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When your gift becomes a bribe...

David Rogerson
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Christmas brings a round of festive celebrations with drinks, dinners and bottles of wine shared between customers and suppliers, but whether giving or receiving, businesses need to keep up with the rules on corporate gifting.  Under the regime...

Construction: Consultant Not Liable for Site Investigation Report

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When a prospective developer is interested in purchasing a site, it is common that it will receive a site investigation report within a tender information pack. The contents of such reports vary from case to case, but there are often some key terms which the...


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Credit reference agency, Equifax Limited, have been fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to protect the personal data of up to 15 million UK customers during a 2017 cyber-attack. Have you read our previous article...

Persons with Significant Control - In The Know

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Are you aware of what constitutes having significant control in a company? Many companies are not aware of the requirement to register a person with significant control ( PSC ) or how it identifies a PSC. In this blog I look into how a person is deemed to...

Top 5: FAQs on deeds and documents

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So you have just spent many weeks (or even months) negotiating and drafting terms to your documents, and the time has finally come when these documents need to be signed – now what? How you sign these documents is important because if they are not...


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Fraught with controversy secondary ticketing site, viagogo, seems to be finally making amends following the latest development coming from the Advertising Standards Authority (‘ASA’). What is all of the drama about? Back in March 2018, the...

IICSA fined £200,000 for e-mail data breach

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A simple mistake of sending an e-mail to recipients in the ‘to’ field instead of the ‘bcc’ field has led the Information Commissioner’s Office to fine the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (the IICSA ) £200,000...

Business Sales: The Immigration Perspective

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When buying or selling a business, or even re-organising the structure of group companies, both sides to the transaction need to have a very good understanding of exactly what the business owns and does not own. Identifying and restructuring the business...

This is the (business) life!

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Whether you are a sole trader, a partner in a partnerships, the owner of a company or a charity trustee you would have noticed that we are experiencing a period of turbulence.  A number of significant changes contribute to increasing your workload and...


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With the deadline for GDPR implementation looming ever closer (25 May 2018), you cannot wait for a New Year’s resolution before you look into how this will affect you and your business (or your charity, or your institution). If you have looked around,...