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No signed Furlough Agreement: can an employee make a claim?

During the ongoing Covid pandemic many employees were placed on furlough, paid in accordance with...

What do the COVID-19 local alert tiers mean for work?

On 12 October 2020, the Prime Minister announced a three-tier local alert system: medium, high and...

Can Whats App be used in disciplinary proceedings?

A criminal investigation was being conducted into alleged sexual offences. A detective found...

Changes to how you use personal data from 1 January 2021

If your business or organisation transfers people’s personal data between the UK and the...

Protecting your business from bad debts

What is a bad debt? A bad debt occurs when a client owes money for a service or product provided...

Protecting directors in financial difficulties

Directors of limited companies enjoy the benefit of limited liability. However, directors can...

Just for the shape of it: registering a trade mark shape

When clients come to Birkett Long’s IP department to register their trade marks, they often...

Health and Social Care update throughout Covid-19

Birkett Long has continued to support and assist a wide range of clients within the health and...

Are GP premises leases "off-putting"?

A GP Partnership Review was published in 2019. The review found that GPs had considered the...

Healthcare business - Succession or exit planning!

Whether you operate your healthcare business as a sole trader, partnership, LLP or company there...

Business owners - why you need a will & LPA

In these very strange and difficult times, it is essential that we all think about making a will ...

Is your charity suffering due to Covid-19?

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (CIGA) came into force on 26 June 2020. CIGA is the...

Can a company in liquidation recover outstanding payments?

The case of Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd...

In the pink: colour marks & overreaching rights holders

Birkett Long regularly makes European Community Trade Mark applications. Recently, a couple of...

COVID-19 : The response of Intellectual Property Offices

As the coronavirus epidemic sweeps across the World, the Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) of...

Growing your business: Is growth on your agenda?

Business leaders that have a plan for growth tend to be more optimistic about achieving their...
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