24th September 2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
LEGAL KICK-START: GETTING THE FOUNDATIONS RIGHT
Legal requirements can seem daunting when you make that decision to start-up. This is true for many, but, the fact is to operate legally and to protect your business interests, they can’t be avoided.
The good news is, “the legals” are far easier to manage if you understand your obligations sooner rather than later.
If you take the time to understand the basics at the outset, it’s really not as scary as it seems and you can make informed decisions on what the right approach is for you and your business.
Led by legal specialists from Shulmans LLP (a UK top 200 corporate law firm), this free half-day seminar, where lunch will also be provided, will give you an overview of the legal topics that really matter in your start-up journey.
CONTRACT FORMATION – WINNING THE BATTLE OF THE FORMS! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Contracts form the bedrock of the business world. Avoid the potential for unwanted legal landslides by understanding how enforceable contracts are formed, and how to manage them throughout their lifetime.
EMPLOYMENT – LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR GROWTH BUSINESSES
Taking on your first members of staff is a major commitment. This step on your business’ journey can be daunting and it has even been known to make or break a start-up. We’ll talk you through some of the key terms of employment and ways to navigate the hazards that catch many new employers out.
DATA PROTECTION – UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
Much has been published in recent times about changes to data protection law – some useful, and some downright nonsense.
As a start-up or scale-up business, you will be developing your databases, considering your marketing approach and creating new business and customer relationships, all of which are likely to involve you handling personal data. Whatever your size, this session will help you understand your data protection responsibilities and will also explain how to approach producing the key documentation that your business requires. It will also provide an overview of how to handle issues like subject access requests and personal data breaches.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – PROTECTING YOUR IDEAS AND THEIR VALUE
It’s essential to protect your Intellectual Property, and a common mistake for start-ups is to create ideas without understanding how to protect them. We’ll explain the different types of IP, how it arises and what you can do to protect it.
The agenda for the day:
9:30am – Introduction
9:40am – Session 1 – Contract formation and winning the battle of the forms: everything you need to know
10:30am – Break
10:50am – Session 2 – Employment: legal considerations for growth businesses
11:40am – Lunch
12:30pm – Session 3 – Data protection: an introduction to your organisation’s legal obligations
1:20pm – Break
1:40pm – Session 4 – Intellectual property: protecting your ideas and their value
2:30pm – Finish & Networking
Date And Time
09:30 – 15:00 BST
10 Wellington Place
This event is delivered by Shulmans LLP and is part of the AD:VENTURE Business Support Programme.
The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.
The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.