Not all contractors start work with a signed contract in place. Here we consider the risks this may involve, and why a contract doesn’t necessarily have to be in writing for it to be legally binding.
As a contractor you may encounter a wide variety of legal scenarios - from making sure your contracts are valid, to dealing with potential disputes.
What contractors should do if a client or agency fails to pay an invoice ontime. How online software, organisation, and a knowledge of your rights will protect your cashflow.
Due to the emphasis often placed on IR35, contractors may enter into contractual agreements without fully understanding the practicality and implications of the other provisions contained within them. Here are some typical things to look out for before you sign on the dotted line.
In this article, commercial solicitor Leigh Ellis explains why contractors should be careful when negotiating with potential clients, as you could unwittingly enter a binding contract during an email conversation if you don’t use the correct terminology.
For software developers and digital agencies, source code is the stock in trade; it’s what you do for a living and what you’re paid for. But who owns the code once it has been written?
As a professional contractor or small business owner, you may require legal guidance at some point. Typically, solicitors are able to offer advice on a wide range of issues, from checking over contracts to resolving disputes between you and clients – including late payment problems.
If you’re thinking of expanding the contract work you undertake into a larger business, taking on your first employee is a big move. Becoming an employer for the first time will inevitably mean dealing with some red tape, but the process should be trouble-free if you follow these ten steps.
Whether you’re a freelance contractor or run a small business, one of the most difficult things to manage is cash flow – especially if clients owe you money and you’re having trouble getting them to pay.
GDPR, or the European General Data Protection Regulation, comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It’s a new regulation that every business in the country needs to be aware of, but what exactly is GDPR and how is it likely to affect clients and contractors?
You’ve invoiced your client correctly, but payment still hasn’t been made. Here, a debt recovery expert looks at the options available to contractors faced with late payment problems.