The Benefits of an LLC

There are several major business structures in the United States including Limited Liability Corporations, or LLC’s, Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships. If you are starting a new business, you may consider registering your company as an LLC. Here is more about the benefits of an LLC: Tax Benefits Unlike corporations, LLC’s do not file corporate tax returns. This means that each individual member of the LLC will report losses and profits on an individual form. This form of taxation is called pass through taxation and will help you avoid paying taxes as a company as well as a group of shareholders.…

Employment: What’s New for 2018?

Every year brings changes and new challenges for employers large and small; 2018 will be no different, but forewarned is forearmed, so here are some of the big changes to look out for. As ever, if you’re worried or unsure about changes to employment law, then get in touch with experts like elliswhittam for help and advice. Data protection changes The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will be enshrined in UK law on May 25 2018. This new legislation builds on existing UK data protection laws and puts more obligations on organisations which hold data on individuals.…

Revolutionise Your Business With an Online Law Firm

When you’re running a small business, you need legal advice just as much as a large, well established firm. It’s possible you need it even more so in the early days: established companies have well-worn procedures in place to deal with most easy to anticipate issues that may arise: as someone setting up a business for the first time you don’t have that luxury. It’s equally true that you likely don’t have the resources necessary to keep a lawyer on staff ready for every situation that arises – even if you do, it would likely be a waste of your budget to hire your own corporate lawyer at such an early stage.…

Losing Your Licence? You Need to Start Planning

You might have expert skills managing your business, but other elements in your life could be a train wreck. One area of example involves driving: It’s not that you’re a bad driver, but if you have a lot of problems with speeding tickets and other driving offenses, your business car insurance agent might be busy settling your claims throughout the year. Eventually, you could face a driving ban, which will hurt your business.   How to Face a Driving Ban You can stop a driving ban for some scenarios, but other circumstances leave little room for anything other than a ban.…

Registering a Limited Company to Protect a Business Name

If you want to protect a business name that you are currently using, or you simply want to prohibit another company from using or registering a particular name for any other reason, you can set a UK limited company for these very purposes. No two companies are legally permitted to be registered under the same name, nor can they register names that are so similar to one another they are likely to cause confusion, unless they are part of the same group.…

UK Startups: Sole Trader or Limited Company?

If you’re considering setting up a new business in the UK, the two most popular options are the sole trader structure and a private limited company. The sole trader option is more suitable for startups and very small businesses which are owned and operated by just one person, whereas a limited company is ideal for all types and sizes of businesses with one or more owners, including startups, existing sole proprietors and established organisations. There are advantages and disadvantages to both legal structures, so it’s important to familiarise yourself with their features and requirements to determine which one will best serve your needs.…

Employment Advice for Employees: 3 Things you should Know About Employment Law

Regardless of your current employment status, you’ll likely be well aware of what it takes to be a good employee. The majority of these things will be personality traits (such as being hard working, self-motivated, and sociable), but there are still several other things to consider. Alongside luck and timing, employment law also plays a massive part in being a successful employee. The term ‘employment law’ is a rather general one. It mainly concerns employment contracts and statutory requirements, employee rights, and managing employees.…

App Law: European Teens Unimpressed With European Officials Over Online Privacy Bill

The already disparate E.U. and U.S. online privacy laws may diverge even more. U.S. tech companies aren’t thrilled by the notion, claiming that a proposed European Commission online privacy bill could stall both innovation and the economy. Is the anxiety warranted or is it hollow concern trolling? Current Privacy Law Landscape In The US U.S. officials – under the aegis of tech and private business advocates – have yet to pass a “universal” online privacy bill, but not for lack of trying.…

Murdoch’s Relentless Pursuit of Smut Leads to Royal Adjacent Defamation Lawsuit

The News Corp. hacking scandal has proved to be a font of legal conflict. After it was revealed that Rupert Murdoch’s company engaged in hyper-aggressive investigation tactics, wronged parties started pelting the media conglomerate with claims. The latest to join the scrum? John Bryan, former paramour of the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson – a.k.a., “Fergie,” the British one, not the Black Eyed Peas one. photo credit: Pete Morawski / Flickr Decades Old Fergie Scandal Results In Present Day Defamation Lawsuit This tale of defamation woe is rooted in a decades-old scandal.…