Monthly Archives: toommorelDecember 2011
Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has announced that limited televised coverage of the criminal courts is to be allowed for the first time. Filming in courts was banned in 1925 and previous campaigns to overturn the ban have been rejected on public policy grounds. Now, televised court proceedings are to be allowed , although they [...]Read More ...
This checklist sets out the issues to consider when placing a company in administration using the out-of-court route.
What is administration?
Administration is the procedure in which a company that is, or is likely to become, insolvent can be reorganised or have its assets sold for the benefit of creditors. When a company goes into administration, an [...]
30 DecBig fee no win
Personal injury lawyers who cynically farm claimants and cream off their compensation are dragging a decent profession down When I first started representing people who had been injured in accident claims back in the early 1980s, it had an air of nobility about it. Few lawyers outside the union field specialised in representing the injured; [...]Read More ...
What is a franchise?
A franchise must include a franchisor and at least one franchisee.
The franchisor is the business or individual that sells the right to use its products or services to another business or individual. The franchisor:
• Allows the franchisee to use a name which is associated with the franchisor.
• Exercises continuing control over the franchisee.
• Provides assistance [...]
30 DecShareholders agreements
A shareholders’ agreement is a legally binding contract between the shareholders of a company; it regulates the relationship between the shareholders in order to protect the interests of the individual shareholders as and against each other. A Shareholder Agreement is an essential document for any company to have especially if there is more than one [...]Read More ...
29 DecDebt relief orders
What is a debt relief order
A debt relief order is an order you can apply for if you can’t afford to pay off your debts. It’s granted by the Insolvency Service and is a cheaper option than going bankrupt. You must have debts of less than £15,000 and a low income.
A debt relief order usually lasts [...]
Discrimination legislation imposes a duty on your businesses to make reasonable adjustments to premises or working practices where a disabled job applicant or employee is placed at a substantial disadvantage. Failing to comply with this duty is a form of disability discrimination. There is no limit to the amount of compensation that can be awarded [...]Read More ...
This checklist summarises the key legal issues that your business needs to consider when dealing with competitors.
Breaching competition law:
• Competition law is designed to ensure that companies compete fairly with each other.
• Failure to comply with competition law can have serious implications for your business, including large fines.
• Certain serious breaches of competition law may [...]
Depending on how much you and your partner agree on, getting the right legal advice and is very important to achieve an smooth divorce.
The below guide seeks to provide some guidance on how to achieve a Smooth Divorce.
1. Become educated on all aspects of Divorce. Reading the various websites available on divorce is [...]
Recently, there has been a huge upsurge in the number of sexual harassment claims. The law makes it clear that sexual harassment is definitely not acceptable. Whilst there is no strict definition as to what constitutes sexual harassment, the Sex Discrimination Act gives employees the legal right not to be sexually harassed at work [...]Read More ...