Getting the Most out of Your Lawyer (Without Paying Extra!)

Getting the Most out of Your Lawyer (Without Paying Extra!)

Every client/lawyer relationship is different and most of the time things run pretty smoothly however we’ve all heard the bad lawyer jokes or have a friend who has had a terrible experience of working with lawyers.

Law Squared Associate Shaun Restorick-Barton would like to change the conversation people are having about lawyers by distilling the top 10 tips to help you build a strong, cost-effective and sustainable relationship with your legal team.

Do You Use "Buy Now, Pay Later"? Some Important Considerations

Do You Use "Buy Now, Pay Later"? Some Important Considerations

There is no doubt that the Buy Now, Pay Later payment gateway is one of the biggest innovations in FinTech for the retail sector. As a business owner, you may be interested to take advantage of the holiday shopping period to engage the services of one of these gateways and capture some of this value. On the other side of the coin, as a consumer you may use the platform to make payments more flexible, to make valuable purchases easier, and to stagger your cash flow.

We answer the most commonly asked questions from businesses and consumers about Buy Now, Pay Later arrangements.

Is your business ready for the GDPR?

Is your business ready for the GDPR?

In April 2016, the European Union (EU) introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) and the GDPR is set to take effect from 25 May 2018. This is the biggest change to happen in the regulatory framework of privacy to date and the GDPR effectively ushers in a new era of a strict rules concerning privacy and data security with severe penalties for non-compliance.

Law Squared's 2nd Birthday: a Founder's reflection

Law Squared's 2nd Birthday: a Founder's reflection

This firm was built on a vision to change the conversation people were having about lawyers. Reflecting on our journey two years down the track, I am confident we are fulfilling this vision by working closely with like-minded entrepreneurs and growth businesses. Happy 2nd Birthday, Law Squared!

 

2017 Reflection: our highlights and roller-coaster moments

2017 Reflection: our highlights and roller-coaster moments

If 2016 was our year to establish Law Squared, 2017 was a year of such rapid change that it was sometimes hard to keep up. Rapid and exhilarating progress and unforgettable moments as a team has alternated with more challenging times, and as with most high growth businesses, our fair share of growing pains.

In reflecting on the year, three things stood out to me that I consider to be some of the most valuable (and to be honest, hard-won) lessons I’ve learnt this past year…

Australia’s startup ecosystem: diverse, growing, and legally needy

Australia’s startup ecosystem: diverse, growing, and legally needy

Read in light of my own experiences founding a a law firm dedicated to support startups and entrepreneurs, the Startup Muster's 2017 Annual Report reveals the undeniable reality: there IS a startup ecosystem in Australia, and it is an ecosystem that is diverse, growing in size, and in dire need of legal skills and assistance.