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Whistleblower or Tattletale – Is there a difference?

2020 has become know as the ‘year of the whistleblower’ in certain business circles. During the pandemic we have seen a huge increase in whistleblowing matters. Not really surprising given the rise in issues concerning mental health, health & safety and employment matters generally. So what exactly is whistleblowing? Whistleblowing is one of the claims …

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UKCA Compliance

An essential guide to UKCA marking and compliance The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark is the new UK product mark that will be required for certain products being placed on the market in Great Britain. It covers most products that previously required the CE mark. The UKCA mark will not be recognised outside of Great …

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Til Death Do Us Part – Shares and Succession/Estate Planning

As an owner of shares in a private limited company (especially owner-managed companies), are you one of the many who believe that your shares pass automatically under the terms of your will?  If so, read on.  Here we look briefly at how Shareholder Agreements and Articles of Association can affect what happens to shares after …

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Aldi wins Cuthbert and Colin Caterpillar Cake Contest as legal battle pupates

In the court of marketing, Aldi’s #FreeCuthbert tweets have won hands down against “Marks and Snitches’” IP claims (as Aldi referred to the great M&S). The IP battle relates to the similarities (or not) between the two caterpillar cakes. Go to Aldi and you’ll see many cleverly familiar products. Lurpak? No, it is Norpak?! When Aldi …

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Winds of Change IR35 (Fear Not said We)

From 6 April 2021 some, but not all, private companies will see changes to how the tax rules work when engaging self-employed consultants or contractors. The rules apply where the contractors are hired through their own  personal services company (intermediary). The responsibility for deducting income tax and national insurance will shift to the hiring company, …

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