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One Fifth of Small Business Owners Use Google As Legal Aid

One Fifth of Small Business Owners Use Google As Legal Aid

22% of UK small business owners will turn to Google if they’re in need of legal advice, according to new research from Ajuve. The survey of 500 small enterprise owners revealed that 40% of respondents have no legal framework in place whatsoever to deal with any potential future claims, with 46% admitting they’d need help if they were to engage in such a dispute. When broken down by age, younger business owners appear more ‘legal savvy’ than their older counterparts, with 71% of 18-24 year olds having some form of framework in place compared to just 35% of those over 40. Alex Bargate, co-founder and CEO of Ajuve, said: “A clear dispute strategy is something which all businesses should have in place from day one so it’s worrying to see that so many firms are lacking one. “Disputes are inevit... »

Cash Strapped Businesses Unable to Take Legal Action

Cash Strapped Businesses Unable to Take Legal Action

44% of UK small businesses have decided not to act upon a legitimate legal grievance even though it would have been in their best interests, a report from Ajuve has claimed. The survey of 500 small businesses revealed that 43% of business owners don’t have enough time to legally pursue a dispute while 41% are unable to afford the costs involved with taking someone to a small claims court. 35% of business owners also said they had held back on taking legal action due to the ‘awkwardness’ of dealing with the other party. The survey found that small enterprises have an average of three legal disputes a year and 21% have more than five a year yet 39% of respondents admitted to not having any practices in place to deal with potential disputes. When quizzed on current small claims legislat... »