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Protect Your Business from Divorce
The early part if the year is always a busy time for family lawyers with unhappy spouses seeing the New Year as their chance to make a break. Dividing your…
By Amy Fallows on Friday 11th February 2011
Common Sense Returns to Health and Safety
A government review of health and safety laws has found that straightforward legislation designed to protect people from major hazards has been extended inappropriately to cover every walk of life,…
By James Johnston on Monday 24th January 2011
Recruitment and the Equality Act
Following the introduction of the Equality Act in Autumn 2010, employers must be sure their recruitment practices are compliant if they are to minimize the risk of disability discrimination claims.
By Kuba Strycharczyk on Monday 6th December 2010
Companies Still Failing on Falls
Last month the Health and Safety Executive successfully prosecuted Eric and Robert Murray after one of their workers suffered catastrophic injuries following a fall from height. The Murrays are due…
By James Johnston on Thursday 7th October 2010
The Internet has made it easier than ever for businesses to enter new markets nationally and internationally, but there are regulations governing businesses trading online, including how businesses must identify…
By on Friday 7th May 2010
Debt Recovery - Enforcement of Judgments
When it comes to the enforcement of a judgment, some debt collection agencies and debt recovery solicitors are more than happy to instruct either County Court or High Court bailiffs…
By Rob Winder on Tuesday 23rd March 2010
Avoiding Bad Debt; What to do when it all goes wrong
It is unfortunate, but inevitable that, when you run a business, at some point you will have to deal with late and non-payers. One complication in recovering debts is when…
By Rob Winder on Monday 15th March 2010
It’s now quicker and cheaper than ever to keep in touch so we all receive a daily glut of marketing emails from companies we do business with, as well as…
By Vaughan Jones on Thursday 7th January 2010
Whose land is it anyway?
A recent decision by a High Court Judge may have a far reaching and profound impact on all land owners across whose land rights of way pass, and possibly by…
By Nick Gutteridge on Friday 27th November 2009
Small Business Premises
A business looking for premises to operate from might consider buying, leasing or even working from home. Tony Lake from Burnetts considers the pros and cons of each option.
By on Thursday 19th November 2009
Small Business Essentials - Starting Up
More so than ever, owners of small businesses have tight constraints on their financial resources. Owners of small businesses must therefore decide how best to use those resources, commonly focussing…
By on Sunday 4th October 2009