Tughans to run free start-up legal clinic and competition at Digital DNA

  • One of NI’s leading commercial law firms Tughans will be running a free legal advice clinic for start-ups at this year's Digital DNA, with prizes for those who attend.

    Everyone runs into complications when starting their own business, from employment and financial reporting obligations to putting together contracts for clients. Securing the legal advice early in your start-up's life or even before you form a company can help to avoid those early pitfalls, but legal advice is often very expensive for a business that will be pre-investment and may even be pre-revenue.

    If you're new to the NI start-up scene or just considering a business idea you'd like to pursue, be sure to check out the free Tughans start-up legal clinic at this year's Digital DNA event taking place on the 18th and 19th of June in St George's Market. Tughans is the official upSTART competition sponsor, and will also be running a competition of its own.

    Anyone who participates in the legal clinic will be entered into a prize draw for a set of prizes, including a set of Apple Airpods with charging station, and a voucher for £1,000 in free business legal services from Tughans.

    Tughans Head of IT & Contracts, Adrian O’Connell said: “We are delighted to continue our support of upSTART at Digital DNA this year. Through the legal clinics we aim to assist start-ups in navigating any legal barriers they might face in terms of seeking investment, as well as providing specialist assistance with key legal issues.” The clinic will involve solicitors from Tughans’ Corporate and IT & Contracts teams offering dedicated time to upSTART participants, or other start-ups attending Digital DNA across the two days.

    Simon Bailie, CEO of Digital DNA, said: “Tughans’ start-up legal clinic really demonstrates their commitment to the local digital and technology sectors. With this year’s upSTART pitch competition having a particular focus on innovation, as well as the potential to scale and grow outside of Northern Ireland, the specialist guidance these fledgling companies will receive will undoubtedly play an important part in their future growth and development.”

    Source: Written based on press release

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