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

Auto-Enrolment – Increase in Minimum Required Contribution LevelsMarch 16, 2018

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK has a duty to enrol certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. Employers...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – A ReminderMarch 15, 2018

Whilst the BBC has recently headlined the news on the topic of differences in pay between male and female employees, it is important to remember...

In Principle Planning PermissionMarch 12, 2018

One of the bugbears of UK planning law has always been that a lot of work has to be done before a planning application can...

Serving Companies with Legal Documents – High Court GuidanceMarch 9, 2018

Although companies are independent entities in law, they can only act through natural persons and serving a company with a legal document can therefore be...

Veteran Car Salesman Wins Damages for TUPE BreachMarch 7, 2018

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply to any size of business and protect the employment rights of employees when their...

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