Clauses Preventing Employees from Competing with Former Employers

Clauses preventing employees from competing with former employers are often seen in Contracts of Employment. These clauses set out restrictions on the employee’s conduct after termination of employment and are usually referred to as…

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Redundancy Rights

With the Government’s furlough scheme (‘the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) coming to an end on 31 October,  there has been much speculation in the media that this will lead to a surge in redundancies….

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Buying and Selling a Business

Settlement Agreements

Author: Jacqueline Penfold. Litigation and Employment, Partner What is a Settlement Agreement? A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract entered into between an employer and an employee. Normally, the employer pays a sum…

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Further Restrictions Imposed on Landlords of Commercial Premises

You may have read our earlier blog, “Coronavirus – Restrictions on Forfeiting a Commercial Lease” which explained that new emergency legislation had been introduced to ban Landlords forfeiting a commercial tenancy for non-payment of…

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Extension of the Furlough Scheme

On 12 May 2020 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the furlough scheme”) will be extended by 4 months to 31 October 2020. Full details are to follow but…

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Furlough and Holiday Leave

Since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was introduced in March there has been a great deal of uncertainty and debate over the position in respect of holiday leave for furloughed employees. The earlier Government…

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Furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Questions & Answers In these difficult and challenging times the Government has announced unprecedented support to help employers retain their employees.  The Government has introduced the ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ under which employers, whose…

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The Benefits of the Collaborative Approach to Family Law Disputes

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Maternity Leave

If you are reading this article, it is likely you are expecting a baby.  So congratulations.  Starting a family is both an exciting and nervous time, and they last thing you and your partner…

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July - Buying A Business

Buying A Business? Remember TUPE Compliance

If you are buying or selling a business, one of the key regulations you need to be aware of and ensure you are fully compliant with is the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)…

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Why Is Equal Pay For Equal Work Still An Issue For Women In 2018?

The first full week in February marked a major milestone in the history of Women’s Rights.  The 6th February 2018 saw the marking of 100 years since certain women were granted the right to…

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