• Guide to the National Living Wage for small business owners

    From 1st April, 2016 all employers will need to comply with the new National Minimum Wage regulations. To help you understand exactly what the National Living Wage is, and what you need to do to…

  • The Consumer Rights Act 2015 – 7 Key points for small businesses

    As all businesses and traders selling to consumers should know, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) came into force on 1 October 2015 and overhauled the UK’s legislation on selling goods and services to consumers.

  • Dismissing a member of staff – how to do this within the law

    Having to dismiss an employee is something many employers dread, due to the possibility that the dismissed employee may take them to an employment tribunal if they feel they weren’t treated fairly. This is why…

  • Guide to Auto Enrolment – 12 key facts small businesses need to know

    Automatic enrolment is looming large on the horizon for hundreds of thousands of small businesses across the UK. With many small firms unfamiliar with company pensions, tackling auto enrolment (AE) can feel daunting, so this…

  • How to manage and minimise the legal risks to small companies

    In this article, Guy Hollebon from Bevans Solicitors looks at some key legal risks that can affect small businesses and how to manage and minimise such risks. Guy has approached the matter as an expert…

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    Companies Act 2006 & derivative claims by shareholders

    Stephan Weber of Sykes Anderson LLP discusses the new statutory provisions under the Companies Act 2006 in respect of derivative claims by shareholders