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Legal eagle wows audience at Basepoint event


Over 30 local businesses attended The Newhaven Enterprise Centre’s monthly Networking Hub on Thursday 19th September for an engaging presentation on business law.

Guest speaker, Penina Shepherd, commercial solicitor and managing director of Acumen Business Law, shared her top five legal tips for any growing business. These included how to safeguard your company when using freelancers and ensuring you have the correct contract in place; understanding the concept of intellectual property and how to protect your brand, such as purchasing artwork and ensuring the IP is in your name, as well as advice on employment issues and how to mitigate a dispute.  

Roxanne Haid, centre manager at the Basepoint operated business centre, comments: “We had a really great turnout at the event with a lot of interesting debate. Penina did an amazing job in engaging the audience – there was a lot of positive feedback on her presentation, with one attendee even complimenting her on turning a ‘tedious’ subject into something truly interesting!”

The event was sponsored by Computer-Eyez, with all proceeds match-funded by The Act Foundation and donated to centres chosen by local charity, FitzRoy Newhaven.