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Top Tips When Targeted by Trolls: or…'Getting Bad Stuff Off the Internet'

Thursday, 21 December 2017

An organisation's reputation is one of its most significant assets and publicity can inevitably make or break a business.

Top Tips When Targeted by Trolls: or…'Getting Bad Stuff Off the Internet'

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Brexit Legislation: Trade Bill

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The government has recently published the Trade Bill which aims to preserve the UK's trade policy once it leaves the EU and ensure that the UK is able to continue trading with its trading partners on similar terms.

Brexit Legislation: Trade Bill

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Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What You Need to Know

Thursday, 21 December 2017

On Friday 8 December, the UK government and European Commission released a joint report on the status of the Brexit negotiations.

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What You Need to Know

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3 Top Tips for Employers During Christmas Party Season

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The work Christmas party can be the event of the year, but employers should ensure they have the necessary protections in place to prevent any potential claims stemming from the behaviour of their employees during the festive proceedings.

3 Top Tips for Employers During Christmas Party Season

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A 'New Balance' for Foreign Trade Mark Owners in China?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A recent decision in a case involving the sports brand, New Balance, appears to show that China is now treating trade mark rights more seriously, but is this really the case?

A 'New Balance' for Foreign Trade Mark Owners in China?

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5 Top Tips for SMEs When Competing to Win Public Sector Contracts

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

It is a key priority for government procurement to increase the portion of government contract spend that reaches small and medium-sized organisations. We look here at ways in which SMEs can maximise their chances of winning a piece of that business.

5 Top Tips for SMEs When Competing to Win Public Sector Contracts

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4 Good Reasons to Dust Off Your Standard Contracts

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

We look here at some important reasons for SMEs to dust off their contracts and sense-check them against current rules and regulations.

4 Good Reasons to Dust Off Your Standard Contracts

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Enforcing Your Contractual Rights in the EU - Best Practice in the Run Up to Brexit

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Until the terms of the Brexit deal are clear, there is some uncertainty around the ease with which business will be able to enforce their rights against EU counterparties following Brexit. We take a look at how best to mitigate those risks.


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Trading Online - What You Need to Know

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A reminder of some key consumer protections for online sellers.


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BBC Gender Pay Gap - Are There Lessons for SMEs?

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The gender pay gap - are there any lessons for SMEs from the BBC's recent experience?

BBC Gender Pay Gap - Are There Lessons for SME's? | VWV Solicitors

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Top Tips for Reducing Risk in Disputes

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Although all businesses will hope not to need to become involved in disputes with their contract counterparties, sometimes there is no other option.

Top Tips for Reducing Risk in Disputes | VWV Solicitors

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Is Your Company Name Properly Trade Mark Protected?

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Many businesses make the mistake of thinking that securing their company name at Companies House protects that name as a trade mark. It does not.

Registered Trade Mark Protection - VWV Solicitors

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FAQs - The Rights of EU Citizens After Brexit

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Government published proposals to EU citizens living in the UK on 26 June 2017 in the expectation that they will be reciprocal for UK nationals living in countries across the EU. We look here at what this might mean for your EU national employees.

FAQs - The Rights of EU Citizens After Brexit

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Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party - What Does This Mean for SMEs?

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A decision has finally been reached… it's the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party in a pact to support Mrs May's government over the next parliament. But where does this leave the Conservative manifesto, and what does it mean for local SMEs?

Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party - What Does This Mean for SMEs?

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Reporting on Payment Practices: New Duties Coming into Force in April 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) recently published the government response to its consultation paper regarding the new obligation on large companies to report on when they pay their invoices, and other payment practices.

VWV Solicitiors Decision Makers' Law Brief