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All Business legal guides

Business contracts
The Commercial Agents Regulations
Ending a contract
Assigning a contract
Execution of deeds
Letters of intent
Subcontracting work
Invoicing
VAT
Term sheets
Term sheet checklist
Model release letters
Supply of services B2C
Ecommerce between businesses
Breach of contract B2B
Indemnity
Consumer rights when purchasing digital content
Non compete clause
Jurisdiction and international contracts
Competition law and distribution agreements
Limitation of liability clauses
How to form a valid contract
Due diligence
Non solicitation & restrictive covenants
Collaboration agreements
Conducting a fire risk assessment
Debt recovery
Alternatives to legal action
Calculating interest on commercial debts
Court orders and enforcement
How a claim is defended
Issuing a money claim
Payment reminders
How to avoid problems with debtors
Repayment agreements
Statutory demands
Alternative Dispute Resolution
How to start a business
Writing a business plan-market analysis and strategy
Writing a business plan-management team operations and logistics
Writing a business plan-financial information and requirements
Writing a business plan-SWOT analysis
What is a business plan
Business insurance
Choosing your business structure
Shareholders agreements
Writing a business plan-executive summary and business outline
How to set up your business
How to choose a name for your business
How to register a company in 5 steps
What happens after you register your company
Private limited companies
Non disclosure agreements
Setting up a UK company as a non UK resident
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
Trademarks and passing off
Copyright
Design rights
Patents
Cease and desist letters
How to register a trade mark
Trade mark classification
International trade marks
Protecting intellectual property overseas
Licensing trade marks
Image rights
Online business
E-commerce
Data privacy and cookies
Online business regulations
Website terms of use
Terms and conditions
Data protection
Getting ready for GDPR
Domain names
International transfers of personal data
Processing personal data
Different types of internet cookies
Data breach reporting
Operating as a sole trader
Business insurance
Running your business
Sharing space
Doing business with consumers
Invoicing
Raising capital for your business
Shareholders agreements
Funding your business
Share transfers and issuing new shares
Loan agreements and promissory notes
Loans between companies
Warranties in share purchase agreements
Share purchase agreement
Asset purchase agreement
Running a business partnership
Accounting and bookkeeping
What is a partnership
Types of partnership
Setting up a partnership
Running a partnership
Business insurance
Running your business
Ending a partnership
Running a private limited company
Company Books and Records
Different types of company director
The role of a company director
Appointing and removing directors
Directors duties
Post-employment restrictions
Filing your annual return
Annual accounts and tax return
Board meeting minutes
Loans between companies
Business insurance
Shareholders agreements
Other filings at Companies House
Running your business
Doing business with consumers
Accounting and bookkeeping
Private limited companies
Contracts for customers
Closing a limited company
Articles of association
What are the differences between PLCs and LTDs
Sharing space
Share transfers and issuing new shares
Directors loan
Company resolutions
Compulsory transfer of shares
Types of shares
Drag along and tag along rights
Dormant companies
Corporation tax
Disqualification of company directors
Shareholder deadlock
How to resign as a company director
Marketing and the law
Dividends
Misfeasance and insolvency
Terms and conditions
How to choose the right terms and conditions
Doing business with consumers
Terms and conditions

All Employment legal guides

Disciplining employees
Disciplinary appeals
Disciplinary warnings
How to run a disciplinary hearing
Disciplinary process
Dismissal checklist
Summary dismissal and gross misconduct
Suspension from work
Dismissing an employee
Dismissal
Payments in lieu of notice
Gardening leave
Unfair dismissal
Dismissal checklist
Settlement agreements with employees
Dismissal for disciplinary reasons
Summary dismissal and gross misconduct
Notice periods
Wrongful dismissal
Constructive dismissal
Hiring staff
Checklist for new employers
Employee holidays
Hiring
Gardening leave
Part-time workers
Pay and Benefits
Payments in lieu of notice
Post-employment restrictions
Recruitment
Using consultants
Zero hours contracts
Consultants workers and employees
Minimum wage
Probationary periods
Using overseas contractors
Employment documents
How to opt-out staff from the 48 hour week
Work permits and employing overseas workers
Child employment
Hiring an intern
Hiring an apprentice
Fixed term employment contracts
Working as a volunteer
HR policies
Equal opportunities and discrimination
Flexible working
Health and safety
Maternity leave
Parental leave
HR policies and procedures
Workplace antibribery rules
Employee use of IT
Employees and social media
Data protection and employees
Family leave and rights
Paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Environmental policy
Employee grievances and raising grievances
Disciplinary process
Workplace monitoring
Risk assessments at work
Making someone redundant
Redundancy pooling and selection
Redundancy
How to make someone redundant in a small business
Transfer of undertakings
Redundancy and pregnancy or maternity leave
Managing employees
Employee holidays
How to opt-out staff from the 48 hour week
Managing sickness absence
Employee use of IT
Other employment issues
Protecting confidential information
Changing employment terms
Sick pay
Employees and intellectual property
Data protection and employees
Employment tribunals
Implied terms of employment contract
Auto-enrolment and salary sacrifice
How to calculate holiday entitlement
Transfer of undertakings
Employee share schemes
How to calculate statutory sick pay for zero hours workers
Overpayment of wages
Employee expenses and benefits
Employee reference letters
Managing employee absenteeism
What to do when an employee leaves
Overtime

