February 7, 2019
January 18, 2019
Most businesses rely at one point or another on the services of a professional advisor, such as an accountant, solicitor, financial advisor, or insurance broker. A trusted advisor provides a great benefit to a business, but it is an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes things go wrong. This article provides some points to consider when a professional has made a mistake or provided some bad advice, and that has caused a financial loss.
January 16, 2019
What is Mediation?
Primarily, mediation is a forum that enables the parties entrenched in a commercial dispute to enter into dialogue with one another in a cordial manner in a semi-structured way to allow the exchange of information, with a genuine attempt to reach a satisfactory resolution.
December 18, 2018
What is litigation?
Litigation is the process of appointing law professionals to resolve disputes in court, in the hope of obtaining compensation for damages. There are a variety of litigation claims that can be made, although they all fall under two major categories – civil litigation and commercial litigation.
December 12, 2018
If you’re thinking about renting your commercial property, there are many factors that you should consider first. Being a commercial landlord comes hand-in-hand with a number of responsibilities and risks. It is important to get it right from the start – before signing a lease with a new tenant – to prevent any potentially serious legal issues from arising further down the line.
In the following blog, we share a number of top tips for commercial property landlords and highlight the importance of seeking an experienced commercial property solicitor for such matters.
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…)