Let’s talk legal: 10 topics every business needs to know


19th October 2021 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday 19 October 2021

6.15 – 8.00pm

Legal obligations can seem daunting, but to operate legally and protect your business interests, they have got to be followed.

The fact is that the ‘legals’ are far easier to manage if you understand your responsibilities sooner rather than later. If you take the time to understand the basics at the outset, it will make it easier for you to make informed choices, and to decide what is in the best interests and the right approach for you and your business.

So how can I do that?

Led by legal specialists from Leeds Trinity University, this seminar will explain the important background to the legal issues which businesses have to address – including the legal framework, legal requirements and the regulatory bodies which can provide additional guidance. The session will also signpost to other information sources on the issues relevant to legal compliance.

We will cover 10 topics:

• Business Structures

• Business Rates

• Business to Business Contracts

• Employment Law

• Outsourcing


• Taxation

• Articles of Association

• Memorandum of Association

• Safeguarding

You will leave the session with a good overview of each legal topic, which will enable you to make decisions about what kind of business structure to adopt and help keep your business legally compliant.

Frank Dignan and John Philip Moorhouse will deliver this webinar.

Frank Dignan is Programme Leader for Law at Leeds Trinity University. He has previously lectured at Bradford College, Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Hull. A graduate of the University of Leeds, he is a practising barrister and has been for the past 30 years. He practised in London and North West England initially, both defending and prosecuting in Criminal cases. Since then he has acted in most types of legal matters, Employment, Personal Injury, Landlord and Tenant, and Asylum and Immigration. Frank worked in the Probation Service for seven years in the 1980s and later was a reporter for BBC local radio.

John Philip Moorhouse is a qualified chemist, having obtained a BSc from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). He has taught at Bradford College, Leeds Metropolitan University and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University. John is a Legal Associate, regularly attending court as an expert witness and he also undertakes legal research and contributes on a variety of legal subjects. He is an undeterred Huddersfield Town supporter.


Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Registration 6.15 – 6.30pm

Workshop commences 6.30 – 7.30pm

Q&A session and finish 7.30 – 8.00pm


This session will be delivered remotely through Microsoft Teams.

How to book

Please register for a place if you are a business under three years old with a desire to grow and employ people in the Leeds City Region. Ad:Venture is focused on supporting new and high-growth businesses. You will be asked to complete a Company Record form before you attend. If you are eligible for these workshops, we will contact you to confirm your place.

Register here.

Leeds Trinity University is proud to be part of Ad:Venture; a business support programme aimed at helping businesses in the Leeds City Region with real growth potential to achieve their ambitions. We are looking to support businesses that have ambitions to grow and create jobs. The project is supported by the 2014 to 2022 European Regional Development Fund Programme.

If you have any questions, or for any further information, please contact Louise Miller, l.miller@leedstrinity.ac.uk Ad:Venture Project Manager at Leeds Trinity University.

Please note, you can only attend the workshop if you are a UK resident and live or work in the Leeds City Region, this includes Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Kirklees, Wakefield, York, Harrogate and Selby.