The New Right To Shared Parental Leave And Pay – Are You Ready?

October 30, 2014

The government is introducing a new right to shared parental leave and pay for babies due or children matched for adoption on or after 5 April 2015. This is part of its reforms to encourage both parents to be involved in the care of their children. Shared parental leave and pay is designed to allow parents to split time off work in the first year after birth or adoption in a way that suits them.

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Demystifying The Idea Of Company ‘Shares’

October 27, 2014
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Whether you are looking to establish a new company with business partners, raise finance by way of offering shares in your company or invest in an existing company, people often talk about having a “share” or “shares” in a company – what does this mean?

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How To Make Your Start-Up Irresistible To Investors

October 23, 2014

Its long been known that a significant number of entrepreneurs do not place sufficient emphasis on preparing and presenting a valid business case to potential investors… and then they wonder why they are rejected each time they attempt to raise funds.

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Clive Rich: The Law and Social Good

October 22, 2014

Our founder Clive Rich features on the latest episode of The Legal Review. He explains what’s wrong with traditional law firms which are expensive, alienate the client and often complicate issues rather than simplifying them. Clive outlines the LawBite manifesto, which aims to change the way the law works for small business and combine “the law and social good”. Clive Rich is a highly experienced ent...

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5 Tips For Better Credit Control For Your Small Business

October 20, 2014

As a business owner you need to make sure that you have enough cash coming in to pay your staff and meet your bills. Not everyone pays promptly which is why it’s crucial to have a system for managing, chasing and finally collecting your invoices each month. We’ve put together 5 simple tips to help ensure your business doesn’t become an insolvency statistic due to late payments.

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You Spend Most Of Your Life At Work – Consider This When Renewing Your Commercial Lease

October 16, 2014

Renewing your commercial lease presents the ideal opportunity to ensure that you are occupying on the best possible terms. Rent and other lease expenses are often the biggest outgoings for a business so it is important to review them on a regular basis.

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The Early Bird Catches The Worm… Protect Your Business Now For A Profitable Future!

October 13, 2014

When establishing a business there are often more exciting and pressing matters than obtaining legal advice on your business structure, contracts and how you operate. However, some investment at the outset can save you money in the long term and increase the value of your business if you reach the point you want to sell.

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New Right For Expectant Fathers & Partners Of Pregnant Women

October 6, 2014

From 1 October 2014, expectant fathers and partners of pregnant women are entitled to unpaid time off work to attend two antenatal appointments. This new right to attend antenatal appointments is one of a number of changes to family friendly rights that the Government is introducing over the next few months, including the new right to shared parental leave and pay, which will feature in a future blog.

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