All Property legal guides

Commercial property
Assigning a business lease
Subletting business premises
Sharing space
Break clause notices
Leases licences and tenancies
Entering a commercial lease
Commercial lease heads of terms
Security of tenure
How to terminate commercial leases
Use classes
Commercial property repair obligations
Commercial rent review
Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery CRAR
Managing property
Difficult tenants
Tenants and owners obligations
Dealing with breaches of covenant
Rents deposits and utilities
Tenants rights
Lease extensions
Land transaction tax in Wales
Mortgage arrears
Managing residential rent arrears
Restrictive covenants for property
Renting out residential property
What to consider when buying a property to rent out
Points to consider before you buy to let
Picking a tenant
Legal obligations of a landlord
Energy performance certificates or EPC
Rents deposits and utilities
Deposit protection schemes
Tenants and owners obligations
Freehold and leasehold property
Residential tenancies
Renting property
Buy to let as an investment
Buy to let tax implications
Holiday lets
Tenant abandonment
HMOs
Student lettings
Prescribed information for tenancy deposits
Right to rent
Tenants entitlement to rent repayments
Private renting rent increases
Selective licensing
Dealing with infestations and pests in rental property
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for residential properties
Holding deposits
Sharing property
Declaration of trust
Taking in a lodger
Sharing space
Party wall matters
Legal interest and beneficial interest in property
Holiday lets
Cohabitation
Neighbour disputes
Planning permission
Tenant eviction
Repossessing property-section 21 notices
Repossessing property-section 8 notices
Break clause notices
Tenant eviction FAQs
Tenant abandonment
Surrendering a tenancy
Retaliatory evictions
Ending a tenancy due to immigration status
Squatters
Repossessing property in Wales
Enforcement of possession orders

All Startups legal guides

Forming your business
Shareholders agreements
Board meeting minutes
What happens after you register your company
Business insurance
Private limited companies
How to register a company in 5 steps
Funding your business
What is a business plan
Writing a business plan-SWOT analysis
Writing a business plan-executive summary and business outline
Writing a business plan-financial information and requirements
Writing a business plan-management team operations and logistics
Writing a business plan-market analysis and strategy
Loans between companies
Funding your business
Hiring employees
HR policies and procedures
The role of a company director
Appointing and removing directors
Directors duties
Hiring
Checklist for new employers
Hiring for your startup
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
Patents
Copyright
Trademarks and passing off
Design rights
Selling goods and services
Online business regulations
Terms and conditions
Website terms of use
Data privacy and cookies
Doing business with consumers
Contracts for customers

All Family legal guides

Cohabitation and marriage
Changing your name
Co-ownership of property
Declaration of trust
Considerations before getting married or forming a civil partnership
Parental responsibility
How to make a prenuptial agreement
Cohabitation
Getting married
Post nuptial agreements
Surrogacy
Adoption
Separation
Changing your name
Co-ownership of property
Legal considerations after divorce or dissolution
How to get a divorce or dissolution
Separating from your spouse or civil partner
The divorce process
Grounds for divorce
Five ways to get a divorce
Child custody
Divorce and financial arrangements
Domestic violence legal remedies
Spousal maintenance
Child maintenance
Consent orders
Wills and power of attorney
Execution of deeds
Lasting powers of attorney
Executing a will
General powers of attorney
Making your will
Reasons to make a will
Trusts
Intestacy rules
Contesting a will
Inheritance tax
Estate planning
Probate
Revoking a power of attorney and lasting power of attorney
Mirror wills
Appointing a guardian
Elements of a will
Storing your will
Statutory wills
Deputies

