You’re a small company employer. They’re the big corporate boss. They shouldn’t get away with their bullying behaviour, but what can you do?
If your company is still in its infancy, you’re still figuring out what to do about your legal matters. Lawyers aren’t cheap and you probably want to hold onto as much money as possible.
What is your first thought when one of your employees is injured? Most managers will be concerned with the employee’s welfare first. Ensuring that the cause of the injury is dealt with is usually the next priority.
Matthew Goodwin from Wright Hassall takes a look at some of the frequently asked questions in terms of the ability to recover legal costs at the end of litigation.
Company representatives, often directors and officers, responsible for conducting litigation on behalf of the company are required, personally, to take responsibility for the company's compliance with Court rules. Failure to do so can result in personal prosecution, fines, disqualification and even imprisonment.
What do you do if you are owed money by a business and they will not pay you back? The usual route is to apply to Court and if the claim is less than £10,000 you can use the small claims Court. This has the advantage of being cheaper to pursue especially if the debt is disputed and there is a risk you may lose in Court. Claims above £10,000 usually require a solicitor on both sides and there is a risk that if you lose you may end up paying the winners costs as well as your own.