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How to avoid disputes in both Commercial and Employee Relationships

The life of building a start-up business is intense. You’ve come up with a concept and an idea and invested in developing it into a marketable opportunity. The relationships you develop with your staff and external parties both in the early stages, and then once the business is up and running, are vital to its success.

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Enforcement of judgments in Europe post Brexit

If you are forced to initiate litigation against a party and ultimately obtain a judgment in your favour, sometimes you have to take steps to enforce that judgment. Following our departure from the European Union, the enforcement of cross-border judgments has now become more complex.

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Co-Working Spaces: Considerations for Start-Ups

So you’ve been through the initial start-up phase, put in the hours, emotional investment and you have now found yourself in a position of needing somewhere to house your fledgling operation. But where to start? The world of commercial leases and property can be a minefield to the un-initiated fraught with pitfalls and potential for huge financial and legal exposure.

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Insurers ordered to pay out – An Important development in recognising insurance claims for small business losses caused by COVID-19

In March 2020, as a result of the emergence of COVID-19, a number of small businesses made claims through their insurance policy providers for loss of earnings. They relied on provisions within those policies that ostensibly covered events of business interruption. The insurers refused to pay for losses claimed on the basis that the policies didn’t cover the unprecedented restrictions arising from COVID-19.

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Employment law implications of Covid-19 on start-ups

A combination of economic uncertainty, rising unemployment, changing consumer behaviour and national and regional “lock-downs” have exacerbated existing pressures often experienced by start-ups, including lack of funding. With thin balance sheets, cash flow challenges and (often) debt, many start-ups simply have less capital and resources to fall back on in time of crisis. There are, inevitably, risks of business failure.

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