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Debt Recovery Pre-litigation Tips

January 31, 2019

Many business owners invest their time into making sure that their business is as profitable as possible. An essential part of that process is to take necessary steps to aid smooth and successful debt recovery where needed. At LawBite we are experts in Debt Recovery processes, designed to provide business owners with the best advice and assistance to recover their overdue payments. 5 pre-litigation ...

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GDPR’s First High Profile Victim – Google Fined 50 Million Euros

January 28, 2019

On 21 January 2019 the French data protection regulator CNIL imposed a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against Google LLC under the GDPR legislation. This is the first case involving a significant fine against a well known company and provides some poignant lessons for other businesses in their efforts to remain fully GDPR compliant. Reasons f...

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SME Roadmap

The SME Roadmap Part 3

January 24, 2019

The final stop along the SME road will show you some of the legal pitfalls you might face during your business journey and the potential exit strategies which you may be able to use to cash-in on your success. This article is for guidance only and should not be used in replacement of professional legal advice.   Managing your legal risks Let’s be frank, bei...

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GDPR 2018

Data Protection – What Have We Learned From 2018?

January 18, 2019

So now we’ve entered 2019, it seems as good a time as any to stop and reflect on the action taken by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in 2018 with regards to data protection breaches, and consider what we can learn going forward to ensure that your business is not subject to a fine for breach of the new data protection legislation (GDPR). Back in July of 2018 we began to cover the emerging tr...

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IP 2018

Intellectual Property Law Important Changes in 2018

January 16, 2019

Although 2018 is more likely to be remembered as the year in which the dreaded GDPR came into force, there was also a good deal of action on the intellectual property (IP) front. To recap on the main events of the year here is a round-up of some of the more interesting IP law cases involving trademark and copyright issues.   Stretching copyright a step too far Did ...

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Brexit Contract Law

Brexit Impact on Commercial Contracts

January 8, 2019

As the final outcome of the Government’s negotiations in relation to the Brexit deal continue to be uncertain, many in our SME client network are becoming increasingly worried about how to ‘Brexit-Proof’ their business to the best degree possible. Commercial contracts are one of the very important elements of business that could be significantly impacted upon by Brexit. With all options appearing to b...

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domain disputes

How to Handle a Domain Name Dispute

January 3, 2019

Given the reliance we all place on the internet nowadays, websites are one of the key ways to market and sell products and most businesses own at least one internet domain name. Before settling on a trading name, savvy entrepreneurs will always check to see that the corresponding domain name (in some format or another) is available so that their online presence is easy to find by customers (e.g. www.lawbite...

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Intellectual Property is Everywhere, Espcecially at Christmas

December 20, 2018

Christmas feels like it’s rolled round unusually quickly this year. Love Actually is back on the Netflix agenda and the manic hurry to cram in all present shopping is well and truly in count-down mode. But before the holiday season begins, we thought we’d leave you with some final thoughts and observations about Christmas and intellectual property (IP). We’re surrounded by examples of  IP at Christmas whenever...

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Commercial Property Leases – 5 Key Points

December 17, 2018

Taking a commercial lease of a property can be complex and is likely to be different to any other legal deal your business will do. A new property is exciting and will give the business opportunities and the environment to grow but will also be a significant financial investment and potential risk. It is therefore vital to ensure that: 1. The terms of lease that you negotiate suit your busines...

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property tips

Commercial Property – 3 Things You Should Consider

December 10, 2018

  Buying a business property is a long-term commitment so it is important to make sure that it is going to be a valuable asset (financially and practically) to your business. So, before buying business property, it is important to consider both its current and long-term suitability.   Three key things to consider when making this assessment are:...

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