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The latest insights from the Seven Legal team.

We write regularly about the legal issues faced by start ups, entrepreneurs and Founders. You’ll also find news about our team and our environmental and sustainability activities.

Due diligence for start-ups & how to set up a data room

Due diligence for start-ups & how to set up a data room

With our due diligence guide, you’ll learn how to prepare for investor scrutiny. We outline what areas of your business investors will be interested in, how to set up a due diligence data room and provide you with an example filing structure and list of documents to include.

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Newsletter: Get Due Diligence ready today!

Discover the six areas investors will want to scrutinise during due diligence in our latest legal newsletter. We’ve also highlighted five top tips for setting up a data room. Plus, don’t miss our essential update on EMI Options Schemes and the latest news from Seven Legal and our clients.

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10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Scaling

10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Scaling

We work with many high-growth businesses and they often face the same challenges when scaling. We’ve put together a list of 10 pitfalls we see most commonly and how to deal with them. From founder fallouts to losing control of your exit, learn how to manage scaling risks.

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Newsletter: Data protection and GDPR

Get the lowdown on UK & EU GDPR in our latest legal newsletter. We’ll set out what you need to consider around the transfer of personal data, UK and EU policy, and fines for non-compliance. Plus, we’ve got a big update about our sustainability activity and environmental work with Ecologi.

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The Seven Legal Guide to Trade Marks

The Seven Legal Guide to Trade Marks

Trademarks are a valuable tool that can help businesses to protect their brand. The world of trademarks may seem straightforward, but it’s a surprisingly complex area of law. For instance, did you know that it is a criminal offence to use the TM symbol if your trademark is not registered?

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Newsletter: Protecting your IP with trademarks

We’re talking trademarks in our latest legal insights newsletter. Discover critical information, including what can be trademarked, types of trademarks and issues to consider when dealing with trademarks around territories, classifications and choosing a mark. Plus learn about due diligence panic in our Pitfalls to avoid when scaling feature.

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Changes to the Employment Rights Act: do your contracts comply?

Changes to the Employment Rights Act: do your contracts comply?

Are you aware of recent changes to the Employment Rights Act? These critical changes introduce new requirements for UK employers. For example, employers must now provide details of any training entitlement that they provide. This can be a challenge where there are different training requirements for different roles.

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Newsletter: Employment Act changes

Our legal newsletter bulletin covering critical updates to the Employment Act. Essential reading for start-up and high growth businesses hiring staff in the UK. Discover what’s changed and how your business may be affected. Plus, learn from our lawyers how to check if your employment contracts comply.

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Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) - a guide for start-ups

Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) – a guide for start-ups

Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) schemes give employees the option to purchase company shares and can offer certain income tax benefits. Discover the benefits of EMI schemes as an employee incentive, plus learn eligibility criteria, potential tax advantages and some of the disadvantages of EMI in our detailed EMI guide.

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Newsletter: EMI schemes explained

Get the essential facts on Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) schemes with our legal insights newsletter. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of EMI as a form of employee incentive. Plus, discover the most common mistakes startups make in managing EMI schemes.

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