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  1. Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    27th June 2018 at 8:36am

    We have all been inundated with e-mails asking us to “opt-in” or “stay in touch” therefore, there is no doubt that you will be aware of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on the 25th May 2018. The GDPR applies to all European Union...

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  2. Takin' Care of Business

    14th June 2018 at 11:52am

    The enterprise management incentives (EMI) scheme is a popular, tax-efficient and flexible scheme designed specifically for small/medium-sized businesses to incentivise employees.    Under an EMI scheme an option is granted to selected employees to buy shares in their employer...

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  3. Fight for your Right(s)

    23rd May 2018 at 11:36am

    Steve Forbes (he of Forbes Magazine fame) once said, "Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your busiess".  While that may be an extreme view, there's no doubt that there are few, if any businesses, that don't have (and use) a brand to some extent.  And if...

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  4. Small Business and Employment Act 2015

    8th October 2015 at 6:49am

        The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the "Act") received Royal Assent in March this year. Certain provisions, namely the abolition of bearer shares and the requirement that directors' general duties were to apply to shadow directors, came into force in...

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  5. survey results

    7th July 2015 at 2:59pm

    The results are in! We have now closed the pre-election survey on attitudes to employment and analysed the results. Firstly, thank you to all those people who participated in the survey, your feedback is very much appreciated. We had a good turnover. We have prepared a slideshow which...

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  6. National Minimum Wage penalties and zero hours contract restrictions

    3rd June 2015 at 10:14am

    On 26 May 2015 two provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act 2015 came into force. These deal with the following issues: 1. Penalties for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage – the maximum financial penalty for non-payment (underpayment) of the NMW has...

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  7. Queen's Speech - Employment Law Changes

    3rd June 2015 at 10:08am

    : The Queen's Speech last week outlined a number of legislative proposals which are likely to have an impact on employment law in the UK. We highlight the major ones below: 1. Reform of law on industrial action Proposals to fundamentally change the law relating to strike action were confirmed...

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  8. New National Minimum Wage Rates Announced

    17th March 2015 at 12:21pm

    The Government has today (17 March) announced increases in the National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2015. The biggest increase is for apprentices, who will benefit from an increase of 57p to £3.30 an hour, but employees of all ages will benefit from an increase. The current and new...

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  9. Ain't No Stopping Us Now

    10th March 2015 at 1:53pm

    By way of an update to our last blog, despite the valiant efforts of, amongst others, Lord Pannick, the proposed Court fee changes were approved by the House of Lords last week. Based on last week's rush to the Courts in the short term we have no doubt that the Courts will see a higher level...

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  10. Easy Money

    3rd March 2015 at 2:43pm

    While there will no doubt be lots of speculation in the days leading up to George Osborne's pre-election Budget on 18 March, we doubt that anyone will be anticipating a rise in any single tax of more than 600 per cent. It's hardly an election winner, is it? Yet next Monday (9 March)  ...

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  11. New ET rates and limits from 6 April 2015

    17th February 2015 at 9:54am

    New rates and limits applicable to Employment Tribunal claims have been announced and will take effect from 6 April 2015. The increases are set out in the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015.  The increases will apply to a number of different claims such as dismissal on...

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  12. IP Talk

    12th February 2015 at 1:21pm

     Sara Ludlam, a partner in our IP team is to lecture on the risks of making threats in relation to certain IP rights which can result in you becoming a defendant instead of a claimant in court proceedings.   Sara will address members of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys which...

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