In the latest in our new series of legal features, Russell Hallam, managing partner at Turbervilles Solicitors, writes about the importance of safeguarding one’s business and finances should adversity strike.
Originating from America, mediations are a relatively new concept in England and have only been in practice since the 1990s, but they can have a positive outcome and prevent angry legal battles.
London Zoo meerkat keeper Caroline Westlake was unfairly dismissed after "glassing" a colleague during a Christmas party row over their love rivalry for a llama keeper, the tribunal has said. And strangely enough, there seems to be a lesson to be learned in this odd tale.
While the share of female employment in large firms has increased dramatically, this hasn't been reflected in the make-up of executive boards.
Do you think you’re being unfairly pushed out of your job? Well, you’re not alone. It’s a scenario that is happening to employees of all seniority across the country, explains Rhian Radia, employment law partner at Hodge Jones & Allen.
Exactly how you make work "work" is something many entrepreneurs will have pondered and was certainly at the forefront of my mind when I was working as a lawyer in a magic circle firm in the noughties.
National newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has found itself slapped with a £70,000 fine from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after paying its VAT bill one day late.
If there’s one thing that’s going to make a business sit up and listen – its money, especially when it comes to avoidable fines. So, with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) listing over £800m worth of fines to businesses breaching financial principles on its website, you would think the industry would be more careful about its conduct.
Employment laws have made significant leaps and bounds over the past two years to help business women finally strike a balance between working and having a family, without having to suffer the consequences of choosing one over the other.
Hiring staff can be an exciting part of the growth of your business, but too many businesses unwittingly break some vital legal rules in the recruitment process.
Tech City UK has named law firm Cooley as the legal partner for its Upscale programme, which is designed to help British startups achieve growth alongside coaches including leaders from Skype, Unruly, Zoopla, Graze, Hassle and more.
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