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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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Women in law: profound progress, but still some way to go

Last year we celebrated 100 years of women being able to vote and in 2019 we celebrate another important anniversary: 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, allowing women to become lawyers for the first time. It’s easy to get complacent about the journey and victories that have led us to this point, but before we look at where we are now it’s important to look at how we have got here and what we can do to help improve things going forward.

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