Small Business Legal Issues

Advice and guides to help you overcome common legal problems faced by many small business owners and directors.


Financial Ombudsman Service will be open to 210,000 more SMEs in 2019

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has extended its remit to include a further 210,000 additional UK SMEs.

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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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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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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.


Inter-company loans: are there tax implications to consider?

Readers ask if there are interest charges and tax implications to think about when it comes to inter-company loans.

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Small business legal mistakes – and how to avoid them

Karen Holden of A City Law Firm has represented hundreds of tech businesses and sees the same issues time and time again. Here's what to look out for and how to navigate the legal minefield.

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Three legal protections your business can’t live without

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Inhouse legal services: Why SMEs should consider them

Here, Philippa Cobb of Keystone Law explains the top reasons why being proactive in seeking legal support is crucial for small businesses.

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Legal agreements for businesses: Necessary insurance for growth?

In this article by Stevens & Bolton LLP, we explore how pragmatism at the start-up and scale-up phases of a business can you help to navigate waters that may later prove turbulent.

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How to avoid seven common financial and legal sins

There are some common legal and financial issues, frequently overlooked by business owners, that are worthy of review, argues Phil Mitchell of Harbour Key.

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Business legal requirements: Considerations for 2018

Here, Caroline Lavis, associate at Michelmores, looks at a few of the legal issues that UK SMEs should be considering in 2018.

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How small businesses should approach mediation and dispute resolution

Here, Elaine Chan and Tony Winterburn of Ward Hadaway discuss how mediation has emerged as an alternative method of dispute resolution.

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

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Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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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