Prevention better than cure when it comes to Business Law


Are your employee relationships underpinned by solid contracts which clearly articulate your expectations of each other?

Do you have robust agreements with your clients which protect your right to be paid on time? 

Do you have documents internally that will help preserve your business relationships?

Do you have a social media policy in place to avoid the risk of reputational damage by employees?

If you’re not sure about the answers to any of these questions, you would definitely benefit from coming along to my forthcoming presentation for The Business Culture Hull (TBCH) on Common Legal Pitfalls in Business. And, more importantly, how to prevent them.

I will be talking at the next TBCH seminar, taking place at Airco, Goulton Street, Hull, HU3 4DL, on Wednesday 26 October, from 12 noon to 2pm.

This might seem like an odd thing for me to say, as a lawyer.

However, James Legal’s starting point for supporting any business, is to help them avoid expensive disputes, problems and litigation at all costs. This is because we know from experience that, nine-times-out-of-10, prevention is better than cure.

As in life, disputes usually arise in businesses from misunderstandings, or from not being clear about where we stand. Also as in life, it is far better to deal with issues head on, to avoid them escalating. In most cases, this can be as simple as talking, and this is where we can act as a vital intermediary, making sure that issues don’t turn into problems; problems don’t turn into big problems, and big problems don’t turn into time in court.

However, our mission at James Legal is to work with firms to help them get their fundamentals right, to avoid such situations arising in the first place. This includes policies and procedures governing their relationships with people who are vital to them, from employees to third parties such as other businesses, customers and landlords.

By the end of my presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of any risks facing their organisation, and how best to rule them out, before they become problems.

James Legal takes a fresh approach to law. Our team of specialist business lawyers have experience of running businesses themselves, and can offer an end-to-end service to the firms we deal with, including coaching on getting their strategies right, as well as legal matters.

To book a place on the forthcoming seminar, visit: Attendance is free for The Business Culture Hull members, and £10 for non-members.

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