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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.


Weil Gotshal to open in Singapore

US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges is gearing up for its first major play in Asia – with Singapore emerging as the preferred site for an office in the region. The move is being drive by the firm’s office in London. Office head Maurice Allen travelled to Singapore last week on a fact-finding mission and […]


Forsyte Saunders Kerman acted for Chartwell Land on its £13.5m acquisition of a 12 acre site in Yeading, West London from Southgate Developments, a BT property-trading subsidiary advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp.

In brief: Liberty fights for right to silence in Europe

The first case to test the abolition of the right to silence has been communicated to the Government for observations by the European Court of Human Rights. Liberty, which brought the case, contends that inferring guilt from a defendant’s silence violates the right to a fair trial under Article 6.

Money men not to be under-estimated

City lawyers should not reassure themselves that MDPs will not happen because clients do not want one-stop shopping. If Wilde Sapte does submit to the huge arms of Arthur Andersen it will not be to follow the wishes of clients. The motives will be based around Wilde Sapte’s need for more capital and Andersens desire […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Byron Carron

Byron Carron was born in New York in 1942. He is a solicitor at Townsends in Swindon, and specialises in head injury. What was your first job? Articled clerk. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £4.00 per week. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? A farmer. Which […]

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