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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.


Cobbetts signs up Stanbrook Hooper for EU advice

Manchester and Leeds-based Cobbetts has formed an alliance with Belgian trade law boutique Stanbrook & Hooper to provide its clients with EU law advice. The firms were introduced through their common membership of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group.

Conway-Hughes quits Bevan Ashford

Bevan Ashford’s non-lawyer chief executive Ann Conway-Hughes has resigned after just 18 months in the role. She will be replaced by partner and board member Stuart Whitfield.Conway-Hughes joined from engineering conglomerate GKN in late 2001 to lead an ambitious overhaul of the Bristol, Birmingham and London profit centre.However, there has been no movement in that […]

Burges Salmon hooks up with Serco on Merseyrail project

Burges Salmon has won leading engineering outsourcer Serco as a new client on the back of its fledgling relationship with Dutch national rail operator NedRailways. The Bristol-based firm advised a joint venture between the two companies on their successful bid for Merseyrail Electrics, having advised NedRailways on an earlier franchise bid. The deal means that […]

Jacksons to split in two within months

North East firm Jacksons has announced that it is splitting its core areas of business into two new firms, with effect from 1 September. The move is aimed at giving the individual firms room to expand in their respective marketplaces. The firm’s insurance practice, which is on the panels of a number of high-profile insurance […]

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