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The Importance of Shareholder and Partnership Agreements

Having a Shareholder’s Agreement or a Partnership Agreement within your business is a cost-effective way of minimizing any issues which may arise, by making it clear how certain matters will be dealt with and providing a forum for dispute resolution, should an issue arise down [...]

By |2022-05-11T09:45:44+01:00May 11th, 2022|

National Minimum Wage and other Statutory Increases for 2022

Below is our annual update on the changes to statutory rates which came into effect from 1st April 2022. National Minimum Wage New Rate from 1 April 2022       Old Rate Increase National Living Wage £9.50       £8.91 6.6% [...]

By |2022-04-28T09:26:39+01:00April 28th, 2022|

The End of Unfair Ground Rents for New Leaseholders

On 8th February 2022, the government passed the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022. This long-awaited legislation will effectively abolish ground rents for almost all new residential leases and non-statutory lease extensions. The Act will mean that ground rents on most new long residential leases [...]

By |2022-04-27T15:09:52+01:00April 27th, 2022|

Compensation limits in the Employment Tribunal increase on 6 April 2022

Employment Tribunal Compensation limits for redundancy and unfair dismissal claims are about to change.  Compensation limits are reviewed annually and are usually increased in line with inflation. The new limits will come into effect on 6th April 2022. They will apply to dismissals occurring on [...]

By |2022-03-18T17:45:34+00:00March 18th, 2022|

Backhouse Solicitors Exhibit at the Networking Essex Spring into Business Expo

Making new connections and meeting old friends at another busy Networking Essex Business Expo. On Tuesday 16 March 2022 the Backhouse Solicitors team enjoyed a great day out at the Networking Essex Spring Into Business Expo 2022.  The event was held at the Brentwood [...]

By |2022-03-18T15:15:14+00:00March 17th, 2022|

Performing a Workplace Wellbeing Check for 2022

Workplace wellbeing is more important now than ever, with hybrid and remote working becoming the norm for most businesses. But how can employers ensure that their remote workforce is supported to achieve professional goals whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance? Why is this important and [...]

By |2022-03-18T16:29:01+00:00March 3rd, 2022|

Menopause and Discrimination in the Workplace

Figures from HM Courts and Tribunals Service show increased numbers of Employment Tribunal claims citing menopause as the cause of discriminatory treatment or dismissal.  In this article we look at why this is happening and examine the law around menopause discrimination in the workplace. [...]

By |2022-02-21T12:57:27+00:00February 18th, 2022|
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