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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.


James Alexander

Law firms must address cyber threat says Deloitte

With the threat of cyber attacks continuously materialising, cyber is now a top risk to national security in several countries, including the UK. While high-profile targets like major banks or critical infrastructure such as power stations or transport networks may be seen as facing the most obvious risk, the legal sector should not underestimate the […]

Health Alert — 7 October 2013

DLA Piper has released the 7 October 2013 issue of its Health Alert publication, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Allen & Overy tops Asia Pacific M&A league tables for 2013 at Q3

Allen & Overy has topped the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) M&A league tables for 2013 at the third quarter (Q3), by value, as reported by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.  This follows particularly strong results for the firm in the 2011 and 2012 Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) tables (full year by value) where the firm was […]

Recruitment: avoiding age discrimination pitfalls

By Danielle Ingham Age discrimination is in the news again as high-profile claimants bring cases in the employment tribunal. Employers who discriminate on the basis of age face awards of unlimited compensation. Age discrimination in the employment field has been unlawful since 2006, currently through protections set out in the Equality Act 2010. While age […]

Explosive growth at Personal Injury specialist

Michael Lewin Solicitors announces 700% growth since implementing Proclaim Leeds-based law firm, Michael Lewin Solicitors, has announced explosive growth at a time of challenging legislation for claimant solicitors. Michael Lewin Solicitors was founded in 2001 and has recently passed the 120 employee mark (across 5 office locations). The firm implemented Eclipse’s Proclaim Practice Management software […]

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