Do I need a solicitor to set up a business in the UK?
As with any life-altering events, including marriage, divorce or making your Will, you may instruct the support of a trusted solicitor. This is just as true when you decide to set up a business. Although it is not a legal requirement to instruct a solicitor when you set up a business, it is something thatRead More
What is contentious probate?
There are different visas depending on where you are from and why you require a visa. The aftermath of losing a loved one is distressing and emotional, which is only worsened by any disputes concerning the distribution of the person’s estate. Contentious probate solicitors assist with resolving these disputes. In recent years, there has beenRead More
How do I apply for a visa?
There are different visas depending on where you are from and why you require a visa. The different types of visas are subject to where you are from, why you want to visit the UK, how long you want to stay in the UK and any relevant personal circumstances or skills you possess. Some peopleRead More
Grenfell Tower: New guidance on building safety and cladding
Three years on from the Grenfell Tower Fire and the Hackitt Building a Safer Future report, new laws have been passed. The Fire Safety Act 2021 has been passed, and a Building Safety Bill is being considered by parliament to clarify building safety standards and requirements. Guidance for those buying flats is constantly changing, andRead More
What is the Global Business Mobility route?
On 11 April 2022, the government launched the Global Business Mobility route designed for overseas companies relocating their staff to the UK and foreign businesses seeking to establish a presence in the UK market. The new scheme replaces a number of existing routes, including the Representative of Overseas Business and Intra-Company Transfer visas, which areRead More
New Lockdown Government Grants for Businesses
The Government has announced an additional £4.6 billion for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors affect by the new lockdown. More than 600,000 eligible businesses will benefit from a one-off cash sum worth up to £9,000 per property, depending on the value of their business. The cash will be provided on a per-propertyRead More
Covid-19 Updates: 100% government-backed loans for SMEs
The current crisis has no doubt put considerable strain on all businesses, particularly small to medium size businesses. The government keep reviewing the measures to help SME stay afloat and as of this evening have just announced that small firms are to get access to 100% taxpayer-backed loans. This comes after concerns were raised about slowRead More
Why You Should Ask a Lawyer to Look Over Your Commercial Contracts
As a busy owner of a business, you may be signing contracts left and right without even reading them through. In fact, chances are you skim through most of the content even if you do go through them. Unfortunately, signing agreements too quickly without focusing on the details is a recipe for disaster. Here areRead More
Are You Paying Your Taxes Correctly as a Business Owner?
Are you an established limited liability company or have you just opened a small business? Irrespective of the current condition of your undertaking, there are certain expenses that can go unclaimed. In other words, you can end up paying way more in taxes than you need to but not if you are aware of theRead More
Business Lasting Powers of Attorneys (Financial LPA)
There is a general misconception that Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) can only be used for personal use. This is certainly not the case. Whether you are a company director, partner or sole trader; as a businessperson, you will have invested a lot of money, time and effort into your business and, so you needRead More