, replacing former chief executive Robin Jackson who left […]


3VB becomes latest set to appoint CEO after picking up Doughty Street head

Banking set 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) has become the latest chambers to appoint a chief executive following a restructure of its practice management team. Doughty Street chief executive Robin Jackson will take up the newly created role this summer after seven years at the civil liberties set. Jackson will work alongside senior practice manager Stephen […]


Doughty Street restructures clerks’ room to focus on business development

Doughty Street has restructured its clerking team to focus on practice areas and beefed up its criminal team, adding 2 Hare Court’s Maurice MacSweeney as a new business development director. The set has added two other clerks to the criminal team as well as MacSweeney, splitting it into two teams of four. The set has […]

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney effect wreaks havoc on Doughty Street website

Doughty Street Chambers has been forced to upgrade its website hosting arrangements to cope with a surge in traffic following the nuptials of member Amal Alamuddin and Hollywood star George Clooney. The onslaught of hits resulting from the announcement of human rights barrister Alamuddin and actor Clooney’s engagement in April caused the website to crash […]

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