2020 Employment Law Updates

January 20, 2020

To implement its Good Work Plan (which is aimed at clarifying and strengthening workplace rights) the government is making a number of changes to employment law.  Important changes taking effect from 6 April 2020 (new Bereavement Leave rights are TBC) are set out below....

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IP AUDITS

IP audits – Why are they important?

January 14, 2020

All businesses, without exception, own some form of intellectual property.  Strong Intellectual Property portfolios add tremendous value to a company and understanding how to use, manage, exploit and leverage these important assets can be key to a venture’s bottom line and maintaining its competitive edge.  ...

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ICO's data protection guidance for SMEs

ICO’s new SME GDPR hub
Should your New Year’s Resolution be to comply with GDPR?

January 8, 2020

Toward the end of last year, the Information Commissioners’ Office published some further guidance about data privacy aimed at the SME market (Small/Medium-Sized Enterprises). This adds to their growing library of guidance publications and self-assessmen...

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brexit

An uncertain Brexit future for businesses

December 30, 2019

Xero has recently published a study which finds that 44% of small and medium businesses (SMEs) are concerned about Brexit uncertainties.  Why is this, and what are the main factors driving these concerns?     The political climate There has been significant poli...

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TUPE

Guide to TUPE

December 24, 2019

If you are buying or selling a business (other than by way of share sale), entering into a contract for the provisions of services (whether as a service provider or service user) you need to know about TUPE and how it works or you will incur unexpected employment costs and liabilities which make the transaction less profitable at best, loss making at worse and otherwise cause practi...

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late payments

How do you deal with late payments?

December 16, 2019

Recently, Xero carried out a study of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), concluding that SME owners are concerned about their future. In particular, 54% of business owners stated that a major reason for the uncertainty over their future was receiving payments late from customers. So h...

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what is consent

What is consent?

December 9, 2019

Technology has significantly changed the way we communicate and how we do business everyday. If an organisation is processing personal data about an individual, the organisation must have a lawful ground to do so. The General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (GDPR) sets out new rights of individuals and obligations on organisations when processing any personal data. This includes that ...

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LawBite app

The LawBite App is here!

December 5, 2019

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our brand new instant messaging app! The LawBite App is the first UK real-time lawyer to client messaging app, available now on IOS and Android. The LawBite app is the first of its kind. A real-time communication tool for UK businesses like yours to solve legal problems with fully qualified, UK lawyers on any commercial legal matter anytime, anywhere.

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How does the Cookie crumble? ICO Guidance on Cookies

December 5, 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance on Cookies and similar technologies, in particular, the use of “non-essential” Cookies”. This is relevant to organisations who operate an online service, such as a website or a mobile app, so if you have...

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Christmas for retailers

Are you offering any special promotions this Christmas? Here is what you need to know

November 27, 2019

We’re on the lead up to Christmas for another year, and with purchasing numbers on the rise again, it seems as good a time as any to reassess what your current legal documents say and to make sure you are complying with the law when serving your customers. It is a good time to ask yourself when you last reviewed your customer terms and condition...

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