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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. 

This paperback purchase includes a free ebook download. 

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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

About the author

Johnathan Rees is a corporate lawyer with a commercial law firm in London. He advises a wide range of clients from startups and owner-managed businesses to large national and international corporates on a variety of transactions from mergers and acquisitions and private equity fund raising to commercial agreements. Welsh and a keen sportsman, Johnathan's first-class rugby career saw him lying on physio tables at London Welsh, Bath and Headingley.

Product Details

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


All editions contain 10 B&W line drawings by Millie Marotta.

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed on Munken, an FSC-certified paper, by Gomer Press in Wales.


‘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