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Do Protect - Legal advice for startups Johnathan Rees

The best companies are formed around a simple but great idea. As this idea develops and is introduced to the world, it needs to be nurtured and protected. Do Protect offers clear and accessible legal advice and explanations on all aspects of setting up, running and growing your own business, including: 

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Raising finance
  • Dealing with customers and suppliers
  • E-commerce and social media
  • Building a team 
  • Selling your business

Do Protect is essential reading for anyone starting their own business. Get the legalities right, then focus on the fun stuff.  Build your business on a strong foundation. 

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  • Things you need to know from a legal perspective for anyone starting their own business
  • Written in a clear, jargon-free style
  • Includes chapter summaries and resources
  • Written by a corporate lawyer with over 25 years' experience
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‘As most entrepreneurs are eager to commence, the book does not overload the reader with jargon but instead focuses on the key concepts needed for such areas as employment law, company set-up, intellectual properties and other areas relevant for an aspiring business person.’
Amazon reviewer
‘Excellent! Everything I needed to know in an easy read. Can thoroughly recommend this for anyone thinking of running a business (or who is already doing so to check you've got it right).’
Gavin Davies, Amazon reviewer

About the author

Johnathan Rees is a company commercial lawyer. He has more than 25 years' experience of advising a wide range of clients from entrepreneurs to large owner-managed businesses, international corporations, banks and private equity institutions. Having started his career in the City with an international law firm he subsequently became a partner in large provincial firms based in Manchester and Bristol. He advises on matter ranging from business startups and commercial contracts to raising finance, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Welsh and a keen sportsman, Johnathans first-class rugby career saw him lying on physio tables at London Welsh, Bath and Headingly.

Johnathan’s Do Lecture: Why the first legal steps for starting-up a business matter so much

Johnathan provides an informative overview of the legal steps and considerations in start-ups and how objectives and aspirations influence the business structure. He concentrates on the role of the private company and the roles and responsibilities of the individuals within the company along with its ownership, management and exit.

Product Details

Dimensions: 120x178mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-15-1
eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-16-8


10 B&W line drawings by Millie Marotta.

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed by OZGraf Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper.

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