Legal experts Laura Conway and Blair Adams explain why restrictive covenants can help a business protect its assets after a member of staff leaves.
Small companies are the bedrock of the UK economy, accounting for over 99 per cent of private sector businesses last year, and employing nearly 16m people. But there is a problem holding most back – the late payments culture.
Gina Bicknell, a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial team at Thomson Snell & Passmore, advises businesses on the importance of considering IP protection from the get go.
Contractual relationships are everywhere, in business and our personal lives, and so the question arises, do people always read what they sign? The honest answer for many will be no – so do T&Cs matter?
The steady digitisation of customer service and engagement processes has brought about significant improvements in both efficiency and customer experience.
In the latest in our new series of legal features, Russell Hallam, managing partner at Turbervilles Solicitors, writes about the importance of safeguarding one’s business and finances should adversity strike.
Many of you will have some form of terms and conditions in place for your business – most of which will probably be viewed as a load of legal mumbo jumbo that nobody pays attention to.
A new study has found that many employees are scared to blow the whistle on bad employers.
According to the UK Government, between April 2011 and March 2012 there were 186,300 Employment Tribunal cases in the UK, in which the median compensation claim for an unfair dismissal cost each business £4,560.
A few years ago, the internet was barely being used and social media was just a figment of our imagination. However, with the invention of Facebook and the subsequent explosion of social media platforms, people were suddenly becoming much more active and visible online. With that came a unique opportunity for self-promotion – but it's not without its risks.
A business changing owner will find the process of the transfer easier, fairer and more effective through reforms recently announced by Jo Swinson.
Dynamic use of logos and other aspects of corporate ID may be diluting brand owners’ trade mark rights and increasing the likelihood of infringement.