Starting Up

BPE has built a reputation for working with start up businesses and supporting them throughout their growth. From deciding whether to be a limited company or a sole trader to recruiting the right staff for your business and making sure your business is fully protected, we can help.

Advertising & Online

Advertising your business for the first time

When advertising your business you need to be mindful of the relevant legal regulations to ensure you don't mislead your customers.

Any branding, statement, quote must not be false or misleading and you are not allowed to advertise sale of a product if you know you cannot meet any demand.

There are other legal requirements attached to e-marketing, handing out brochures or flyers, signage and direct marketing.

We can help you through the marketing maze and ensure you don't contravene any of the legal requirements.

Ensuring your website is legally compliant

There's a number of legal implications to consider when  setting up a website to promote your business or to sell products via an e-commerce site.  Firstly making sure the business owns the domain name instead of an individual is important.  If the individual leaves the business for any reason it could cause problems.

Ensuring you have registered a trademark that corresponds to your domain name will ensure third parties cannot use a similar name and registering different version of your domain and gives you added protection.

We can help you with:

  • Website content - copyright issues
  • Disability Discrimination Compliance - your site must be user-friendly to those with visual impairment and other disabilities
  • Contracts - if you sell goods or services you must have an agreed set of Terms & Conditions
  • Display of Mandatory Information
  • Distance selling regulations
  • Privacy policy
  • Online advertising
  • Processing payments
  • Cookies
  • Cloud computing agreements
  • App agreements
  • Software licensing
  • IT support & maintenance agreements
  • Escrow services