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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.

How small businesses can prepare for GDPR

Here, Andrew Bridges, data quality and governance manager at REaD Group, tells you how to prepare for GDPR next year.

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What is the SFO process and how can you defend accusations

Here, Aziz Rahman, Senior Partner at Rahman Ravelli provides a step by step guide helping to inform small businesses on what the SFO processes are and how they can defend themselves from serious accusations.

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When poor performance becomes a legal issue: what do you do?

Here, Asif Robbani, LLB(Hons) LLM, director of Francis George Solicitor Advocate, discusses the legal issues of poor performance at work.

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Is 2017 the year for anti-money laundering?

2017 is the year for anti-money laundering to triumph in the UK and transparency is the key, according to Aziz Rahman of Rahman Ravelli.

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How and when should an SME issue a CCJ?

Given the UK’s current late payment culture, Rachel Mainwaring, operations director at Creditsafe, tells us when SMEs should apply for a CCJ.

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Closing the gap on delayed compensation claims

Travel delay compensation is much more than just about getting your money back. It’s about wasted time as Dr. Steve Cassidy, managing director, Viaqqio, explores.

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Investment – are you legally prepared?

Here, Karen Holden, founder of A City Law Firm, guides us on how to safely and legally secure investment for your business.

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Keeping your employees safe in the workplace

Owner managers need to understand their legal requirements around health and safety in the workplace, and become familiar with the process involved when employees suffer an injury at work.

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Shareholders’ agreement: Why is it necessary for your small business?

Asif Robbani discusses why getting a shareholders' agreement in place at the start of a business is so important.

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The dangers of intellectual property infringement for small businesses

Rachel Jones explains why small business owners need to be vigilant to protect their brand online and shares practical steps to tackling infringing and counterfeit products.

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Time to face the music: the duty to report ushers in a new era for late payments

Dafydd Llewellyn, managing director of UK SMB, Concur, talks us through how the new Payment Practices and Performance regulations 2017 will affect small business suppliers.

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How do I deal with theft in the workplace?

Often seen as a victimless crime, workplace theft can impact businesses of all sizes and is believed to cost the UK economy more than £193 billion per year.

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How small businesses can tap into the benefits of a new water market

The deregulation of English water means that 1.2 million businesses will have access to choice in supplier for the first time.

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Why small businesses need to be more aware of money laundering

Here, Crispin Passmore, executive director at Solicitors Regulation Authority, highlights the dangers of money laundering on small businesses.

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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?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze

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London & Partners Q&A — driving growth in the London startup ecosystem

In this Q&A, we explore how London & Partners' Business Growth Programme is driving economic growth and inclusion in the London startup scene