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Business Wills: wills for small business owners

Business Wills: wills for small business owners

Including a business in your will Most people will be aware of the need to have a will for their personal affairs, but may not have thought about business wills. Business owners should give thought to their business assets at the same time as any personal matters....

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Succession planning for small businesses

Succession planning for small businesses

Small business succession planning Many small business owners only consider succession planning when they are approaching retirement, or have already made the decision to leave the business. But life is full of unexpected events, good and bad, and having a well...

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Your FAQs Answered: Contracts and Agreements

Your FAQs Answered: Contracts and Agreements

Even the smallest businesses will need to deal with contracts and agreements on a day to day basis. But what is a contract, and when will an agreement be legally enforceable? Here we answer some of the key questions you should be aware of. What is a contract? A...

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Your FAQs Answered: Settlement Agreements

Your FAQs Answered: Settlement Agreements

What is a settlement agreement? A settlement agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement) is commonly used by an employer to seek an employee’s waiver of claim, normally in exchange for financial compensation. They are often used to terminate a contract of...

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Could your CCTV cost you millions?

Could your CCTV cost you millions?

As an employer, you may have a number of reasons for monitoring your staff. You may track email and internet use, perform spot checks or use CCTV and video surveillance. These may be legal or regulatory requirements in some sectors, and others may use such measures...

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How to deal with a commercial dispute

How to deal with a commercial dispute

Disputes can occur between businesses for a number of reasons, but they often arise as the result of a breach of contract or the failure to pay for goods or services received. There are different ways to deal with a commercial dispute, including informal negotiation,...

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Commercial Properties and Covid-19

Commercial Properties and Covid-19

Back in May we published an article on how Covid-19 is impacting commercial properties. A great deal has happened since then. In light of a possible second wave, commercial tenants face difficult questions once again. They also face the possibility of not being able...

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Your FAQs Answered: Making Redundancies

Your FAQs Answered: Making Redundancies

Redundancy is a type of dismissal from employment. It is different to dismissal due to misconduct or capability. Broadly speaking, redundancy occurs during one of three circumstances: business closure, workplace closure, and diminishing work of a particular kind in a particular place which leads to a business need to reduce the workforce.

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The ABC(DEF) of NHS Test and Trace

The ABC(DEF) of NHS Test and Trace

Earlier this week, the government announced that it will make systems for the collation of NHS Test and Trace data mandatory for hospitality businesses such as restaurants and pubs from next Friday (18th September). Although participation by the customer is still...

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