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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.

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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What does GDPR mean to me and my business?

Here, we look at the new regulations regarding the secure collection, storage and usage of personal information for your small business.

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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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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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Providing transport for employees: should you organise their lift home?

Does an employer have to provide transport for employees from the workplace to home when such public transport is not available, late at night for instance?

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GDPR: gain business advantage from the data regulation shake-up

GDPR has been a major shake-up for small businesses. Mark Overton of Softcat reveals how you can take advantage of the changes.

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A guide to trade marks and the benefits of registration

SmallBusiness.co.uk and Helene Whelbourn and Alastair Rawlence of intellectual property specialist NOVAGRAAF provide this guide to trade marks and the benefits of registering them.

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Illegal working: Why small businesses should question Home Office fines

Small businesses targeted by immigration enforcement face fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker, but businesses have grounds to challenge the penalty, explains Anne Morris.

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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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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free