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3 February 2012

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

A High Court decision illustrates the importance to employers of having effective restrictive covenants, appropriately drafted to an employee's role, to protect ... Read more...

2 February 2012

Contract Negotiations - Avoid the pitfalls

Contract negotiations: key issues for businesses A recent Court of Appeal decision illustrates the dangers for businesses of relying on conversations and unsign ... Read more...

27 January 2012

ONP Top Solicitors Firm for Conveyancing in 2011

O'Neill Patient in the top three firms for processing HM Land Registry applications in 2011. The latest statistics provided by HM Land Registry show that O'Neil ... Read more...

17 January 2012

Dealing with misconduct

Disciplinary procedure: dealing with misconduct The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employee on sick leave was unfairly dismissed for misconduct whe ... Read more...

6 December 2011

Health and Safety at Work

Heavy fines for health and safety breaches Bournemouth Crown Court has sentenced Marks & Spencer plc (M&S) and two of its contractors for health and safety offe ... Read more...

1 December 2011

Providing a reference

A Court of Appeal decision provides some welcome clarity for businesses on the duty of care they owe to former employees when they provide a reference. The cour ... Read more...

28 November 2011

Moving VAT Online

HMRC: moving VAT online HMRC has announced that, from broadly 1 April 2012, it will be compulsory for VAT registered businesses with a turnover below £100,000 t ... Read more...

22 November 2011

Recovering a trade debt

Most, if not all businesses will need to pursue an unpaid invoice at sometime. This checklist highlights the advantages and disadvantages of the main options av ... Read more...

16 November 2011

Online Marketing

Online marketing guidance The High Court has provided useful guidance on a number of issues connected with the increasingly significant online marketing industr ... Read more...

15 November 2011

Bankruptcy and Property

Bankruptcy and repossession of leasehold property A recent Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that a landlord did not require the court's permission to repo ... Read more...

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