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Don’t forget the Estate Agents Act 1979

Omitting to issue written terms and conditions can prove to be a very costly mistake indeed for any estate agent.  Regardless of the circumstances, you must ensure that you follow the so-called “information requirements” contained in the relevant legislation, otherwise you put at risk your prospects of receiving your commission. At the outset of any …

Don’t forget the Estate Agents Act 1979

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Can we have our house back please?

Want to do a favour for a friend or relative? Want to buy their property as an investment and help them out of financial difficulties? Beware how you conduct negotiations, make sure your agreements are recorded in writing and that you obtain expert legal advice. Otherwise you may find that your ability to recover the …

Can we have our house back please?

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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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Invalidated non-compete clause: the Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd Judgment.

What was this case about? Ms Tillman began her employment with Egon Zehnder (EZ) in 2004, pursuant to a written contract of employment.  The contract included (as you would expect) post-termination restrictive covenants, which provided: “You shall not, during the course of your employment, directly or indirectly, hold or have any interest in, any shares …

Invalidated non-compete clause: the Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd Judgment.

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Changes ahead for debt recovery against individuals

With effect from 1 October 2017 a new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims will come into force.  The new protocol comes as part of the ever increasing encouragement from the Courts for parties to engage in constructive communications with one another, and possibly even pre-action ADR, as well as exchanging information with one another, before …

Changes ahead for debt recovery against individuals

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New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

France recently enacted a new anti-corruption law in the so-called Sapin II Act, that companies must implement by 1 May 2017. After the 2014 Hamon Act and the 2015 Macron Act, it is the turn of the Sapin II Act of 9 December 2016 to tackle corruption issues and to attempt to modernise the economy. …

New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

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