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Legal advice

The small business legal advice section provides in-depth guides and features on tax, company and employment law for UK SMEs and sole traders.

Tenants back to facing eviction for non-payment of rent as shops reopen

Draft voluntary code due to be published this week makes no mention of extending eviction protection for small businesses unable to pay rent

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Ethical veganism is a philosophical belief – the steps you should take next

A ruling says that ethical vegans should have similar legal protection to those with religious beliefs. What does it mean for your business?

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Businesses may need to pay casual workers who have cancelled shifts

As part of the government's Good Work Plan, casual workers may get compensation from employers if their shift is cancelled at short notice.

Employing & managing staff

How to set up a share options scheme for your small business

Share options are a great way to recruit employees in a start-up. Here are things you should know, says George de Stacpoole

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T&Cs for your small business – how to make sure they’re done properly

Making T&Cs prominently available and easily understood is important if you want to avoid costly legal action, says Amanda Hamilton

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What should I do if I get a subject access request?

With GDPR came an update to the subject access request policy. What should you do if a customer or an employee sends you one?

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GDPR one year on: what fines have been issued so far?

A year after GDPR was implemented, we take a look at the impact of fines and how the UK compares to the rest of Europe.

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Writing a will: what business owners need to know about dividing assets

Alex Sealy, a wills and probate lawyer at Slater Heelis, discusses why it’s important for small business owners to think carefully about dividing their assets in their will.

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How to get an ROI on your legal spend

How can you get legal to grow with the rest of your business and provide an ROI? Here, we look into the matter.

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The law on working alone

Here, Jayne Harrison of Richard Nelson LLP answers a reader's question on the legal implications of working alone.

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How can a restrictive covenant be enforced?

Is a restrictive covenant worth the paper it is written on and how can it be enforced?

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Stealing clients: How to stop employees poaching your customers

Here, we talk to Lindsey Knowles, of Kirwans law firm, about what you can do to prevent your outgoing staff from poaching clients.

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Small claims court: How to recover money owed to your business

If your business is owed money, you may be able to use the small claims court to recover what is owed to you. In this piece, we discuss how.

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What is the legal number of hours employees can have between shifts?

What is the legal number of hours between shifts for workers? Peter Done explains more.

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Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?