I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m launching Enspiral Legal Ltd today.
If I had my way, no one in the creative and innovative sector would see what I do as ‘just the legals’. Instead they will develop a good understanding of the important legal concepts that govern the way business is done. Without that understanding, it becomes difficult to grow and develop any organisation successfully to a significant scale. To make sure my documents can become an integral part of the structure of a business, I work hard to ensure that they are drafted in plain English where it is possible, so that you can refer back to them as your business grows and changes.
I have loved working with Enspiral for the last 12 months. I have 17 years New Zealand legal experience, specialising in intellectual property law at a large trans-Tasman law firm in the past. After a couple of years contracting, I will now be providing legal advice and drafting legal documents for commercial technology companies, web startups, social enterprises and charities.
It has been both interesting and challenging watching Enspiral grow over the last year. I am now looking forward to growing Enspiral Legal Ltd in our unique way, by nurturing excellence while promoting and supporting lawyers as they grow their own legal businesses within Enspiral Legal Ltd.
I am motivated by building a great social enterprise and charitable sector, with an emphasis on legal education for businesses and those operating in the not for profit sector. But Enspiral Legal Ltd will continue doing a good proportion of its work in the commercial sector. Commercial work is a great way to keep grounded in commercial realities, and helps to bring excellence and perspective to the social enterprises.
For many years I was a litigator, appearing in courts arguing over who was to obtain the spoils after businesses broke down or came to an impasse. The wasted energy and expense of determining ‘who was right’ convinced me that there had to be a better way. Often sub-standard documents, or even no documentation, lay behind the dispute. Because of this, I want to help startups and not-for-profits to ensure they have access to good advice, but more importantly that they gain an understanding of the type of legal structures they are working in, and the ways to avoid common pitfalls as the organisation grows.
I have listed the work types that Enspiral Legal Ltd will offer, and would love to chat with anyone who wants to talk about how Enspiral Legal Ltd can help them or their organisation.
Enspiral Legal Ltd:
Employment and Contractor Agreements
Distribution and Sales agreements
Open Source documentation
Terms of Trade
Website Terms and Conditions
Business and Social Enterprise Structures
Company documentation and procedures
Trade Mark applications
Patent advice (not applications)
General intellectual property advice and strategies
International Trade Mark applications can be made through my network of trusted T M professionals.
Commercialisation and licensing agreements