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.

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's a non-disclosure agreement, and do you need one? Read our introduction to NDAs to learn how they work and why you need one to protect your business

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?

If you're facing redundancy, it's vital to know what you're entitled to. Review our brief introduction to statutory redundancy pay and how it's calculated

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

There are some common terms that you need to include in employment contracts. We share 7 of these terms including basic wage, working hours and holiday pay

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

Some business owners have concerns about working with a foreign business partner. Review our advice on what to consider before entering into a partnership

Finding a Manufacturer

Finding a Manufacturer

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Finding a Manufacturer

Finding the right manufacturer to deliver your product is key to your business' success. We discuss the key considerations when sourcing a new manufacturer

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, its important to first understand a little about consumer credit practices

Employment and Supply Contracts

Employment and Supply Contracts

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Employment and Supply Contracts

Terms and conditions are a key part of an employment contract but can be overlooked. We explain the common terms and issues to consider before signing

Mergers and Acquisitions FAQs - Part 2

Mergers and Acquisitions FAQs - Part 2

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Mergers and Acquisitions FAQs - Part 2

A merger or acquisition can be a confusing time for any business owner. Here we answer more of your questions on M&A deals and what it means for you.

4 Common Reasons for Dismissal

4 Common Reasons for Dismissal

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4 Common Reasons for Dismissal

Have to sack an employee is a sad reality of running a business, whatever the reason. But what are the most common reasons employees are let go?

Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name

Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name

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Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name

The name of your business is one of the most important factors in establishing a strong brand. Here's how you can choose and protect your business name