Commercial Client Articles

Companies Act 2006 Overview and Company Information

The Companies Act 2006 became fully effective from October 1st 2009. It is the principal source of law relating to the conduct of companies incorporated...

Franchising Your Business – the Basics

If you have been running a successful business for a period of time, you may be considering expansion. One of the options available is to...

Company Name Rules

You cannot incorporate a company using any name you like. Some names are prohibited (for example, those which suggest a connection with the Government or...

Nuisance Calls and Texts Law

Since 6 April 2015, changes to the law have given the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) enhanced powers to take action against companies making nuisance marketing...

Investing in Small Businesses and Start-Ups – The EIS and SEIS Schemes

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are popular vehicles for investment in small or start-up businesses. Both are attractive because...

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Commercial Client News

Economic Reality Telling Factor in Planning AppealNovember 27, 2017

Aesthetic opinions differ dramatically and, in planning disputes, one property owner's dream is very often anathema to another. That was certainly so in one case...

HMRC Slammed for Unreasonable Behaviour As Costs Awarded to TaxpayerNovember 24, 2017

The increasing aggressiveness of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in dealing with taxpayers was recently given short shrift by the First-tier Tribunal (FTT), which criticised...

Letting Agency Fined for Breaches of Consumer Rights LegislationNovember 22, 2017

Professionals who deal directly with the public are subject to a battery of consumer protection rules and failing to comply with them can be costly,...

Equal Pay – Can You Compare One Type of Job With Another?November 20, 2017

For the purposes of equal pay legislation, can workers doing one job compare themselves with others performing an entirely different task when both are paid...

Uber Drivers Are Workers, Rules EATNovember 10, 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal last year that Uber drivers are workers, rather than being self-employed, and...

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