Scale-up Plan

Perfect for more established businesses and start-ups seeking investment for growth.



Monthly 30 min business consultations for Scale-Up members.

1. Structure

  • Detailed guidance for getting incorporated as a limited liability company.
  • Company Documents Checklist, so you know how to keep your company books up to date and when you need to file documents.

2. Shareholders

  • Shareholders’ Agreement to protect the majority and minority shareholders and your business.
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Term Sheet Template for discussions with potential investors.
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Term Sheet Negotiation Checklist, so that you know what to expect and the pitfalls to avoid.
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Founders’ Service Agreement, for the founders of the business, including vesting provisions to protect the business if a founder leaves.

3. Standard Terms

  • Standard Contract for your customers, tailor-made for the success of your business, for e.g. Service Agreement.
  • Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  • Website Terms of Sale
  • Confidentiality Agreement/Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Contract Negotiation Checklist, so that you can negotiate like a pro.
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Additional customised Standard Contract for your trading partners, including:
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Consignment Agreement
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Contributor Agreement
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Influencer Agreement
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Speaker Agreement

4. Service Agreements

  • Employment Contract, for employees of the business.
  • Consultancy Agreement, for hiring a freelancer to work for the business.
  • Supply of Goods Agreement
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Letter of Appointment for Intern
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Letter of Appointment for Non-Executive Directors
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Letter of Appointment for Board Advisers

5. Secrets

  • Trade mark registration support, including all searches and research for just £199 (saving £100)
  • (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) Intellectual Property Checklist to help you identify your intellectual property assets and how to best protect and monetise them.

6. (Exclusive to Scale-Up Plan) IP Infringement and Demand letters

  • Cease and Desist letter – Copyright Infringement
  • Cease and Desist letter – Trade Mark Infringement
  • Demand for Payment Letter
  • Demand for Specific Performance Letter
  • Demand for Damages Letter
  • Non-binding Expression of Intent Letter
  • Proposed Settlement Letter


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Questions and Answers

We currently support businesses in the UK, Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Located in a different country? We’d be happy to refer you to someone local who can help – please contact us at

All our contracts, templates, and guides are signed off by fully qualified legal professionals who have worked for some of the biggest corporations in the world. They each have at least 8 years’ legal experience and possess local and international experience. 

We strongly recommend that you sign up for one of our all-inclusive plans so that you can make the most of the guidance and support we provide. However, we also offer a pay-as-you-go options if you are not ready just yet.

Our plans are all-inclusive because it is important to us that you have the right support and guidance on each of the key legal protections. It is up to you whether you make use of everything available, but we hope that you do in order to give your business the legal protection it deserves.

We provide legal support for business issues, including contracts, intellectual property and company secretarial work. We do not currently provide dispute resolution, property law services or support for personal legal issues.

Absolutely not! Our contracts are tailored to your business needs and situation.

Every business should have its own, tailor-made standard contracts for customers which reflect the way it does business.

Having your own standard terms will ensure that you’re able to provide the protection that your business needs and will enhance your reputation because customers will know what to expect from you and what happens if things go wrong.

To be effective, your standard terms must reflect the way you do business and protect your business from the specific risks you face. In contrast, we know that many businesses resort to relying on generic templates or re-purposing contracts obtained from competitors or previous employers. The problem is that these contracts often do not match up with your or your customers’ expectations and fail to adequately protect your business because important risks are not properly addressed. Poorly drafted or ill-suited contracts are often not worth the paper they are written on.

We are keen to connect with experienced legal professionals across Africa with a shared passion for building the African corporate giants for tomorrow. If that’s you, please get in touch by sending us an email at