All Personal legal guides

Employee letters
Employee holidays
Employee grievances and raising grievances
Appealing decisions made by employers
Employment tribunals
Constructive dismissal
Personal business
Buying and selling a vehicle
Execution of deeds
Holiday lets
Bills of sale
Returning a used car
Affidavits
The Consumer Credit Act
Insolvency
Defamation
Mediation
Conciliation
Arbitration
Restraining orders
Personal tax
Income tax
Civil courts and civil procedure rules
Capital gains tax
Statutory nuisance
Small claims court
Consumer rights
County court judgments
Advantages and disadvantages of declaring bankruptcy
Bankruptcy process
How to apply for British citizenship
Personal contract purchase agreeements
Car parking fines and appealing them
Changing the name of your child
Data protection requests
Easements and rights of way
Land Registry
Planning permission
Stamp duty on residential property
Freehold and leasehold property
Chargeback schemes
Road traffic offences
Resigning from employment
Bailiffs
Settled status in the UK
Bona vacantia
Wills and power of attorney
Execution of deeds
Lasting powers of attorney
Executing a will
General powers of attorney
Making your will
Reasons to make a will
Probate

All Business legal guides

Business contracts
The Commercial Agents Regulations
Ending a contract
Assigning a contract
Execution of deeds
Letters of intent
Subcontracting work
Invoicing
VAT
Term sheets
Term sheet checklist
Model release letters
Supply of services B2C
Ecommerce between businesses
Breach of contract B2B
Indemnity
Consumer rights when purchasing digital content
Non compete clause
Jurisdiction and international contracts
Competition law and distribution agreements
Limitation of liability clauses
How to form a valid contract
Due diligence
Non solicitation & restrictive covenants
Collaboration agreements
Conducting a fire risk assessment
Debt recovery
Alternatives to legal action
Calculating interest on commercial debts
Court orders and enforcement
How a claim is defended
Issuing a money claim
Payment reminders
How to avoid problems with debtors
Repayment agreements
Statutory demands
Alternative Dispute Resolution
How to start a business
Writing a business plan-market analysis and strategy
Writing a business plan-management team operations and logistics
Writing a business plan-financial information and requirements
Writing a business plan-SWOT analysis
What is a business plan
Business insurance
Choosing your business structure
Shareholders agreements
Writing a business plan-executive summary and business outline
How to set up your business
How to choose a name for your business
How to register a company in 5 steps
What happens after you register your company
Private limited companies
Non disclosure agreements
Setting up a UK company as a non UK resident
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
Trademarks and passing off
Copyright
Design rights
Patents
Cease and desist letters
How to register a trade mark
Trade mark classification
International trade marks
Protecting intellectual property overseas
Licensing trade marks
Image rights
Online business
E-commerce
Data privacy and cookies
Online business regulations
Website terms of use
Terms and conditions
Data protection
Getting ready for GDPR
Domain names
International transfers of personal data
Processing personal data
Different types of internet cookies
Data breach reporting
Operating as a sole trader
Business insurance
Running your business
Sharing space
Doing business with consumers
Invoicing
Raising capital for your business
Shareholders agreements
Funding your business
Share transfers and issuing new shares
Loan agreements and promissory notes
Loans between companies
Warranties in share purchase agreements
Share purchase agreement
Asset purchase agreement
Running a business partnership
Accounting and bookkeeping
What is a partnership
Types of partnership
Setting up a partnership
Running a partnership
Business insurance
Running your business
Ending a partnership
Running a private limited company
Company Books and Records
Different types of company director
The role of a company director
Appointing and removing directors
Directors duties
Post-employment restrictions
Filing your annual return
Annual accounts and tax return
Board meeting minutes
Loans between companies
Business insurance
Shareholders agreements
Other filings at Companies House
Running your business
Doing business with consumers
Accounting and bookkeeping
Private limited companies
Contracts for customers
Closing a limited company
Articles of association
What are the differences between PLCs and LTDs
Sharing space
Share transfers and issuing new shares
Directors loan
Company resolutions
Compulsory transfer of shares
Types of shares
Drag along and tag along rights
Dormant companies
Corporation tax
Disqualification of company directors
Shareholder deadlock
How to resign as a company director
Marketing and the law
Dividends
Misfeasance and insolvency
Terms and conditions
How to choose the right terms and conditions
Doing business with consumers
Terms and conditions

