LaunchPad

LaunchPad is our legal service offering designed specifically for early stage technology companies and scale ups.

Navigating your way through the legal side of running a business can be complex, there will be a whole host of legal areas you never even thought of, and trying to understand them can be a distraction from developing your technology and winning much needed sales. Nevertheless, it is essential that you get the legal side right from the outset.

When you are developing game-changing technology, you need innovative lawyers that understand the way you work and give you the flexibility to concentrate on getting your products and services to market. But equally important is that the advice you are given is affordable and cost effective. 

At Mills & Reeve, we take the time to understand your business, your sector but most importantly, your culture.  We recognise there may be certain cash flow restrictions which might stop early stage technology companies or scale-ups from seeking legal advice at the outset and with that in mind, we have developed our LaunchPad and LaunchPad Pro offerings.

By signing up to LaunchPad you will have free access to our 'Need to Know' guides covering key legal topics which are important to early-stage technology companies and scale-ups.  These guides include information on: commercial contracts, directors duties and setting up your company, e-commerce, employees, IP, raising finance and tax considerations.

LaunchPad will also give you:

  • a news feed with legal updates relevant to the technology sector;
  • details of our upcoming events which are available to you for free;
  • opportunities to attend regular networking sessions with other businesses, peers and investors via our LaunchPad Community.

All of the above is made available to you via our specifically designed app, available to download from the AppStore or the Google Play Store. You can also register here.

LaunchPad Pro

You may also like to apply for LaunchPad Pro which, in addition to the above will entitle qualifying companies to a discounted rate for our legal services. You may be eligible for a 30% discount on our average standard rates for any legal support provided through LaunchPad Pro.

In addition to the discounted rate card, LaunchPad Pro also gives you access to the following additional benefits:

  • Dedicated relationship manager - We will match you with a senior lawyer who will get to know you, your business and your priorities, objectives and challenges;
  • Legal priorities checklist - An introductory meeting (usually about an hour) to develop a personalised checklist of your legal priorities;
  • Access to template legal documents - free legal templates including assignment of intellectual property rights, confidentiality agreements, website terms of use and cookies policy, investment heads of terms, employment contracts, non-executive director appointments and tax election and much more.
  • Legal support offered through LaunchPad Pro can cover any or all of the following topics:
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Bespoke support

Wherever possible, we will try to custom tailor a support service that is right for you.  If the above service isn't quite what you need, please get in touch and we will work together to create something bespoke for you and your organisation.

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  • Paul Knight

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  • Sophie Burton-Jones

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  • David Hall

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  • Katy Carson

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