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Developers changing builds to facilitate home working

The majority of the population has had to adapt and change to working from home over the past...

Essex law firm advises on successful sale

Essex law firm, Birkett Long has advised the owners of GB Underwriting on their sale of the...

Intellectual property: Future-proofing your brand

At Birkett Long, we are lucky enough to be able to work with some very well-known brands. Some of...

mastering business longevity beyond Brexit

Birkett Long can trace its roots back to 1821, celebrating its 200 th anniversary this year....

Brexit: thinking of entering into dispute proceedings?

The transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the transitional arrangements in the Withdrawal...

Manufactured goods - product marking after 1 January 2021

A conformity mark (or certification mark) on a manufactured product indicates the manufacturer has...

Brexit-proof your Trade Mark & Registered Design portfolio

Readers with IP portfolios are advised to check with us whether Brexit affects the rights...

Second lockdown & flexible furlough (but not as we know it)

Announced on 31 October 2020, England will enter a second lockdown from 00:01 on 5 November 2020. ...

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...
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