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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How ESG Requirements affect your Business

ESG has replaced Corporate Social Responsibility.  It is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce as well as the community at large. ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) while developing business opportunities and encompasses the following, below is a working list: […]

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Operational resilience to cyber-attack

Everyone thinks security. Keep the bad guys out. You’ve done all you can but then something or someone lets you down… is your business prepared for operational compromise? Victims of cyber attack are not limited to large corporates – they just get the media attention. In fact, if you’re a small or medium-sized enterprise there’s […]

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The Legal Sector Must Support the Lifeblood of the Economy

SMEs make a massive contribution to the economy and represent almost half the country’s private sector turnover with a combined annual turnover of £1.8 trillion, sustaining about 60% of all private sector jobs.  According to a recent survey, only 13% regarded lawyers as cost effective and almost half would only use legal service providers as […]

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Directors face increasing risk of personal liability and criminal prosecution

Amid the human tragedy of the loss of life resulting from the corona virus pandemic, some of the financial consequences of the crisis and new legislation brought in by the government in response to these problems have not received anywhere near the amount of press coverage and scrutiny that would have been expected in more […]

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The Importance of Insurance

There are two schools of perspective when it comes to insurance: 1.       Insurance is a waste of money.  Pay a premium, never claim and round it comes again the following year, and there is no return.  Plus, it takes time we do not have; or 2.       Insurance saved my business, when the {insert disaster situation […]

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Steps to be taken in relation to trademarks and designs

Steps to be taken in relation to trademarks and designs since the advent of the UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement –        Make a note of the new UK registration numbers along with the due renewal dates. –        File new UK trade mark and design applications in relation to any pending EU applications:  any EU trade […]

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Calling All Developers – Are You Commonhold Ready?

Pankaj Patel is TBC’s commercial and property lawyer who combines his wide legal skills with many years’ of entrepreneurial experience. The concept of Commonhold has been around since 2002 but there has been very little take up by developers.  However, now that there has been escalating criticism of leasehold properties, the time may now have […]

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The Importance of PR for Start-ups

‘You never get a second chance to make a first impression.’ Public Relations is a powerful tool for a start-up to raise its profile and build relationships. It will help prove the viability of a product or service, build a business model, and attract investment.  Start-ups are early-stage businesses that face a unique public relations challenge. They need to […]

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India: A Beacon for British SMEs

India Unmasked It will come as a surprise to some that the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world is based in India: the Serum Institute of India, supplier to the world. It may also be a surprise that not only did India achieve the fastest rate of vaccinations – one million in 6 days – […]

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