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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.


Kerry Westland, Addleshaw Goddard

Westland, Kerry – Addleshaw Goddard

It’s testament to Kerry Westland’s work, and Addleshaw Goddard’s approach to law, that most of the roles she has had with the firm didn’t exist before she filled them. The role Westland is in now – head of innovation & legal technology – didn’t exist a year ago and it’s anyone’s guess which one she’ll […]

Natasha Rees, Forsters, litigation, Hot 100

Rees, Natasha – Forsters

Forsters partner Natasha Rees is celebrating her tenth year, and her most successful so far, with the firm. Real estate clients Her client roster features some of the biggest and most prestigious names in real estate. These include the Crown Estate, Phillimore Estate, the Corporation of Trinity House, Aviva, BA Pensions and the London Sephardi Trust. […]

Mary Geraghty, Starbucks

Geraghty, Mary – Starbucks

Mary Geraghty is a builder. At Arcadia Group as group general counsel she grew its legal team from a single lawyer to 10, aligning it to support the international expansion of the brand. Flagship project This experience is serving her well in her new role; effectively she is now doing the same thing for Starbucks, […]

Picture of Sean Jones QC, 11KBW to illustrate The Lawyer Hot 100 Career Quiz with Sean Jones QC, 11KBW career

Jones QC, Sean – 11KBW

Outside the courtroom 11KBW employment and sports silk Sean Jones QC is one of the legal world’s most eminent Twitterati. Inside, he worked on a series of landmark cases in what was a challenging year. In one of his biggest successes (acting alongside barrister Amy Rogers, also of 11KBW), Jones won a landmark Supreme Court […]

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