A Day in the (Legal) Life of an Entrepreneur
How to Manage Legal Risk
Wednesday 24 September – 12.30pm-2pm
at Central Working
(sandwich triangles included!)
What are the legal issues when negotiating contracts with business clients and using freelancers? What are the common legal pitfalls and how to avoid them?
This is an interactive workshop which covers legal issues in a practical context. We will use a case study involving a tech company which is developing software for a business client and uses freelancers to carry out some of the work.
This workshop will be valuable for anyone who is thinking about starting their own business who would like to learn about the legal issues they need to consider when entering into contracts with business clients and freelancers. Although the case study is based on a tech company, the issues are relevant to many entrepreneurs who work in other sectors.
We will cover:
Verbal and Written Contracts:
- Risks of starting work without a written contract
- Benefits of using a well drafted contract
Contract Negotiation and Formation:
- Common problems in contract negotiations and formation process (including use of emails)
Key Contract Terms and Issues to Consider in Contracts with Clients:
- Key contract terms you should include in your contract
- Common problems due to lack of clarity in relation to key terms including time schedule, ownership /assignment of copyright, price and payment.
Key Contract Terms and Issues to Consider in Contracts with Freelancers:
- Risks of engaging freelancers on the basis of verbal agreements or contract terms which are not consistent with the contract between your company and your business client
- Failure to cover key issues in your freelancer contracts including confidentiality and intellectual property rights.
Registration includes lunch (sandwich triangles).
Yvette Hoskings-James - Business and Contract Law Training
Yvette is a commercial lawyer and trainer.
Prior to setting up her own legal practice, she worked as an in-house lawyer in various sectors including the public sector, engineering and construction, energy and environmental services. She has gained extensive commercial and legal experience working on business and legal affairs in the UK and internationally.
Yvette’s approach is ‘down to earth’ and she believes training should be fun. She believes in promoting wellbeing in the workplace and reducing workplace stress, by improving employees’ capabilities with relevant training. Her interests include learning about positive psychology and exploring its practical applications.
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