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Law Donut review of 2017

Date: 19 December 2017

By: Fanny Marshall

Your business domain name and the law

Date: 11 December 2017

By: Tim Erinwright

Why firing staff can be a risky business

Date: 20 November 2017

By: Andrew Gray

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What to check before you use a paralegal

Paralegals are often just as good as a solicitor and they cost less but always check your paralegal meets key criteria says Amanda Hamilton of NALP.

Date: 14 November 2017   By: Amanda Hamilton

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Six ways employers can support mothers back to work

Yuliana Topazly of BuddyWith outlines six ways that employers can make it easier for mothers returning to work in order to retain top talent.

Date: 6 November 2017   By: Yuliana Topazly

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Business owners need to take GDPR more seriously

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law in 2017 but many small businesses are not ready for the changes, says Billy Leonard.

Date: 25 September 2017   By: Billy Leonard

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How to protect sensitive data from hackers

How to protect your data; hackers are targeting professional services businesses, including law firms, to access financial and client information.

Date: 11 September 2017   By: John Fielding

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What is a paralegal and when might you use one?

Paralegals can do almost everything that a solicitor can and for lower fees; find out if your legal needs could be met by a paralegal.

Date: 21 August 2017   By: Amanda Hamilton

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How to keep the nastiness out of divorce

Divorce is never easy but you can take some of the nastiness out of discussions by following these suggestions from lawyer Helen Thewlis.

Date: 19 July 2017   By: Helen Thewlis

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Everything you need to know about van weights

If you drive a commercial van for your business, you need to know the rules on van weights and weight distribution to avoid fines for heavy loads.

Date: 12 July 2017   By: Debbie Monro

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Getting your first investment

Getting funding or investment for your start-up has tax and legal implications. Ian Naylor explains what's involved and how to get the best deal.

Date: 6 July 2017   By: Ian Naylor

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Are you eligible to make a work injury claim?

If you are injured at work, you could be eligible to make a claim. Dakota Murphey explains how to find a solicitor and get compensation.

Date: 23 June 2017   By: Dakota Murphey

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How UK employers can prepare for Brexit

There is a lot of uncertainty over Brexit but there are some simple steps employers can take now to prepare for change says Jo Stubbs.

Date: 5 June 2017   By: Jo Stubbs

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Flexible working tips for small businesses

Flexible or remote working can improve productivity and staff wellbeing. Stephen Duignan explains how to make it work in a small business.

Date: 30 May 2017   By: Stephen Duignan

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Why your business needs a workplace dress code

Despite a recent campaign, it's still legal for employers to require female staff to wear high heels at work. Jane Crosby explains.

Date: 5 May 2017   By: Jane Crosby

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Can headscarves be part of an office dress code?

A recent European Court of Justice ruling on headscarves at work has shed new light on discrimination and office dress codes. Jane Crosby explains.

Date: 27 March 2017   By: Jane Crosby

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The legal loophole that could turn an annuity back into cash

Pension-holders may be able to get the cash out of small pensions and even annuities because of an obscure legal loophole. Aaron Jones reports.

Date: 13 March 2017   By: Aaron Jones

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Making auto-enrolment easier for small firms

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) offers help and advice to small firms complying with auto-enrolment workplace pension laws.

Date: 8 March 2017   By: Federation of Small Businesses

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Check you're not short-changing your staff as NMW and Living Wage rates set to go up

Firms pay penalties for not paying staff National Minimum and Living Wage - know the rates, including April changes, so you don’t get caught out too

Date: 20 February 2017   By: Fanny Marshall