• How to avoid the employment tribunal

    How can employers avoid an Employment Tribunal? The simplest advice, of course, is to ensure that all of your employees are happy and contented and never have any complaints they would want to take to…

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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

  • 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…

  • The 3 big mistakes that stop your press release from being published

    When you’re starting or running your own small business, you have an endless list of jobs to do. One of the most crucial is generating interest in your business and creating awareness of your products…

  • 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…