Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Important changes came into effect on 30 June 2016 that affect new and existing companies and their professional advisers.

These include new information required on incorporation and key changes to the annual return.

Find out how these changes affect you, your company and your clients  

FREE Corporate Governance Update Seminar

SBEEA introduced major changes across all aspects of corporate governance; the recent changes to the Market Abuse Regulations have caused a stir in the listed world; and the difficulties faced by well-known large corporations have highlighted the need for a strong corporate governance framework.

Our FREE seminar will help you meet these challenges

 

Corporate advice

Our specialist corporate team are on hand to provide advice, guidance and training on all aspects of corporate law to keep you the right side of the regulations and allow you to get on with your business.

Mergers, acquisitions and disposals

This will probably be one of the most important developments for any business. Management buyout, an acquisition or the purchase of a business

Reorganisations

We can implement your requirements in an efficient and cost effective manner using clear checklists and action plans, providing the relevant advice and legal documentation.

Joint ventures

Joint ventures are arrangements joining two or more parties together for the purpose of executing a particular business project.

Business terms & contracts

Your business is likely to deal frequently with customers for the provision of similar goods or services. If so, you should be engaging with your customers on standard terms or using standard contracts.

Bespoke contract preparation

Our experience of working on a multitude of commercial transactions means we can both structure your deal as well as prepare a bespoke contract appropriate to your transaction.

Contract review and advice

It is very easy to get caught out by an onerous provision in the small print. We have developed a number of different ways to review your contracts. These range from a detailed review to a quick sense check.

Your external internal lawyer

Rather than engaging a lawyer on a job by job basis, there is an alternative - We can act just like your own in-house lawyer.

 

Staff Handbooks

An up-to-date, accessible staff handbook is vital so that your employees know what's expected of them, what their rights are and where to turn with any concerns and you have the comfort of knowing there's a procedure in place to deal with issues as they arise.

Employment Contracts

If as a company you want to control the way in which staff holidays and absence, performance management etc. are dealt with, then you should provide and agree your own employment contract with your staff, rather than relying on the default legal position.

Employee exit procedures

When disciplining or dismissing an employee you need the reassurance that the steps being taken are un-biased and justifiable whatever the outcome. It's easier and less stressful with proper that are implemented correctly and fairly - and you are less likely to face tribunal claims for unfair treatment.

Bespoke Employment law support

Tap into a bespoke package of employment law support and advice that suits your company, regardless of size, sector or employee numbers - whether you just need an occasional sounding board for an existing HR function or more comprehensive support on an ongoing basis.

 

Data protection compliance

Barely a month goes by without a press report of another high-profile breach of the Data Protection Act.

Competition law

Competition law essentially prohibits arrangements that have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition.

Anti-bribery

We can help you with our simple, easy to implement solutions which guide you through the legislation, identify what you need to do and help you put adequate procedures in place.

Directors' duties

Our bespoke training sessions focus on the essential duties of company directors and their legal and regulatory responsibilities.

Company secretarial support

Statutory compliance needn't be a headache.  With our company secretarial support service, you can get on with with your business, confident your Companies House obligations are being taken care of.

Board meeting support

Support for your board and committee meetings. Our corporate governance experts can provide regular support in preparing for, attending and following up board and committee meetings.

Corporate governance reviews

A thorough review of your company's corporate policies, procedures, terms of reference and other governance systems, followed up by in-depth recommendations and advice on best practice.

Listed company support

Compliance support for companies listed on the main market as well as those in the AIM and small cap sectors. We provide support solutions that are appropriate to each company's individual requirements.

 

Bespoke training

Face-to-face or web-based tailored training to ensure your executives and key employees understand their legal obligations as they relate to your business. 

 

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Corporate Legal Advisor, Jordans Corporate Law Limited

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