Lindsays is a Scottish firm of experienced lawyers for people and businesses with offices in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Their experts work with a wide range of organisations, from start-ups, SMEs and family businesses to substantial companies, partnerships and some large institutions. Whatever the sector and scale of the business, Lindsays provide tailored, specialist advice. They also offer advice to individuals and families, helping them plan effectively for the future.
Lindsays offers clear and bespoke legal advice to gaming companies of all sizes from start-ups and student entrepreneurs to international names.
Lindsays lawyers understand and help games creators with the particular issues they face around protecting ideas and other creative assets involved in developing businesses in this sector.
They want to help ensure the emerging generation of game creators are equipped with the knowledge they need to build their businesses from a firm foundation. This will include securing the IP value and having the right copyright, licensing and confidentiality agreements in place when setting up the company; taking on staff, contractors or consultants. Getting the right advice at the outset will ensure the stage is set to secure investment for growth and potentially negotiate the sale of a business or game.
The video gaming and creative industries are a vital part of the economy in Dundee and indeed across Scotland. It’s important that we embrace the energy around the sector so that it can grow further.
The Dare Academy does exactly that - providing a tremendous springboard for the creative minds in the video gaming space by highlighting and developing the skills they need to succeed in the marketplace. We are delighted to be a part of it.
From a legal point of view, it’s important that the emerging generation of game developers are equipped with the knowledge they need to start building their enterprises - whether that be about financing their project, intellectual property, contractual or employment matters. The key to success can hinge on getting these legal foundations right from the outset.
Alastair Smith, Senior Associate in Lindsays Corporate and Technology team
Lindsays, which has supported Dare Academy since 2017, recognises that the gaming and creative industries are a vital part of the economy in Dundee and indeed across Scotland.
Mentoring these early-stage game developers ensures they get valuable input regarding the legal aspects of starting out in business to help them succeed in this sector.
Alastair is a Senior Associate in the Corporate team. He advises a range of clients in relation to corporate matters and has experience working with start-ups providing advice on intellectual property, raising finance, company structure and data protection.
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This is Alasdair’s first involvement with the Dare Academy and can’t wait to see what kind of things he’s going to see throughout the competition!
Kate is a Partner in Lindsays’ Employment team and advises employers and individuals on a wide range of matters. She has experience in drafting full suites of policies and procedures for clients and can assist on negotiating contracts of employment.
Kate has been a huge supporter of the Dare Academy since its inception in 2017 and has been a key contact with the Dare team and we’re delighted to have her back this year!