Legal

There are many legal aspects to running a limited company – dealing with your statutory obligations, taking on staff, dealing with contracts, clients and customers, and a maze of legislation which covers every aspect of small business life.

  • Your First Employee – steps you must make when you hire staff.
  • Dismissals – the steps you must take if you want to let an employee go.
  • Interviews – questions you need to ask any prospective members of staff.
  • Bribery Act – ensure you and any employees abide by new legislation.
  • Trademarks – what they are, and how they can protect your IP.
  • GDPR – legislation which protects individuals’ data – important reading.
  • Types of Hire – how you can hire staff, from employment to contracts.
  • Jury Service – what to do if you or an employee are called up.
  • Patents – how a patent can protect your inventions.
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Legal

What are patents and how do I get one?

If you’ve designed a new product or process that you believe is unique you may want to protect your invention by taking out a patent. But what exactly is a patent, what level of protection does it offer, and how easy is it to apply for one?

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What is a patent and how do I apply for one?

If you’ve designed a new product or process that you believe is unique you may want to protect your invention by taking out a patent. But what exactly is a patent, what level of protection does it offer, and how easy is it to apply for one?

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What is an exit strategy, and do you have one?

What is your ultimate aim for your company? Have you prepared, or are you working towards, an exit strategy? Perhaps you haven’t given it a second thought and plan to go on running your company for years to come, but in business – as in life – things can change quickly.

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