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Our dedicated team is immersed in the vibrant startup scene and is experienced in advising founders of early-stage companies. Below is a breakdown of some of the services we offer our clients in this area.

Founders will also be interested in Grow, our legal support programme exclusively for startups. It is carefully tailored for companies which are in the early stages of the business life-cycle, and includes access to a free dedicated adviser and affordable fixed fees for more complex work. Find out more here.

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Guides

An introduction to EMI share options

Share options granted under the Enterprise Management Incentive Scheme (usually referred to as EMI options) are a popular choice for SME and start-up companies who want to reward and incentivise employees in alternative ways to simply paying them more amounts of cash.

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Guides

An introduction to EIS and SEIS tax efficient investing

Where a start-up or SME company is looking for external investment, and one or more individuals are looking for investment opportunities which can provide significant tax advantages, it is well worth considering the Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) or the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”).

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Legal updates

Changes to Tier 1- Introducing the New ‘Innovator’ and ‘Start-up' visas

The Home Office recently announced substantial changes to Tier 1 of the PBS.

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Legal updates

Entrepreneurs Relief from CGT: changes to the 'personal company' tests on share sales

When individual employees or directors sell shares in a trading company, or a holding company of a trading group, they may be able to claim entrepreneurs relief ('ER') from CGT on the sale of their shares in that company.

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