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Understanding business law is critical to protecting your ideas and knowing your rights.

Our articles on legal issues have been created to help business owners tackle sensitive situations that require essential knowledge. Some of our articles break down tricky issues such as trademarks, patents and IP, while other content is more lighthearted, providing a welcome break from the more serious side to managing a business.

Brexit: An SME's Checklist for Trading with the EU

Brexit: An SME's Checklist for Trading with the EU

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Brexit: An SME's Checklist for Trading with the EU

To help small businesses feeling uncertain about trading with the EU after Brexit, Carla Caroli from Lawbite shares a step-by-step guide to the cross-border movement of goods

Upcoming VAT Changes for SMEs in 2021/22

Upcoming VAT Changes for SMEs in 2021/22

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Upcoming VAT Changes for SMEs in 2021/22

Ross Bramble of Crunch reveals how small businesses can prepare for the upcoming changes to VAT rates and processes in the UK, including the delayed Making Tax Digital scheme

A Legal Guide to Intellectual Property for SMEs

A Legal Guide to Intellectual Property for SMEs

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A Legal Guide to Intellectual Property for SMEs

Intellectual Property can be a small business' most valuable asset, so it's vital to secure the right legal protection. Here's an essential guide from Lawbite's expert legal team

A Guide to the New EU VAT E-Commerce Rules

A Guide to the New EU VAT E-Commerce Rules

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A Guide to the New EU VAT E-Commerce Rules

​From the 1st of July, the new EU VAT e-commerce rules will introduce significant changes for UK businesses selling to EU consumers. Here's everything you need to know

A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

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A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

Simon Thomas of Ridgefield Accounting talks us through the key tax deadlines for Companies House and HMRC that limited company business owners should be prepared for

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

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What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

The new 2021 VAT reverse charge impacts how VAT-registered businesses operating under CIS process their invoices. Here's everything you need to know

8 Tips For Entering into Introduction Agreements

8 Tips For Entering into Introduction Agreements

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8 Tips For Entering into Introduction Agreements

Patrick McCallum of Wright Hassall LLP talks us through eight steps business owners should take when entering into an introduction agreement

What Happens to VAT After Brexit?

What Happens to VAT After Brexit?

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What Happens to VAT After Brexit?

Andrew Diver, Head of Taxation at Beatons Group, debunks some common myths about VAT after Brexit and sheds some light on what may happen in the months ahead

Commercial Contracts & Acting Responsibly

Commercial Contracts & Acting Responsibly

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Commercial Contracts & Acting Responsibly

Evie Clemance of Backhouse Solicitors talks us through government guidance on acting responsibly when enforcing contractual arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic

An SME’s Guide to Data Protection and Brexit

An SME’s Guide to Data Protection and Brexit

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An SME’s Guide to Data Protection and Brexit

​Jonathan Smy of SMY IT Services talks us through the new data protection regulations that business owners need to be aware of as the UK leaves the European Union

Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

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Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

Ella Patenall of Tech.co​ explores how SMEs can use CRM data to inform their long-term marketing strategy, including a look at data cleansing, segmentation and personalization

Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

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Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

We take a look at how business owners can cultivate healthy conversations about money, along with outlining three steps to achieve stable cash flow

Managing Document Security in the Workplace

Managing Document Security in the Workplace

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Managing Document Security in the Workplace

Ben Liu of Kofax takes a look at why it's essential to invest time into protecting your business' paperwork and digital file infrastructure

The 'Motherhood Penalty' & Parental Leave Pay

The 'Motherhood Penalty' & Parental Leave Pay

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The 'Motherhood Penalty' & Parental Leave Pay

Eliza Serna-Cochrane discusses how UK legislation and workplace discrimination makes it difficult for new mothers to return to full-time work and explores how business owners can change this

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

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A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

Simon Thomas of Ridgefield Consulting​ covers everything employers need to know about taking on an apprentice in 2021, including the government's new Kickstart Scheme

Wrongful Trading Rules During Covid-19

Wrongful Trading Rules During Covid-19

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Wrongful Trading Rules During Covid-19

Jon Munnery of UK Liquidators talks us through the temporary suspension of wrongful trading rules for businesses experiencing financial struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic

How to Ensure Your Marketing Is Responsible

How to Ensure Your Marketing Is Responsible

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How to Ensure Your Marketing Is Responsible

When processing customer data for marketing purposes, small businesses need to implement responsible marketing practices and consider customer trust. Scott Logie of REaD Group explores

Covid-19: Managing Commercial Leases

Covid-19: Managing Commercial Leases

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Covid-19: Managing Commercial Leases

LawBite's Philippa Cobb explores the impact of lockdown on commercial leases, including government's temporary legal protection for commercial tenants

Protecting Your SME from Future Disasters

Protecting Your SME from Future Disasters

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Protecting Your SME from Future Disasters

Doug Kelley of specialist insurance brokers Bluedrop Services share his insights onto how UK SMEs can protect their business, employees and customers from future disasters

Do I Need A Shareholders' Agreement?

Do I Need A Shareholders' Agreement?

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Do I Need A Shareholders' Agreement?

A shareholders’ agreement is a vital legal document for many businesses and can protect the interests of both majority and minority shareholders