Starting a joint venture

The purpose of this guide is to examine what is involved in SMEs entering into a joint venture with one or more other organisations. The terms ‘strategic alliance’ and ‘joint venture’ are often used interchangeably, but for the purpose of this guide a joint venture involves setting up a third-party legal entity, whereas a strategic[…]

Flexible working

Flexible working is growing in popularity in the UK. Driven at first by demand from employees, it is now seen by many businesses to have considerable advantages. But there are potential drawbacks too, so any plan to introduce flexible working requires careful consideration, and in some cases appropriate professional advice. This guide examines some of[…]

Jack Ross launch new legal website

Leading Manchester accountancy firm Jack Ross is ‘going to appeal’ after launching a new website dedicated to serving the region’s legal profession. Jack Ross Legal ( underscores the chartered accountant’s long-standing links with many of Manchester’s chambers and legal practices. Announcing the launch of the site Jack Ross’ senior partner Peter Black said: “Jack Ross[…]