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A New Corporate Form for Charities
Later this month, the Office of the Third Sector will be publishing a summary of the responses they received to their consultation on the introduction of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation…
By on Tuesday 9th June 2009
Directors of companies often make the mistake of believing that they are immune from liability for the acts of their company. However, there are occasions in which directors can be…
By on Monday 11th May 2009
Varying Terms and Conditions of Employment Contracts
Before deciding whether variations will make any difference, all of the relevant terms of the employees(s) contract must be established. Although a contract of employment should be in writing, even…
By on Thursday 2nd April 2009
Dealing with Long Term Absence
Following the recent ECJ decision on holiday entitlements for those on long term sick leave, more employers than ever are considering terminating the employment of those who are incapable of…
By on Wednesday 18th March 2009
There is an old saying that business and pleasure do not mix. Much the same can often be said about business and families. From Caligula in Ancient Rome, through JR’s…
By John Noctor on Wednesday 25th February 2009
In these days of economic downturn, the newspapers contain daily reports of companies looking to make redundancies in order to secure their financial future. Redundancy may well be a solution…
By on Thursday 15th January 2009
Recruitment has long been an involved and complex process, as Employers endeavour to ensure that their investigations into a potential recruit do not fall foul of the law.
By on Friday 3rd October 2008
I never saw it coming!
The liability resulting from a seemingly small omission could be bigger than you expect.
By on Monday 4th August 2008
Simon Mortimer, a Partner in the family law department of Burnetts Solicitors in Carlisle, Cumbria looks at some of the issues which might face married or cohabiting business owners when they split…
By Simon Mortimer on Friday 27th June 2008
Wind Farm Developments
We cannot fail to notice the increasing number of wind turbines appearing on the horizon. The current prevalence of climate change issues and the need to protect depleting fossil fuels…
By Diane Barnes on Sunday 15th June 2008
Guide to Commercial Leases
For commercial tenants, negotiating reasonable lease terms is a crucial part of developing a successful business.
By Robbie Mather on Thursday 22nd May 2008