Catch up on our latest People Hour Employment Law webinar with Paul Menham 'An Overview on Redundancy' to get advice and tips on the process you need to follow.
People Hour - An overview on Redundancy from gunnercooke llp on Vimeo.
'Business without end' - article by Christine Oxenburgh, Dispute Resolution Partner
I often get asked what happens when a fixed term contract comes to an end and my client carries on doing business with the business on the other side. Most fixed term contracts have built into them what happens if the parties want to terminate and they are governed by those terms. However, if everything spills over after the end date everything is up for grabs.
The existing agreement may provide for what happens in the future. Quite a lot of contracts for supplies such as photocopiers provide that there...
Catch up on our webinar 'Real Estate Recover - Case law update on some grey areas' with Harriet Swainson.
In this webinar, Harriet covers:
Lease or licence - Can you ever really create a licence?
How can property be dealt with when the company has been dissolved and it has gone bona vacantia?
Can you enforce security granted under false circumstances?
She also highlights several policy changes due to happen this year.
Real Estate Recovery - Case law updates on some grey areas from gunnercooke llp on Vimeo.
With the imminent introduction of the apprenticeship levy for the new tax year, there has been a renewed focus upon the use of apprenticeships within businesses.
All UK businesses are subject to the 0.5% levy, but a £15,000 annual allowance means that only businesses with an annual pay bill of more than £3m will be directly affected in financial terms. Whether you are affected by the levy or not, there are significant benefits to using apprentices within your business. For example, did you know:
There are no employer national insurance payments for apprentices under 25 years of age
The minimum wage...
All the time I see contracts that require one party to use reasonable or best endeavours to achieve a result. Basically, when the outcome is not something over which either of both parties have total control, rather than impose an obligation to ensure that the outcome is achieved, the contract sets out that they must endeavour to get to the agreed goal. How hard you have to try depends on the wording.
Reasonable endeavours. You have to give it a go. Would an ordinary person say what you have done was reasonable?
Best endeavours. You must leave no stone unturned.