Tag: Dispute resolution

Villa Plus

Working with longstanding client Villa Plus, Barney Laurence and Sherrards’ dispute resolution team succeeded in having two bogus websites taken down within 10 days of a court order. Owner Nick Cooper, has reported many fake sites to the authorities over the years but without quick action to disable those sites, consumers can lose considerable amounts …

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 …

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 …

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 …