Importance of Writing a Will Whilst Owning a Business

February 22, 2019

As a business owner, you must be aware that’s it is inevitable you will need to leave your business one way or another. Whether it’s because you’ve retired, passed away, or are handing it down to an heir, there are special plans you should have in place for every eventuality. If you don’t have solid […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

Understanding UK Business Rates: A Guide

February 14, 2019

Business rates are charged on most commercial or non-domestic properties such as shops, offices, factories, pubs and even holiday home rentals. Just as you pay council tax on your home, businesses must also pay rates for their premises. Most businesses will be required to pay bills in ten equal payments throughout the year, just like […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 – What Directors Need To Know

April 26, 2018

The Criminal Finances Act (the Act) 2017[1] received its Royal Assent in April and came into force 30th September 2017  Comprising of four parts, the aim of the Act is to provide a hostile environment for corporate criminal activities and make it easier for government agencies to police money laundering, corruption, tax evasion and terrorist […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

How to Find a Perfect Lawyer for Your Business

September 8, 2017

Contribution from an author in the legal sector explaining how you can find the perfect lawyer for your business:- As a new business owner, you probably find yourself often wondering: What’s next? You are always trying to determine what your next step should be… Well, when you are considering who should be next in your list […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

The Increasing Demand for Compliance Management As We Step Into 2017

February 9, 2017

Contribution regarding compliance management (particularly from an Australian perspective). Increasingly complex and dynamic regulatory landscapes, rapid technology change, and global business environments are among the few factors that have been driving companies to become more focused on risk and compliance management in their businesses. In earlier times, compliance and risk management was considered burdensome. There […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

A Note on Contract Automation and Legal Technology

January 8, 2017

Editorial Note: This article originally appeared on and is the property of  Colin S. Levy is Manager, Contract Negotiations for Pearson Education. In-House Counsel as well as lawyers in general these days appear to fall into three groups when it comes to the use of technology. Not all groups are the same size, […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

Mortgage Terms Incorporation Case Update: Alexander (“Property118 Action Group”) v West Bromwich Mortgage Company [2016] EWCA Civ 496

November 19, 2016

By Anis Waiz – Knights Professional Services Limited. This article will consider this key Court of Appeal decision as to mortgage terms and incorporation. The decision is likely to have much wider ramifications for lenders and indeed borrowers. “For the Lender to have the right to require repayment on one month’s notice at will would […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

Online financial scams: how vulnerable are we?

March 28, 2016

There is a reasonable chance that most of us, at some point in our lives, will experience fraud, in one form or another. As technology continues to advance and we store more of our personal data on phones, tablets or digital storage platforms like the Cloud, we become increasingly vulnerable to hackers and scams. Whereas […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

UK Government announces plans to force firms to reveal gender pay gap

February 19, 2016

In a move announced earlier this year by David Cameron, large companies will in 2018 be forced to disclose whether they are paying men more than women. Nicky Morgan, the Women and Equalities Minister, made the announcement on Friday 12 February 2016 that the Government would be looking to introduce new rules relating to the […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

LJ Jackson calls for fixed costs to be applied to all claims valued up to £250k

January 30, 2016

Lord Justice Jackson has made another foray into the structure of the civil costs regime by arguing that fixed costs should apply to all claims valued up to £250,000. Jackson, who was instrumental in implementing the costs reformed that formed part two of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, called on […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →