LEGAL KICK-START: Getting the Foundations Right

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18th June 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 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 Knights plc (a leading UK legal & professional services business), this free half-day seminar, to be delivered via Zoom, will give you an overview of the legal topics that really matter in your start-up journey.

We’ll cover:

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.

BUSINESS LEGAL STRUCTURE – SELECTING THE RIGHT BUSINESS VEHICLE AND OTHER INITIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Ensuring your business starts with the right business structure is important to help set you on the right path. The structure you choose will have significant implications on the tax you pay, the amount of administrative work involved, your ability to raise finance, and the degree of risk to you personally. We will help you understand the most common business structures, with their respective positives and negatives, and highlight other key initial considerations.

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.

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.

This event is delivered by Knights plc and is part of the AD:VENTURE Business Support Programme.

The workshop will be held ONLINE via Zoom BOOK HERE

**Please note the session will be open from 9.00am for registration and will start promt at 9.30am**

Logging on to the session:

You will receive a reminder email two days before the online workshop this will give you the link and password you will require to enter the session. You will be taken to a registration page, if you can fill out your details in and click register you will be taken through to the online workshop. The workshop will start prompt at 10am, however for our records you will be required to sign into the session. Therefore can I ask you log on to the workshop from 9.30am. Once you are in the session, you will receive a signing in sheet, if you can follow the instructions via the email and sign the document online and click complete.

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.

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