Legal

Resolving Disputes With Your Employer: Steps You Should Consider Taking

It can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to resolving an issue with your employer. It is crucial to handle workplace disputes with tact and dignity as far as possible, particularly if you intend to continue working with your employer. The steps you take will depend on the type of issue
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4 Ways A Lawyer Can Help You Run Your Business

Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash Running your own business means that you need to wear many hats. On any given day you’re a manager, marketer, accounts and HR. However, the legal aspects of your business might be a little trickier, especially if you have no experience in the legal field. As you grow and scale
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How are Women Protected Under the Equal Pay Act?

Even though the Equal Pay Act is over 50 years old, some women still face discrimination in the workplace, especially when it comes to equal pay and benefits. Women who understand the legal obligation of their company will have more confidence in getting the equal pay they deserve, and companies who understand their obligation to
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Making progress for women in law

Gwyneth Bebb was only the sixth woman to study law at St Hugh’s College Oxford and although she was awarded first-class marks in 1911, at that time women were not awarded degrees. Hers was a test case as her barrister sought a declaration that she was a “person” within the meaning of the Solicitors Act and was, therefore,
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This Is How You Should Be Protecting Employees In 2019

If you’re running a business with employees or you’re thinking of starting one, knowing how to keep them safe is absolutely crucial to your longevity. The last thing you want is disgruntled ex-employees, lawsuits, and a bad reputation following you around like a bad smell. Knowing Your Employees Rights and The Law Surrounding Your Employees 
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Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Startup

Every startup needs a lawyer on their side. Conflicts, disputes, and other legal issues can arise while your business grows and expands. You could get hit with a lawsuit out of nowhere. It’s important for your business to stay protected at all times. This can prevent some costly mistakes from happening. Here are five reasons
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7 last minute ways to prepare for GDPR if you haven’t already

With GDPR on the horizon many businesses are scrambling to get their house in order. But don’t worry if your business is one of them – there’s still time to get the ball rolling with these 7 last minute ways to prepare. Before we get stuck in, however, it’s worth noting that this article simply
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Essential GDPR Compliance Info

Essential GDPR Compliance Info

After four years of preparation and debate, the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. If you are a business owner the chances are that these laws apply to you! And it’s serious! Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 – at which time those organisations in non-compliance will face hefty fines. The fine for not complying could be so
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Claudine Morgan and Anna Smart, Litigation and Dispute Resolution lawyers at Charles Russell Speechlys share their expert views on best ways to avoid disputes.

Becoming embroiled in a legal dispute can potentially have catastrophic consequences for a business. Disputes are costly, not only in terms of the financial costs and damages but can also cause: Loss of future business Disruption to current business Anxiety for individuals involved Damage to staff morale Diversion from the day-to-day operation of the business
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Which Legal Framework Best Suits Your Business?

Sally McFadden is Head of Commercial Property in the Business Services Department of Thomson & Bancks, offering packages to both start-up and established businesses to help them manage their legal affairs more efficiently.  Here, Sally provides us with her advice on choosing the legal structure for your start-up. Sole Trader This is a simple structure
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