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Selling a Business - A Complete Guide

Selling a Business - A Complete Guide

There are many factors to consider when selling a business and it isn’t something that should be entered into lightly. Our free guide runs through some of the important considerations this involves.

Estate Planning for Business Owners – what should you consider?

Estate Planning for Business Owners – what should you consider?

Estate planning for business owners is a critical process that includes planning for the transfer of your assets and the management of your business in the event of your retirement, death or incapacity. Here are some essential steps and considerations for business owners when it comes to estate planning.

Business Legal Services Team

Business Legal Services Team

Our Business Legal Services team pride themselves on being able to offer high quality ‘city style’ advice in a user friendly, cost effective manner to local, national and international businesses.

Business First Magazine - Autumn/Winter 2023

Business First Magazine - Autumn/Winter 2023

Our quartlery business magazine is packed full of features including creating a supportive workplace, sustainable buildings, legally compliant HR and EDI essentials.

Are Restrictive Covenants too harsh?

Are Restrictive Covenants too harsh?

Would removing non-compete clauses improve worker’s rights? Theoretically, they’re supposed to be in place for C-suite level employees to prevent them taking business secrets to competitors. So, is it necessary to make low-level workers sign non-competes too? Is it too harsh?

Business First Magazine Spring 23

Business First Magazine Spring 23

In this issue we cover lots of topical business issues and challenges from Mergers, Layoffs, Going Global, Commercial Property and more

Settlement Agreement Advice

Settlement Agreement Advice

Katie Ash explains and answers some questions about settlement agreements.

 Managing Redundancy in your Business

Managing Redundancy in your Business

Katie Ash, head of Employment Law, answers the most commonly asked questions about redundancy.

Guide to naming your business

Guide to naming your business

When it comes to starting a business, one of the most challenging but interesting tasks you must carry out is finding the right name. However, many people do not realise that there are restrictions on what you can name your business.

Making sure your business is protected in the event of a flood

Making sure your business is protected in the event of a flood

Running a business can be tough at the best of times, but things can feel particularly fraught when the unexpected hits. Things out of your control can have a detrimental effect to your success and although you may not want to think of the worst-case scenario – including extreme flooding, as has been the case in recent weeks across North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire – planning for every eventuality could help keep disruption to a minimum and allow you to resume operations sooner rather than later. Here, our Business Services Solicitor, Laura Barlow talks about what measures you should put in place to ensure that your business is protected if it is affected by flooding in the future.

What will leaving the Customs Union mean for my business?

What will leaving the Customs Union mean for my business?

When we leave the European Union we will also leave the EU customs union. The question we all want to know the answer to is ‘what does that mean for me?’

Are you risking being classed as a contractor?

Are you risking being classed as a contractor?

If you’re a business owner outside the construction industry, then it’s quite likely that your knowledge of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is limited, and understandably so.