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Starting a business is an exciting time but there are several things you’ll need to consider and our team of experts in Chesterfield, Sheffield and Mansfield are here to help you every step of the way.

You may be uncertain about how to structure you business, how to finance it, whether to employ staff or whether to rent or buy commercial property. It is important to seek the right legal advice at the start of your journey, because if your foundations are not right then the business may have problems growing.

Our team of experts in Chesterfield, Sheffield and Mansfield have years of experience in dealing with local, national and International businesses and we can help with any aspect of commercial law including commercial property, business contracts, terms and conditions, resolving disputes with suppliers through to employment law advice. 

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Your Questions Answered

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Your Questions Answered

Over time, the gap between women’s and men’s median hourly earnings has been narrowing. In fact, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) it has fallen by over a quarter among full-time employees in the last decade.

 

Coronavirus - Extended Furlough Guide

Coronavirus - Extended Furlough Guide

With the furlough scheme being extended and on-going decisions around the safe return to the workplace, home working and potential redundancies, we have updated this guide to cover the key points that your business may wish to consider.

Coronavirus - Flexible Furlough Guide

Coronavirus - Flexible Furlough Guide

With lockdown being eased, the CJRS changing and workplaces beginning to open up again we have created this guide to summarise the key points that your business may wish to consider.

Coronavirus - Business Support Guide

Coronavirus - Business Support Guide

Explains the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and summarises the additional support measures currently available to businesses.

The Key Facts Every Landlord Should Know in Preparation for Brexit – Deal or no Deal.

The Key Facts Every Landlord Should Know in Preparation for Brexit – Deal or no Deal.

It has been more than three years since the EU reference took place, during which time it’s fair to say the phrase ‘Brexit’ has dominated the headlines.

Hello…, is it MEES you’re looking for?

Hello…, is it MEES you’re looking for?

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard ("MEES") came into force in England and Wales on 1 April 2018 by virtue of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015.

New Rules for Commercial Landlords

New Rules for Commercial Landlords

In April 2018 new legislation increasing the minimum energy efficiency standards for commercial property was implemented, making it unlawful to enter a new lease on a commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’, the current lowest grades of EPC.

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?’

The Collapse of Carillion – Lessons For Businesses

The Collapse of Carillion – Lessons For Businesses

The collapse of Carillion in January 2018 has already triggered disruption throughout the construction industry. Businesses subcontracted by Carillion will soon feel the effects of the liquidation of the second largest construction company in the UK, with smaller private companies likely to be hit the hardest. The domino effect of the collapse of such a massive company is unfortunately unavoidable at this stage. But what lessons could businesses learn from the fallout of Carillion’s demise?

Invalid appointment of administrators

Invalid appointment of administrators

If you are a company director, beware of acting in a way that is contrary to the articles of association of your company, even if the action may on the face of it seem logical. This was a point discovered, to his cost, by the director of BW Estate Ltd.

Nottingham-based Auction Estates Ltd reaches £10m milestone following completion of £1.5m orphanage deal

Nottingham-based Auction Estates Ltd reaches £10m milestone following completion of £1.5m orphanage deal

Auction Estates Ltd, a dedicated property auction house specialising in the sale of residential housing, commercial property, land and specialist property investments, has hit a major milestone this month having completed in excess of £10m worth of auction sales in its first twelve months of business.

Legal Services in the UK are GREAT

Legal Services in the UK are GREAT

In case you were not aware, the legal services provided in the UK are Great. But don’t just take our word for it; its official! A global drive to promote the UK’s £25 billion legal services sector at home and abroad has just been launched by the Lords justice spokesman Lord Keen at a reception in Singapore.
What is the skills shortage costing British business?

What is the skills shortage costing British business?

New research by the Open University has found that the cost of Britain’s skills shortages amounts to more than £2 billion annually due to higher salaries, temporary staffing bills and recruitment costs. The survey of 400 firms found that nine in ten respondents reported struggling to recruit workers with the correct skills within the last year. This is likely to exacerbate concerns over employers experiencing difficulties in filling key jobs, a situation many predict will be worsened after Brexit and a subsequent immigration clampdown.

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.
Guide to Selling a Business

Guide to Selling a Business

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.

Online Privacy in the Office

Online Privacy in the Office

Companies are within their rights to monitor the private online activities of their employees when they are in the office.

Changes to way in which fees can be charged in insolvency cases.

Changes to way in which fees can be charged in insolvency cases.

Changes to the way in which fees can be charged will soon make it more difficult for creditors to sue fraudulent directors.

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