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GDPR: A Stark Warning

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, 2018, many businesses did not feel ready for the changes and there was panic about the enforcements that were going to ensue. 16 months on and we are now seeing the first ICO decisions made under the Data Protection Act 1998 and it…

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Start Up Advice: Choosing A Business Name

How do I choose a business name? When choosing a business name it is important to consider what kind of business you are. A business name if successful can become a valuable asset; it can be included to balance sheets, mortgage to raise funds, and licensed to others to use it. Are you a creative…

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Avoiding Nasty Surprises and Unexpected Costs in Business – Free Seminar

We are delighted to announce we are holding a free business seminar providing practical, strategic and legal advice for business owners. The focus of this seminar will be on legal and practical business issues which are often overlooked by business owners and can cost substantial sums of money to rectify. Taking place on Wednesday 18th September…

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Whatever Happened to GDPR?

The 25th May 2018 was dubbed as ‘D-Day’ or more accurately ‘DPA Day’ as the most profound changes to Data Protection laws in the last 20 years were enacted. In advance of the deadline, and even after the deadline, many businesses were panicking about compliance, attempting to put into place Privacy Notices, procedures and trying…

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A Useful Guide for How To Prepare a Business for Sale

At Ison Harrison Solicitors we regularly advise business owners on selling their businesses. Selling a business is however a complex process which requires planning, potentially many years before you intend to exit a business. With proper planning, business owners can maximise the value that they achieve from the sale of a business. What are you…

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Why Do I Need a Shareholders Agreement?

Solicitors are often asked by business owners ‘Why do I need a shareholders agreement?’ or ‘Do I really need a partnership agreement?’ The problem we see time and again is the fall out, and expense, which occurs when parties do not properly document the relationship between the owners. If proper agreements are not in place then…

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Commercial Lease Break Clauses – What You Need to Know

There are many reasons why a tenant may wish to exercise a break clause in a commercial lease agreement. You may have grown unsure about the location, you may have run into financial difficulties or you may have found that your business is not suited to the premises. Whatever the reason, expert advice is a…

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Starting a New Business in 2018? Here’s Some Useful Legal Advice…

It is unlikely that you will wake up on January 1st and suddenly decide to start a business. This is probably something you have been thinking about for a long time, it may even be a lifelong dream or an itch you just have to scratch. Whatever your motivation, starting a business requires a lot…

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A Solicitor’s Advice for Buying or Selling Your Business

Buying or selling your business could be one of the most important things you ever do. Whatever your reasons, it could be a life-changing decision. It can be a stressful and anxious time. A trusted solicitor is there to take the weight off your shoulders in this process, by providing diligent and efficient paperwork, good…

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A Starring Role for Leeds in the new Business and Property Court

From June, specialist civil courts are to be known as the “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales”. An umbrella name for specialist business courts, it will incorporate the High Court’s specialist work, namely: The Commercial Court (dealing with cases such as contract/ business disputes); The Technology and Construction Court; and The Chancery Division…