Legal Kick-Start: Getting the Foundations Right

OverviewThis free half-day seminar will give you an overview of the legal matters that really matter in your start-up journey.
Time & Date10 April 2019 - 9:30am
AddressShulmans LLP
Address Line 1: 10 Wellington Place
City: Leeds
Postcode: LS1 4AP

This event is delivered by Shulmans and is part of the AD:VENTURE Business Support Programme. Click here to register.

The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first three 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.

Seminar overview

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.

But the good news is, they are much 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 Shulmans, this free half-day seminar will give you an overview of the legal matters that really matter in your start-up journey.

We’ll cover:

Contract formation

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.

IP - protecting your ideas

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 look at an overview of IP, how it arises and what you can do to protect it.


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.

Commercial property

Buying or leasing your first business premises is a huge milestone for a start-up. It’s essential before you contract to buy or to lease that you have understood what your commitments are, the costs associated with buying or leasing a property and your exit strategy. We’ll talk you through common pitfalls to avoid and key points you need to consider, which should give you the confidence to make the best decision for your business.