Business Support

There are multiple support services provided to members dependent on need / requirement.

These include:

Support through the Croner Business Support Helpline which provides support for Employment and personnel management the following areas:

  • Disciplining an employee
  • Dismissal
  • Gross misconduct

Health & Safety support such as:

  • Risk assessments reporting an accident

Commercial legal such as:

  • Landlord and tenancy
  • Company law
  • Copyright and patent

Tax and VAT such as:

  • Payroll
  • PAYE

Croner Business Support Helpline

As one of our members you have access to the Croner Business Support Helpline. This gives you the power to deal with legal, compliance and tax issues before they impact on your business performance or reputation. Unlike a solicitor, your call to Croner is not ‘on the meter’, and you can take as long as you need to explain your situation. Join AdviceUK now to get access to this member benefit.

Company law, Clubs and Associations

  • Club constitutions
  • Policies
  • Meetings and procedures
  • CASCs
  • Member disputes
  • Company articles
  • Directors duties
  • Shares and shareholder rights
  • Company meetings
  • Shareholder agreements and disputes
  • Director liabilities
  • Dissolution and striking off.
    Note: we do not advise on charity law, nor do we advise on technical accounting queries.

Partnerships, LLPs and Sole Traders

  •  Rights, responsibilities and obligations
  •  Partnership disputes and dissolution
  • Consultant, contractor and agency agreements

Commercial Contracts

  • Business-to-business and self-employed contracts
  • Consumer contracts
  • Commercial aspects of service or employment contracts (including restrictive covenants)
  • Standard terms of business
  • Distance selling
  • Quality of goods or services
  • Guarantees or warranties
  • Cancellations, termination or refunds
  • Retention of title
  • Commercial disputes
  • Late payment and debt collection

Insolvency

  • Business liquidation
  • Administration
  • Receivership
  • Personal bankruptcy
  • Statutory demands
  • Personal guarantees or liability of directors

Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Equality Act

  • Data protection principles
  • ICO notification requirements
  • Data compliance
  • Subject-access requests
  • Third-party requests
  • Medical records
  • Equality or discrimination issues

Intellectual Property

  • Text, photographs, designs, music, videos, books, websites etc.
  • Protecting trademarks
  • Licensing of IP rights
  • Passing off
  • Licence disputes or other infringements of any IP rights

Property

  • Freehold or leasehold
  • Access rights
  • Boundary disputes
  • Commercial leases
  • Lease extensions
  • Rent review
  • Repair obligations
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • We do also advise on residential tenancies usually from the point of view of the landlord or letting agent.
    Note: we do not advise on business rates.

Tort law

  • Including negligent products or services
  • Public liability
  • Duty of care
  • Exclusions of liability
  • Defamation, slander, libel or negligent misstatement
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