Legal tips

  • How to handle late paying customers

    How to handle late paying customers

    Late payment can be one of the biggest challenges that small businesses and freelancers have to face. Cashflow is extremely important to a business, yet all will - at some point - face customers who are slow at paying, whether they are suffering financially or not.

  • Employing staff: what are the legal implications?

    Employing staff: what are the legal implications?

    Recruiting a new employee for your firm can be a stressful time; finding the right candidate is only a small part of the process. From the interviewing stage through to them leaving your employment, there are legalities that need to be followed to ensure your firm isn't subject to a fine or court case.

  • Changing from a sole trader to a limited company

    Changing from a sole trader to a limited company

    Many professionals start their business as sole traders. There are numerous reasons for doing this - for example, the ease of setting up (there is no formal registration except with HMRC) and the ability to make company decisions unhindered by others.

  • Average time to detect a data breach is 10 hours

    Average time to detect a data breach is ten hours

    Companies need an average of ten hours to spot a data breach, or at least this is the time IT professionals estimate they need, according to a new survey from McAfee.

  • Changing from a sole trader to a limited company

    Step by step infographic: changing from a sole trader to a limited company

    Thinking of making the leap from being a sole trader to a limited company? Use our step-by-step infographic to understand the steps you need to take to make the change.

  • Quick guide: business structures

    Quick guide: business structures

    Start-ups will be faced with a number of important decisions, one of the earliest being the legal structure for your business.

  • What is TUPE?

    What is TUPE

    TUPE (the Transfer of Undertakings - Protection of Employment - Regulations) is designed to protect employees if the business which they work for changes hands, enabling employees and any liabilities associated with them from the previous employer to be transferred to the new employer by law.

  • Important changes to personal injury claims

    Important changes to personal injury claims

    As a result of the Ministry of Justice Reforms, from the 31st July 2013 the process in which someone makes an Employers Liability or Public Liability personal injury claim against your organisation will change.