Espen Skogen

Espen Skogen

Espen has 20 years of experience in technology. His motivation comes from seeing small businesses get the legal support they deserve and grow with suitable legal and tech support to make their operations efficient. Espen specialises in data privacy and compliance.
20 Yrs Experience


Website T&Cs and Privacy Policy

Website Terms and Conditions set out clear guidelines for website users about how they may use your website. T&Cs protect your content and limits your liability.

Knowing your T&Cs and Privacy Policy are drafted by a professional assures your protection from future claims and breaches.

Assumptions that this service is based on:

  • That your services are correctly described by you and all information provided by you are correct;
  • That you understand that this is not a regulated law firm, but a Legal Services Provider, providing only services that are not regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority;
  • That the Legal Services Provider’s terms of service will apply;

£400.00 +VAT

SaaS Agreement

£450.00 +VAT

Shareholders’ Agreement

When you’re starting a business with other people, it’s best practice to put a shareholders’ agreement in place.

Your shareholders’ agreement is the key document that formalises and regulates the relationship between the individual shareholders in your company. It will clarify important issues such as:

  • The current and future direction of your business
  • Voting rights for each shareholder
  • Payment of dividends
  • How to conduct shareholder meetings
  • What happens when you want to sell your shares
  • How you’ll deal with disputes between the shareholders

Every shareholders’ agreement is tailored to the specific requirements of the business.

Our lawyers listen to your requirements and draft a shareholders’ agreement that is customised to your business. With expertise in a range of different industries, you can find a lawyer who understands your sector. They can advise you on the ways in which other businesses have dealt with specific issues that impact the drafting of your shareholders’ agreement.

This service is for drafting a shareholders’ agreement with up to 5 individual shareholders.

If your business has more than 5 shareholders, or one or more of your shareholders is a corporate entity, please choose a lawyer and liaise with them about your requirements. They will provide you with a quote for an additional fee.

£2,000.00 +VAT

IP transfer agreement

As a start-up business, you might need an IP transfer agreement to provide assurance to your investors that you have freedom to operate. Or, you can use an IP transfer agreement as part of a business sale. The IP transfer agreement gives the purchaser the rights they need to use the IP as required.  It makes sure that all obligations, rights, and expectations are aligned.

£350.00 +VAT

Review Commercial Lease

You’ve found the perfect premises for your business and now you’ve received a commercial lease from your landlord. These leases can be lengthy and complicated. It can feel like a minefield to decipher what’s expected from you. You might not know which clauses are ‘industry standard’ and which ones are red flags.

Your lawyer can review the lease with your best interests in mind. They’ll highlight the onerous or unusual clauses that you may want to renegotiate. You’ll know exactly what you’re signing up to and whether you can use the premises in the way you intended. You can plan for the risks and obligations imposed on you by the lease and position your business in advance to manage the risks appropriately.

£200.00 +VAT

Consultation with an IP Lawyer

Got a question about your business’s intellectual property?

Our lawyers can give you a steer on your problem, so that you can understand the legal aspects and make an informed decision on your next steps.

Speak to a lawyer about your IP matters such as:

  • Trademark registration
  • Passing off claims
  • IP infringement
  • Patent applications
  • Copyright issues

£350.00 +VAT

GDPR, Data Protection and Privacy Policies

All websites now need a GDPR-compliant (i) privacy policy, (ii) cookies policy and (iii) website terms of use. These policies govern the way in which visitors use your website, and how your organisation uses visitors’ data.

Our lawyers can draft these policies for you, so that your website is compliant.

£1,000.00 +VAT

Articles of Association

If you’re setting up your business as a limited company, then you’ll need articles of association. They’re the statutory contract between the members, and between each member and the company. Your company’s articles will set out how the company will be managed.
Given that they’re so important, it’s a good idea to have professional drafted articles. You can rest assured that your company is compliant with legislation and that it’s based on principles of good governance.

£1,000.00 +VAT

Letter Before Action (Debt Recovery)

Have you chased and chased an invoice and still your debtor fails to pay? It may be time to increase the pressure on your debtor to retrieve the money you’re owed.

Your solicitor can begin the formal legal process for you by drafting a pre-action letter to claim a non-disputed commercial debt.

£400.00 +VAT

GDPR Audit and Consultation

Data protection regulations can seem overwhelming. Your business must comply with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, which is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If your business uses personal data, you have to follow strict rules relating to the handling of that data.

With an experienced professional on your side, you demonstrate compliance with the regulations and you have external reassurance that your polices, guidelines and procedures meet the requirements of data protection legislation.

Speak to our lawyers about conducting a thorough audit of your systems, to highlight if or where your business is non-compliant, or where you could improve your processes.

£800.00 +VAT

Consultation with a Commercial Property Lawyer

Your business premises are a valuable asset, and you want to make the most of your office space. But property law is not straightforward. A professional lawyer can unpick the complexities that arise with commercial property and give you peace of mind for your next decision.

Our lawyers can help you with commercial property matters and agreements relating to:

  • Sale and purchase of land
  • Sale and purchase of commercial buildings
  • Commercial leases
  • Commercial property disputes
  • Rent reviews

Speak to one of our experienced commercial property lawyers to get clarity on your matter.

£300.00 +VAT

Consultation with a Commercial Lawyer

Commercial issues crop up all the time in business. Our lawyers can give you
a steer on the problem you’re facing, so that you can understand the legal
aspects and make an informed decision on your next steps.
Our lawyers can help you with commercial matters and agreements relating to:

  • Confidentiality
  • Distribution
  • Franchising
  • Outsourcing
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Sale of goods
  • Supply of services
  • Procurement
  • Product liability and safety
  • International trade
  • E-commerce

Speak to one of our experienced commercial lawyers to get clarity on your commercial matter.

