As a TechEast member you have access to a wide range of valuable legal support to protect both your business and your family, at discounted rates.

Whatever level of support you do or don’t feel you need initially, it makes sense to know what is available as part of your membership and to learn a bit more about the sorts of legal issues which often face new or growing tech businesses.

Options for your business

  • An initial free consultation with a lawyer based near you and experienced in advising technology companies.
  • A 10% discount* on Ashtons standard rates for one-off instructions on any aspect of business law including: terms of business, shareholder or partnership agreements, commercial property leases, data protection advice, company secretarial support, employment contracts and HR advice, resolving disputes with other parties and collecting debts.
  • A 20% discount* on Ashtons’ standard rates for an ‘In-House Lawyer’ service (normal starting price £250 + VAT per month). You will have a regular contact who becomes a trusted part of your team and ensures that you the right specialist lawyer working with you on any particular issue. We will provide a bespoke set of legal documents tailored to suit your business and review and update your existing documents. You will also receive regular updates about topical legal issues which may be relevant to you and your business.

Protection for your team & their families

The TechEast 1 Scheme gives you a 15% discount* on Ashtons’ standard rates for a range of services including:

If anyone in your family has the misfortune to be injured through no fault of their own, Ashtons also has a highly rated specialist personal injury and medical negligence team who will be happy to help, usually under a Conditional Fee Agreement although other options are available.

What now?

As soon as your membership of Tech East is confirmed, please book your initial free consultation with James Tarling on 01603 703233 or 07483 925825 or email him on

James specialises in helping innovative technology companies grow and develop their businesses. He has a wealth of experience in leading corporate transactions and investments for such clients and guiding businesses through complex intellectual property, data protection and privacy issues. Clients value James’ ability to find practical solutions to complex legal issues. James and his team assist businesses from early stage start ups through to established international technology businesses in particular those working in the US.

*terms and conditions apply.