How to pursue unpaid invoices
The late payment of invoices can present major financial difficulties for small businesses, freelancers and contractors.
5 legal issues freelancers can face and how to manage them
When it comes to choosing a career as a freelancer, the benefits are abundant – having the freedom to choose how much or how little work you take on, where you work, who you work with, what you work on and overall having the freedom to control your own career.
What to do if an employee or subcontractor breaches their contract
If you are self-employed and run your own business, you’ll know that finding the right people to help you to carry out the day to day work of your organisation can be difficult.
How does copyright work?
In the UK, laws surrounding copyright date back as far as the 18th century, and the concept of protecting people’s work from being copied and sold by others is even older. But how exactly do these rules work? Here, we explore the meaning of copyright, how it can help you to protect your work and why it is so important.
What is a breach of contract?
Many businesses rely on employees to ensure that the day-to-day running of the business is taken care of. Each permanent employee will have a contract that lays out certain terms and conditions that should be adhered to while working for the company, but what happens when there is a breach of such a contract?
What are the penalties for non-compliance with GDPR?
Brought into effect in 2018 as a way of harmonising data privacy laws across the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to give individuals greater control over the information that businesses can collect about them and what businesses can do with this information.
The True Extent of Cybercrime on the UK's Self-Employed and SMEs Revealed
Cybercrime continues to rise across the globe, with the UK alone losing billions of pounds a year to fraud and online attacks.
What you need to have in a Contract for Services
As a self-employed freelancer or contractor working on projects for clients, it’s important to have a contract for services that covers all of the essential clauses needed to ensure you are protected from a legal and tax point of view.
Five common contractual mistakes and how to avoid them
Drafting contracts that are robust when you’re a self-employed freelancer working with different clients is essential.
Trade Marks: Everything you need to know from registration to infringement
Trade marks are a type of intellectual property that many businesses have. In its simplest form, intellectual property is ‘a collection of ideas and information in a broadly commercial context that the law recognises as having a value and is therefore deserving of protection’. (1)
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