Understanding the Legal Side of Naming and Branding

A brand name is the first thing customers hear when engaging with a product or service creating a sense of association. Building a brand is one of the most strategically important decisions business owners can make – strong brands command price premiums, engenders customer loyalty and generates higher returns for the business and investors who […]

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The Growing Importance of Litigation PR

Let’s talk about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Heard sacked her PR team mid-trial, reeling from bad press with hashtags like #JusticeforJohnnyDepp racking up 3 billion views on TikTok. The Court of Public Opinion had firmly turned against her, and the case is a perfect example of the growing importance of litigation communications in the […]

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Opportunities for overseas companies: Doing business from the UK

Overseas companies can do business from the UK by establishing a presence in a UK Freeport with accompanying tax advantages. It can be for services or goods, and then sold on the internal market or exporting tariff free to countries with which the UK has a Free Trade Agreement e.g. Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand.  […]

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Protect your business and yourself

Many years ago, I failed to take my own advice to protect my business and myself by having a cross option agreement sometimes called a double option agreement and my partner and I failed to take out policies on each other to cover death or incapacity. It’s relatively simple in the sense that if your […]

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UK Immigration Rules: New routes – individuals

2022 is a big year for UK immigration! The Government has announced some major changes to the system for UK work visas already and it plans to announce more later this year. It will introduce the main changes from April to August. Businesses should take note and take appropriate action now. Investor Visa For many […]

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Pensions Freedoms for inter-generational Planning

The mere mention of the word Pension for many people creates an instant sense of boredom, complexity and jargon! A minefield of rules and regulations as well as being told by everyone from government to our parents that we are not setting enough aside for retirement, is usually “the nail in the coffin” to the […]

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Helping Businesses Survive Tough Times

When it comes to the government’s approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, the terms innovative, bold, timely and proactive do not immediately come to mind. Yet, for a moment in summer 2020, this appeared to be the case when the government announced the first new insolvency process in 35 years to assist firms dealing with the […]

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Business Relief and BAD Rate Relief (Entrepreneur’s Relief!)

Business Relief can play a key role in Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning for anyone, however it should be of particular interest to SME business owners.   Business Relief, or Business Property Relief as it used to be known, was first introduced in the 1976 Finance Act. It was introduced to ensure that, after the death of the […]

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Corali: A Leader in Dance created by Artists with a Learning Disability

Music gives a vibration and mood that we can feel in our bodies. Almost instantly, we start moving. For most people, this happens naturally. Corali explores the relationship between performers with and without a learning disability, between dance and other art forms, and between professional and participatory artwork. Simon Jarrett, the chair of Corali, has for […]

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Applying for UK visa: Your Options today

Brexit has happened and COVID-19 is happening. The UK Government has indicated in its recent Budget that it accepts that visas will be an important part of its response to these seismic events: in a changing world, the UK will have to reach out to a wider range of countries overseas to ensure that it […]

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