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Using a Non-Disclosure Agreement to protect your business’s secret info

There can be a lot of things to think about when someone offers to buy your business. However, one of the most important things you should keep in mind is how can you protect your business’s secret information. What is the problem? The reality is, no buyer will go through with a genuine offer for […]

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The Data Protector: appointing an EU GDPR representative

Brexit day may now be in the back of our minds, but the legal changes that it has brought have been a minefield for UK businesses to navigate. Many will remember when the EU General Data Protection Regulations (EU GDPR) originally came into play back in 2018, when the UK was still one of the […]

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Achieving Synergies in Business Acquisitions

Many acquisition targets today are sought after and evaluated based on expected “synergies”. This is the buzzword used in the mergers and acquisitions market when analysing the expected overall increase in profit once a new business is acquired and incorporated into a pre-existing organisation. The difficulty is, actually achieving those synergies is a difficult task […]

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Importance of reviewing business Terms and Conditions

What are Terms and Conditions? Terms and conditions set out the basis upon which your business acts and their importance should not be overlooked when either starting up a new business venture or when growing your business into the future. Accurate and comprehensive terms and conditions provide parties with clarity in respect of commercial terms, […]

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What is a Certified B Corporation?

A Certified B Corporation is the only certification, obtained via the non-profit organisation B Lab, which verifies a company’s success in achieving the ‘highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose’. To achieve this certification, businesses must go beyond decision making that centres around attaining […]

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Caveat Emptor: Importance of Due Diligence

What is Due Diligence? Due diligence is an important process which involves conducting thorough investigations prior to entering legally binding contacts and transactions; for instance, when buying a business. The aim of this is to enable a buyer to obtain crucial information, required to effectively assess any potential risks, and ultimately assist them in making […]

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Budget 2021 – Emerging from Lockdown 3

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak today set out the Government’s spring Budget 2021 as the country looks to emerge from its third national lockdown and recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Budget focusses heavily on restarting the economy and provides a significant boost for businesses and workers struggling as a result […]

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Brexit: It’s All About The Data

As Brexit approached and passed, one important area of the deal was regarding how data that flows between the UK and the EU is going to be dealt with. So, what is the current legal position as we stand in the first couple of months of 2021? Following the expired transition period on 31 December […]

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TUPE and the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus

If you are looking to buy (part or all of) a business in the near future, then you may be eligible to claim the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus for any employees transferring to you who have previous been furloughed by the seller. What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme (CJRBS)? This government scheme allows […]

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Service Level Agreements and Covid-19

Whilst we are still enduring uncertain times, in the mist of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are things that businesses can do to protect or reaffirm the contracts and relationships they already have or are considering entering into. When looking for services, businesses are likely to consider: The quality they want to receive; A price that […]

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COVID-19: The future of business

As we move towards the lifting of the lockdown restrictions, predicting the timing or robustness of the economic restart is somewhat akin to looking into a translucent crystal ball. What COVID-19 has done however, is provide an opportunity to clearly identify the rising trends. Life after lockdown may well have some semblance to life before […]

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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: A Summary

On 20 May 2020, the Government introduced the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (Bill) in Parliament, which, through the amendment of certain insolvency and company laws, will implement measures to support businesses through the challenges that COVID-19 has inflicted. The Bill is expected to go through an expedited parliamentary process and become law in the […]

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