Published: 12 June 2019
London - it is one of the best places in the world to start or build a tech business. According to Tech Nation's 2018 report, the digital tech sector is worth nearly £184 billion to UK economy. And it's growing at a faster pace than the rest of the UK economy.
But let's not get carried away. It is estimated that 90 per cent of startups fail. So how can our entrepreneurs that innovate our market, stay in our market? There's more to it than just a good product and a well-defined market.
Published: 10 June 2019
Fletcher Day are taking part in the prestigious London Legal Walk on 17 June 2019. The London Legal Walk supports law centres and legal advice agencies in London by providing them with much needed funding and support so that access to justice is equally available to all.
Published: 10 June 2019
Most workers in the UK have the right to 5.6 weeks’ paid leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR).
The WTR state that a worker is entitled to be paid ‘a week’s pay fora week’s leave’. However, the calculation of a week’s pay is within yet another piece of legislation: the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA).
Published: 5 June 2019
Are you missing out on potential financing opportunities to grow your business? Corporate solicitor David Gee explores the potential benefits of companies obtaining qualifying EIS status to drive their growth forward.
Published: 23 May 2019
With our real estate market update we are pleased to provide our clients with a helpful insight on the UK property markets.
Published: 16 May 2019
Andrea London explains employment status and why it is important to get it right in the age of the gig economy
Published: 30 April 2019
What pre-employment screening checks should employers carry out on potential new employees to safeguard against future headaches?
Published: 29 April 2019
Sam Meymand explains the new immigration system, which will apply to tech entrepreneurs, amongst others
Published: 26 April 2019
Kyri Papantoniou looks at the rules surrounding directors’ duties and stresses the importance of knowing your responsibilities, particularly in relation to conflict of interest.
Published: 26 April 2019
MEES Regulations have been a reality for landlords since 1 April 2018. Whilst they set minimum EPC ratings they also allowed landlords to claim exemptions, but do you know what they are and did you know you have to register them for them to apply? No? Here’s what you need to know.
Published: 15 April 2019
David Gee explores the potential benefits of companies obtaining Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) status to drive their growth.
Published: 11 April 2019
What happens if someone holds £145 million worth of cryptocurrency, they pass away unexpectedly and they are the only person who has the password to the digital wallet in which funds are stored? This was the unfortunate reality for the owner of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Gerald Cotten. It resulted in the Canadian company QuadrigaCX being unable to pay their customers around £41 million worth of Bitcoin.
Published: 5 April 2019
Our head of employment Andrea London provides some thoughts in the April edition of TALiNT International on what a candidate with a criminal record does and doesn’t need to disclose during the recruitment process. See page 36.
Published: 1 April 2019
Business owners need watertight arrangements behind the scenes if their company is to be a lure for buyers.
A serious and sensible investor will want to do their homework. What is the investor buying into? How successful is the business? What are its prospects? Are there any major risks? These questions, along with others, will need to be evaluated in order to make an informed decision as to the attractiveness of the offering.
Published: 21 March 2019
In light of a recent Court of Appeal ruling, Nick Evans outlines what employers need to know about their duty regarding collective redundancy
Published: 14 March 2019
Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them to work from home. But what are the implications if HR decides to change or scrap an existing policy, and how should they go about it? Andrea London explains.
Published: 13 March 2019
Karren Brady and a lesson on the duties of directors
If you suspect a fellow exec of wrongdoing, don’t sweep concerns under the carpet.
Are you worried about the impact of Brexit on your business? Piers Larbey considers some potential issues for key areas of your business
Published: 7 March 2019
Brexit in Brief: A short guide to the potential implications of Brexit on your business
Published: 4 March 2019
We are pleased to confirm Fletcher Day will be attending MIPIM 2019, the world’s leading event for the property industry.