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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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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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The Uber Economy

Following a recent case brought to the High Court by Transport for London (“TFL”), which sought to clarify the legality of Uber in the UK, it has been confirmed that the “ride-sharing app” does not breach the law. What is the current legal status of Uber in London/the UK? Is the company exploiting legal loopholes? …

The Uber Economy

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