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Barney Laurence specialises in actions involving High Court injunctions and franchise related disputes. Barney works out of the firm’s St Albans and London offices and has achieved notable success including cases in the High Court and a defining ruling in the House of Lords.

Recruitment agency fee disputes: Do you abide by your own terms and conditions?

 A recent case handled by Sherrards’ recruitment specialists, Barney Laurence and Hannah Jones, brought into sharp focus the importance of the client recruitment agency (“Company A”) following its own terms of business. Company A was engaged by Company B to source a candidate for a role. Company A supplied a quality candidate, whom Company B subsequently …

Recruitment agency fee disputes: Do you abide by your own terms and conditions?

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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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Sherrards helps client to shut down rogue websites

Sherrards has this week represented its long-standing client, Villa Plus, in connection with the shutting down of two bogus websites that were advertising Villa Plus’ villas for holiday rental unlawfully. Barney Laurence – a Senior Associate within the firm and who specialises in commercial litigation – wrote a detailed letter before action to the host …

Sherrards helps client to shut down rogue websites

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A victory for parking enforcers – Supreme Court Landmark case on Parking Fines

The Supreme Court yesterday handed down its Judgment in a case concerning an £85 charge for overstaying a 2-hour parking limit. Mr Beavis parked his car at the Riverside Retail Park on 15th April 2013. It was clear from notices throughout the carpark that a failure to comply with a 2-hour limit would “result in …

A victory for parking enforcers – Supreme Court Landmark case on Parking Fines

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Walking away from a franchise

It’s a situation I come across a lot: a franchisee has walked away from his franchise only a short time after signing the franchise agreement because he’s not happy with the way things are going. Good move or bad move? Well it can be either, depending on how you look at it. Undoubtedly the advice …

Walking away from a franchise

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Dispute? Serve a statutory demand

If you’re owed money, you want paying quickly. And if appropriate to the circumstances, the statutory demand is often the best tool at your disposal. Serving a statutory demand is an aggressive tactic to adopt to recover a debt. It ups the ante and is often much more effective than a threat to issue a …

Dispute? Serve a statutory demand

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