business law blog

Are UK law firms vulnerable to the recession?

August 15, 2013

With the economic downturn lasting longer than had originally been expected, there’s the chance that UK law firms could fall victim to the ongoing tough times. Lawyers in London as well as other regions around the country may be forced to address the sectors of the market that they currently work in and try to adapt to a […]

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Starting Up a Business? A Guide to Picking Your First Lawyer

May 10, 2013

You’ve had a great idea, mentioned it to a few friends and family and now you’re ready to start work. Whether you are raising money, working with a business partner or already beginning to engage with clients you need to consider how to protect yourself legally. You know you need the best legal advice that […]

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What should you do if one of your employees fails a drugs test?

October 11, 2012

If one of your employees fails a drug test at work then this is normally cause for concern. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, the employee’s past history at work, and the effect that the failure has on their ability to do their job it may result in you having to dismiss the employee. […]

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Why good management of health and safety at work is a priority

October 2, 2012

The management of health and safety at work should be an absolute priority for an employer. Employers have a moral as well as a legal duty to care for the health and safety of their employees and should therefore take adequate and reasonable steps to protect the well-being of their employees. What good health and […]

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Why your business should have a disciplinary policy

September 14, 2012

Businesses expect a certain level of conduct and performance in return for paying their employees for their work. If the employee falls to reasonably live up to the standards set by their employer then they may find that they are disciplined for failing to do so. There are two ways that an employee can be […]

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What should your business do if you think TUPE applies to a transaction?

August 21, 2012

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2002 (“TUPE”) applies when a contract for the provision of services changes hands or one business buys part or the whole of another business. This is undoubtedly confusing for both employees and employers – which assets are transferred to the purchasing business, which employees are employed and […]

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Guide to privity of contract

July 19, 2012

Privity of contract is a legal doctrine which is the relationship of the parties who have signed a contract and are a party to the contract.  Only the parties which have entered the contract are required to have to perform duties and obligations due to the contract with each other. In addition, it is only […]

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Lawyer Faces Prison for $55m Stock Fraud

June 11, 2012

A former lawyer from Baker and McKenzie, Martin Weisberg, is facing a 15 year jail sentence for a role which he played in part of a $55 million stock fraud which is supposed to have taken place whilst the man was working for the now-liquidised Jenkins & Gilchrist law firm. Reuters reported that the man […]

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