By Joanna Bullard, Partner in the Commercial Team at Gardner Leader solicitors It’s fair to say that lockdown has created immediate and longer term difficulties for commercial landlords and business tenants. Commercial landlords, across all sectors have suddenly been faced with tenants who cannot afford or who have simply refused to pay their rent […]
By Martin Noble, commercial partner at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau COVID-19 is putting a deep strain on almost all areas of UK business. With inbound payments decreasing and cash flow slowing down, many companies are struggling to cope with the effects of the outbreak. So, what steps can businesses take to ensure they are in […]
By Stephanie Reeves and Ted Powell at national law firm Irwin Mitchell The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on the personal and professional lives of people worldwide. In such an uncertain economic climate, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is highly important; it provides a way for commercial conflict to be resolved smoothly, quickly and […]
The number of small and medium-sized enterprises trading internationally falls to all-time low.
It is a fact that when starting up a business, most business owners will have to take out some form of loan. These funds are vital for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) when their business is just starting up, being essential in getting a venture off the ground. As such this form of debt isn’t […]
Posted on 13th December 2016 in Legal.
Keeping good records is vital for any business. Whether that’s to help manage your costs, whether it’s for legal, regulatory or tax reasons, or simply to help manage and improve your business. Collecting, storing and effectively analysing your data is vital.
Posted on 8th December 2016 in Legal.
Employers with 250 or more ‘relevant employees’ are still eagerly awaiting the final version of The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 and their implementation, requiring such employers to publish information on gender pay. The regulations were originally due to be brought into force on 1 October this year but there is still […]
Posted on 28th October 2016 in Legal.
The online marketplace has exploded in the past decade with many small businesses taking the view that an online selling platform for their goods and services is preferable, to the often-higher cost of sale that comes with more traditional methods. Online trading has helped many small businesses find new markets, sell new products and compete […]
Posted on 28th October 2016 in Legal.
Fraud affects 1 in 4 small businesses every year, and in 2015, fraud losses to SMEs were estimated at £18.9 billion. Compared to bigger companies, small businesses are more likely to be a target of fraudsters as they do not have many resources available to them. The effects of fraud can hamper SME growth, […]
Posted on 27th October 2016 in Legal.
Britain is a nation of small businesses, but whilst our SMEs play a vital role supporting millions of jobs and stimulating the future growth of our economy, many of them across the country are leaving their futures unprotected when it comes to guarding against critical events.
Posted on 10th October 2016 in Legal.
Starting a new business is a thrilling experience – your ideas, inventions, and brand are about to be unleashed upon the world! Before sharing it all, though, it is vital that you ensure that it is all properly protected.
Posted on 6th October 2016 in Legal.
Whistleblowing legislation was introduced in the UK under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and whilst it’s a term many of us have seen discussed in various newspaper headlines – most recently with an increase in the number of disclosures to the UK’s Pension Regulator – are we really aware of how the whistleblowing legislation […]