• Employed or Self Employed?

    December 5, 2014

    This briefing note explains the significance of the distinction between an employee, a worker and a self-employed contractor and also highlights the legal status of volunteers.

  • Directors’ business use of company assets: Rockall v HMRC

    November 7, 2014

    It is a common misconception that only the private use of a company asset can give rise to a taxable benefit. Owner-managers, who invariably have power and control over assets, need to be particularly aware that business use of a company asset may give rise to a taxable benefit.

  • Employees using work email and the internet: What can go wrong?

    October 11, 2014

    This briefing notes highlights the risks all employees should be aware of when using e-mail and the internet at work, sending work related e-mails or discussing the workplace on the internet.

  • Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013

    May 16, 2014

    With effect from 13 June 2014, new legislation will take effect to govern trading relationships between traders and consumers where contracts are concluded off business premises, on business premises and at a distance. What the change will see in June 2014 is an increase in the amount of information that needs to be supplied.

  • Pitfalls in Contract Negotiations

    December 16, 2013

    This business briefing highlights some of the major pitfalls and issues that may arise during contract negotiations.

  • A Guide to Agency and Distribution Agreements

    October 16, 2013

    This business briefing highlights the circumstances in which a business may want to engage the services of an agent or a distributor.

  • Unfair Prejudice: Company Law Update

    December 24, 2012

    A Court of Appeal judgment has highlighted the importance of the unfair prejudice remedy as a means of encouraging proper corporate behaviour in the management of smaller companies. The court allowed a minority shareholder’s appeal against the High Court dismissal of his unfair prejudice petition, finding that the approach of the judge at first instance […]

  • Agency and Distribution – What’s the Difference?

    November 30, 2012

    This checklist highlights the circumstances in which your business may want to engage the services of an agent or a distributor.

  • Automatic Pension Enrolment – Legal Update

    August 23, 2012

    This checklist explains the obligations that the automatic pension enrolment requirements place on your business.

  • Cookies – The Changes in the Law

    July 2, 2012

    This news item, based on guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), sets out how your business should obtain consent from visitors to your website to store or retrieve information from users’ computers or mobile devices. 

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