Directors and Shareholders – who holds the power?

It is a common misconception that the founder of a company will always have the final say in how the business is run. In fact, this is only the case if they are also a Director. The Directors Service Agreement Whilst the Shareholders own a company, the Directors quite often are the company. The Directors deal […]

Covert Surveillance of Employees at Work

If you are considering installing CCTV cameras in your workplace, it is important to make sure that you follow the rules so you can’t be accused of violating the right to privacy. There has been a huge increase in the amount of recording in recent years (think CCTV, body worn cameras, dashcams, drones etc) and […]

Workplace support for parents with premature or sick babies

ACAS has recently published advice for employers on how to support parents who have given birth to premature or sick babies. As you would expect the normal processes for communication and paperwork gathering need to be dealt with carefully in such a delicate situation. The advice for workplace support for parents with premature or sick […]

A very important case on the EU right to Holiday Pay

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) recently considered whether a worker who did not take holiday because he was not paid for periods of annual leave was in fact entitled to 13 years’ worth of unpaid holiday pay. EU Law Holiday Entitlement and Unpaid Annual Leave This landmark decision in the case […]

Sexual Harassment – The Weinstein Ripple Effect

The recent spate of allegations of sexual misconduct stemming from Hollywood and US Congress raise the important issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Since these allegations have come to the light the BBC has reported that it is investigating some 25 complaints made this year – a spike compared to normal levels.  We can […]

Buying a Listed Property

So you’ve found the home of your dreams but it’s a listed building. Should this put you off buying it?  Buying a Listed Property can mean owning a beautiful home, but you should be aware that it comes with a lot of rules and regulations. What is a Listed Property? A listed property is a […]

Estate Planning is essential despite the Millennial Inheritance Boom

Over the New Year, Think Tank the Resolution Foundation issued a report which said that the generation known as the Millennials (people born between 1981 and 2000) will receive a greater inheritance from their parents than any other post-war generation.  Dubbed the Millennial “Inheritance Boom” by the media, the Foundation predicts that inheritances will double over the […]

Beating the Office January Blues

So there it was….. Merry Christmas! The festivities are now over and it’s back to reality and back to work.  For many the harsh reality of the early morning alarm call and the return to working life isn’t so appealing and the dreaded January blues begin to creep in.  It can be a difficult time […]