• Making a contractual job offer to a new employee

    Following a successful recruitment and selection process, employers will be able to identify which candidates they wish to employ. Making a job offer to the successful candidate appears to be a straightforward area of law,…

  • Employee Request for Annual Leave

    Can employers decline an employee’s annual leave request?

    Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, employees are entitled to take a minimum of 5.6 times their normal working week as paid annual leave each year.

  • How to hire graduates for your small business

    A recent study found that 48% of millennial graduates believe a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) to be the ideal sized business to work for as opposed to a larger organisation. Even with this encouraging…

  • social conscience

    How a social conscience can help small businesses attract the people they need

    By 2020, millennials will comprise more than 50% of the total workforce, according to PwC. This generation is radically different to any other, with new tastes, preferences, and expectations – and we’re not just talking…

  • Employment Tribunal - details and procedures

    How the Employment Tribunal works

    Are you an employer that is being taken to the Employment Tribunal by an employee for alleged sexual harassment or racial discrimination or for unfair dismissal? Are you an employee that feels your job situation…

  • Leased or serviced office space – which is the best fit for your business?

    Moving into a proper office can make what you do seem a whole lot more real – but it’s a daunting move to make, and with more options available than ever before, it’s unsurprising that…

  • How to choose a solicitor for your small business

    When running your business, there may be times when you’ll need to obtain legal advice. Quite often, a solicitor will be called upon to review a contract, or to provide a legal opinion on a…

  • Advice on filming in public spaces

    The dos and don’ts of filming in public spaces

    More and more small businesses coming round to the power of using video to establish their brand presence and promote their products or services. With the technology to make professional looking brand film, becoming increasingly…

  • become it contractor

    Everything you need to know before becoming an IT contractor

    Making the decision to go it alone and leave the relative security of life as a PAYE employee is a big one, but it can pay dividends (quite literally) when it comes to your potential…