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Blog archive: June, 2014

Is a 12 month non-competition restrictive covenant enforceable?

Yes says the High Court in the case of Merlin Financial Consultants Ltd v Cooper! In this case, a ‘goodwill’ agreement between an employer and a financial adviser contained a restrictive covenant preventing the financial adviser from ‘competing’ with the business of the employer for 12 months post termination.  The Court found that 12 month …

Is a 12 month non-competition restrictive covenant enforceable?

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Award shows that Sherrards’ litigation team punches above its weight

Our recent recognition as the ‘2014 Litigation Law Firm of the Year in England’ just goes to show that “size isn’t everything” and that medium sized law firms such as Sherrards Solicitors can compete with the bigger UK firms. Head of Litigation and International Services, Paul Marmor, received the trophy from Lord Tom McNally, former Minister …

Award shows that Sherrards’ litigation team punches above its weight

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Once bitten, twice shy? The case of Luis Suarez and the Bite

Luis Suarez is in trouble once again for an alleged offence involving biting. FIFA have just imposed a 4 month ban from football and suspended him from the next nine international matches, but what about his career with Liverpool? Handily bypassing the question of whether Suarez is an employee of Liverpool, and whether they will …

Once bitten, twice shy? The case of Luis Suarez and the Bite

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Retail Focus: Minimum Wage

If you work in the Retail sector take note,  the Sherrards Employment Team have a series of blogs coming your way explaining all there is to know regarding employment law  in the retail sector. First we focus on the National Minimum Wage. Retail and Low Pay In their 2014 Report, the Low Pay Commission revealed that …

Retail Focus: Minimum Wage

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Sherrards clean up at Rayner Essex Golf Day

Team Sherrards, led by Barney Laurence, took first prize in the Rayner Essex London Golf Day held at Bush Hill Park Golf Club in Enfield. Funds from the day totalling £2500 were donated to the Willow Foundation, a charity fulfilling special days for seriously ill young adults. Barney led a team of Sherrards clients and …

Sherrards clean up at Rayner Essex Golf Day

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Alliott Group members hold discussions in Denmark

Following on from the Alliott Group EMEA conference in Rome, Managing Partner Alasdair McMillin took the opportunity, while in Copenhagen,  to meet with Danish Law firm member Hans Christian  Galst, Senior Partner of Svejgaard | Galst | Qwist   (www.svega.dk). Alasdair comments, “We took the opportunity to discuss our firms’ warm relationship and some developments in the Danish retail and …

Alliott Group members hold discussions in Denmark

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Sherrards help REX Bionics AIM for global success

Those of you who caught the special edition of the BBC Horizon programme “The £10 Million Challenge” will be aware of the Longitude Prize 2014 and its role in trying to find solutions to six of the world’s most pressing problems, namely: antibiotic resistance, global warming, dementia, paralysis, clean water scarcity, and rising malnutrition. Sherrards Solicitors’ Head …

Sherrards help REX Bionics AIM for global success

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Flexibility for all employees?

From 30th June 2014, all employees will be able to request flexible working – whether or not they have children or are carers. At present, employees with more than 26 weeks’ service can make a request to work flexibly in order to care for certain children and adults. Once a flexible working request has been …

Flexibility for all employees?

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The Queen has spoken

Just when it seems that employers are getting to grips with the new employment legislation introduced earlier this year, the Queen’s Speech has highlighted the Government’s proposals for a number of new employment related measures contained with the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. We set out below some of the highlights: The Bill will …

The Queen has spoken

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