201708.22

Debts? Going legal ? Read this first…

If you are in business, dealing with individuals who sometimes don’t pay, you may be thinking about “going legal“.  The County Court rules relating to debt claims are due to change in October 2017 and you must be aware of the new protocol to follow or the Court will impose sanctions. You can check out…

201704.18

Web Developers – want to stay out of Court ?

This time, more information from one of our business law specialists, Spencer Laymond, targeted at web developers. He’s written a handy guide entitled  “Web Development Agreements – 7 Steps to Staying out of Court” Avoiding litigation and staying out of court, does not have to mean elaborate terms and conditions costing significant amounts.  Whilst there are some special issues…

201703.28

Accountants – 7 pitfalls to avoid when buying Gross Recurring Fees

For my latest blog, I’m grateful to my colleague, Spencer Laymond for reference to his Report for Accountants “7 pitfalls to avoid when buying Gross Recurring Fees”.  This is just an extract from the much longer and more detailed Report which is available direct from Spencer on 0208 363 4444  or by email  spencer.laymond@curwens.co.uk “Introduction Buying a…

201607.07

Still not networking ?

It does surprise me just how often I go to open networking events, such as those at the North London Chamber of Commerce and find that I’m the only solicitor in the room. That’s fine for me, because I make plenty of business connections which  develop into business relationships – and that takes time, as we…

201605.17

Bribery Act 2010

We outline here the offences introduced by the Bribery Act 2010, the penalties for committing them and practical steps you can take to avoid breaching the legislation. What is bribery? Transparency International (a non-governmental anti-corruption organisation) defines bribery as “the offering, promising, giving, accepting or soliciting of an advantage as an inducement for an action which is…

201511.18

“I know my rights!” …but do you really ?

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 After years of confusion for Consumers and Businesses alike about their specific rights in respect of faulty goods and services, the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 has come into force trying to clear up all the confusion. The Act provides enhanced rights for Consumers and better clarity for businesses as to…

201504.14

If you die suddenly, who “minds the shop” ?

Certain business assets attract significant relief from Inheritance Tax at either 50% or 100% depending on the type of assets involved but what can be done on a more practical basis in order to protect your business and your beneficiaries, should the worst happen? Guest blogger and Wills specialist James Blakemore looks at the options….

201501.08

New Year – New Business ?

BUSINESS START UPS You know starting up your own business could be quite a challenge but the idea of working for yourself is really exciting, so what do you do ? Fired up with enthusiasm, a lot of people just plunge straight in either on their own or with a couple of chums, just to see how it…