Contracts | Part 1: Why are Contracts so Important in the Construction Industry?

November 28, 2017
LawBite construction free legal advice

We’re about to launch our brand new ‘Construction Guides to the Law’ and we thought we’d give you a sneak preview on the content. This week we’re looking at contracts in the construction sector and why they’re so important. The construction sector is heavily contractual. And it should be! Many parties are involved: em...

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The Gig Economy | The Pros and Cons of Taking on a Self-Employed Contractor

November 23, 2017
LawBite Gig Economy Free Legal advice

The rapid rise of temporary work arrangements, or the ‘gig economy’, offering flexible work is coming under increasing attack, as the Employment Appeal Tribunal recently confirmed that Uber drivers were workers, and not self-employed. So, what are the advantages to a business of engaging someone on a self-employed basis? They provide a busine...

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What do UK SMEs Understand about GDPR? 5 Surprising Stats from the LawBite GDPR Checklist

November 15, 2017
LawBite GDPR

With all the hype around GDPR and 2017’s cyber-attacks (remember what happened to the NHS earlier this year?), individuals are far more aware and hot on their data rights than they ever were before. However, we’ve found that many SMEs are still not completely clear about what they need to do to ensure they’re comfortable and ultimately compliant. It’s not surprising really, a busy...

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LawBite | Shopetino – Diane Bartholomew Case Study

November 10, 2017
Business Legal advice LawBite

Every once and a while we love to showcase some of our awesome clients and this week we’re looking at Shopetino and how we’ve worked with them on the launch of their online children and adults lifestyle store. We hope this will get you thinking about the importance of effective legal set-up prior to launch and the fact it doesn’t have t...

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What Does ‘Contracting-Out’ Mean for Business Tenants?

November 8, 2017
Property Lease lawbite

When occupying a property for the purposes of running a business, a Tenant would normally have a right to renew that tenancy/ lease when the contractual term comes to an end. This right is given to tenants under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and is therefore a statutory right. However, it is possible to exclude this right from a new lease ...

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Location, Location, Location! | How to Get the Best Property Deal for Your Food or Retail Business?

November 2, 2017
LawBite Free Business Legal Advice Property

Finding and keeping a winning location It should go without saying that finding the right location is extremely important for the success of a food retail store and a restaurant. A quick Google-search will bring up countless articles about what due-diligence you should be conducting on the area you have found e.g. its demographics: age, household type, income or its poten...

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