PRACTICAL, EASY TO UNDERSTAND LEGAL ADVICE FOR SMEs
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Legal Resources 2017-01-04T19:09:58+00:00

Legal Resources

My legal resources are designed to help you with any requirements you may have as a business. Please see the categories below and click the links to visit the website of interest.

I am not affiliated with any of these organisations and these resources have been provided for guidance purposes. Please use these resources to gather intelligence but I would urge you to seek legal advice to ensure your requirements are being fully met. If you have a question or query please email me.

Business

Companies House
There is a plethora of information here on registering a company, finding financial information and on running a company.

Guidance on legal requirements
Use the above link to find a number of guide on the legal requirements for limited companies, partnerships and other company types.

Register for VAT
Information on registering for VAT such as how, when to register and how to calculate your VAT taxable turnover.

Register (notify) under Data Protection Act
Information on and registering for Data Protection Act.

Consumer Contracts – Distance Sales
Find out which rules apply when you form contracts at a distance, including information requirements and cancellation rights. Further guidance is also available here with regard to contracts that are not made on premises.

Consumer Law
For information on consumer law the Citizen’s Advice Bureau has comprehensive information.

Advertising Codes
The advertising code for all forms of advertising and marketing such as broadcasting advertising and sales promotion.

UK Business Forums
The UK Business Forums is on an online discussion forum that can be used to discuss any aspect of business with other professionals and business owners.

Intellectual Property

What is Intellectual Property?
Government website that discusses I.P. and your protection options.

British Library Intellectual Property
The British Library has a detailed and useful section on its website on Intellectual Property.

Intellectual Property Office (UK)
The Intellectual Property Office government website contains news and a number of resources.

European Patent Office
Find information on applying and searching for patents, legal issues on patents, patent grants and more.

Trade Marks
Find out what a trade mark is, how to search for other trade marks and to apply for one.

Online/Websites

EU Cookie Law
Explanation of the EU Cookie Law that requires a website to ask for permission to use cookies.

Web Accessibility
Information on web accessibility to help website owners and webmasters make the Internet accessible to people with disabilities.