Business Disputes

Hopefully on a day-to-day business, your business has few – if any – ongoing or threatened disputes.  However they can erupt suddenly and in any area of your business.  But did you know that taking sound legal advice at an early stage can be invaluable?  Not only can it prevent an issue becoming a full-blown... Read more »

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Anti-Slavery Statement – Does your business need to publish a statement even if it is not UK based?

The UK government is keen to strengthen its measures under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place in the UK and those areas where all UK-related businesses are concerned worldwide.  These include body corporates and partnerships where their business (or part of their business) supply goods... Read more »

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Your questions answered on the UK GDPR & Data Protection issues

The UK left the EU and the transitional period ended on 31 December 2020. The GDPR was incorporated into UK data protection law (such as the Data Protection Act 2018) as the “UK GDPR” before the UK left the EU.  There is little change to the core data protection law in the UK before and... Read more »

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Subject Access Requests from employees

As an employer, there are many occasions when it’s advisable to keep written notes, either by hand in a notebook, or in a follow up email.  Written notes can avoid doubt about what was agreed at the time and provide easy reference for any subsequent conversations or actions. What are subject access requests? In terms... Read more »

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Complimentary Company Legal Health Check

Be in the best position to face the challenges of the year ahead. A quick health check now can help to prioritise any areas that need attention and make sure that you are in the best shape to meet your company’s growth targets. A complimentary legal check will be an hour well spent to get... Read more »

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Thinking of doing business with a Japanese company? Quick guide to Japanese business etiquette

The news that the UK and Japan signed a trade agreement in October 2020 is something we should celebrate more, and we should look out to see how we could benefit from it from 2021. Having been born, raised and worked in Japan up until my late twenties, and working in England for some twenty-odd... Read more »

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Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

As you have probably heard the Job Support Scheme, which was scheduled to come in on Sunday 1st November, has been postponed. Instead, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the Furlough scheme, has been extended to the end of March 2021. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended until March but it... Read more »

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Extensions made to some of the Coronavirus Corporate Insolvency Provisions

Four sets of extensions were granted by the Government on 29 September 2020 to the temporary provisions introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 which had been due to expire on the 30 September 2020. This will be of particular interest to Company Directors that an extension was granted in relation to the... Read more »

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Free Legal Advice Clinics

Are you ready to face the world post Covid-19? Whatever your business or personal circumstances we are here to help. Throughout the summer we are offering free legal advice clinics to provide initial advice on your business or personal issues. Our clinics will be held on the following dates: Thursday 23rd July – Later Life... Read more »

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Landlord’s remedies for breaches of lease in commercial property

Yes, some might have thought that we should soon be approaching the end of the grace period in the current Covid-19 commercial property world.  This has now been further extended to 25 March 2022. The new Code of Practice has been published by the Government, encouraging commercial landlords and tenants to support each other and... Read more »

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