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Break Clauses – Four Important Things Tenants Should Be Aware Of

April 23, 2020

Whilst commercial premises can bring great advantages to SMEs, they can also bring risk when times are not so good. The rent on commercial premises is likely to be one of the biggest overheads for any SME, added to which there will be liabilities for the repair and maintenance of the premises.  Having the benefit of a tenant’s break option in t...

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FAQs – Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

FAQs – Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

April 22, 2020

The British government announced on 16 April 2020 that it will extend the Coronavirus lockdown for at least another three weeks. This will come as a blow for many SMEs whose cashflows are already highly precarious.   But help is available. For SMEs, this comes in the form of being able to...

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The other side of Covid-19: an employer’s guide to dealing with employee mental health issues

April 22, 2020

Some of the main concerns for people and businesses in this current Covid-19 crisis have been the physical health and wellbeing of our communities, as well as the economic impact of the crisis. However, there is another element which employers will have to deal: the potential mental health impacts of the situation. What should employers be aware of? ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Does It Impact Commercial Leases?

April 9, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak and resultant direction to businesses to close has put unprecedented pressures on commercial landlords and tenants alike.  After paying staff, the costs of premises are likely to be an SME’s greatest overhead, as well as being vital to the future survival and success of the bus...

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How to overcome a business dispute during this Coronavirus Crisis?

April 8, 2020

With many businesses facing so much uncertainty at the moment and as commercial relationships are tested, there is every likelihood that you will face some form of business dispute as a consequence of the Coronavirus. Whether this will be in relation to your customers, suppliers, employees or other third parties such as shareholders or contractors...

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Why You Have Everything to Gain From a Shareholder Agreement

April 7, 2020

In the business world, relying solely on the articles of association to avoid any potential disagreement is a somewhat precarious position.  Yes, the company’s articles do set out the boundaries between directors and shareholders, but they do little to handle any fallout if these rules are broken, and a dispute occurs.  ...

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What steps should employers be taking as a result of Covid-19

What steps should employers be taking as a result of Covid-19?

March 27, 2020

Recent weeks have seen unprecedented employee issues hitting nearly every business. With government advice evolving regularly, it is difficult to comprehend the best approach. Today, we set out the main issues that employers should be aware of,  together with the steps they should be taking to look after their employees.  Enfor...

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Women in Law – International Women’s Day

March 26, 2020

Sunday 8th March 2020 marked International Women’s Day.  Recent events around Coronavirus have become the main news item, but we wanted to ensure we take time to celebrate this global event. For our valued team at Lawbite,...

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Free Webinar: Helping your business deal with Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Coronavirus has impacted most, if not all SME across the UK. Here at LawBite we have been issuing guidance to help businesses weather this critical situation. More about Coronavirus Is yo...

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COVID-19: Remote working and protecting personal data

March 26, 2020

Many businesses have needed to adapt and embrace remote working. For many, this can raise new working practices and question how data is managed with a distributed workforce. In our series of advice and insight for business around Covid-19/Coronavirus, we want to cover off how this will impact processing personal data...

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