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A collection of blog articles around UK legal matters prepared by UK based accountants and legal advisers to overseas companies.

How to build the winning team

2020-03-03T17:29:47+01:00February 24th, 2020|UK General, UK Legal|

The US basketball coach Phil Jackson was famous for his aphorisms, especially those that explained his skill at creating effective teams that managed to combine a range of personality types. So when Jackson said, "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team,” he knew what he ...

Maternity pay – what UK firms need to know 

2020-01-24T15:53:44+01:00January 27th, 2020|UK Legal, UK Payroll|

One of the more surprising aspects of employing staff in the UK is the regime governing maternity benefits. As part of the government’s desire to equalize the gender pay gap as well as making it easier for women to return to work, statutory maternity pay is a key cornerstone of UK employment law.    And, like ...

Auto-enrolment:  A guide to UK pensions 

2020-01-16T10:05:06+01:00January 10th, 2020|UK Legal, UK Payroll|

Although businesses in the UK have had a few years to get used to the concept of pensions auto-enrolment, some confusion remains: what is it, how does it work, what does it mean for me? And that confusion is often mirrored by employees themselves, who are sometimes left unsure as to what commitments they have ...

Setting up a UK company: Accountant or lawyer?

2019-09-26T08:11:28+01:00September 26th, 2019|Setting up in the UK, UK General, UK Legal|

It’s an interesting question: should you use an accountant or lawyer to set up a UK company? Under UK law, both kinds of regulated professionals can serve this function, so understanding how they differ may be helpful.      In order to help your set up process, both accountants and lawyers will need to undertake the necessary checks: namely the anti-money laundering (AML) and Know Your Client (KYC) checks.  …

Setting up in the UK for Australian exporters

2018-08-08T17:45:31+01:00August 8th, 2018|Setting up in the UK, UK Legal|

With the UK business culture being very similar to Australia, now has never been a more poignant time for Australian companies to export their products and services to the UK market.   Introduction With the UK is a member of the European Union (EU) and is subject to EU trade regulatory requirements. However on the ...

Paul to speak with potential NZ to UK startups

2018-04-01T07:47:57+01:00April 1st, 2018|UK Legal|

Earlier in February we published how Paul would return to New Zealand to help more kiwi companies setup in the UK and also present at an event. Culminating in a kind offer from another speaker, David Alizade of NZ based law firm Jackson Russell, there will be two events in Auckland next week.  Full registration ...

UK Formation Agent vs. UK Accountant

2018-04-01T05:54:01+01:00April 1st, 2018|Setting up in the UK, UK Legal|

Key Differences between a UK Formation Agent vs. UK Accountant We have recently seen a sharp uptake in the number of clients who have already formed their UK company through a formation agent, who then ask for our support and expertise to finish the setup process for their UK company. There are many reasons why ...