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Time for a financial check up?

Following the loans written off by Wonga is your business suffering from debts owed?  Lydia Stuart-Banks provides some help guidance.

Compromise Agreements (Employers)

Compromise Agreements can be used in a number of circumstances, including redundancy, dismissal, or the settlement of an Employment Tribunal claim. It prevents the possibility of future complaints or claims arising and concludes the employment contract

Business Health Check

Business Health Check

Is you business protected? Do you have an up to date set of terms and conditions? Are your employee contracts up to date? Could you be leaving yourself open to legal action? There are many online precedents cheaply available, but few fully protect your interests. This is why we have put together a business health check service offering a review of all your policies for a one off fee of £500 (+VAT) or a review of your individual polices for £200 (+VAT) each.

Redundancy

Are you worried that you are going to be made redundant?

This is a distressing time for all employees; however there are certain legal steps your employer is required to carry out. You should be treated fairly and you may also be entitled to a redundancy payment, a notice period, the option to move into a different job or reasonable time off to find a new job.

Insolvency

Insolvency

With the mounting pressures of the current economic climate, we are seeing an increasing number of individuals and businesses experiencing financial difficulties; it may be that you are owed money by an individual in bankruptcy or by a company in liquidation.

Debt Recovery

Do you have the time to chase bad debts?

Debt Recovery

Unpaid debts are a problem for both big businesses and private individuals.  In today's economic climate it is particularly important to ensure that you are paid whatever money you are legally entitled to.

Joint Ventures

Joint Ventures

Whether it’s your next big product that needs funding or just a mixture of expertise, a joint venture is when a number of different businesses decide to work together with a common aim.

Terms of Business

Terms of Business

It is vitally important to have an up to date set of terms and conditions for your business. They are the legal basis on which you are willing to do business with your customers and should be one of the first legal documents created.

Workers entitled to commission within their holiday pay?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Due to EU Court ruling you could be entitled to your commission whilst on holiday

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union could mean that many Devon businesses will be forced to pay out thousands in backdated commission to their employees warns Exeter-based litigation partner Catherine Rosewell of Veitch Penny LLP.

Redundancy (Employers)

It is very important for any Employer to follow the correct procedures on all employment matters, but specifically in relation to redundancy and the redundancy consultation process, in order to stop issues escalating or finding that a genuine redundancy results in an unfair dismissal claim.

Stress at work (Employers)

Stress at work can stem from harassment or bullying from employees or simply arise from the pressures of work. Stress is unfortunately unavoidable. While pressure can be helpful in motivating some employees, it can also reach point where it can have a detrimental effect and employees are no longer able to perform effectively.

Health and Safety Advice

Health and Safety Advice

ue to the rise in health & safety prosecutions in recent years, businesses have had to become more aware of the practices and procedures in working activities.

Wrongful or Unfair Dismissal

Wrongful dismissal is where you are dismissed by an employer in a breach of your employment contract, for example by failing to give the correct notice period.

Commercial Agreements

Commercial Agreements

All businesses will at some point require a commercial solicitor to assist them in drawing up or amending commercial agreements.

Business / Company Acquisitions and Sales

Business / Company Acquisitions and Sales

Whether you are buying or selling a business, it is usually the biggest investment decision a business can make and it is vital to ensure you are making the right decision.

Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures

The first step any employer must take in protecting their business is to ensure that their employees are issued with up to date contracts of employment. In the event of a working relationship turning sour and an employee taking legal action, the contract is the document a Tribunal will look at when considering an employees claim. Employers should also adopt and implement a series of policies and procedures which detail how certain situations will be dealt with. Using these procedures when problems arise will help an employer demonstrate to a tribunal that fair and consistent measures have been used to deal with any problems.

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