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Coronavirus – Managing Risk as Staff Return To Work

July 2, 2020

As the UK Coronavirus lockdown begins to lift, with non-essential shops being allowed to open in June and more establishments in July, SME owners will be conscious of the need to ensure the health and safety of their employers as well as customers. The risk of future regulatory enforcement action and/or personal injury claims will be praying heavily on the minds of many owners and directors’. To assist e...

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COVID-19 - UK Government Support to Help SMEs

COVID-19 – UK Government Support to Help SMEs

April 27, 2020

This is certainly a unique time that business owners are facing throughout the UK, and the rest of the world. The Chancellor of the UK Government, Rishi Sunak, has provided UK businesses with unprecedented support to help them through the current economic pressures. However, we have been hearing from SMEs that they are unclear on how they can access these new packages and what they may be eli...

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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 to have a legally sound party season

November 25, 2019

It’s the time of the season. Yes, not just for Christmas trees in the office and ugly sweaters: the office party is also around the corner. I’m sure that like me you have witnessed your share of unusual behaviours at one of these events, and as an employer, you may have had some seasonal dramas. We have previously posted about how you, as a business, s...

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Brexit Contract Law

Brexit Impact on Commercial Contracts

January 8, 2019

As the final outcome of the Government’s negotiations in relation to the Brexit deal continue to be uncertain, many in our SME client network are becoming increasingly worried about how to ‘Brexit-Proof’ their business to the best degree possible. Commercial contracts are one of the very important elements of business that could be significantly impacted upon by ...

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Brexit Deal – Impact on SMEs

December 5, 2018

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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GDPR

Brexit and GDPR – ICO Fines and Data Breaches

November 27, 2018

And so we hear about more data protection breaches… the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) doesn’t seem to be relaxing the reins on GDPR enforcement anytime soon! Alongside the various big brands who have recently been in the headlines for their various data protection slip-ups, Brexi...

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Amazon Hit with Major Data Breach

November 23, 2018

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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IR35 | 10 Rules for Contractors

November 22, 2018

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...

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BREXIT

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

November 15, 2018

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...

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