The Why

When I created this blog, I had a couple of ideas for what my first post would be about. But after giving it a lot a thought, I thought the most important thing that I wanted to communicate first was ‘The Why’!

In my career as a corporate lawyer, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with many people. From small entrepreneurs to CEOs. And over all this time, I have realised that the one thing that they had in common was while they have known the ins and outs of their business and had the confidence to deal with their commercial issues, when faced with a legal document, they would almost completely rely on their lawyer.

But the luxury of having a lawyer advise you is something that sometimes time, or more often budgets, do not permit. Or perhaps you would just prefer to better equip yourself so that even if you do have legal advice, you want to be more in control. If you have to read a document, or sign a contract, and you don’t have a lawyer sitting beside you, it would be useful to have some tools, and some tips and tricks to help. Hence this blog..

This blog is intended for any person who wants to be lawyer for their own venture.

A few caveats though.

  1. This is not legal advice. While what I post will be from my general experience, you should remember that my posts will generally be a over simplification, and more importantly, not every situation is the same. The time, the commercial concerns, and even the law applicable may e very different to what you may be facing. If you need legal advice, get it!
  2. This is not commercial advice. I am a qualified lawyer. I am not an MBA or a Venture Capitalist or a qualified accountant or banker. If when you read my post, you feel that you disagree with something, you may well be correct. In fact, if you disagree with me, please do let me know.
  3. Seriously, this is just a blog! While I am writing this to share information with the world, and i do hope that it helps any reader learn and grow, do rely on your own judgement and make your own decisions. I cannot take credit for your successes so don’t hold me responsible for your risks.

So with that I sign off on my first post. I hope that this blog helps, and I do hope that we have a long journey together.


P.S. At the time of writing this post, the world is beginning to emerge from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. As we slowly emerge from isolation and the world begins to reopen, we cannot and must not forget the pain and loss that so many people have suffered. As such I feel the need to dedicate this post to all the front-line workers, and to all those who have lost, either personally, or financially. I have been fortunate, but I know many who have not. This is dedicated to you.

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