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Protecting Your Business
Business operations cover many different disciplines of law. There are lots of things a solicitor can help you put in place to protect your business.
You might want to think about:
- how you manage your staff
- protecting directors
- looking after your intellectual property, brand and reputation
- the implications of the Modern Slavery Act on your business
Our specialist employment lawyers can help you with managing your staff. By managing your people effectively you get the best out of them. Our employment and HR specialists support employers with:
- disciplinary and grievance issues
- maternity, paternity and parental rights
- managing performance and absence
- advising on equal pay
- employment contracts
- employees’ rights and liabilities
- health and safety
- employees approaching retirement
Find out more about managing your staff.
Our expert commercial lawyers help business owners protect their interests. We advise on all aspects of a directors’ obligations and their responsibilities.
We help you make sure you carry out your duties within the law. Our ultimate aim is to contribute to the financial success of your business. Our commercial solicitors advise on:
- directors’ duties and obligations
- tax mitigation schemes you may be concerned about
- directors’ liabilities
- conflicts of interest
- removal of a company director
Find out more about protecting directors.
Our intellectual property lawyers advise businesses on their valuable intellectual property assets. We will help you understand what you have and how to protect it. Properly protecting your IP assets can be crucial in staying ahead of your competitors.
Our IP experts can advise on:
- registered trade marks
- what you can register
- applying for patents
- design rights
- protecting IP rights and confidential information
- non-disclosure agreements
Find out more about protecting your brand and reputation.
The Modern Slavery Act came into for in 2015. It aims to help eliminate modern slavery in UK businesses and provide transparency in supply chains.
Our lawyers advise on various aspects of what the act requires:
- drafting anti-modern slavery and human trafficking statements
- including anti-slavery provisions in purchase terms of business
- writing anti-modern slavery policies
- recommendations to satisfy disclosure requirements
- recommendations for supplier due diligence
- supplier terms and conditions reviews
Find out more about the Modern Slavery Act.
Contact us to talk about protecting your business
Contact a member of the team in Basildon, Colchester or Chelmsford, or complete our enquiry form. We will discuss how our expert solicitors can help you protect your business.