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Thursday 19 September 2019
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Prepare For the Worst: 12 Reasons Your Business Needs Regular Legal Help

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When anybody starts a business, they have only one thing in mind: making it work. But there is an important area that many entrepreneurs forget about.  Legal help is something that every business will need advice with at some point. Read on to find out why.

Money

Having a lawyer with you on a retainer will give them the opportunity to get to know you and your business over time. That means that when something happens that requires immediate action, they will be on hand to guide you quickly to the right resources and help.

Protection

The simple fact is that a legal issue could be your business’s downfall. The quicker you have someone to help you with the mess, the more chance you have of avoiding disaster.

Honesty

Put yourself in a customer’s shoes for one moment, and ask yourself which you would prefer if you were to go looking for a new car. Dealing with a car seller that is clearly operating under legal regulations or Dodgy Dave’s from under the train station? If you are like most people, there is only one answer.

Integrity

Having a lawyer on board means that you will be operating with integrity, and your customers will appreciate it all the more.

Respect

Customers, employees and contractors will recognize you for being a good boss who acts responsibly.

Legal Threats

There are many threats out there that every business faces. Having a lawyer on board can help guide you to make the right decisions.

Surprise

Generally, legal issues will arise like a bolt from the blue. While many of these situations may need a specialist lawyer, it is a sensible move to find a legal representative to work with at an early stage.

Accidents

According to AccidentsAtWork.com, incidents of injury in the workplace can occur in any industry, and the repercussions can be great. You can find out more at their website.

Damages

Let’s say that an employee has a serious accident at work. There is a very real chance that you will be held responsible, and it could cost you a lot in a court case. Not just in monetary terms, but also in reputation.

Professionalism

Having a lawyer on board will enable you to treat the case sensitively, which will keep your business shining in the best possible light.

Contracts

Contract law is a mind-bendingly complex subject. While a good HR team will be able to protect you against most of the day-to-day stuff, a good lawyer will be able to cover you against any eventuality. Think of the contracts you will have to put in place. Not only do you have to deal with staff and customers, but contractors, partners, investors and many more people

Expansion

You have to consider that as you grow and employ more people, every one of those contracts will need to be changed. It can be a very messy business, and a lawyer is your best bet to ensure you are keeping things ticking over, and everything is working for your benefit.

Any more questions about how a legal representative can help your business? Feel free to ask us in the comments section.