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Blog archive: July, 2017

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

The Supreme Court yesterday has allowed an appeal by Unison, holding that the current Employment Tribunal fees regime is unlawful, contrary to EU law and indirectly discriminatory. It found that the current fees regime had the effect of preventing the access to justice. In addition, it found that it was indirectly discriminatory towards women as …

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

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Landlords repair obligation “lessened”?

The Court of Appeal recently made it clear that despite there being an obligation on landlords to repair a property, this is not the same as an obligation to make the premises safe and that general defects did not have to be dealt with unless the premises were out of repair. The case (Dodd v …

Landlords repair obligation “lessened”?

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The ‘Shot across the bows’ letter

Unless you intend to – and are in a position to – follow through with formal action, think twice before sending a warning letter to an ex-employee. So-called “shot across the bows” letters are commonly sent out to warn against breaching post-termination restrictive covenants, but they invariably do little more than tip the individual off …

The ‘Shot across the bows’ letter

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Putting the ‘self’ into ‘self-employment’

The “Gig Economy”, and the employment status of those working within it, has certainly been under the spotlight this year. This has now been brought under a whole new focus as a result of the recent publication of the Taylor Review into modern working practices. Whilst the proposals in the recent Taylor Review are only …

Putting the ‘self’ into ‘self-employment’

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Sherrards make a donation to local school

As a part of the relocation of Sherrards St Albans office, the firm donated a large amount of furniture and equipment to Windermere Primary School in St Albans. Windermere School is celebrating its Diamond (60th) Anniversary this year and have just completed the building of a new library and meeting room area and welcomed the …

Sherrards make a donation to local school

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Franchising – Top 10 tips

Franchising has been lauded as a tried and tested way of growing a business by using the entrepreneurial skills and capital (without incurring debt or interest charges) of others. The ‘Godfather’ of Franchising, Manzoor Ishani, gives his Top 10 Tips for any aspiring Franchisor and what they should look out for. Competition – Find out who is likely to be …

Franchising – Top 10 tips

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Advising Rex Bionics on Restructuring and New Investment

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has, together with Rex Bionics company secretary, Keith Robinson, of Sherrards Solicitors, advised Rex Bionics Plc (the “Company”), the pioneer of the REX Robot technology that enhances the mobility of wheelchair users, on a major restructuring of its group. This has permitted an initial investment of AUD7.5m (approximately £4.4m) and …

Advising Rex Bionics on Restructuring and New Investment

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