property tips

Commercial Property – 3 Things You Should Consider

December 10, 2018

  Buying a business property is a long-term commitment so it is important to make sure that it is going to be a valuable asset (financially and practically) to your business. So, before buying business property, it is important to consider both its current and long-term suitability.   Three key things to consider when making this assessment are:...

Continue to read
NMA

LawBite Sponsor the National Women’s Mentoring Award

December 7, 2018

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Women’s mentoring category at next year’s National Mentoring Awards (NMAs). At LawBite we are proud to have over 70% women lawyers working as LawBriefs, our very own fully SRA regulated law company. Our company attracts exceptional female talent due to our commitment to flexible working, which offers the wor...

Continue to read
Brexit latest

Brexit Deal – Impact on SMEs

December 5, 2018

Ed Balls, the ex-Shadow Chancellor for the Labour Party, is part of the team who have released a new report on the Brexit deal – ‘Deal or No Deal?’.  The report is published by Harvard Kennedy School and focuses on the impact of Brexit on small and medium-sized (SME) British businesses. Previously we discussed ...

Continue to read
trademark application

Trademark Applications – 5 Tips to Get it Right

November 29, 2018

As you may have noticed, we’ve been singing the praises and value of trademark protection in a few of our recent blog posts. Those who have been following will hopefully now (if you didn’t already!) understand exactly what a trademark is and isn’t...

Continue to read
GDPR

Brexit and GDPR – ICO Fines and Data Breaches

November 27, 2018

And so we hear about more data protection breaches… the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) doesn’t seem to be relaxing the reins on GDPR enforcement anytime soon! Alongside the various big brands who have recently been in the headlines for their various data protection slip-ups, Brexit and its accompanying campaigns continue to loom large in th...

Continue to read
Cyber Week LawBite

Amazon Hit with Major Data Breach

November 23, 2018

It has been widely reported this week that Amazon has suffered a major data breach which resulted in customer data including names and email addresses being disclosed on its website, right before the critical trading period around Black Friday. It is thought that a technical issue was ...

Continue to read
ir35 rules

IR35 | 10 Rules for Contractors

November 22, 2018

On our blog earlier this month we discussed the effects of changes to the HMRC IR35 tax regulations on contractors and consultants following announcements in the Budget. These changes to the HMRC IR35 rules will have an impact not just on contractors but also business owners too. Here we provide you with 10 rules (below in italics) relating to this area of tax law and outline some of the complexities for w...

Continue to read
trademark law

What is a Trademark?

November 21, 2018

We recently wrote about the importance of registering a trademark, but what is their fundamental purpose and how do we tell trademarks apart from other types of intellectual property (IP)? These are some of the business legal advice questions we get asked here at LawBite from time to time and this article is intended to help ...

Continue to read
BREXIT

Brexit Series Part 4 | No Deal Game Plan for Financial Services Firms

November 15, 2018

LawBriefs solicitor Raza Naqvi has been providing his expert insight into the latest developments on Brexit. This week we bring the final blog post in this 4 part series, taking a look at ‘Brexit for Financial Services Firms’. The UK financial regulators (the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Authority (PRA)) in their preparation for a “no-deal” Brexit have published three cons...

Continue to read
CyberWeek Advertising Do's and Don'ts

Cyber Week | A Reminder of Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

November 13, 2018

As we approach the run-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, businesses will likely be in the final stages of preparing their advertising and marketing campaigns. Last year on Black Friday in the UK, a whopping £1.4 billion was spent on online sales. For businesses to make the most out of this high-profile, busy sales period and retail event of the calendar year, �...

Continue to read
Brexit latest

Brexit No Deal | Advice for SMEs

November 8, 2018

An article in the Evening Standard earlier this week on new research into the effects of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit has provided some figures on what this might mean for SMEs in London and the South-East. Populous World, who conducted the study, is ...

Continue to read
multi-user

LawBite Multi-User Feature | How To Use

November 6, 2018

LawBite’s Multi-User feature allows businesses to manage all their legal requirements from a single company account. Multi-User provides up to 50 individual logins for the same company, with two levels of access: Company Manager and Company Member.   ...

Continue to read
ir35

IR35 Using Contractors | Budget 2018

November 6, 2018

Philip Hammond has spoken … and the changes to the IR35 regulations and off-payroll hiring introduced to the public sector in 2017 will now also apply to “large” and “medium” sized private sector enterprises with effect from 2020. We discussed the importance of professional business legal advice when considering the basis with which you work with different groups of people such...

Continue to read
trademark blog

Trademark a colour? Louboutin’s signature red-soled shoe saga

October 30, 2018

Colour marks are relatively rare in the world of trademarks and court cases centred around them are rarer still. One very high-profile exception to this are the ongoing lawsuits involving protection of Christian Louboutin’s famous red-soled shoe as a trademark. Proving just how diverse and intricate arguments over what you can and cannot trademark protect can get in the realm of intellectual property (IP). Since th...

Continue to read
GDPR advice

GDPR Compliance | How to Handle Your Customers’ Data

October 25, 2018

BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY are the biggest retail opportunities of the year for UK businesses. This year is the first time when businesses need to consider the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) in their preparation for Cyber Week. We will be running a free GDPR Update Webinar on 2 November at 12:30 pm that you are invited to attend by registering ...

Continue to read