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IR35 Rules - As Clear as Mud?

IR35 Rules - As Clear as Mud?

Since their introduction in 2000, the IR35 rules have been changed on a number of occasions, most recently in 2017 and 2021. Frequent changes, flip-flopping, excessive complexity, and a lack of clarity has caused much confusion for businesses. Read on to help clear things up. Continue reading

Top Legal Tips for Startup Businesses

When starting out in business there are many decisions to be made, some of which can have a significant impact on the success of the new venture. Legal issues are particularly important, and entrepreneurs should spend some time considering this aspect. In this post, we will examine some of the legal decisions facing new business ... Continue reading

Why You Should be Looking at ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance

What is ESG About?“ESG” stands for “Environmental, Social and Governance”. The ESG acronym is being increasingly used as a shorthand term for a wide range of issues relevant to how a business can have a net positive impact on the world and how it can demonstrate that it is having that impact.All ESG issues relate in some way to ... Continue reading

Coronavirus, Commercial Contracts, and Force Majeure

As cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, continue to increase, having now reached pandemic status, as defined by the World Health Organization, many businesses are feeling the impact. This is perhaps most keenly felt where employees are concerned, either with staff taking sick leave, or with the need to increase home-work ... Continue reading

Law Commission Report on the Electronic Execution of Documents

Following our blog back in September 2018 on the Law Commission Consultation (available here), the Law Commission has now issued its report on the electronic execution of documents.The report confirms that current laws permit electronic signatures, but that the law is not very accessible to non-lawyers and businesses. The aim of ... Continue reading

New Laws on Non-Disclosure Agreements - What Will They Mean for You?

Non-Disclosure Agreements or ‘NDAs’ have become something of a touchy subject in recent years owing to their increasingly frequent appearances in high-profile cover-ups and abuse scandals. In particular, NDAs are said to be widely used to cover up allegations of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace and ... Continue reading

Brexit Notes: What Will a No-Deal Brexit Mean for Your Commercial Contracts?

No-Deal BrexitAs at the time of writing, the UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 (as a result of having served a formal notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to terminate its membership of the EU), but whether this will be delayed or will take place in a ‘no-deal’ scenario it is still not cle ... Continue reading

Sign Here Please - Electronic Signatures and the Law

Whether your signature is an example of elegant calligraphy or of the scruffiest scribble, you have probably ‘signed here’ more times than you care to count. The 1677 Statute of Frauds required certain documents to be in writing and signed. This provision is still in force today.But what of the documents being signed? Predicatio ... Continue reading

Five Reasons Why Document Services Could be in Greater Demand Over the Next Few Months

UK businesses need access to a wide range of business documents throughout the year, but there are certain times when that need is greater than usual. Here we present five reasons why document services businesses may experience a surge in demand over the coming months.#1 – Letters from HMRCNovember 5th is the date from which emp ... Continue reading

Benefits Of Using Document Templates

Like many other business owners, you may well have heard about the advantages of using downloadable document templates. Indeed, you may well have heard how templates of this kind enable users to create professional documents that have a unified and cohesive appearance. You may even know that templates used for these purposes can ... Continue reading

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