How to Create and Register a UK Business

14th November 2023 - Category: Business Management

Before running a business in the UK, one must ensure that the business is legitimately and legally recognised by the relevant authorities. This process is also very necessary because of the varying types of business structures that exist and the differences in their constitutions. [...]

Signing Documents in England and Wales

7th November 2023 - Category: Business Management

This guide will explain the different methods of signing a legal document in England and Wales. The process of formally signing a document under the correct legal process is commonly referred to as executing a document. [...]

How to Send a Letter

27th October 2023 - Category: Business Management

This guide will explain the process for sending a letter in the United Kingdom. A letter may be sent: By post By hand delivery By email Before sending a letter via post, the letter should be signed and dated to reflect the date of posting. [...]

How to Amend a Contract Yet Maintain a Good Relationship with your Contractor

31st May 2023 - Category: Business Management

For a any transaction to progress smoothly, it is essential for the parties to establish and maintain strong working relationships. This is also true when it comes to relationships between a client and a contractor. [...]

Establishment of a Partnership: Benefits and Limitations

25th April 2023 - Category: Business Formation and Structure

A partnership, is a type of business venture which is created by two or more persons come together to run a business for the purpose of carrying out a trade and making profit. The decision to form a partnership is usually attractive to entrepreneurs who do not want to run a business by themselves (i. [...]

Ending a Contract before its Anticipated Termination Date

10th April 2023 - Category: Business Management

Many contracts will specify a termination date which will define the term (duration) of the contract. Sometimes, contracts may last for an indeterminate period of time. [...]

Which Clauses in a Lease Agreement Ensure Maximum Protection of the Parties' Rights?

17th February 2023 - Category: Housing and Property

A Lease Agreement is a an agreement entered into between two parties where one (the Landlord) intends to let out their property for a period of time and the second party (the Tenant) wishes to live in or possess the property for that period of time. The Lease Agreement sets out the terms on which the property will be let out to the Tenant so that there is clarity and all matters can be governed by the agreement in the event that there is a disagreement or in the extreme case, a need for legal action arising from a breach. [...]

Commencing Proceedings for Unpaid Debt (Choosing the Correct Pre Action Protocol)

5th January 2023 - Category: Daily Life

In our previous guide titled 'How to Recover Debt and Not Become Enemies' (debt recovery guide), we explored the steps which should ordinarily be considered by a creditor and the solutions which may be available outside of the court arena in respect of unpaid debt. Where such factors have not been considered, it may be useful to refer to our debt recovery guide first, before returning to the information outlined below. [...]

How to Organize Remote Working for your Employees

26th December 2022 - Category: Human Resources and Employment Law

Today's business climate has made it commonplace for employees to work remotely to perform their duties under their employment contracts. Following on from the Covid-19 pandemic, it became essential for businesses to adapt their structures and systems in such a way that it is conducive for their employees to work hybrid (some days from home and some days at the office) and in some cases, entirely remotely without the need to enter the employer's premises. [...]

Differences between an Employment Contract, Service Contract and Consulting Agreement

13th December 2022 - Category: Human Resources and Employment Law

Every organisation faces the need for staffing and having workers carry out the functions needed to make that organisation meet its targets, fulfil its objectives and ultimately make enough money to be profitable. Today's business world has made it so that there are different ways to engage people to carry out these organisational tasks. [...]

Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Shareholders' Meeting

15th August 2022 - Category: Business Management

A shareholder as the name suggests is an entity that is the legal owner of shares in a private or public company. A shareholder can be either an individual or a company. [...]

How to Recover Debt and not Become Enemies

16th June 2022 - Category: Business Management

A Debt refers to a sum of money that one party owes to another party, usually agreed and due under the terms of an agreement. Generally, debts can arise under two major circumstances namely: debt from a loan (business or personal); debt from a supply of goods or services. [...]

Managing Employee Redundancies

2nd May 2022 - Category: Human Resources and Employment Law

Employers must ensure that they deal with redundancies appropriately. This guide will explore some of the key points which an employer in Great Britain must consider in terms of its approach to the issue of redundancy. [...]

How to Sublet a Leased Commercial Property

8th April 2022 - Category: Commercial Property

Subletting or Underletting of a commercial property is when a Tenant of a property further rents out the property to another party called the Subtenant for a portion or the remainder of the duration of the Tenant's lease. The Tenant of a commercial property refers to an individual, company or other business entity (e. [...]

Important Factors for Employers to Consider when Creating Safe Working Environment

7th March 2022 - Category: Human Resources and Employment Law

This guide explores some important legal factors which must be considered by employers in order to ensure a safe working environment in England and Wales. Under common law, employers have a general duty of care to employees. [...]

Discrimination in the Workplace

24th February 2022 - Category: Human Resources and Employment Law

Running and managing a business effectively involves ensuring that employees or workers employed by the organisation enjoy a good working environment. Such an environment helps keep morale high, subsequently leading to greater workforce productivity. [...]

Five Common Misconceptions about Pre-Nuptial Agreements

26th January 2022 - Category: Marriage, Divorce and Family

A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement which is made between two persons before they marry or before they enter into a civil partnership. The agreement will set out how the parties would like their assets to be divided between them in the event that they choose to divorce or dissolve their civil partnership in the future. [...]

The Differences between Commercial and Residential Leases in England and Wales

31st August 2021 - Category: Housing and Property

This guide provides an outline of the key features of residential leases and commercial leases in England and Wales. This guide uses some terms which are relevant to the possession, ownership and rights relating to land in England and Wales. [...]

Types of Residential Lease in the UK

19th June 2021 - Category: Housing and Property

Residential leases are an important and staple part of the property market in the UK. Almost 20% of all homes in the UK are privately rented and this means that there is a significant demand and reliance upon landlords issuing their tenants with the correct legal documents in order to protect the rights of both parties during the term of any lease and to protect the property itself. [...]

Implementing a Disciplinary Procedure

22nd February 2021 - Category: Human Resources and Employment Law

In most relationships between an employer and an employee, the need to address behavioural and performance based issues will be dealt with in an informal manner and there will not come a time where the employer must take certain specific and formal steps to address the failings of the employee in regards to their behaviour or performance. However, in some circumstances the need to issue and implement formal and official disciplinary procedures against an employee can be unavoidable. [...]