Legal

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.

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

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

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A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A data driven approach to business development can be highly successful for professional services firms that may have previously relied on face-to-face interactions. Here's how

Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

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Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

Chris Salmon of Quittance Legal Services explains the legal responsibilities employers have for ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of their remote working staff

A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

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A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

Alice Hickling of Larsen Howie talks us through the minor status tests that assessors look at when evaluating a company's IR35 status

IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

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IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

Barbara Jamieson of LawBite talks us through the impact of IR35 changes on the construction industry, including how businesses should be using the delay to prepare

Covid-19: Contract Reviews for Retailers

Covid-19: Contract Reviews for Retailers

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Covid-19: Contract Reviews for Retailers

LawBite's Barbara Jamieson takes a look at how contract reviews can help businesses in the retail sector protect themselves from the implications of coronavirus

IR35 Delayed to 2021: What It Means for Business

IR35 Delayed to 2021: What It Means for Business

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IR35 Delayed to 2021: What It Means for Business

The IR35 reform has been delayed to 2021, giving the private sector extra time to prepare. The Larsen Howie Team, experts in IR35, explore what this means for your business

How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

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How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

Hannah Robinson of Larsen Howie breaks down the private sector IR35 reform due to be rolled out on 6th April 2020 and delves into what it will mean for business owners in practice

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

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Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Research shows that UK businesses are prioritising investment in cybersecurity in 2020 to strengthen their defences. Adam Louca from Softcat explores

Using Data to Compete Against Big Businesses

Using Data to Compete Against Big Businesses

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Using Data to Compete Against Big Businesses

It's important to understand how analysing data could help you learn more about your customers and gain an edge over competitors. Tillpoint's Cordy Bartlett explores

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

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How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

Alan Rolfe from HWB Chartered Accountants outlines the correct procedure for VAT error correction to follow if you've made a mistake on your quarterly tax return

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

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How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

Mark Tighe of specialist tax relief consultancy Catax explores how businesses can generate revenue from existing assets, both physical and intellectual, with a focus on tax breaks

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

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A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

It's important to be aware of how to chase up unpaid invoices to protect your business and its cash flow. Here's Sage's guide on how SMEs should approach chasing late payments

A Startup's Guide to Data Protection & GDPR

A Startup's Guide to Data Protection & GDPR

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A Startup's Guide to Data Protection & GDPR

Stuart Cook of data protection services provider Evalian shares his guide to data protection and GDPR for startups, including managing personal data and compliance

A Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

A Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

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A Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

Kerri-Ann Hockley, Head of Customer Service at professional insurance broker PolicyBee, shares her guide to professional indemnity insurance for UK SMEs

An SME's Guide to Trading in the Lead up to Brexit

An SME's Guide to Trading in the Lead up to Brexit

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An SME's Guide to Trading in the Lead up to Brexit

As uncertainty around Brexit continues, Paul Beard of Creditsafe shares his expertise on how UK SMEs should approach international trade in the lead up to Brexit

Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

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Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

Hannah Robinson, Digital Marketing Manager of Larsen Howie, talks us through IR35 liability and the pros and cons of limited company contracts

A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

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A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

Employment law specialist Paula Fisher provides insight into the 2020 Employment Law Changes that will affect every employer in the UK, along with highlighting how UK SMEs can prepare

Making Your Business Compliant with PCI Level 1

Making Your Business Compliant with PCI Level 1

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Making Your Business Compliant with PCI Level 1

Protecting personal data should be a primary concern of any business, especially those that process card payments. Here's our guide to making your business compliant with PCI Level 1

A Small Business' Guide to Checking Contracts

A Small Business' Guide to Checking Contracts

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A Small Business' Guide to Checking Contracts

LawBite's Diane Pearce shares her expert knowledge on how to check legal contracts as a small business owner, along with exploring the commercial implications of Brexit