Upcoming employment law changes that every employer should know

September 6, 2019

As a business operating in the UK, whether you have a couple of contractors working for you or have several employees, it is imperative that you are aware of your employment law obligations. Your employees may be smiling now – they may even nod emphatically when you beam indulgently and remind them that ‘a smile is the curve that sets everything straight’ – but they won’t be...

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Brexit webinar

Brexit webinar: HR implications – How to be ready

August 30, 2019

How will Brexit change the game for businesses? With Brexit negotiations still ongoing, you are possibly feeling confused about what actions you should be taking to best prepare your business. Is there anything you can start doing now? Throughout the Brexit process, our expert lawyers will be sharing their perspectives on the key challenges ahead, helping you to better unde...

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Directors Service Agreement

What is a Directors Service Agreement?

August 7, 2019

What are the key aspects of a Directors Service Agreement? DSA contracts are typically more extensive than standard employment contracts, as Directors are the most senior employees within a company and therefore are likely to have both (i) the most lucrative ...

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Zero Hours Contract

Zero Hours Contracts – A Business Benefit Or A Risk?

August 7, 2019

Zero Hours contracts are a contract type that has been the subject of much press interest and controversy in recent times. These contracts have been on the rise and growing in popularity amongst employers, particularly since the global financial crash of a decade ago. Love them or loathe them, they do occupy a place in the British workforce.  In ...

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Fixed-term employment contracts

Fixed-term employment contracts: Best of both worlds?

August 7, 2019

When it comes to choosing on which basis to employ your candidates, there is no ‘right answer’. From an employee’s perspective, fixed-term contracts are not as attractive as permanent contracts and for that reason, they can make the recruitment process more challenging. However, if you use them correctly, they can be an effective tool for matching ...

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Permanent Employment Contracts

Permanent Employment Contracts: What you need to know

August 6, 2019

Recruiting the right person is a big challenge for you and your growing business.  Full-time, part-time, casual workers, fixed-term? Are you confused? Don’t panic! Offering a permanent role could be the solution you are looking for because if you want to attract talent you need to offer job security...

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Thinking of hiring? Here are the different types of contracts you should consider

August 2, 2019

You can’t do everything in your business all on your own. Hiring your first employees is one of the most important and exciting moments that you will experience as a company because you can see how your business is growing and in which direction it is going. When you start thinking about hiring someone there are a few things you need to consider in order to find the best contract option for...

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Are your contractors really contractors?

IR35 – Are your contractors really contractors?

July 15, 2019

Did you know that there are around 2 million professionals who work on a self-employed basis?  Of that 2 million, 1.77 million are contracting on a full-time basis, bringing in a staggering £119 billion to the UK economy. ...

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Adidas Loses 3-stripes Trademarks battle in Europe

Adidas loses one of its 3-stripes trademarks, keep reading because it can also happen to your business…

July 8, 2019

Adidas has been unsuccessful in an attempt to expand its trademark three-stripe design in the EU after a court ruled it was not “distinctive” enough.  “The mark is not a pattern mark composed of a series of regularly repetitive elements, but an ordinary figurative mark,” the court said. ...

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6 Steps to protect your music

June 19, 2019

We recently published a blog post about the importance of using copyr...

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