If your business is making more than you can afford to lose, now is a good time to review your legal risk and compliance online.
You might have started a website as a bit of a hobby and progressed into something a lot more substantial, or actually sat down and planned what you wanted to achieve and are well progressed. Either way, if you’ve been ‘flying blind’ for a little while and just want to get your legal requirements in order before you risk losing the lot, we can help.
So how do you work out what you’ve got to lose? Have a look at the time and money invested into the content shown on your website and think about what you’d do if you had to start all over again. That’s assuming you were able to turn around and start the same thing again, which isn’t always the case. We’ve come across some people who’ve lost not only their business, but the other assets they own as a result of some preventable problems that could have been solved relatively easily, earlier in the piece.
If you are pursued by regulators for failing to follow the rules, or sued by a trade mark owner because you didn’t think to do anything about protecting your name, you might have to change the whole focus of your business. With a few checks and taking the right steps to protect your business, these fears can be put behind you.
We can certainly give you a ‘heads up’ if you want to do something that could put your business at greater risk, like using unauthorised images or copying content, and we’ll give you strategies for managing your risk so that you can still achieve what you want to achieve.
If you need some legal help in an area outside our focus, we’re happy to refer to you any of our trusted contacts for further assistance.