• Health & Safety compliance for small businesses – where do you start?

    When you are starting a business, sitting down and grappling with Health & Safety legislation isn’t one of your top priorities. It’s fair to say that it’s not one of the more exciting parts of…

  • How to prepare for and handle an employee grievance

    Being an employer comes with all manner of responsibilities, not least ensuring the happiness and safety of your staff. So when an employee approaches you, or the person responsible for HR within your organisation, with…

  • What is a confidentiality agreement or ‘NDA’ and when might a small business use one?

    Picture the scene. You’ve spent years developing an amazing new product, the likes of which has never been seen before. It will truly revolutionise the market and give your competitors many sleepless nights of agonising…

  • How to enforce a County Court Judgment (CCJ)

    You see County Court Judgments, or CCJs, mentioned on debt-related adverts all the time, but what are they, and how do you enforce one?

  • Why it is important to have a Partnership Agreement

    Business is all about partnerships – public-private partnerships, supplier relationships, collaboration with colleagues and competitors, and of course the way you work with your customers.

  • Employers’ guide to employee holiday and leave entitlement

    The Summer holidays are fast approaching and if you are an employer, you may soon be inundated with holiday forms from your workforce, as staff begin to prepare for their holidays. Although a lot of…