Thinking about setting up a business? Come to our networking event for one-on-one advice from Sistren Legal Collective, qLegal and HSBC!
Legal and financial experts from Sistren Legal Collective, qLegal and HSBC will host pop-up informational stands to answer any questions you might have on how to set up a business – whether that’s choosing a company structure, registering with Companies House, or setting up business banking.
Whether you’re looking to set up a for-profit enterprise, a registered charity, or a not-for-profit CIC, they’ll can help you get your business off the ground.
There’ll also be food, a bar, live comedy, and board games – networking, the Impact Brixton way.
And anyone who attends any will get 10% off one year of virtual office membership at Impact Brixton, and the opportunity to book into a free set up your business tutorial with our Founder, Gerald Vanderpuye! He’ll take you step-by-step through the steps you need to follow to get your business off the ground.
One of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world. They make business banking simpler and faster, giving you the freedom to do what you do best – run your business.
SAMARA LAWRENCE (she/her), CO-FOUNDER
Samara is a non-profit lawyer with a passion for supporting organisations which advocate for social and racial justice. She is also Deputy General Counsel at Oxfam, supporting the organisation globally on its legal, campaigning and regulatory matters. Samara has a BA in Politics from SOAS, University of London and following her conversion to law, she trained and qualified at magic circle law firm Linklaters LLP. Samara then followed her passion for the non-profit sector and worked at the leading charity law firm Bates Wells for four years, where she supported a wide range of non-profit organisations, including charities, social enterprises and community benefit societies.
KEYA ADVANI (she/her), CO-FOUNDER
Keya is interim Executive Director of the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers, a community of legal leaders who are using their careers to have a positive impact on people and the planet, and to accelerate a just transition.Keya has a BA in Comparative Literature from Hamilton College (USA), an LLB from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human RightsLaw from the National Law School of India University (India). She qualified as a lawyer at Linklaters LLP in London in 2010, before moving on to work as part of the Impact Economy practice at Bates Wells.
An award winning service providing free legal advice and resources to start-ups and entrepreneurs. qLegal services are provided by postgraduate law students from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies under the guidance of legal professionals from partner law firms and academic staff.
EMILY WAPPLES, OPERATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGER
Emily manages the qLegal entrepreneurship law clinic, which provides pro bono legal advice to entrepreneurs and start-ups. Prior to joining qLegal, Emily was a solicitor in private practice for 10 years, before running her own business and then qualifying as a Prince2 Project Management Practitioner. She has a degree in law and an Associate Fellow of the HEA. She is also a Mental Health First Aider and have published an article in the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education on law student mental health.
SZABINA HORVARTH, PROJECT COORDINATOR
Szabina coordinates the qLegal entrepreneurship law clinic, which provides pro bono legal advice to entrepreneurs and tech start-ups. Prior to joining qLegal, Szabina was a Research and Development Intern in a charity’s Business Development team, providing support and advice for enterprises. She received the Gold Plus Award for my commitment to volunteering at the university`s Legal Advice Centre, in Amnesty and Save the Children. She has an LLB law degree with the electives of IT law and international law.