Research and Development Tax Relief – Updated HMRC Guidance for Software & IT Projects


by Annette Beresford and Simon Bulteel September 2019 Updated HMRC guidance on claiming Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief for software and IT projects highlights the importance of considering the availability of R&D Tax Relief at the start of a project. For companies operating in the technology sector, R&D Tax Relief can be one of the … Continue reading Research and Development Tax Relief – Updated HMRC Guidance for Software & IT Projects

IR35 – New HMRC Consultation on Reform of Off-Payroll Tax Rules


by Annette Beresford and Dan Pipe August 2019 As confirmed by the 2018 UK Autumn Budget, the off-payroll taxation rules (commonly referred to as IR35) for the private sector and the public sector will be aligned, with effect from April 2020. This reform will introduce significant changes for private sector arrangements where an individual is engaged … Continue reading IR35 – New HMRC Consultation on Reform of Off-Payroll Tax Rules

Preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. What to do if you use a UK-based website to sell into the EU.


by Robert Marcus, Partner July 2019 While it seems we might still be a long way to how, when or if Britain leaves the European Union, there are a number of areas where businesses need to be prepared in the event that there’s a ‘no deal’ Brexit. There are particular challenges for those who sell … Continue reading Preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. What to do if you use a UK-based website to sell into the EU.

SME Legal Awards – “Best Business Law Advisory Firm 2019” and “Most Trusted Law Consultant”


June 2019 Jurit has been awarded ‘Best Business Law Advisory Firm 2019, London’ in the SME Legal Awards and one of its consultants, Julie Bann, has been awarded ‘Most Trusted Employment Law Consultant’ for South East England. Formed in 2013, Jurit is a flourishing firm of senior lawyers offering pragmatic legal solutions, across all corporate … Continue reading SME Legal Awards – “Best Business Law Advisory Firm 2019” and “Most Trusted Law Consultant”

Damages for breach of contract for incomplete work? Have you looked carefully at your liquidated damages provisions?


by Graham Cunningham  June 2019 Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd 2019 EWCA Civ 230 A contract clause which provided for liquidated damages for delay did not apply where the contractor had failed to complete the contracted work. It did apply only in respect of completed sections of work. In respect of the … Continue reading Damages for breach of contract for incomplete work? Have you looked carefully at your liquidated damages provisions?

Principles concerning costs in Norwich Pharmacal Orders


by Graham Cunningham June 2019 The Court of Appeal has recently re-stated principles concerning costs in Norwich Pharmacal Orders in (1) Jofa Ltd (2) Joseph Farah v (1)Bernherst Finance Ltd (2) Chestone Industry Holding 2019 EWCA Civ 899.  Litigation lawyers will be familiar with such orders which allow pre-action disclosure of documents against third parties. The … Continue reading Principles concerning costs in Norwich Pharmacal Orders