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19 November 2019

An introduction to angel investing

You own your own home, and potentially have a second investment property. You make the maximum payment you can (while still receiving tax relief) into your pension each year and have funds invested in the stock market. You have maxed out your yearly ISA allowance, using it as a tax efficient wrapper for your investments into stocks and shares.

Roberta Draper

31 October 2019

Essentials for drafting online consumer terms and conditions

If you are a trader selling to consumers online, whether that is through a web-based platform or a mobile app, it is important that you understand and comply with relevant consumer protection laws. Eager to launch, many traders fail to satisfy the key legal requirements of fairness and transparency in their online consumer terms despite serious consequences for non-compliance.

Andrew Solomon

30 October 2019

The A-Z of secured lending

We are often asked about the meaning of certain terms used in lending transactions. As such, we thought it would be useful to publish a helpful guide to some of the key terms of a secured lending transaction in a handy A-Z format.

Anthony Macpherson

25 October 2019

Shanks v Unilever: What does this mean for employers’ intellectual property rights?

After a 13 year legal battle, the Supreme Court has awarded £2m in compensation to a professor for an invention he created during his employment, nearly forty years ago. This ruling poses the question; will Shanks v Unilever open the floodgates to future compensation claims from disgruntled employees?

James Fulforth

7 October 2019

Data protection for your business after a no-deal Brexit

At the time of writing, it is possible that the UK could exit the EU on 31 October 2019 (“exit date”) without a deal which means immediately leaving EU institutions such as the European Court of Justice without an agreement over what happens next.

Alexander Torpey

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