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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.


Top Cameron McKenna CIS group lawyer quits

The Cameron McKenna lawyer at the centre of sexual harassment allegations has resigned, following The Lawyer’s revelation that his legal qualifications are in doubt. Ilia Iaroslavski, the big-billing lawyer who headed the firm’s Tashkent office in Uzbekistan, resigned from the firm because of ill health. A Camerons spokesman says he has since suffered a heart […]

Witness payments to be reviewed

The Lord Chancellor has set up a working party to review contempt laws regarding payments to witnesses in criminal proceedings and the publication of information before criminal trials. Officials from the LCD, Home Office, Law Officers Department and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are charged with producing a report on the issue by […]

Drugs giants get advice from US firms

US FIRMS are advising on the merger between pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Warner-Lambert. Both companies have instructed New York-based lawyers on the £51.2bn merger – one of the five biggest – which will create the world’s second largest pharmaceuticals group. Pfizer has instructed Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler. Warner-Lambert […]

Back to the law

Sir Nicholas Lyell QC has had a long and prestigious political and legal career. Matheu Swallow meets the seriously straight-talking former Attorney-General upon his return to the bar. It seems only proper to introduce the Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Lyell QC with his full and formal title. After all, the former Attorney-General is a man […]


Hammond Suddards acted on the establishment of the Hart Group. The company was formed through a joint venture by three Murray Johnstone venture capital trust schemes and the South Yorkshire Venture Fund

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