SMEs lose out as legal system set up for big business, says research

29 Jul 2019

Up to 2.4m small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), start-ups and the self-employed are being let down by the legal system and could be falling into a legal gap, according to research just published.

Nesta Challenges, an independent technology innovation organisation, conducted research this spring with 183 SMEs and the self-employed which revealed 43 per cent of them think the legal system in England and Wales is set up only to suit big businesses and those with the resources to pay for it.

The research also revealed nearly 80 per cent believe it should be easier to check if a problem can be resolved through the legal system.

However, the research also revealed 45 per cent of SMEs and the self-employe...

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