If exporting is part of your business strategy, it's best to ensure you have legal rights to own and use your trade mark in the jurisdictions that you're planning to operate. Read more…

In March the bright-line test was extended to 10 years.

The bright-line test was established in 2015 to tax the profit made on selling residential property where sold within two years of purchase. The bright-line period was extended to five years for properties purchased from 29 March 2018. Read more…

Mature Workers Toolkit

The government's business website has launched a 'Mature workers toolkit' to help employers to get workers aged 50 years-plus into small to medium-sized businesses. Read more…

An Independent Trustee

Can be more important than you might think

Managing a family trust is not getting cheaper, nor is the paperwork and compliance being reduced. Trustees have legal duties, must give beneficiaries information and be accountable. It is tempting to think you can reduce costs by removing the independent trustee of your family trust. There can, unfortunately, be disadvantages. Read more…

Post-Covid Working World

Keep employment agreements and policies up-to-date

Over the past 18 months, we have seen significant changes to employees' hours of work, rates of remuneration and the expansion of flexible working arrangements as businesses have adapted to the Covid economy. Read more…

Climate Action Toolbox

We all need to do our bit to reduce carbon emissions and look after the planet better than we have previously. Read more…

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