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Incorporation – Limited Company or LLP?

28th July, 2017

So, you want to incorporate?  Incorporation provides limited liability and that is really useful.  With a few exceptions, it means that a business failure may not affect your personal assets.  It provides a vehicle for others to invest in your business and enables you to give a stake to key staff.  It can also be tax efficient in... Read More »

Charity golf day raises £8,000 for Alder Hey Children’s Charity

27th July, 2017

Aaron & Partners event at Portal Golf Club featured 70 players from some of the North West’s leading businesses. A charity golf day put on by Chester law firm Aaron & Partners LLP and featuring some of the region’s biggest businesses has raised £8,000 for the Alder Hey Children’s Charity. More than 70 players gave donations to take... Read More »

Supreme Court ruling -the current system of Employment Tribunal fees is ‘unlawful’

26th July, 2017

The Supreme Court has held that the current system of Employment Tribunal fees, resulting in a 70% reduction in claims, is unlawful, effectively preventing access to justice.  This judgment will have a number of implications, including refunding fees paid to date.  It is expected that the Government will issue a consultation paper to propose a new fee regime.... Read More »

Confidential Information – Judge rules as “a warning to others”: Imprisonment for breach of court order

24th July, 2017

A former employee who breached an injunction has been imprisoned. By way of background, Mr Dadi was employed by the Claimant who was in the business of providing services to the aviation industry. The Claimant had brought proceedings against Mr Dadi (and others) seeking an injunction for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and/or breach of confidence... Read More »

Gig economy employers: are one hour contracts, the new zero hours?

21st July, 2017

Are there benefits to one-hour contracts compared to zero-hours contracts? And in the light of the negative press surrounding zero-hours contracts, should employers be adopting one-hour contracts or a similar model as an alternative? Susie Allen, employment solicitor at Aaron & Partners explores the issue for Employment Solicitor magazine… As a result of the uncertain economic environment and... Read More »

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Production Orders

18th July, 2017

Our Professional Practices team have contributed to an article on Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Production Orders. These are specialist orders on which we advise law firm clients on a regular basis. The article, published by The Law Society Gazette , on 4th July 2017 can be read in full below. If you require personal advice, please contact our... Read More »

Checklist: What to do when a client requests a file

6th July, 2017

On 21 March 2017 the Law Society released guidance entitled, ‘Who owns the file?’. The guidance focuses on assisting firms to identify which documents in a client file belong to them and which documents belong to the client. The issue of what documents belong to who is a question that is asked frequently among many law firms. The... Read More »

Buyers of Legal Service Beware!

4th July, 2017

In the case of Ndole Assets Ltd v Designer M & E Services UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 1148 (TCC) an unregulated business has been criticised for not making clear at the outset of the matter, both to the other party and to the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), that they were not a firm of solicitors. A common... Read More »

PII special: Science of Compliance

3rd July, 2017

Professional Practices Partner Paul Bennett has written a piece in the Law Society Gazette, the most read publication in the legal profession. In it he guides law firms on the thorny issue of professional indemnity insurance and mergers. This piece was produced by Paul Bennett for the Law Society Gazette published 3 July 2017 To read the article... Read More »

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