Small Business Legal Issues

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

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Five reasons you should think about litigation funding

Andrew Brown, a lawyer specialising in resolving disputes at Capital Law, looks at some high-level cases and analyses common trends in litigation funding.

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Why you should only work with a local solicitor

Many small businesses need to form a working relationship with their solicitor, but why should you pick a local solicitor to help you?

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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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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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Is your business acting legally in the evolving working landscape?

To ensure that your business is on the right side of the law, Caroline Griffiths reveals some of the ways your business may be acting illegally.

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Making the signature witness process easier for small businesses

Daniel Stachowiak discusses the developments that will shake up contract signature processes for small businesses.


Europe’s top court legalises workplace headscarf ban

Employers are entitled to ban workers from the 'visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign' including headscarves, Europe's top court has ruled.

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How you can access legal support without breaking the bank

The rising cost of accessing justice is pressuring businesses to consider private sector financing solutions, a study reveals.

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The first 100 days: Legal advice for small businesses

Here Andy Moseby discusses what to do to make sure you get your legal considerations right at the start of your small business journey.

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The implications of drink driving and needing a licence for work 

Here, we give advice on the course of action to take if you get caught drink driving.

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How small businesses should navigate the new PSC legislation 

New government legislation on PSC registers could leave business owners facing criminal charges if they don't comply, warns Henry Catchpole.

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Registering as a company limited by guarantee 

A company limited by guarantee does not have a share capital or shareholders, but instead has members who act as guarantors. Here, Henry Catchpole explains the concept.

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