December 10, 2018
We are now living in a society where a business’ intellectual property – whether that be a trade secret, invention, or brand name – is more valuable than their physical assets. You may not expect your ideas to be copied and, as a business owner, seeking out protection may not seem like a priority. But intellectual property theft does happen, and it is important to be prepared for the worst.
December 3, 2018
Solicitor and notary are two words that are often used interchangeably in the legal profession. However, it’s important to note – although they both provide legal services – there are a number of important distinctions between them. In fact, becoming a notary public is a completely alternative career path and the day-to-day role of a notary public is very different from that of a solicitor. (more…)
November 28, 2018
With winter descending and other factors such as strikes, remedial works and timetable revisions threatening to cause chaos for commuters, travel disruptions are inevitable. Employers need to understand their employees’ rights and have a strategy in place for minimising disruption. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions: (more…)
November 14, 2018
What is an employment contract?
In accordance with employment law, an employment contract is a legally binding agreement between an employer and their employee, which states the conditions of employment.
All employment contracts vary depending on the specific occupation of the employee, which are usually drawn up, agreed and signed before employment commences.
An employment contract does not legally have to be written down, however it is preferable if they are, as in the case of court proceedings a written contract can provide evidence of legitimacy or negligence. (more…)
November 14, 2018
The North West Law Society Commerce & Industry Group Annual Dinner is an evening event of networking and dining to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
The prestigious event included a champagne reception, 4-course meal, live entertainment, and a charity auction and raffle. The ticket sales, auction and raffle raised an impressive £18,000, with all the proceeds going to the charity. (more…)