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IR35 (again)?

Postponed from April 2020, this time around, the new off-payroll working rules, more commonly known as “IR35” are set to come into force as of 6 April 2021.

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Cryptocurrency: Recent legal developments in the UK

Across our practice for some time now we have been helping clients deal with issues relating to block chain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. It is surprising to think that bitcoin came into being over 11 years ago now and since then, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in general have been advancing at a breakneck pace.

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The Impact of Brexit on the Workforce Webinar: Recording

On the 26th January we held a webinar to discuss employment law issues arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union. Ignition Consultants Polly Jeanneret, Jemima Coleman and Nicky Cranfield were joined by immigration specialist Kim Vowden. Below we have a video recording for those of you who couldn’t make it on the day.

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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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COVID-19

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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Data leaks and employer liability

Picture the scene:

You’re a conscientious employer. You diligently follow data protection laws. One day, you discover your senior IT auditor has been running a slimming drug supply operation from the office mail room, but you let him off with a verbal warning.

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