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Are dumbphones the smart choice?

There is no doubt that being connected to the online world is a fundamental requirement for contemporary businesses, creating opportunities...

Personal data – be clear on the risk to your business

A changing legal landscape was presented by Brexit, and data protection laws is one of the areas that has required businesses to check...

Working 9 til 5 – no longer the way to make a living?

Pam Loch, solicitor and managing director of employment law specialists Loch Associates Group, discusses how managers can...

Protecting your confidential business assets

Your business is unique and has a lot of confidential and highly sensitive information that is vital for its success. Much of this...

Successfully managing your real estate

The global pandemic has undoubtedly had an impact on commercial leasehold premises of all kinds and in all sectors. We have seen some...

Drugs and alcohol at work

In 2021 it was reported that nine out of ten people admitted to drinking alcohol while working from home, with the quantity ranging...

Gender pay gap

A recent survey looked at the worst and best regions in the UK when it comes to gender pay. It is fascinating to read that right here...

'No fault' divorce

Sweeping changes to divorce law removes the ‘blame game’ toxicity of the current system. By Samantha Jago On the April...

The cautionary tale of social media

Since Friends Reunited was launched 22 years ago, the popularity of social media has grown exponentially so that it’s now an...

What is the Economic Crime Act?

The Economic Crime Act was fast tracked through Parliament to set up a register of overseas entities and their owners. This will require...

Intellectual property and your new business

At the Business and IP Centre (BIPC) Sussex, we work with many start-ups around their intellectual property (IP). We’d be lying...

Why it is important to extend your lease

Why is this important?  Because properties become unmortgageable if the lease term is allowed to diminish and, as a result, become...

What can business leaders learn from the Sue Gray report?

Never has one investigation report been so eagerly awaited by so many. We are of course talking about Sue Gray’s limited report...

Would I lie to you?

Have you ever recruited someone who has lied on their CV or overstated their capability? If not, you have perhaps been lucky so far....

Have the lines between work and private life been blurred?

One consequence of Covid-19 is that employers had to get a better understanding of their employees’ home life as employees were...

Towards an even more flexible workplace?

The launch in December 2021 of new guidance on hybrid working from the Flexible Working Taskforce reinforces that the way we work is...

Becoming a Director – the responsibilities they don’t tell you about...

The law has spent the past 165 years sharpening the obligations it places on directors of limited companies. These obligations are...

Avoiding a Paterson-style car crash in the workplace

Rebecca Thornley-Gibson, Employment Partner at DMH Stallard, explores the lessons to be learned for employers in the wake of the Owen...

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