Raise Your Game: Legal Support

  • 18 Nov 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Online


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This event is part of Raise Your Game, a digital skills programme from Creative Edinburgh. Designed for creative freelancers and with a focus on digital tools, data and future-proof working models, it provides the space, confidence and skills required to envision and work toward the next stage of your career.

Whether you attend one workshop or all eight, it's time to take stock, make moves, think forward, and get prepared to Raise Your Game. To find out more about Raise Your Game programme, visit here or explore the full Programme Overview here.

Do you know your rights around your creative ideas? Have you got a contract that ensures a fair and healthy client relationship? Understand - before you have to - the legalities of your creative practice so that you can protect your future work.

Join Douglas McLachlan (Partner –Intellectual Property), Barry Nichol (Partner – Employment) and Scott Fyfe (Associate - Corporate) from national law firm Anderson Strathern, as they introduce  you to a range of topics including intellectual property, contracts and GDPR.

This bumper session offers an opportunity to learn from experts and ask questions around your creative business, practice and ideas you may not have considered.

What will be covered?

  • Intellectual Property, general principals, what is it, how to protect it (Douglas McLachlan)

  • Organisation Structures – sole trader, company, partnership etc, general principals and main distinctions (Scott Fyfe)

  • Contracting in a COVID19 world, general principals, guidance on key issues and the impact of the pandemic for example the importance of clauses such as “force majeure” (Scott Fyfe)

  • Worker status – the three categories, worker, employee and self employed, what factors are taken into account when deciding into which category an engagement falls (Barry Nichol)

  • Q&A

Who are your hosts?

Douglas McLachlan and Barry Nichol are both partners at national law firm Anderson Strathern and have many years experience advising organisations across all sectors including in the creative industries on all aspects of Intellectual Property and Employment Law respectively.

Additional Resources

- A follow up worksheet, session slides + video recording for post-event consultation

- Access to the Digital Space along with all fellow Raise Your Game session attendees, allowing for ongoing peer support

- A Mentor Yourself Toolkit, specially designed for Raise Your Game, offering space to reflect on your session, take notes and make actions

Get In Touch!

Still got questions about this session or the Raise Your Game programme more broadly? Get in touch with the Creative Edinburgh team at info@creative-edinburgh.com.

About Creative Edinburgh

Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career.

To learn more about Creative Edinburgh's digital events, read our Digital Events Statement and Zoom Guide for Users.

Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland. Raise Your Game is supported by Edinburgh Futures Institute and in partnership with Creative Informatics.


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