Important Announcement: Welcoming Linkilaw Solicitors

Linkilaw Business News

Dear Friends, We strongly believe that with any challenge comes an opportunity. We admire our clients and partners who continue in these unprecedented times to create fresh ideas, venture into new markets, raise capital, start and grow new businesses. Inspired by their example, continued resilience and creativity, we now have a big announcement to make. Our founder Alexandra Isenegger joined …

Business Growth Fund looks to rescue struggling SMEs

Business Growth Fund looks to rescue struggling SMEs

Linkilaw Business News

Businesses in the UK are still feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and government aid is proving to be underwhelming. So, to help with the effort, one of the UK’s biggest investors has announced their intention to pledge £15 billion to help smaller businesses that are struggling to repay state-guaranteed coronavirus loans. Below we briefly explain the nature of …

Applications for furlough scheme to end 2

Applications for UK furlough scheme to end

Linkilaw Business News

On Tuesday 26 May 2020, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced that the UK government will stop accepting new applications for its furlough scheme to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus lockdown. In light of this news, this article discusses the aims of the UK furlough scheme and what prohibiting new applications could mean for your business and your …

What are tag along and drag along rights in a Shareholders Agreement 1

What are tag-along and drag-along rights in a Shareholders Agreement?

Linkilaw Startup Advice & Tips

As your company grows, there comes a time when you need to consider how to protect the shareholders involved. One of the ways this can be done is through a robust Shareholders’ Agreement. This is one of the most fundamental legal documents a company can have and specifies the relationship between the shareholders and the rights and duties they have …

Work after the lockdown ends: legal considerations

Work after the lockdown ends: Legal considerations

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

Over the last few weeks, we have seen the lockdown restrictions eased in the UK and some people have been encouraged to go back to work. However, questions still remain regarding health and safety and the actions that employers must take to prepare for a post-lockdown workplace. Below we discuss what employees and employers can do when returning to work. …

Model Articles what are they and why they are important

The issue with Model Articles of Association

Linkilaw Legal Documents

When starting a company, it is easy to just focus on the product or service you are selling. However, equally important is the documents stating how you run your company and how you structure the company’s constitution for the future. Below we discuss what the Articles of Association (‘Articles’) is, what the Model Articles of Association (‘Model Articles’) is, and …

Difference between employees and individual contractors

The difference between an employee and an individual contractor

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

Whether you are running a start-up or an established business, assembling the right team is as important as the product or service you deliver. It is important for the founders and the management to decide on the employment status of their team and whether these members are classified as full-time employees or as contractors. Below we discuss the difference between …

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to October What is changing

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to October – What is changing?

Linkilaw Legal News

The UK government has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, one of the measures introduced to assist businesses during COVID-19, will be extended until October 2020. We explain below what the scheme is, what changes have been made, and shed some light on what this means for employers and employees. What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?  The Coronavirus …

Whats the difference between an LTD and an LLP

What’s the difference between an LTD and an LLP?

Linkilaw Business Structures

There are many steps involved in transitioning from a business idea to a functioning business. Once you’ve created your product or service, calculated a budget and built a team, there’s still one last step before you can start trading. That’s right, it’s time to choose your legal structure. In this article, we briefly explain the two most common legal structures …

Why do you need a Privacy Policy

Why do you need a Privacy Policy?

Linkilaw Legal Documents

Whether you’re a big corporation or a start-up, your company probably collects “personal data”. And if you don’t want to violate the law, you need a Privacy Policy. A Privacy Policy is a legal document that tells customers how their personal data is used. In this article, we’ll discuss why you need a Privacy Policy, what it should include and …