Fact sheet: Starting-up smart: How to get the most out of your lawyer, for less

By Gavin Smith
Media, Advertising & Marketing Startups Technology Telecommunications

In brief

If you're focused on testing your idea, developing your product and scraping together enough funds to talk to foundation customers, engaging a lawyer could be the last thing on your mind.

But legal issues will arise, and making the right decision about whether, when and how to seek legal assistance might be one of the most important investment decisions that you make.

Click here to read our cheat-sheet about whether and when to seek legal assistance, the type of assistance that will be most appropriate for you, and how to best engage with your advisers so as to minimise the legal barriers now and in the future, while also minimising your outlay of time and money.