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Legal Advice For Registering A Company In The UK

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Legal Advice For Registering A Company In The UK Interested in registering a company in the UK, but don’t know where to start? Below is a set of general guidelines that can assist you in going through the registration process in the UK, however the most important resource in registering your business is a legal consultant. Every business is different, …

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It’s Not All About You: Recognising The Power Of Partnership In Business

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When you’re a start-up, you often find yourself doing everything yourself: you call the shots in the boardroom, you run the accounts, you’re the sales force, the marketing team and you’re probably the one who empties the bins at the end of the day. That’s just the way it is when you’re launching your dream. If you want to grow …

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Vested Shares: How To Make The Most Of Them

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This paper is based on the law of the UK as of 23 November 2016. It should not be taken as legal advice but as an introduction into Vested Shares, the legal requirements of owning Vested Shares, and Vested Shares tax. In the US, share vesting is a practice which legally exists and is common among businesses. On the other …

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What You Need To Know About Business Stationery Compliance

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What You Need To Know About Business Stationery Compliance Business stationery can be a great way to stay professional and creative when developing your business. Most letterheads include the names of directors, the place of registration and the company’s and its directors’ contact details. However, there are legal requirements in place outlining what should be included on stationery and where. …

Employment Law: Use Disciplinary Procedures To Minimise Risk

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Disciplining employees is one of those dreaded and unfortunate aspects that you must sometimes deal with as a business owner.   However, you cannot take a haphazard approach to disciplinary procedures when employees are involved. There actually needs to be a sound legal framework behind it or you will face possible unfair dismissal claims or claims of discrimination. In this …

What’s A Director’s Service Agreement & Why Your Investors Want You To Have One

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A director’s service agreement is a crucial document: It sets out various rights and obligations that arise as a result of appointing a director. While having such an agreement is not a legal requirement,  it creates certainty for the director and the company, allowing both parties to be protected in situations of dispute or disagreements.   For many entrepreneurs, putting …

Legal Restructuring Services: What Areas Are Covered?

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What do you do when your business hits the skids? In roughly 9 of 10 cases, the answer is: restructuring. There are many kinds of legal restructuring services, all of which require a team of skilled lawyers capable of working across different sectors and disciplines. Let’s go through some of the main areas legal restructuring that can help you and …

5 Barriers to Successful Dispute Resolution

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Resolving an employee squabble, let alone a serious altercation, is far from a pleasant feat – but the ability to do so is what truly distinguishes an exceptional boss or manager from an average one. We’ve talked about mediating workplace conflicts before, and there’s still a lot left to say. Knowing how to patch things up and re-establishing harmony among …

Employment Law: Having a complete & updated employee handbook keeps you out of hot water

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A complete and updated employee handbook is a must-have requirement for every business, but you’d be surprised by how many don’t have one.   Unfortunately, without one of these trusty handbooks, you’re actually leaving yourself open to numerous problems like lawsuits, issues with employees, and much more.   By the time you’ve finished reading this post, you’ll understand why having …