Commercial Client Articles

Settlement Agreements Guide

Following changes made by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, compromise agreements were renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and new provisions (Section 111A) were inserted into...

The Corporate Manslaughter Act

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 established a new statutory offence of corporate manslaughter (corporate culpable homicide in Scotland). An organisation is guilty of...

A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. They apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work...

Drug Policy – Recognising the Signs and What to Do

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased likelihood of accidents...

Company Formation Checklist

You may have come across advertisements which make forming a company sound very easy, but before you go ahead there are some serious issues to...

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Commercial Client News

The Rules on Time Limits for Employment Tribunal ClaimsDecember 4, 2018

An employee wishing to bring an unfair dismissal claim must do so within three months of their effective date of termination. Time limits for presenting...

Shareholders to be Liable for Company Tax?November 29, 2018

One of the motivations for setting up a limited company is that the risk for the shareholders is limited to the investment they have made...

Restrictive Covenants Are Not Necessarily InsurmountableNovember 23, 2018

Property title deeds often contain restrictions on future use of the land and one of the most common is a requirement that only one house...

Employers – Are You Treating Misconduct Cases Consistently?November 14, 2018

Some forms of workplace misconduct may appear so serious as to obviously justify dismissal as a matter of common sense. However, as an instructive decision...

Resolving Disputes in the BoardroomNovember 8, 2018

Boardroom conflict can often mean directors falling into opposing camps, with deadlock the result. As a High Court decision shows, taking legal advice is often...

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