• q-iconWhat exactly is covered?

    The Small Business Legal Academy is comprehensive and covers pretty much every legal issue that is likely to impact on your small business. It includes over 60 template legal documents, over 20 video guides, over 20 checklists, over 20 factsheets, numerous case studies, resource guides and action plans on such areas as protecting your brand, dealing with suppliers, data protection and email marketing, social media and advertising and taking on freelancers and employees. To view the full curriculum and content, just click here. If you opt for the limited place Elite membership you also have access to our VIP Facebook group where you can ask any question you have on business law at any time of day, together with transcripts of the videos and audio files so that you can listen to the videos in the gym, in the car or when taking the dog for a walk.

  • q-iconHow does the mini law school work?

    What I find is that many small business owners don’t know what legal problems are likely to arise or what documents they need. So to address this we have included the 8 week mini law school programme. You will be guided through the most common legal issues that are likely to impact on your small business and shown the simple steps that you can take to avoid expensive mistakes, to protect your business and to grow your business. You CAN take proactive steps to protect your business in a way that doesn’t have to be overwhelming, boring or stressful. After the 8 week mini law school programme, you will have continued access to all of the materials (and materials that are added going forwards) for as long as you are a member of the Academy – and if you would like to re-do the mini law school programme at any time that is not a problem.

     

  • q-iconCan I just access the templates straight away?

    Yes absolutely!  If you know what protection or documents you need, you are able to access all of the content immediately and can dip in and out as you like.

  • q-iconHow long do I have access for?

    You will have access to all of the content for a period of 12 months, with the option to renew your subscription once your annual membership expires.

  • q-iconIs the Academy right for me?

    If you are already a small business owner, or looking to start up your own business, then yes! The Small Business Legal Academy is for any small business owner looking to protect their business from a legal perspective, without extortionate solicitor’s fees! See more about this by clicking here.

  • q-iconWhat if I don’t have any previous legal knowledge?

    You do not need to have any previous legal knowledge. The Small Business Legal Academy has in the main been designed to help small business owners who feel uneasy about what they don’t know about the law and guide them easily through what might otherwise be complex legal issues. The structure is simple to follow and the content is completely jargon-free!

  • q-iconWhat if I have a specific legal issue I need to deal with?

    Then the Small Business Legal Academy is for you. If for example you are about to take on your first freelancer or employee, we will guide you through the process and provide all of the documents you need to put into place. Or perhaps you are considering trademarking your name and logo – if so, we will guide you through that process and provide you with the documentation you need to protect your name. Or maybe a customer isn’t paying your invoice and you need help with that – we have a checklist, video guide and documentation to help you with that. And many more issues that you are likely to need help with. And if the answer isn’t provided in the materials, then if you are an Elite member, just go on to the private Facebook group and ask your question and we will answer it just as soon as we can.

  • q-iconWhat if I’m not happy with the Academy?

    We have a 100% customer satisfaction rating so we would be surprised if you aren’t completely happy with the Academy. However, in the unlikely event that you don’t feel that the Academy is of value to you, please email us at [email protected] within 30 days from the date of your purchase and we will be happy to discuss a full refund with you.

  • q-iconWhy should I choose the Academy over asking a solicitor to draft all these documents for me and guide me through all these legal issues?

    I would love it if you were to come to me and ask me to draft all these documents for you! However my years of experience of working with small businesses has shown me that small business owners are reluctant to invest in paying the hourly rates that even the most cost effective solicitors charge. Indeed, this was why I created the Small Business Legal Academy! As the programme is, in the main, built on a one to many model (rather than one to one), I can significantly reduce the costs of the programme, meaning that it is a lot more likely that you as a small business owner will take some proactive steps to protect your business rather than trying to deal with the fallout once a legal issue has reared its ugly head. If I was advising you individually on all of the areas included in the programme, the likely costs would be in excess of £20,000. If I were to draft terms of business for you (just one document that is included in the Academy), my fees would be in the region of £800 to £1000. Template documents are by their nature inherently risky as they have not been drafted with your particular circumstances in mind, BUT the vastly reduced price of a template document compared to a bespoke document reflects that risk and will protect your business significantly more than not having any document in place.

  • q-iconI don’t carry on business in England or Wales, will the Academy still be relevant for me?

    All of the materials in the Academy are based on English law. If you are based in another country and doing business in England, you can still use the template documents that are subject to English law but your jurisdiction may have implied terms that are written into contracts that you would need to check on. A lot of the materials won’t be relevant for your jurisdiction, such as the video guides on employee rights.

  • q-iconCan you act as my solicitor and provide me with legal advice?

    I am a qualified solicitor with over 15 years’ experience at the highest levels of working at the world’s largest law firm, FTSE 100 companies and as Legal Director of an international property company. However in providing the materials in the Academy, I am in no way acting as your solicitor and nothing within or related to the Academy constitutes legal advice. If you do want bespoke, tailored legal advice on any matter or for me to draft you customized legal documents, you would need to engage me through my regulated entity, for which separate fees will be negotiated. Your use of the Academy is at all times subject to our terms and conditions that you can read by clicking here.

  • q-iconHow do I know the materials are up to date?

    If any new laws or regulations come into force, all relevant materials will be updated. All of the relevant documents have been updated for the recent new Consumer Regulations and will be updated for the many new laws due to coming into force in the not too distant future.

  • q-iconWon't I be able to find these materials for free on other websites?

    Of course there are free legal document templates out there. However they probably won’t be up to date, they probably won’t have been drafted by a top lawyer (or even any lawyer…) and they probably won’t have been endorsed by some incredible entrepreneurs. There are lots of documents included that simply aren’t available online elsewhere.