All Employment legal guides

Disciplining employees
Disciplinary appeals
Disciplinary warnings
How to run a disciplinary hearing
Disciplinary process
Dismissal checklist
Summary dismissal and gross misconduct
Suspension from work
Dismissing an employee
Dismissal
Payments in lieu of notice
Gardening leave
Unfair dismissal
Dismissal checklist
Settlement agreements with employees
Dismissal for disciplinary reasons
Summary dismissal and gross misconduct
Notice periods
Wrongful dismissal
Constructive dismissal
Hiring staff
Checklist for new employers
Employee holidays
Hiring
Gardening leave
Part-time workers
Pay and Benefits
Payments in lieu of notice
Post-employment restrictions
Recruitment
Using consultants
Zero hours contracts
Consultants workers and employees
Minimum wage
Probationary periods
Using overseas contractors
Employment documents
How to opt-out staff from the 48 hour week
Work permits and employing overseas workers
Child employment
Hiring an intern
Hiring an apprentice
Fixed term employment contracts
Working as a volunteer
HR policies
Equal opportunities and discrimination
Flexible working
Health and safety
Maternity leave
Parental leave
HR policies and procedures
Workplace antibribery rules
Employee use of IT
Employees and social media
Data protection and employees
Family leave and rights
Paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Environmental policy
Employee grievances and raising grievances
Disciplinary process
Workplace monitoring
Risk assessments at work
Making someone redundant
Redundancy pooling and selection
Redundancy
How to make someone redundant in a small business
Transfer of undertakings
Redundancy and pregnancy or maternity leave
Managing employees
Employee holidays
How to opt-out staff from the 48 hour week
Managing sickness absence
Employee use of IT
Other employment issues
Protecting confidential information
Changing employment terms
Sick pay
Employees and intellectual property
Data protection and employees
Employment tribunals
Implied terms of employment contract
Auto-enrolment and salary sacrifice
How to calculate holiday entitlement
Transfer of undertakings
Employee share schemes
How to calculate statutory sick pay for zero hours workers
Overpayment of wages
Employee expenses and benefits
Employee reference letters
Managing employee absenteeism
What to do when an employee leaves
Overtime

All Property legal guides

Commercial property
Assigning a business lease
Subletting business premises
Sharing space
Break clause notices
Leases licences and tenancies
Entering a commercial lease
Commercial lease heads of terms
Security of tenure
How to terminate commercial leases
Use classes
Commercial property repair obligations
Commercial rent review
Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery CRAR
Managing property
Difficult tenants
Tenants and owners obligations
Dealing with breaches of covenant
Rents deposits and utilities
Tenants rights
Lease extensions
Land transaction tax in Wales
Mortgage arrears
Managing residential rent arrears
Restrictive covenants for property
Renting out residential property
What to consider when buying a property to rent out
Points to consider before you buy to let
Picking a tenant
Legal obligations of a landlord
Energy performance certificates or EPC
Rents deposits and utilities
Deposit protection schemes
Tenants and owners obligations
Freehold and leasehold property
Residential tenancies
Renting property
Buy to let as an investment
Buy to let tax implications
Holiday lets
Tenant abandonment
HMOs
Student lettings
Prescribed information for tenancy deposits
Right to rent
Tenants entitlement to rent repayments
Private renting rent increases
Selective licensing
Dealing with infestations and pests in rental property
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for residential properties
Holding deposits
Sharing property
Declaration of trust
Taking in a lodger
Sharing space
Party wall matters
Legal interest and beneficial interest in property
Holiday lets
Cohabitation
Neighbour disputes
Planning permission
Tenant eviction
Repossessing property-section 21 notices
Repossessing property-section 8 notices
Break clause notices
Tenant eviction FAQs
Tenant abandonment
Surrendering a tenancy
Retaliatory evictions
Ending a tenancy due to immigration status
Squatters
Repossessing property in Wales
Enforcement of possession orders