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Legal Protections For Start Ups

Let's face it, when it comes to business, there are certain aspects that we *love* to spend time on. Socials? Nailed it. Logo and graphics? In the bag.

And yet there are other areas that we tend to avoid. The areas that we know are important but feel too big, overwhelming or expensive to focus on right here and now.

One of the biggest areas of neglect in most start ups? Proper legal considerations *cue shudder*.

But making sure you are legally protected is EVERYTHING when it comes down to your success, risk and exposure. What's worse, we often don't turn our mind to the legal side of things until we absolutely need to and by then, it's too little, too late.

Join us for Brunch this June as we sit down with Fiona McCord, Director of Base Legal, to get to the bottom of the key legal documents every small business needs to have to be assured of legal protection.

Over the course of our Brunch, moderated by Karen Finch, CEO of Legally Yours, Fiona will be addressing:

  • The key legal documents every business needs plus tangible copies for you to take home;
  • Staying legally safe in the murky world of social media;
  • How to run online competitions without the risk of breaching competition regulations; and
  • Running email campaigns and opt ins that stay on the safe side of spam laws.

We have also set aside plenty of time for Q&A, giving you the opportunity to ask Fiona legal questions that are specific to your business needs.

With an onsite creche to look after your little people, this Brunch is a must for any small business and we would love to see you there.

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About Fiona McCord, Director of Base Legal

With over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry, Fiona has developed a breadth of knowledge to assist small businesses with their legal needs. Having worked as a lawyer for 12 years in large firms, government agencies and boutique firms, Fiona developed Base Legal four years ago to provide approachable, affordable and reliable legal services to small businesses. With a focus on customer service and fixed fees, Fiona has assisted over 400 clients with a variety of work involving contract, intellectual property, advertising and privacy laws. Providing services electronically and remotely from her home in Torquay, Fiona enjoys a work life balance which is unheard of for most lawyers. If she is not behind her desk, you can find Fiona at the beach, out in nature or assisting local not for profits.

Fiona McCord

About our moderator Karen Finch CEO, Legally Yours

Fusing together her legal background, recruitment expertise and passion for shaking up the legal sector, Karen is passionate about facilitating faster, easier and more transparent access to fixed-fee lawyers in Australia. Through Legally Yours, Karen wants to create Australia’s largest fixed-fee legal network of lawyers, whilst also providing greater access for the community to experienced, client-focused lawyers. A Legally Yours lawyer member won’t send you ‘surprise’ invoices, they won’t speak legal jargon to you, and they will always provide transparent delivery of legal services to their clients every time - guaranteed.

Karen Finch
Melbourne Brunch
Rupert on Rupert


Admission and Brunch - $49
Please Watch My Child For Me - $15

20 June 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


73 Rupert St, Collingwood

Located in Collingwood, Rupert on Rupert is a gorgeous industrial style space that focuses on beautiful atmosphere alongside incredible food.

Easy to get to from all over Melbourne with plenty of parking nearby, we are so excited to be calling Rupert on Rupert our home.



What are the Brunch Sessions?

That was a wonderful brunch - my first! The energy in the room was collaborative without being sappy, and the conversations at the table were open, curious and positive.
xx Shannon Young

The Mothers Den Brunch Sessions are a monthly event that brings together the growing pride of bright, talented mums building meaningful businesses on their own terms.

We know how isolating life can be when you juggle running a business with family. Not to mention how hard it can be to find focus and motivation when life is already hectic enough.

We are about providing you with a space where you feel supported - all while giving you access to some of the greatest business minds to help you take your own business further.

Our Brunches also give you the opportunity to meet other amazing women, just like you, who walk the same path and understand your struggles.

Each Brunch includes a keynote speaker who will be sharing their knowledge for greater success,
both in business and as a whole, with plenty of opportunity to mingle and meet other mums who walk a similar path.

We are passionate about bringing great content to our community and making our Brunches as accessible as possible. For this reason, we hold our Brunches after school drop off and offer childcare on site.

Upswing - Carer playing with chlidren



To help make your morning as easy and stress free as possible, we offer a limited number of child care spaces.

To reserve your spot, simply select a child ticket at checkout for each of your children. Young babies who will happily sit in your lap do not need to be booked in.

Past Sessions


Just wanted to say a huge thank you! What an amazing morning. I was so inspired but just as impressed with the whole set up of the morning. Such a great venue, good food, smooth sailing event and such a relaxed atmosphere! Will definitely be telling my other mum entrepreneur peeps!!
xx Anna Chisholm, Nourished For Life



I've never been before and I'm really apprehensive. What can I expect?

It's so normal to be hesitant about joining a group for the first time. All we can say is that our Brunches are unlike anything else you've ever been to. Our community is welcoming, loves smart conversation and believes in the power of women supporting women. Numbers are usually capped at around 60 to make sure that you have the opportunity to make some amazing connections and not be lost in a sea of faces.

Are the Brunch Sessions catered?

Yes, all of our events are fully catered. For our Brunch Sessions, we've teamed up with some of the best cafes and venues around Sydney to make sure that your morning is as relaxing and insightful as possible. While each venue is slightly different, you can expect to be treated to something a little bit sweet, something a little bit savoury, plus fruit, tea and coffee.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

Just let us know when booking your ticket and we'll coordinate with the venue.

Can I bring my child(ren)?

Yes! We have partnered with Upswing to provide a limited number of childcare spots. Young babies who will happily sit in your lap do not need a ticket.

What if I buy a ticket and can't make it?

We know how unpredictable life with kids can be. As long as you let us know prior to five days before the event, we are more than happy to refund your ticket.

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Can't make this one? No worries. Just enter your details and you'll be notified of the next Brunch Session near you.
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