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‘THE LAW IS REASON, FREE FROM PASSION.’ – ARISTOTLE 
Legal support enforces how you want to manage your business. 
 
As a business grows, legal contracts and associated terms (e.g. T&Cs) protect your trade and enable you to focus on growth with the confidence that the foundations your business is built upon are legally solid. 

THE BASICS: 

There may be several aspects of business you may want to seek legal advice regarding however we’ve compiled a quick check list of areas we would recommend talking to the professionals about before making any final decisions. 
 
Intellectual Property – IP is the ownership of an idea or design by the originator and there are four types of IP: Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets. When it comes to protecting your business' assets considering IP protection is a must. 
 
HR – as a small business it is unlikely until you’ve grown substantially you will have the need for a HR department. You can find freelancers and online advice to help you with offer letters, employment contracts, disciplinaries, settlement agreements and more. 
Shareholder Agreements – This is a critical document to protect all shareholders within a business. The earlier in a business journey this is agreed, the better. 
 
T&C’s – it’s best to provide customers with an easily accessible copy of the terms and conditions that apply to your products or services to ensure everyone is on the same page. 
 
Privacy / cookie policy – it is a legal requirement to provide a privacy policy on your website to clients. There are standard templates available and it’s advisable to check whether these cover all the aspects of your industry/company’s practices. 
 
Partner agreements – if you are setting up a referral scheme or other mutually beneficial agreement with another trading entity, have them sign a form outlining the details of the deal. 
For all Intellectual Property protection enquires please see our brand protection page  

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