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Recruitment, executive search or employment agency

The Sherrards team understands the recruitment sector very well. Our legal experts can help support businesses with an array of issues in this sector. We act for recruitment agencies of all types and sizes, from small, niche and independent agencies to larger recruitment firms. We have many years’ experience of dealing with all kinds of …

Recruitment, executive search or employment agency

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Commercial agreements

Commercial agreements in a recruitment context can be complicated by the raft of legislation particular to the sector. Our team of commercial lawyers are familiar with the issues faced by recruitment specialists, and are well versed in drafting agreements that protect the interests of our clients.

Commercial agreements

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Data theft and intellectual property protection

Databases of clients and candidates are just part of the intellectual property (IP) that is key to the success of any recruitment business. This data is essential to the operation of recruitment agents, allowing them to put the right candidate in front of the right client. When an employee leaves, there is often a concern …

Data theft and intellectual property protection

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Debt management and collection (recovery)

Cash flow is all important in the recruitment sector, and every little counts. That’s why our dedicated team of debt management specialists are on hand to help recover fees from clients.

Debt management and collection (recovery)

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Fee disputes and breaches of terms

Our team is able to draft effective contracts dealing with liability for fees. In the case of a dispute, their familiarity with the recruitment sector will assist you in resolving disputes in the most commercial and cost-effective way.

Fee disputes and breaches of terms

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Growth and financing

Business finance is subject to changing circumstances, and with that comes the need to consider a variety of possible sources: banks, private lenders, bridging finance and so on. Our team regularly works closely with banks, and is on a number of banking panels, assisting private investors, and also borrowers. This ensures we have the necessary …

Growth and financing

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Agency workers regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations, which came into force in 2011, were amongst the most important pieces of legislation to affect the recruitment sector in recent years. The regulations grant certain rights to agency workers, meaning that the overall cost of hiring an agency worker has potentially increased. The commercial demands of the agency, the hirer and …

Agency workers regulations

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Conduct of employment business regulations

These regulations are well established and are important for the recruitment industry in the UK. The regulations set out minimum standards to which employment agencies and related businesses are required to adhere. Failure to implement the regulations properly may have a significant commercial impact. Our specialist team will help you to navigate the complexities of …

Conduct of employment business regulations

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Swedish derogation

An important aspect of the Agency Workers Regulations is what is commonly known as the “Swedish derogation”. This provision allows an agency worker to be excluded from the usual rights bestowed by the regulations if they are directly employed by the temporary work agency. Use of this provision has significant legal and commercial ramifications, which …

Swedish derogation

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Retail

The property team at Sherrards has a wealth of experience in the retail sector.  As we act for both landlords and tenants, our experience allows us to fully understand the objectives and concerns of both parties to a retail property transaction. This means that we are ideally placed to navigate through negotiations to achieve the right …

Retail

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