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Hello. We’re elXtr. If you’re an entrepreneur, startup or SME, we’ve got what you need. Welcome to a new and intuitive platform. You can pic ‘n’ mix from a variety of solutions, products, tools and services delivered any time, any place, on any device you choose and on terms that you control. You’ll also benefit from our growing portfolio of expert business partners offering brilliant deals on their own products and services, all easily accessible at special rates on elXtr’s platform. You’ll find out even more about us and how we support businesses just like you, on elxtr.com. This is real law and real business, made easy. And we never stop investing in it or testing upgrades, new features and new content with our diverse, UK-wide community of businesses like you. Giving you, them (and us) the confidence that what you find here isn’t just relevant and helpful, it’s also refined and valued by your peers. We’re very social. You’ll find us as @elXtr on twitter, and ElXtr entrepreneur on facebook. Check out our blog too: news.elxtr.com. elXtr is powered by the award-winning lawyers at LHS Solicitors LLP.

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Uniforms may be discriminatory, even if the punters want it

You may remember the recent controversy about whether receptionist could be required to wear high heels. Every case is different, of...

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Actions have consequences – especially when you blurt things out in public

“Angry people are not always wise”. - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.

How true.

We all get angry at times but the important thing is how...

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'There may be trouble ahead...' But we'll keep you on top of it

Introducing elXtr.

However you feel about the decision to split the UK from the EU, whether you were in favour of it or not, these are...

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Has 'Blurred Lines' left the music industry dazed and confused, or will Led Zeppelin show us the stairway to copyright heaven?

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant have been in court in LA this week, defending themselves against a claim that their classic...

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4 simple steps to ensure your content marketing drives sales

'You're committing career suicide...' 

... An assertion that I've heard in response to my career choices more than once in the last 20...

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Employers brace yourselves. Lower tribunal fees will be welcomed by unhappy employees

Lower tribunal fees mean easier (more affordable) access to tribunals for unhappy employees. And following a House of Commons Justice...

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Voting to leave Europe is big news, but now is a time for calm

As said in the linked article, UK’s laws have not changed yet. We would give the same advice to businesses: keep calm, nothing changes...

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Looking for startup or innovation inspiration? Here's how Zappos, Airbnb, Tinder and others did it

These beautifully illustrated, mini founder stories about some of the world's most well known and current disruptor brands are a great...

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Smoothing the roads for cross-border trucking?

If businesses think that European institutions only create red tape and interfere with their work, this news story may challenge that. It...

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Modern Slavery Act infographic

Anyone supplying ‘big business’ needs to know this.

Essentially, large corporates (defined as businesses with a turnover of over £36...

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CQC start prosecuting

We all know that care providers have a duty of care towards their service users. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are also now assessing...

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Why your web-site may shortly become irrelevant

Imagine a future where to be a rapid commercial success, you don't need to spend time, effort or money on building and showcasing your...

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The battle should be on the football pitch

I was on Radio 5 live just now discussing how bosses should deal with this football championship – in particular, what to do about...

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Robots and other tech improving legal risk in the catering industry? Food for thought

Whilst much of the attention at Food expos around the globe recently centres on the new technology that is fast penetrating the fast food...

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Asbestos and other health & safety hazards: it pays to pay more to protect employees’ health

Health and safety law has many justifications. As an employer, or otherwise as a controller of premises, you are in a position of power...

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Don’t recycle passwords!

This time it's Twitter's turn to be compromised and having to explain what happened.

We recently commented on the “full sentence...

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My name is your name and sadly, you win

Mondo, the crowdfunded startup bank success story, have been forced to change their name due a dispute that came to light when they tried...

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SportsDirect: steering your business safely through growth can be a real challenge!

But as an employer, being unaware of legal risks and unlawful practices within your business and/or being out of your depth, is no defence.

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The key to customer loyalty in 5 easy steps

The linked article is a great read and needs little explanation of why I chose to share it as a blog piece. The stats are compelling and...

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Sell ’em quick, Aldi! The law’s changing.

Good design is about to get more expensive and become less available.

And as this article says, this is big (and not so great) news for...

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Well that was an anti-climax!

We were awaiting some bruising cross-examination in the employment tribunal: evidence of how terrible Mourinho had been to Chelsea’s...

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Useful guide to the court system in England

It’s finally summer time in England and for most of us, it’s that special and exciting time of year that we prepare for the much...

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Opening the books on costs of care

Transparency of care services, what’s included and what’s not, what it costs and so on, has to be a good thing, for those using those...

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If I've told you once...

Not everyone can profess to have the perfect interview technique and most of us learn our interview skills with practice. But there are...

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Solving the password problem

I think it’s fair to say that business owners generally don’t have a lot of time for office administration. Passwords are often low on...

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It beggars belief!

As you probably know, it is unlawful to discriminate against your employees on the basis of their beliefs, be they religious or...

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Startup inspiration with free guide

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction” John F Kennedy.

Starting any business can seem like a daunting task but...

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