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Legal Considerations When Starting Your Own Business

September 2, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has already or will unfortunately result in redundancy for many people. But for some, it will present an opportunity to follow through on a long-held dream and take a new business idea to market, leading to a large number starting their own firm. Every year, over 400,000 new businesses are started in the UK. The widespread belief is that following the Covid outbreak and people losing their curre...

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Importance of Reviewing Commercial Contracts in the times of Coronavirus and Brexit

August 11, 2020

With the UK’s economy opening up, commercial life is starting to enter a ‘new normal’ phase. Coming down the line, we also have Brexit as a fundamental market shift that businesses will need to increasingly consider. Commercial contracts are the glue that binds business together. Having a written commercial agreement is not just important, it is crucial. The primary purpose of written terms is to pr...

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Have You Inadvertently Committed Furlough Fraud?

July 14, 2020

The Government’s Job Retention Scheme (or furlough scheme) has ensured that many people who would have lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic have been spared such hardship. However, the speed by which the scheme was enacted and the initial absence of information has resulted in some employers inadvertently misusing it. Unfortunately, as evidenced by the almost 2,000 whistleblowing calls to HMRC, there may have also...

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