What we're about

I am a partner in Buckworths specialising in startups and small businesses. I have set up this group as a forum to provide peer2peer legal advice to start-ups in London. I believe that there is a core of legal knowledge that can and should be shared for free.

I'm planning to hold monthly meetups initially focussing on one relevant legal topic at each meetup.

Any start-up in London is welcome to join.

Hashtag #startuphacks

Upcoming events (2)

Raising Investment

Google for Startups Campus

Buckworths is a law firm based in London working exclusively with startups and high growth businesses operating in the UK. This session looks at the options for raising investment, the schemes to use, sources of investment and where to look for it. Expect to hear about: • Types of investment – debt, equity, convertibles; • Sources of investment – friends and family, angels, VCs, accelerators and crowdfunding; • Tax relief schemes for investors – (Seed) Enterprise Investment Schemes; • Process for raising investment; and • Key considerations when negotiating investment documentation. The session will conclude with an open Q&A session.

Introduction to Startup Law

Google for Startups Campus

Buckworths is a law firm based in London working exclusively with startups and high growth businesses operating in the UK. This session gives an overview of the main legal issues and documentation that need to be understood by startups as they get up and running. Some of the topics covered will be: • How to incorporate your business and the best structure to use; • Relevant taxes and how to register for them; • What are intellectual property rights and how can they be protected; • Managing risk in a startup; • Vesting, options and incentives for co-founders and employees; • Data protection, GDPR and cookies; • Things to include in your customer documentation; and • Some thoughts on raising investment. The session will conclude with an open Q&A session.

Past events (78)

Introduction to Startup Law

Google for Startups Campus

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