For start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs, the right legal advice is fundamental. Our team offers expert legal advice on a wide range of corporate matters, including setting up or growing your business.
Costs can be prohibitive and senior lawyers with commercial experience are often in short supply. We counsel entrepreneurs across all industry sectors and deliver solutions to meet their objectives. Our clients trust us to provide advice that is technically smart, strategic and commercially minded. Whether they’re starting out, seeking funding to grow their company or considering exit strategies, we can provide cost-effective, expert legal advice – so that they can focus on growing their business.For start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs, the right legal advice is fundamental. Costs can be prohibitive and senior lawyers with commercial experience are often in short supply. We counsel entrepreneurs and deliver solutions to meet their objectives. Our clients trust us to provide advice that is technically smart, strategic and commercially minded – so that they can focus on growing their business.
Drawing on decades of experience, we advise on a range of commercial work for our clients; providing the best possible advice on creating business contracts with suppliers, customers or collaborators. Our commercial lawyers are experts in providing bespoke advice to start ups and growing companies. Being part of our clients core team means that we have to understand and service all areas of their legal requirements with a clear commercial steer. In practice that means delivering speed, efficiency and value in everything we do - because that is what our clients expect.
When disputes arise, you want a sensible strategy and a fast resolution at a reasonable cost. We do not ramp up the stakes to ramp up the costs. We always put the best interests of our clients at the heart of everything we do. We work with businesses, giving them legal advice and support which is unique to them and their situation. We always aim to resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible with pragmatic solutions that work – so that your efforts can remain focused on your business.
We appreciate how challenging it can be to keep pace with changes in UK employment law and apply them as appropriate for each distinct growth phase. This is particularly true for start-ups, SMEs and scale-ups. We work with all sizes of businesses to find solutions to employee issues, whatever the problem. This includes all aspects of Employment Law & HR related issues, ranging from advice on Contracts of Employment to Employment Tribunal claims such as unfair dismissal or discrimination.
You want lawyers who fully understand your employment requirements and can guide you through exactly what you need to know and do as it affects your business; this is what we help our clients do every day.
Employment Benefits & Share Options
Many new businesses, particularly technology start ups where specific skills are needed but funding might be tight, offer employees shares in the business in lieu of a larger salary. Giving your employees added benefits can increase their motivation and loyalty. Likewise, setting up an employee share option scheme or other similar model may deliver a number of benefits for your business - although there are also some potential risks. We can provide you with practical advice on EMI and SEIS schemes and the commercial and financial implications and guide you through the options that best suit your business as it grows.
What you create has value: your brand, your innovation, your designs, your copyright, your data. They all need strategic protection. Small companies need to ensure they have a sensible Intellectual Property strategy to protect their intellectual property (whether registered or unregistered!). Intellectual Property can sometimes be complex, but we try and keep it simple, manageable and effective so that you can have peace of mind, knowing that your creative efforts are fully protected from those who might copy your ideas.
Data Protection Services
Data protection is increasingly becoming a key concern for businesses in their day-to-day operations. We understand how important it is for businesses to take steps to ensure that they are complying with data protection regulation. We are experienced in advising businesses on their roles and responsibilities on Data Protection issues and negotiating Data Protection provisions during commercial transactions. We will help ensure that you are adopting best-practice industry standards on data security, and are equipped to carry out an on-site audit to understand your business’ data collection, processing, handling and sharing activities.
If you are starting or scaling a business, a licence, lease or potential commercial property acquisition will be key. Make the wrong decisions about your business premises now, and you could find that growing your company becomes very difficult. You need responsive legal advice to protect your interests in all commercial property-related matters.
We pride ourselves on making your property transaction run as smoothly and as stress free as possible. We advise clients in the management and development of property, providing a commercial and practical approach. Using the latest technology, we deliver the highest standards with minimum fuss.
Alex is professional and super-efficient at getting things done. I highly recommend Alex to organisations in the startup community for his straightforward talk and deep understanding of the problems and issues growing startup businesses face.
Alex consistently provides outstanding pro bono legal support to YBI and is a key element in the multi-country relationship between YBI and Hogan Lovells. Alex is patient and always constructive, carefully calibrating his advice to reflect the context of the non profit world.
I was introduced to David through the London Business School incubator program. He provided excellent advice and support on multiple international distribution contracts for my company's products.
David has an incredible gift of combining razor-like acuity with a broad and sensible wisdom and a delightful, generous and intuitive personality. A legal advisor to treasure once found and to stay close to.
David is a truly first class Lawyer - an expert in the media world,a real pleasure to work with, he has really helped us grow the business and has provided excellent advice time and time again.
Quite simply, David is the guy you want on your team. Even in the most difficult situation he will make you feel at ease and you will be confident in the knowledge that he will deal with everything and get the right result.
Alex is one of the most commercial lawyers I know. Whatever the topic, Alex has been quick to understand the key dynamics of the situation, incentives of different parties, and help us identify what terms matter, where we can be flexible, and how to get deals done.
David's reputation as the go to lawyer for start-ups and entrepreneurs in London is well earned.
David is amazing to work with. As a startup founder, the legal obstacles can at times seem insurmountable. But regardless of the problem at hand, the calm reassurance of David and his team soothed my worries and addressed the challenge
The teams at Ignition Law and Ignition Financial have provided Appii with exceptional service and advice. Knowing that Adam and Alex understand all of the pressures associated with starting a new business is very reassuring.
Ignition Law firm, and David especially, have been an amazing asset to Pixoneye. David has vast knowledge in the UK law and an extreme understanding of startup needs.
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