Information for businesses

The Business & Commercial firms in the Student Law Office provide free legal advice to SMEs, charities and social enterprises in the North East. You can find a list of issues we regularly assist with here and more information about our Website Healthcheck service here.

Want to know more? Read about our work with fantastic North East businesses The Custom Underground and FIRST Face to Face.

You’ll also find a number of information posts on this blog:

Business structures:

In this blog post, Abbie provides some excellent information on the differences between sole traders, partnerships and companies. Want to know more about Limited Liability Partnerships? Then this blog post written by Beth is the place you should go.

Social Enterprises:

In a series of posts, SLO trainee solicitor Ana tells us about social enterprises and social investment.

Commercial issues:

Want to know more about consumer rights legislation? Vicky’s post tells us more about the changes to the law, and Shazani then provides us with an update.

In a band and worried about contracts? Joseph reflects on his experience and offers some advice.

Chris let’s us into the secret of having a good image & reputation here.

Do you know about the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act? If not, Emma has prepared a quick guide to this new piece of legislation.

Intellectual Property:

Calvin provides us with a quick guide to copyright here, whilst Solicitor Tutor Elaine explores website ownership here.

Finally, Alex and Bethanny warn us not to be caught out by fake business registers. A must read!