Big changes to IR35 and the contractor industry set to come in for April 2020

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A brief history of the Intermediary Legislation In 1999 as part of Gordon Brown’s fiscal budget during his tenure as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the government announced and introduced […]

Trade marks in modern pop culture

Trade marks appear everywhere in everyday life and they signify a ‘badge of origin’. A trade mark is an intellectual property right which distinguishes the goods or services of one […]

Equality for heterosexual couples?

I wrote a blog back in July 2018 (which you can read here) titled “To say ‘I do’ or ‘I don’t’? The end of civil partnerships?”.  It was about the […]

Can you make a money claim without a lawyer?

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Late payments are a common problem for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) where it can create cash flow problems, stifle business growth and be the difference between insolvency and profitability. […]

LGBT Month – Pride at work

Pride

June is LGBT Pride Month and for this year’s pride month I want to talk about sexual orientation in the workplace. I’ll be giving you some do’s and don’ts and […]

Ban on tenant fees – What does this mean for you?

tenant fees

The ban on tenant fees was first announced in Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Autumn fiscal statement back in 2016. Fast forward to 2019 and the Tenant Fees Act 2019 finally came […]

Puppy love – Your legal guide to dog law

Dogs are the most popular pet owned in the UK with 26% of the population owning one. And it’s easy to see why. They’re loyal, affectionate, devoted – and are […]

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Returning unwanted Christmas gifts

Christmas

It’s inevitable that there will be one Christmas where you unwrap a disappointing gift. Whether it’s a jumper that isn’t your style, or some cooking utensils you’ll never use, you […]

Are employers obliged to pay a Christmas bonus?

Christmas bonus

In the lead up to the festive holidays, one subject which confuses people is Christmas bonuses. One of the biggest questions asked by both employers and employees at this time […]

How do I make a will?

At Rocket Lawyer UK, we’ve helped to answer over 10,000 legal questions from our members since 2012. From doing some analysis we’ve managed to pick out some common issues that […]

You can’t have your gay cake and eat it too – UK Supreme Court rules

Perhaps the most expensive cake in recent times is not Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake, or Prince William and Kate’s wedding cake back in 2014 (which reportedly cost £60,000). […]