UK employment contract

The Importance Of A UK Employment Contract

Linkilaw Company Law, Employee Regulations

A valid UK employment contract is required between all employees and employers. The contract is a legally binding agreement that lays out an employee’s employment conditions, rights, responsibilities and duties. An employment contract provides guidelines and expectations to be met by both parties of the agreement. Without a valid UK employment contract, an employer has no legal basis to enforce …

partnership agreement

Breaking Down A Partnership Agreement: Why You Should Never Use Partnership Agreement Templates In The UK

Linkilaw Company Law, Legal Documents

What Is A Partnership Agreement? A partnership agreement is an agreement between you and your partners. It lays out the framework of the partnership by detailing the duties and obligations of the partners to each other to ensure the partnership is effective. Why Do You Need A Partnership Agreement? It’s pivotal to have a written partnership agreement because it sets …

Explaining vested

Nice Vest! Explaining Vested

Linkilaw Company Law, Startup Advice & Tips

A founders agreement is undoubtedly one of the most important agreements that must be present when starting a business with more than one person. The agreement itself contains duties, responsibilities, assignment of intellectual property, vesting and much more. A vesting clause can be found inside the founders agreement and can save many founders from potential problems with equity down the …

IP

What Effect Will The Unified Court Have On IP?

Linkilaw Business News, Company Law

You may have heard recently that the Minister of State for Intellectual Property (IP), Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, confirmed in November last year that the UK would ratify the EU unitary patent and concurrent Unified Patent Court (UPC), which is an international patent court. Wait, but what about Brexit, isn’t this supposed to halt the founding of the Court and UK’s …

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5 Facts On IP Law Your New Business Should Know

Linkilaw Company Law, Startup Advice & Tips

When the writers of The Hangover Part II decided that Ed Helms’ dentist character would be brilliantly funny with a tattoo like Mike Tyson’s on his face acquired during a night of drunken extremes, little did the realise how long and painful of a headache they had just created for themselves. For while the movie crew was on good terms …

employment law

What’s New In Employment Law In The UK This Season?

Linkilaw Company Law

Becoming a small business owner is a long, gruelling process that requires a lot of research, self-education, and application of those lessons learned. Unfortunately, those lessons quickly become obsolete as laws change, industry trends shift, and business is done in completely new ways. As an anonymous entrepreneur once said, “Starting a business is a lot like jumping out of an …