Over 500,000 new companies were registered in the UK between April 2013 and April 2014, with the majority having just one director. In the rush to research and develop a product, plan a marketing strategy and secure funding, the legal aspects of a new company are often overlooked. Having the appropriate legal advice from the outset will help protect you and your company, and ensure that measures are in place to accommodate your company’s needs as it develops.
This guide is only intended to act as a broad summary of the more fundamental areas of startup law and therefore, before proceeding, you should always obtain more detailed advice focused upon your bespoke requirements. Please feel free to contact Richard Clapham, in our Business Law department for an initial no-commitment discussion and further advice.