NO MORE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES – UPDATE

Following on from our previous update in relation to the landmark Unison case and the Supreme Court ruling that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, we thought it would be useful to update you on the current position. Following the ruling, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals issued a Case Management Order staying (i.e. placing on Read More …

NO MORE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES!

By far the most important employment case for many years because its impact is massive, the Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fees are unlawful. Background Fees were first introduced in the employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 29 July 2013 by the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Read More …

New HR Scheme launched with Neeta Laing, Head of Employment Law

We are excited to tell you about a new service – the launch of a fixed-fee HR Scheme as we meet Neeta Laing, Head of Employment at GAD LLP Solicitors. What is the GAD HR Scheme? The scheme is a fantastic service providing employment law and HR Support at a fixed fee. Benefits of the Read More …

Biz Tip #11: Handle Data With Care

If you handle personal information about individuals, you will need to make sure your business fully complies with its obligations under current data protection legislation. Jonathan Abrams is a Commercial Lawyer at Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP. You can contact him or our Property Department at jabrams@gadllp.co.uk or +44 (0)20 7979 2066.

Biz Tip #10: Try Keep Your Customers Satisfied

When responding to a customer complaint, my advice is to stop the problem before it gets worse. Take swift action. Jonathan Abrams is a Commercial Lawyer at Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP. You can contact him or our Property Department at jabrams@gadllp.co.uk or +44 (0)20 7979 2066.

Biz Tip #9: Avoid Personal Guarantees

If you can help it, try to avoid putting your own neck on the line by personally guaranteeing business debts. Jonathan Abrams is a Commercial Lawyer at Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP. You can contact him or our Property Department at jabrams@gadllp.co.uk or +44 (0)20 7979 2066.

Biz Tip #8: Premises

A fancy office is no fast track to success and you should think long and hard before wasting valuable start-up funds on leasing expensive premises. Serviced or “virtual” offices can be just as effective, with lower costs, month-to-month contracts and no or low break fees and depending on your business, your own home may be Read More …

Biz Tip #7: Marketing and Advertising

The underlying theme with all advertising is to make sure it isn’t misleading or advertising anything illegal or illicit.  In addition, when creating an advert, make sure there is no association between your brand and a trademark that is not owned by you.   Fine print is key, as it includes specific details about who Read More …

Biz Tip #6: On Good Terms

Ensure your terms of business are specific to your business and watertight! Simply using generic terms found on the internet will place your business in a vulnerable position as they are unlikely to stand up under scrutiny. When you are dealing with client or another business, ensure they are aware of your terms and that Read More …

Biz Tip #5: The “A” Team

When considering new members of the team early on in business, try to keep your arrangements with them flexible. Flexible work arrangements with “self employed” staff ensure that you are not paying them for not turning up to work. It also means that you are not tied into a long term arrangement with people you Read More …