Simplifying the intricacies of the law, and making it as easily understood as is possible to the proverbial layman, is the mission of a UK based lawyer who has published the first in a series of helpful guidebooks.

‘Staying Open for Business – Legal Essentials’ is aimed specifically at the business community, from those starting up or taking their first steps, to successful and long established entrepreneurs.

It is the result of four years of hard work by Birmingham Chamber member Lucy Chuo and her team from Law Understood, the company she set up to produce these guide books.

Further guides in the pipeline include help for people in the process of buying or selling a home, and for students aspiring to a career in law, with more to follow.

“I passionately believe the law should be accessible and understandable for everyone, and the easy-to-read guides that we have been working on are designed to make that a reality,” said Lucy, whose books have already been endorsed by fashion designer and internationally acclaimed entrepreneur Professor Jimmy Choo OBE.

“Our mission is to raise awareness of the legal implications and steps involved in some of life’s major decisions,” she said.

“Launching a new business is a big step for many people, and having access to important information before doing so can save a lot of time – and money – in the future.

“But there are many established businessmen and women, and successful entrepreneurs, who are intimidated by legal issues, and hopefully my guidebooks will be a valuable assistance to them in the process of making decisions.”

Lucy has recently added two new members of staff – Yavor Danailov and Sean Nolan – to support her at Law Understood.

The guidebooks feature contributions by legal and business experts with years of experience and specialist knowledge in their respective fields who are keen to share their knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs.