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Black Lives Matter: bringing change to the workplace

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In the wake of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, there is increased momentum in addressing racial inequalities at work. But this is against a backdrop of significant and long-standing barriers for workers of black and minority ethnic heritage. For...

Extending eating areas into outdoor space - issues for landlords and tenants

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Now that hotels, pubs, bars, and restaurants are back in business, leisure and hospitality operators are looking for ways to attract enough customers to remain viable. Most caterers are acutely aware of the number of customers required to break even...

COVID-19 furlough scheme update and key risks for employers

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As the lockdown continues, the Government has extended access to its coronavirus job retention scheme and employers are settling in to a new way of working. Business life may have drastically changed, but employment law still applies. Selwan Yousif , ...

Risk management by company directors during the COVID-19 crisis

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With the business world in turmoil due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus and our determined efforts to bring it under control, company directors need to proceed with caution over the coming weeks and months to ensure that decisions made under pressure...

Your rights when a house share goes wrong

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With an increasing number of people struggling to get on the property ladder, it is not surprising that there has been a corresponding rise in the number of properties being bought by friends who have pooled their resources, or by parents who have agreed to...

Protecting your interests when taking venture capital

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The stories of companies which received investment after an appearance on Dragons’ Den are legendary, but every so often one turns down the opportunity to work with a famous investor. Such was the case with The Great British Porridge Company,...

Choosing a partnership scheme

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You and your business partner may have a fantastic business idea and wish to launch your business as soon as possible, but before you do so it is vital that you give adequate thought to what type of partnership will best suit your needs. Alternatively, you...

Best or reasonable endeavours? What a difference a word makes

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Once signed, a contract represents a formal record of the agreement made between you and your customer. The obligations under that agreement are often absolute, with any failure to satisfy them will be considered a breach of contract which could result in...

Company options if a director breaches their statutory duties

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Company directors are subject to a range of statutory duties geared at protecting the interests of shareholders and, to a lesser extent, corporate creditors. Where one or more of these duties are breached the consequences for the company can be...

Selling your company - handle warranties with care

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After years of hard work building up a business, the prospect of selling it on to another company or the current management team will be the light at the end of the tunnel. Unless you are a serial entrepreneur, a more leisurely life is ahead when the...