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Five areas of employment law small businesses must be aware of

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Reform special guardianship to protect and support children and carers, says new review – Family Law…

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Home > News ‘SGOs provide children with a safe, permanent home,’ concludes review A call for significant changes to Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) includes ensuring family members who might become carers have direct experience of looking after the child before the court order is made. A new research review shows that SGOs provide children with a safe, permanent home with family members when the court decides they cannot live with their birth parents. Nevertheless, local authorities and the courts face major challenges in providing special guardians with adequate preparation and support for the long-term consequences of this life-changing responsibility, leading [...]

Report calls for reform to special guardianship to protect and support children and carers – Family …

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A recent report calls for significant changes to Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs), which includes ensuring family members who might become carers have direct experience of looking after the child before the court order is made. The review was commissioned by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory in response to the Court of Appeal’s call for authoritative, evidence-based guidance for the use of SGOs.  It was led by Dr John Simmonds from CoramBAAF and Professor Judith Harwin from Lancaster University. The review shows that SGOs provide children with a safe, permanent home with family members when the court decides they cannot live [...]

Leading a successful startup

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T&Cs for your small business – how to make sure they’re done properly

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How to start a business

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Why Women Should Seek Out Financial Advice Before Divorcing Or Separating – Forbes

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Contrary to what movies make us believe, rarely does a woman meet with my firm with the goal of taking every last penny from her spouse. Nor do we ever see women who hide assets so they don’t have to give a fair share to their soon-to-be-ex. Nearly one-third of the women who walk through my company’s doors are undecided as to whether they want to stay in their marriage or leave. They come in search of answers on how to become more educated and empowered to make good financial decisions. These women are looking to gain an understanding of how their finances [...]

How to set up a share options scheme for your small business

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Startup red tape checklist: What your small business needs to know

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Going through a ‘business divorce’ – Global Banking And Finance Review

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Due to stress, lost clients, pressure, long hours or personal conflicts some SME business relationships can sour over time. But where do you stand if you co-own a business with your partner and you are facing a shareholder dispute? Louise Hebborn, Commercial Partner at Stephensons Solicitors LLP, discusses a shareholder’s legal rights. There are 5.6 million small businesses[i] in the UK and 96% of these employ fewer than 10 employees[ii]. Sometimes for a variety of reasons the relationship between SME shareholders falls apart – partners can disagree over the direction of a company, the amount taken out in shareholder dividends or [...]