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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.


Shoosmiths launches fixed-priced contract analysis service called Spotlight

Shoosmiths has launched a fixed-priced contract analysis service. Called Spotlight, the service is claimed to provide a fast, reliable, systemised review of business contracts by fully trained legal advisers. Spotlight analyses a company’s business contracts and identifies the commercially critical issues affecting that company, providing common-sense solutions and suggested amendments. According to national head of commercial […]

Choosing the right trademark for your digital products

By Chris Benson Trademarks are extremely valuable forms of legal protection as they can be used to prevent third parties using identical or similar marks. They can also last forever if they continue to be used. However it is important that businesses choose the right trademarks as the wrong trade mark can give little if […]


Linklaters and Slaughters increase lead in FTSE 100 client tables

Slaughter and May and Linklaters have extended their lead at the top of the FTSE 100 client rankings for the second quarter of 2013, despite little movement in the market. Data provided by Adviser Rankings show that the FTSE 100, FTSE 200 and Aim client tables remained largely static over the quarter running between 10 […]

Further developments in stamp duty land tax

By Niall Murphy We have previously reported on earlier court decisions considering certain aspects of the SDLT legislation. Since then a number of further decisions have been issued. The first two — The Pollen Estate Trustee Company v HMRC and HMRC v DV3 RS Limited Partnership — are decisions of the Court of Appeal, and the […]

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