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.

How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

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How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

Feel a tribunal decision is wrong? Maybe it’s time for the EAT. We explain how to appeal.

The Employment Tribunal Timeline

The Employment Tribunal Timeline

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The Employment Tribunal Timeline

Planning to make a claim to the employment tribunal? Wondering how long the process will take? This step-by-step guide covers everything you need to know

​Non-Compete Clause: The Ins and Outs

​Non-Compete Clause: The Ins and Outs

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​Non-Compete Clause: The Ins and Outs

Non-compete clauses are commonplace in the commercial world, so if you’ve signed one but you’re considering your options, here's all you need to know.

​Trademarks: The Basics

​Trademarks: The Basics

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​Trademarks: The Basics

A trademark is a distinguishing mark used to set your products and services aside from your competitors, and here's why it's important for your business.

Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

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Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

We explain unfair prejudice and how it can affect company shareholders. If you think you're a victim, read our guidance and examples.

What to Consider Before Merging With Another Company

What to Consider Before Merging With Another Company

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What to Consider Before Merging With Another Company

Merging with another business can be daunting prospect for everyone from employees to owners. Here's how to plan your merger to ensure success.

​Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements

​Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements

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​Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements

What is a non-disclosure agreement, and why would I need to sign or draft one?

Employment Tribunals: Understanding the Basics

Employment Tribunals: Understanding the Basics

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Employment Tribunals: Understanding the Basics

What is an employment tribunal, how does it work and what will it achieve? This simple guide from Fleximize covers the basics of employment tribunals

Trademark Registration Isn’t Everlasting

Trademark Registration Isn’t Everlasting

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Trademark Registration Isn’t Everlasting

Just because you have registered your trademark, it doesn’t mean that it remains registered. Here's what you need to do to maintain its registered status.

​Copyright Infringement: Is There a Claim?

​Copyright Infringement: Is There a Claim?

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​Copyright Infringement: Is There a Claim?

Is someone utilising your work as their own or manufacturing it without your permission? Read our article to see if there may be an infringement claim.

What is Statutory Redundancy Pay?

What is Statutory Redundancy Pay?

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What is Statutory Redundancy Pay?

An introduction to statutory redundancy pay and how much you need pay.

Introduction to Redundancy Consultation

Introduction to Redundancy Consultation

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Introduction to Redundancy Consultation

If you're being affected by possible redundancies, you need to know what redundancy consultation is and how long it lasts for...

Advice on Quitting Your Job

Advice on Quitting Your Job

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Advice on Quitting Your Job

Quitting your job can often be one of the most stressful points in your career. Here are our top tips for smoothing the process just a little bit.

Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

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Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

Understand the common terms that you need to include in employment contracts

Where to Start as a Sole Trader?

Where to Start as a Sole Trader?

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Where to Start as a Sole Trader?

So you want to start your own business. Be your own boss. Here's all the key legislation you need to protect yourself as a sole traders.

Regulatory & Tax Considerations for M&As

Regulatory & Tax Considerations for M&As

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Regulatory & Tax Considerations for M&As

We explain the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and tax issues involved in mergers and acquisitions.

​Investors’ Rights in a Company

​Investors’ Rights in a Company

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​Investors’ Rights in a Company

As an investor in a company you're classed as a shareholder - make sure you know your rights, what you can do and the restrictions.

Limited Company With a Foreign Partner

Limited Company With a Foreign Partner

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Limited Company With a Foreign Partner

What you need to look out for if one of your directors is based abroad.

Finding a Manufacturer

Finding a Manufacturer

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Finding a Manufacturer

Key points to think about when looking for and setting up a new manufacturer relationship.

Providing Finance to Customers

Providing Finance to Customers

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Providing Finance to Customers

How do I offer financing to my customers? If you're considering this question, it’s important to first understand a little about consumer credit practices.