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The essentials of investing in a business 

Investing in a business can be an exhilarating way to expand your financial portfolio and engage with new market opportunities. Whether you are considering investing in a start-up or an established company, understanding the legal and strategic aspects of business investment is crucial.  Understand the business – Before committing your resources, it’s essential to conduct […]

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Articles of Association – What are they and do I need them? 

When launching a company in the UK or Ireland, one crucial document you’ll encounter is the Articles of Association. This document forms the backbone of your company, outlining the rules governing the management and structure of your business.  What are Articles of Association?  Articles of Association are a mandatory document for any registered company in

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What happens When A Supplier Breaches Their Agreement?

For small business owners, building a reliable network of suppliers is crucial to ensuring smooth operations and maintaining quality service. However, what happens when a supplier fails to meet their contractual obligations?   Understanding Supplier Breaches  A breach occurs when one party in a contractual agreement fails to fulfil their part of the deal as

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A quick guide for UK small business owners and their contractor agreements

If you are a small business in the UK, working with contractors may have become an integral part of your growth and operational flexibility. However, the foundation of a successful partnership with freelancers or independent contractors is a well-structured contract. At Jamieson Law we understand the importance of safeguarding your business interests through comprehensive legal

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Understanding the Importance of a Shareholders’ Agreement for Small UK Business Owners

Small business owners in the UK frequently find themselves delving into the intricate world of business ownership, which raises critical questions about the need for legal documents. So, is a shareholders’ agreement essential for my business? A shareholders’ agreement is essentially a safety net that provides clarity, security, and guidance for the operation and governance

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Scaling Your Tech Start-Up Legally

Do you run your own tech business or are starting off in the tech sphere? If you are, there are a number of steps you should think about to help safeguard your business while complying with relevant laws and regulations in your jurisdiction. Here are a few key points to be aware of as you

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Due Diligence: Legal Matters to Review Before Buying or Selling a Business

When buying a business, it’s important for buyers to consider the legal aspects involved to ensure a smooth transaction and avoid any potential problems down the road. It’s just as important that the sellers have everything in place from a legal perspective. Due diligence (DD) is the process of thoroughly investigating and verifying all aspects

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Legal Protection for UK Technology Businesses: Key Considerations for Growth and Success

Technology businesses face unique challenges and legal implications as they grow and scale. From protecting their intellectual property to ensuring they comply with data privacy regulations, it’s essential for technology companies to have a strong legal foundation in place. Here, we’ll discuss the key areas of legal protection that technology businesses need to be aware

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IR35 – The New Law Change

We’ve been back and forth, and upside down, with all the changes relating to IR35 in recent years. IR35 is the off-payroll working rules, and applies to self-employed contractors providing services through a limited company. The rules are in place to ensure that contractors pay the correct amount of tax (and aren’t merely ‘disguised employees’).

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Employee Handbooks and Why You Should Have One As A Business Owner

 What is an ‘employee handbook’ and should you have one? This article is directed at businesses planning on hiring staff, as well as businesses who already have employees on the books, but need to understand the paperwork they are required to have in place. Let’s dive straight in!   Employment contract If you didn’t already

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