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  • The “Byron Burger Sting”

    12th August 2016 in legal, Max Montague

    Few recent cases have aroused so much interest and public debate than that relating to the burger chains co-operation with the Home Office. The recent operation by the Home Office which culminated in tens off foreign nationals , employed by Byron Burgers being arrested made front page news and led to the burger chain being […]

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  • Consumer Rights Act 2015 Changes, what you need to know

    9th September 2015 in legal, Max Montague

    With little fanfare, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“the Act”) received Royal assent in March of this year and the main provisions will come into effect on the 1st October and traders need to forward plan as the Act comprise major changes….

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  • New regulations for Distance sellers!!!

    21st May 2014 in legal, Max Montague

      Will you be ready when these regulations come into force on the 13th June? Before being dismissed as another interference with the way you conduct business, it’s worth noting that failure to comply with certain of   The Consumer Contracts (information cancellation and additional charges) Regulations 2013 could lead to a prosecution and subsequent fine […]

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  • Alarm bells should be ringing loud and clear for any business involved in distance selling!

    23rd October 2012 in legal, Max Montague

    Time is running out for compliance on Distance Selling Regulations following OFT review. The Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) have taken the step of conducting a pre-Christmas review of 156 retailer websites and found that many of them were not fully complying with the Consumer (Distance Selling) Regulations and the Electronic Commerce (EC)Directive) Regulations. These […]

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  • Are you a “Distance Seller” without realising it???????

    8th May 2012 in legal, Max Montague

    We all know that the web can be a great tool with potential for sales to customers all over the U.K. and beyond. It seems such a simple and obvious solution……………………….   Forget what politicians say about the seeds of economic recovery. For those of you working at “the coal face”, you know that business […]

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  • Reducing expenditure is in your hands !

    4th May 2012 in finance, Max Montague

        “Can’t eat or drink a lot  tonight ‘cos I work out at the gym, have a personal trainer, do yoga and pilates to keep supple and chant mantras to maintain equilibrium!” What about the amount spent by wives or girlfriends’ on make up, haircuts … let alone the clothes  which are supposed  to […]

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  • What’s in your books???

    30th April 2012 in finance, Max Montague

     How important is keeping your business records accurate? Most of you will, probably, reply “very!”   Your financial record keeping is the basis for producing any of the following:   Aged debtors report in support of  collection of debts Aged creditors reports in support of payments to suppliers Management accounts for shareholders or your bank if you’ve […]

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  • Could your website cost you a £1000 fine or worse?

    24th January 2012 in finance, legal

    Imagine you are with your web designer discussing the final layout and content of your new website and you are just about to go live. The last thought in your mind would be to involve your lawyer in that process!

    Over 65% of websites are in breach of regulations which provide for a penalty of up to £1000.

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  • Five ways to ensure your business not only survives but flourishes in a recession

    24th January 2012 in finance

    In the worst recessions in living memory, SMEs have probably been hit harder than most.
    Here’s how with five simple steps and changes in attitude you could help turn some of the negatives into positives.

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