Legal Advice

Legislation and Regulation

A guide to legal requirements when starting a business

There are so many things to consider when launching a business, so it's good to know you at least have the legal side pegged. Law firm Slater Heelis give their tips for success.


Five things that fast-growing start-ups need to know about taking legal advice

For those that have never had to go out into the market and shop for legal services, it can be a daunting prospect. Tim Summers, co-founder of Temple Bright, provides some simple advice.

Legislation and Regulation

Top ten tips for Right to work checks and advice on the civil penalty regime

Natasha Chell, partner at Laura Devine Solicitors, gives her advice on one of the many red tape obstacles employers must deal with: Right to work checks.


The changing face of the legal services market in the UK

Donna Sewell and Helen Goldberg, founders of legal provider Legal Edge, look at the questions entrepreneurs and management teams should ask about buying legal services.

Legislation and Regulation

Getting legal advice for your startup without wasting money

How do you turn the relationship with your lawyer into a meaningful one and avoid any unnecessary cash leakage from a young business?

Human Resources

Q&A: Providing a written reference

If you have been asked to give a reference for someone who has a written warning on their file do you mention the warning in the new job reference?

Growth Planning

Need to know: Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA)

You have an invention that will change the world, but you need outside help to produce it. How do you negotiate with prospective partners or investors without revealing your secrets?

Human Resources

Whistleblowers: from sneaks to saviours

Whistleblowers are no longer the disloyal company sneaks of old: they are, according to some, the saviours of the business world, and a whole industry has sprouted up to support their endeavours.

Legislation and Regulation

A guide to dispute resolution

It’s as easy as 1,2,3. So says the Government of the new dispute resolution laws that came into effect on 1 October 2004.