Other commercial topics

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Leading UK employment law solicitor, in all areas of employment law, including constructive dismissal, whistle blowing, discrimination at work. The firm helps large corporations, small businesses & individual employees.

A selection of specialist sites with substantial free information resources for businesses.

Technology, internet and media

Adlex Solicitors are expert in trading online, website law and internet law. The site includes information on the regulations which apply to business trading on the internet, relevant data protection laws, web contracts, hosting legal issues and domain name disputes. A free initial consultation by telephone is available.

Bird & Bird – London and International, provide articles written by Lawyers at the firm, on Multimedia, Intellectual Property, Communications and Information Technology law.

David Price Solicitors & Advocates – London, are experts in media law and they provide a Guide to Media Law covering Defamation, Breach of confidence and privacy, Malicious falsehood, Contempt of court and Copyright. They provide a newsletter on the site (or you an sign up to receive it by email) containing reports and comment on media law. They aim to cover all cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal as well as decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of expression and relevant adjudications of the Press Complaints Commission and the Broadcasting Standards Commission.

OUT-LAW from solicitors Pinsent Masons, provides a vast amount – 10,000 pages – of free legal news and guidance, mostly on IT and e-commerce issues, and including data protection, employment and intellectual property issues, with many new items posted every day. There are also a large number of quite detailed “Guides” on technology and laws for the technology sector.

Company administration

Business Inc Ltd is a company providing free company registration guides pertaining to company law in the UK and all of the offshore jurisdictions they incorporate in. Their offshore guides cite the various Acts and company legislation in each jurisdiction. They also provide UK company statutory forms and whilst these are available from Companies House many users find them convenient to download from here.

Company Debt is a company which provides free insolvency and company rescue advice to UK directors. The services covered on the website include Tax, VAT, Administration, Company Voluntary Liquidation, Members’ Voluntary Liquidation and Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation.

Company Law Club offers a number of services for members (it is free but you have to register) including access to a database of company law (similar to a basic company law textbook online) and access to forms from Companies House. The site is supported by company registration agents Incorporation Services Ltd. From January next year, there will also be a Newsletter providing a Digest of reported cases and New legislation (including statutory instruments).

Company Rescue is the site of the KSA Group. They provide free services to businesses relating to different aspects of insolvency and corporate recovery. There is a large amount of free information on the site and in particular, readers can download a 90 page guide on the CVA rescue mechanism. They will meet company directors, free of charge, to go through all the options.

Corporate Financial Solutions are Independent Licensed Insolvency Practitioners, helping businesses throughout the UK who are struggling with financial pressures. Their web site contains free information about dealing with debt pressures, such as HMRC debt, compulsory liquidation, Winding-up Petitions and cash flow problems. CFS are happy to offer a free initial consultation.

Corporate Law and Governance is a blog from Robert Goddard of Aston Business School Birmingham. It provides news from the UK and beyond concerning corporate law and governance. These areas are broadly defined to include capital market regulation, financial reporting and the legal environment in which companies (of all sizes) operate.

Corporate Recovery Help is a company which helps UK businesses facing financial challenges such as creditor pressure, insolvency and the threat of liquidation. There is extensive information on the site including a 60 page free guide to download in PDF form. The news section provides tips and guides on how to keep a business solvent.

Real Business Rescue provides answers to some of the most common questions that relate to company directors facing business distress. There are articles, questions and answers and information relating to all the different business insolvency issues. The company is also in the process of creating ‘bitesize’ guides that will enable directors to download information in order to understand what solutions are available.

Business disputes

Cousins Business Law, lawyers working with SMEs and owner managed businesses, have published a Guide to Solving Business Disputes. Available to download for free from their website the guide provides proven strategies to keep problems under control, a 5-step process for the effective management of business disputes as well as tips on how to save money when instructing a solicitor.

Discrimination

Discrimination Law Blog comes from Brabners Chaffe Street. The blog forms part of their specialised web site Discrimination Law which itself provides a great deal of information on this general area of law.

Freight forwarding

Forwarderlaw is an international resource for legal information on freight forwarding and multimodal transport operations. On the site there is online commentary on developments in the law, a database of past articles, recent cases on the law of international transport, information on mediation and dispute resolution and biographies of the national editors.

Construction

Lawbuild provides an archive of newsletters on construction law and related topics, including a glossary of construction law expressions. Articles are non-academic and practical, aiming to give non-lawyers and non-construction lawyers basic information in an interesting way. However, the firm’s Principal, David Lewis, has now retired and the site is not kept up to date.