Legal & Contracts Workshop for Start Ups, Freelancers & SME's *POSTPONED*

Where: Zone Digital, The Brew House, Tower Hill, BS2 0EQ

When: 21 April 2020 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Recommended for Freelancers, start-ups, SME’s, and anyone involved in running or setting up a small/medium sized creative business

This Bristol Media workshop by lawyer Rebecca Steer (Steer & Co) will cover the key contract and legal issues faced by freelancers and SME’s in the Creative and Digital sector. It will help you identify what contracts you need, provide tips on negotiating terms and help you to avoid the big risk areas.

We will cover the best way to collaborate and work with other freelancers, plus give you tips on how to agree reasonable terms with your clients. The talk will also provide guidance on GDPR and relevant data legislation, best practice policies, and the impact of the new IR35 legislation for freelancers who operate via a personal service company, and their clients.

All attendees are welcome to a free of charge follow-up call on any specific contract or legal question.


The workshop will cover

  • The best trading entity for your business
  • IR 35 – impact for freelancers and businesses which engage freelancers
  • Key contracts and policies that you should have in place
  • Brief review of relevant GDPR provisions
  • Working on bigger collaborative projects with other freelancers.
  • Key legal considerations such as data protection, trademarks & IP, liability, outsourcing & subcontracting, plus more
  • How to get paid and avoid payment disputes and bad debts
  • Tips to avoid legal disputes
  • Typical issues affecting freelancers in the Creative, Digital and Tech sectors.

There will be a Q&A after the session, plus time to chat with Rebecca directly if you’d like to discuss specific issues affecting your business.

When & where

This workshop takes place from 3-5pm on Tuesday 21st April at Zone, The Brew House, Tower Hill, Bristol BS2 0EQ

Tickets are £25 +VAT for Bristol Media members, £40 +VAT otherwise.


Tea/coffee will be provided.


Entry Cost: £25+VAT for Bristol Media members // £40+VAT for non-members

Posted by: | 16-03-2020

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