£200.00 +VAT

Consultation with a Corporate Lawyer

Got a question about the legal aspects of your business? Our lawyers can give you a steer on the problem you’re facing so that you can understand the legal landscape and make an informed decision on your next steps.

Our lawyers can help you with corporate matters and agreements relating to:

  • Share sale and purchase
  • Asset sale and purchase
  • Company formation and constitution
  • Company administration and meetings
  • Corporate governance
  • Directors
  • Shareholders
  • Share capital
  • Financial reporting

Speak to one of our experienced corporate lawyers to get clarity on your business matter.

£200.00 +VAT

Consultation with a Data Protection Lawyer

Data protection compliance looks like a minefield. Don’t suffer in silence in the detail of the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. Our lawyers can give you a steer on your obligations so that you can understand the legal landscape, monitor your compliance, and handle any questions from the regulator.

Our lawyers can help you with data protection matters relating to:

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • Cookies
  • Data security
  • Data sharing
  • Direct Marketing
  • Obligations of data protection officers (DPOs)
  • Managing subject access requests (SARs / DSARs)
  • Dealing with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Speak to one of our experienced data protection lawyers to get clarity on your issue.

£300.00 +VAT

Consultation with a Disputes Lawyer

If you’ve had a disagreement in the course of business, there are a number of routes you can explore to find a resolution. Find out what your options are with help from a professional.

Our lawyers can help you with issues relating to:

  • Debt recovery
  • Breach of contract
  • Guidance on litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Enforcing a judgment

It’s not an exhaustive list, so please do get in touch if you need a steer on dealing with your matter.

£250.00 +VAT

Consultation with an Employment Lawyer

Get peace of mind that you’re managing your employees fairly and in compliance with legislation. There’s a multitude of technicalities in employment law, and our lawyers are here to help you make sense of it all.

Have a chat with a lawyer about your employment and HR matters such as:

  • Hiring your first employee
  • Employment Handbooks
  • Hiring an employee from outside the UK
  • Making redundancies
  • Terminating an employment contract

You’ll to get a steer on how to deal with your matter.

£200.00 +VAT

Asset Purchase Agreement (Seller)

Are you selling your company? If you’ve found a buyer and you’ve agreed on an asset sale, you’ll need the right paperwork to make it happen. With an experienced lawyer on your side, you can make sure you get the best deal for you and your business.

Our lawyers will draft your documents, negotiate with the buyer and keep you up-to-date along the way. You can proceed with the transaction with peace of mind that you have a legal representative acting in your best interests.

£1,500.00 +VAT

Asset Purchase Agreement (Buyer)

Are you looking to buy a company? It can be surprising how much paperwork is involved in legally transferring ownership, and, understandably, it may get overwhelming! But don’t let that stop you. With an experienced lawyer on your side you can feel secure in your purchase and continue your entrepreneurial journey without worry.

Our lawyers will draft your documents, negotiate with the seller and keep you up-to-date along the way. You can proceed with transaction with peace of mind that you have a legal representative acting in your best interests.

£1,500.00 +VAT

Contractor Agreement

Need an extra pair of hands in your business, without taking on additional staff? Engaging the services of a consultant may be the answer. A consultant can plug the gap in the skills of your current employees, or act as an extra pair of hands during particularly busy periods.

A consultancy agreement is a contract between your company and an independent contractor (a self-employed individual) for the provision of services.

The important characteristic of a consultancy arrangement is that it does not create an employment relationship.

The consultancy agreement will clarify important issues such as:

  • Scope of the consultant’s role and responsibilities
  • Payment terms
  • Duration of the engagement
  • Treatment of your confidential information
  • Expected deliverables or time commitment

With a consultancy agreement in place, both parties have a clear understanding of their business relationship from the outset.

This service is for drafting a consultancy agreement between a company and an individual self-employed person. If the consultant is providing their services via an incorporated Personal Service Company, please use the service for Drafting a Consultancy Agreement with a Personal Service Company.

If you have received a consultancy agreement which you would like a lawyer to review before you sign, please see our service for reviewing documents. Or if you’d like a lawyer to review your existing consultancy agreements to advise on their effectiveness, please consult the service for reviewing documents.

£600.00 +VAT

Distribution Agreement

When you’re expanding your business into new markets and new territories, you may want to strike up a relationship with a distributor. It’s one of the lower risk ways for you to reach new markets.

By setting out the parameters of the relationship at the outset, you and your distributor both understand what’s expected and you can grow your business without disruptive bumps in the road.

Speak to one of our lawyers to discuss the key terms you need to agree and how you make sure that you stay on the right side of competition law.

£300.00 +VAT

What my clients have said

Expereinced and Professional

Rated 5 out of 5
23 April 2022

Espen is hard working, experienced and professional. He has a huge amount of knowledge in his specified area and is very talented. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and for. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Espen to anyone.

Cool & Organised

Rated 5 out of 5
19 January 2022

Espen’s cool and organised approach to complex online projects always provided a foundation for successful delivery.

A solutions person with a genuine 'can-do' attitude

Rated 5 out of 5
19 January 2022

My experiences of working with Espen are all very positive. He’s a solutions person with a genuine ‘can-do’ attitude… Exactly what you need on complex projects. Cheers Espen!

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