Amazon Hit with Major Data Breach

November 23, 2018
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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 ...

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

November 15, 2018
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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...

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

November 13, 2018
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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, �...

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5 Tips for Reviewing Client Contracts

September 21, 2018
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With the summer period over, it’s time to take out the winter woollies, make yourself a hot chocolate and give yourself and your contracts some much needed TLC before the festive season kicks in. Q4 is a great opportunity to review your contracts and get them in great shape to take your business into 2019. With a 2 Part Blog Series, Lawbrief Jennifer Cowan shall discuss all you need to know about client contracts t...

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Q4 Planning – Key Considerations for Your Business Contracts

September 13, 2018
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As the kids (and us!) head back to school after the summer, it seems an appropriate time for businesses to run a ‘health check’ of key matters to ensure everything is in place before diving into autumn and a busy Q4. Contracts are one of the key elements of any successful business whether for clients or on the supplier side and for maximum peace of mind professional business legal advice is essential fo...

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Happy New Year 2018 … from Clive Rich, CEO of LawBite

January 16, 2018
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Happy New Year! Well most of your New Year’s Resolutions have already bitten the dust. You’ve already broken your Dry January Pledge. That Gym Subscription is beginning to look like a costly error. Your quest for greater mindfulness has disappeared under a welter of bills, unreliable suppliers and moaning clients. ...

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Why do you need business contracts reviewed?

June 28, 2017
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Your business contracts should act in your best interests and if you don’t review them regularly they can quickly become outdated. When this happens you can find yourself unprotected in terms of litigation, loss of revenue and reputational damage. Your business contracts should be ‘fit for purpose’ at all times so build in contract reviews at regular intervals to ensure that your contracts work for you and not against you.

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Cyber Threats – what are your business’s obligations around hacking prevention?

May 16, 2017
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LawBite Software LawBrief Annelie Carver looks at what businesses should do in order to prevent a cyber-attack. What are your business’s legal obligations?

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3 Top Tips when it all goes wrong and there’s no written contract

March 2, 2017
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It goes without saying that when setting up and operating your own small business, pulling in the work and clients is a top priority.

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BREXIT – After the Big Bang comes the slow fizzle

July 21, 2016
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The Leave campaign was conducted as though a vote for Brexit would create an overnight legal revolution, putting the UK in charge of its own laws again. The reality may be somewhat different.

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The Business Case For Flexible Working

January 13, 2015
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Flexible working is a bit of a buzzword these days, but how many companies actually offer more than the standard forms – part-time hours and a bit of ad hoc homeworking – and do they really consider how they could make flexible working work for them?

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How To Manage Poor Performing Employees

November 11, 2014
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Employees are a valuable asset to any business, so performance issues should be managed effectively as they arise, following a proper procedure to avoid successful employment tribunal claims. While claims can arise at any stage of the performance process the most likely claim is for unfair dismissal. Generally, employees have to have at least two years’ service (or one year’s service, if their employment started before 6 April 2012) to claim unfair dismissal.

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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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Lawyers and Social Good

September 30, 2014

Lawyers get a bad press generally, especially as far as small companies are concerned. They are regarded as too expensive, too slow, and speaking a complicated language which only they understand. They are not even particularly trusted. So what is it that divides us?   Well, when did you last hear a lawyer say “That will be cheaper than you expected”? Or “I can do that quicker than ...

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