what is the difference between seis and seis advance assurance

What Is The Difference Between SEIS And SEIS Advance Assurance?

Linkilaw Legal Advice, Startup Advice & Tips

What Is The Difference Between SEIS And SEIS Advance Assurance? An investor usually invests if they know they will benefit from this tax break. If you make your investor wait for this, once you have it your investors could be long gone. Since SEIS was launched in 2012-13, 6,665 individual companies have received investment through the scheme and £621 million in …

GDPR Basics

GDPR Basics: Our Guide To Understanding And Complying With The GDPR

Linkilaw Legal Advice, Startup Advice & Tips, Startup News

GDPR Basics: Our Guide To Understanding And Complying With The GDPR Dear Startups, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is about to come into force, are you ready for it? The (GDPR) was adopted by the European Union (including the UK) in April 2016 and will apply from the 25th May 2018. This regulation extends the data rights of individuals …

Small business legal advice: the do's and the don'ts

Small Business Legal Advice: The Do’s And The Don’ts

Linkilaw Legal Advice

Small Business Legal Advice: The Do’s And The Don’ts So, you’re starting your own business. Woohoo. With so much on your plate, it’s easy to forget the legal requirements… Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Today, we are summarising our top pieces of small business legal advice to ensure your startup is legally protected from the outset and throughout. Do …

consider confidentiality

NDAs And 6 Reasons To Consider Confidentiality, But Not Always Confidentiality Agreements

Linkilaw Legal Advice

NDAs And 6 Reasons To Consider Confidentiality, But Not Always Confidentiality Agreements Whether launching a startup, looking for a co-founder or seeking finance, there is a good chance you’ll have to discuss commercially sensitive information with someone outside your business with the risk of that information leaking into places you don’t want it to go. This scenario raises the issue …

what is share vesting

What Is Share Vesting? Know Your Options For Incentivising Your Team

Linkilaw Business Finance, Legal Advice, Startup Advice & Tips

What Is Share Vesting? Know Your Options For Incentivising Your Team. Statistics show the first couple of years a startup is active are key to its success. After all, it is in this time the company’s structure, culture and investment schemes are set up. Vesting is a means to further invest time wisely and ensure the business’ interests are safeguarded. …

mistakes startup founders make while seeking investment funding

Common Legal Mistakes Startup Founders Make While Seeking Investment Funding

Linkilaw Business Finance, Fundraising : How, Where, When, Legal Advice

Common Legal Mistakes Startup Founders Make While Seeking Investment Funding Seeking investment funding is not easy but it’s also a crucial way to get the capital you need to run and grow your businesses. However, there tends to be a number of common legal mistakes startup founders make while seeking investment funding that derails their efforts and can potentially destroy …

Company directors and legal contracts

Company Directors And Legal Contracts: A Linkilaw Guide

Linkilaw Legal Advice, Legal Documents

Company Directors And Legal Contracts: A Linkilaw Guide Just like a movie director is in charge of the daily film production a company director is in charge of the day-to-day running of a company. However, when choosing, employing and dismissing a director there are strict rules in place as to what you can and cannot do. So, how can you …

Uber loses UK licence

Has The UK Hit The Brakes On Uber? Transport For London Revokes Ubers’ License

Linkilaw Business News, Legal Advice, Legal News

Uber Loses UK Licence Potentially Spelling An End For The Company In The UK It’s official. Prepare for September 30th. Transport for London, the regulator for transport across the city, has stripped Uber of its licence to operate in London. Why? It was deemed they were not ‘fit and proper’ to hold the license. Uber will not be allowed to …

IP right protection

What IP Right Protection Do I Need To Stop Robin Thicke Stealing My Work?

Linkilaw Intellectual Property, Legal Advice

IP Right Protection IP right protection represent one of your businesses most valuable assets and you should ensure that they are adequately protected. In March 2015, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay damages of $7.3m for copying the 1977 Marvin Gaye hit Got to Give It Up with Blurred Lines, the biggest-selling single of 2013. The fact …