And The Law Says

And The Law Says

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. ...
Sometimes Chances Never Die - by Christine Oxenburgh, Dispute Resolution Partner The problem When we go into business with people we normally get on well with and trust them otherwise we would choose different business partners. It is a sad fact of business life that I see a lot of business people who are disappointed or even shocked by their bad behaviour of their partners. Because those partners are trusted, sometimes it takes a long time to find out. Then we must decide if it is too late to ask them to pay back what they have taken. The right to bring a claim...
'Say what you mean and mean what you say' (Thanks to Lewis Carroll and the March Hare) - article by Christine Oxenburgh, Dispute Resolution Partner Most of the cases I do that come from Sale and Purchase Agreements centre around breaches of warranty and indemnity claims. A case recently went all the way to the Supreme Court to consider what the indemnity meant and therefore whether the buyer had a claim or not. Indemnity An indemnity is an obligation to pay the other party the losses arising from a trigger event. There are some fairly standard wordings for indemnities but they are not all...
In this webinar, Employment partner Jo Tindall explores reasons for sickness absence dismissals and shares some important tips on how you should approach them. People Hour - Sickness absence dismissals – how, when and why from gunnercooke llp on Vimeo.
By Christine Oxenburgh The only person who cannot be ordered to say what they have been told by a client is a lawyer. No one else, not priests not doctors not accountants can simply refuse to answer the questions. But it does not apply to anything said to a lawyer so let’s explore when you can feel safe telling us stuff or conducting investigations internally. There are two types of legal professional privilege, legal advice privilege and litigation privilege. In this issue, I look only at the first. I’ll start with a story from my past when I did criminal law in Birkenhead....
In this webinar Carl Atkinson discusses what can be defined as a Disability and various steps you can take as an employer to ensure you provide reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. People Hour webinar - Disability Discrimination from gunnercooke llp on Vimeo.

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