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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - Borrower beware

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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has had a slow start and Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been forced to overhaul the scheme following pressure from small business owners, primarily at the paltry level of loans sanctioned compared to...

Rectifying a commercial contract

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Rectifying a commercial contract, how do the Courts do it? If you are the owner of a business, it will be common for you to work with commercial contracts. It is important to note that the terms of a contract do not have to be written down to bind parties...

Data protection: Should businesses be worried?

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Data protection: Should businesses be worried? With British Airways (BA) and Marriott receiving notices of proposed fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the regulatory body that enforces data protection policies in the UK,...

How much do you know about cookies?

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What is a cookie? We’re not talking about the chocolate chip variety! A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ such as a computer, when the user opens a website. This allows the website to identify...

The right time to sell: planning for retirement as a business owner or shareholder

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Retirement is something that many look forward to. For those who have invested years of hard work into a business to make it a success, it is a time to reap the rewards. One could be forgiven for wanting to expedite the whole process and book a...

Don't Neglect Your T&Cs!

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Inevitably, all businesses will have different priorities from one another in terms of income generation and business development. These can range from product and brand development, to increasing market share, increasing revenue, or growing client lists....

#AD: New Guidance for Influencers

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In November we wrote about the guidance published by the Advertising Standards Authority (“ ASA ”) clarifying the rules that apply to social media influencers. Now, further guidance on the rules regarding social media endorsements has...

Preparing for Brexit? Have you thought about your business' contracts?

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With the 29 th March 2019 fast approaching, it is, for good reason, becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the “B” word. In this article, we consider contractual measures that businesses may consider implementing in their preparations...

New Rules for Influencers from the Advertising Standards Authority

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The advertising landscape changes quickly; those in the industry are constantly looking for novel and captivating ways to reach their desired audiences. This has led to an influx of brands working with influencers to promote various products and...

Proposals designed to increase workplace flexibility

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The government is considering introducing a duty on employers to consider whether a job can be performed flexibly, and to make that clear when advertising. The potential introduction of further flexibility within the workplace is designed to support those...

BakerLaw LLP Employment News: Winter Edition

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We have today circulated our quarterly Employment Law Newsletter. In this edition you can indulge in the following articles and news: A fresh start for the New Year - Are your employment documents in order? Key...

Winner of Professional Negligence Lawyer of the Year UK

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We are pleased to announce that our Managing Partner, Amanda Glover has been awarded Professional Negligence Lawyer of the Year UK in the Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017. The Finance Monthly Global Awards recognise and celebrate companies and individuals...

What does today's judgment on ET fees mean for you?

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Following an appeal by UNISON (one of the UK’s largest trade unions) the Supreme Court (the highest Court within the UK’s legal system) has ruled that the requirement to pay the fees for issuing a claim and hearing a claim in the Employment...

BakerLaw bolsters employment team

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BakerLaw LLP has bolstered its Employment Law Department with the appointment of a new Associate. Emily Yeardley is an experienced employment law solicitor advising businesses and individuals on employment related matters ranging from unfair...

Employment Law 2017 - what lies ahead?

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It looks as though 2017 will be a busy year for employment law, with a number of important cases set to be decided. We have commented upon just a few of these below, dealing with: employment status and the gig economy, holiday pay, Employment Tribunal...

National Minimum Wage Increase

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From 1 October 2016, the national minimum wage hourly rates increase. The national living wage for workers age 25 years or above remains at £7.20 per hour. The table below sets out the previous and current hourly rates for each category of...