Employment Law

The Business must adhere to UK regulations and European regulations governing employment of local staff.

It is mandatory to issue issuing an written employment contract which has all the key clauses including holiday, notice period etc

For employees seconded to the UK they will abide by the employment laws of their home country.


Under UK law the company will need Employers Liability Insurance and Public Liability Insurance. Other insurances that maybe useful is Directors Indemnity Insurance and key person insurance


It is compulsory for employers to automatically enrol their eligible workers into a pension scheme if employees are earning more than £10,000 a year, both the employee and employer will contribute to the scheme.


The UK / EU have strong laws governing contracts and a standard customer/supplier contract in the home country may not meet UK/EU Standards hence it is important to take appropriate legal advice to bring it in line with the host country laws.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

The principal forms of IPR in the UK are copyright, design rights, trademarks and patents. Companies should ensure that their IPR is sufficiently protected and registered, where necessary, in order to protect any exploitation of their IPR.

Data Protection

It is a requirement that all individuals or corporate entities that control how personal data is processed in the UK comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

  • to register with the Information Commissioner that you are processing personal data and the reasons for processing it;
  • to inform the individuals why their personal data is being processed; and
  • ensure that personal data is only transferred out of the EU if certain conditions are satisfied.

If the website collects personal information from individuals, you should include a privacy policy in order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998


it is now a criminal offence under The Bribery Act 2010  for an individual or a UK organisation to offer, ask for or accept an “inducement” that may be a reward for acting improperly. This applies acts of bribery outside UK as well


If a UK website is to be launched then there are several aspects to this which must be considered, including, terms and conditions,
privacy statements, registration of domain names and the new regulations in respect of cookies.

In addition, If you collect and process credit and debit card information, you must conform to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

To conform to EU Anti Spam Laws, email database must be of opt-in email addresses, and include an opt-out instruction on all marketing emails sent