Business Guides - Legal
Be reasonable, clued-up and flexible, but not bashful, to get your ‘hard lines’ respected.
Appear laid back? Or be official? Fortunately for freelancers, both are possible with clients who don’t ‘do’ formalities.
Putting a legal expert in the picture might help a visuals freelancer whose customer is mistaking an invoice for the contract.
To end this FreelanceUK series, a look at your contractual end -- the 'minefield.'
The thorniest of issues in your contract? For self-employed creatives, it’s certainly up there.
Not even this pandemic can affect SoW being the most specific and individual clause in your self-employed contract.
The self-employed should make a few quick contractual moves to stop COVID-19 harming their business.
Six sections could contain an answer for a creative cancelled through no fault of their own.
Self-employed creatives should set their post-December 31st small print sooner rather than later.
Whether you’re experienced in your trade or straight out of university, becoming a contractor or freelancer could be the most financially rewarding decision you make. So before you get started, here the kind of contracts that freelancers need.
Even if your stand-in remains on the side-lines, your contractual right to them is what matters more.
'Your contractual ports of call to avoid hot water, when things have already gone south.'
How to get supported as a sole trader if you pause self-employment to become a dad.
Time is indeed money for a freelancer who wants to be reasonable but also retain his IP.
How to get financially supported when you stop self-employed freelancing to have a baby.
Monetising your creations as a freelancer, including in the age of the GDPR.
Protect, differentiate and own your offering with trade marks, design rights and contracts.
Get to grips with the key terms of IP – plus, where yours is; what your risks are, and how to combat them.
Lawdit looks at infringement of Copyright, the damages that can be claimed and at what point Copyright expires and the works become 'public domain'.
The rights of a UK trademark owner who feels that there is a case for infringement are provided under section 10 of the Trade Marks Act 1994.
Lawdit look at the reasons why companies invest in patents.
Lawdit looks at the relatively low-cost extra protection of your new designs.
Overview of IR35, what it means to you and how it's calculated.
Points to bear in mind if your partner works in the business.
Article on the 'common law' and statutory duties of a company director; how to appoint, resign and change details at Companies House and other points limited company directors will need to bear in mind.
If you obtain, store or use personal details from customers, suppliers or other contacts, it is a legal requirement that you comply with the eight main principles of the Data Protection Act to protect people's privacy.
There are two broad areas that freelancers should be concerned with - exposure to commercial risk and exposure to IR35 liabilities.
As a freelancer operating on a self-employed basis one of the first things you will want to do after a successful tender is get on with the job. But stop! What about the contract?
Copyright gives creators the legal right to control the use of their material, in restricting unauthorized copying and reproduction by others.