In the first video of our 'Legal guide to startups' series, Russell-Cooke associate Leah Hayden ran through the process of setting up a business in the UK.

In this second video, Russell-Cooke associate Alexandra Hamilton runs through shareholders' agreements.

Using the example of Gina, our fictional client, and her tech startup Streamzer, Alexandra explains that shareholders' agreement are a useful way of establishing clear terms to guide the allocation of shares, to dictate procedure in the case of a dispute between shareholders and even set up a protocol should the company face insolvency.

Alexandra is an associate in the corporate and commercial team.

Alexandra joined the team in March 2018 and advises a range of clients from startups through to SMEs and more established businesses across a variety of sectors including software/technology, e-commerce, retail, travel and hospitality, security businesses, real estate, financial services, recruitment, and social media.