Commercial Property Leases – 5 Key Points

December 17, 2018
commercial lease

Taking a commercial lease of a property can be complex and is likely to be different to any other legal deal your business will do. A new property is exciting and will give the business opportunities and the environment to grow but will also be a significant financial investment and potential risk. It is therefore vital to ensure that: 1. The terms of lease that you negotiate suit your busines...

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Commercial Property – 3 Things You Should Consider

December 10, 2018
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  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:...

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LawBite Sponsor the National Women’s Mentoring Award

December 7, 2018
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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...

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Brexit Deal – Impact on SMEs

December 5, 2018
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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 ...

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Trademark Applications – 5 Tips to Get it Right

November 29, 2018
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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...

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IR35 | 10 Rules for Contractors

November 22, 2018
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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...

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What is a Trademark?

November 21, 2018
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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 ...

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

November 15, 2018
BREXIT

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
CyberWeek Advertising Do's and Don'ts

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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Brexit No Deal | Advice for SMEs

November 8, 2018
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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 ...

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LawBite Multi-User Feature | How To Use

November 6, 2018
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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.   ...

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IR35 Using Contractors | Budget 2018

November 6, 2018
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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...

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GDPR Compliance | How to Handle Your Customers’ Data

October 25, 2018
GDPR advice

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 ...

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SME Roadmap Part 2 | Business Legal Advice for Start-ups

October 23, 2018
SME Roadmap

The SME Roadmap We recently published the SME Legal Roadmap – Part 1 where we discussed those early developmental stages of a business start-up.  LawBite is an experienced and trusted provider of expert business legal advice for start-ups and SMEs. This blog article is not a replacement for b...

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In-House Counsel | Working with LawBite

October 16, 2018
LawBite benefits

I started to work with the LawBite platform as a LawBrief having worked for many years as senior in-house counsel in a variety of different sectors and organisations. As an in-house lawyer I have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of instructing and managing external legal advisers. In my experience, there are a number of key benefits which an external legal partner such as LawBriefs, which is fully...

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