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Colman Coyle to co-host ‘Growing your Business Effectively’ Event, 24th February 2015

23 Jan 2015 by

Colman Coyle is co-hosting an event on how SMEs can  grow their businesses effectively with Business consultancy, TBFG and IT consultancy, Pink Chalk.  The complimentary networking event will give SMEs the opportunity to discuss the legal, IT and business development concerns they are facing as they grow. To register and for more information on the ... more>

Growing your Business Effectively, 24th February 2015, E. London

22 Jan 2015 by

24th February 2015, 5.30-8.00 pm Waterfront Studios 1 Dock Road London E16 1AH Register Below Colman Coyle, Pink Chalk  and Training Business For Growth invite  you to a complimentary networking event for SMEs. Short presentations will be given on: How to keep costs down and your systems up Protecting your business from expensive employee litigation ... more>

A new year………..a new Will!

12 Jan 2015 by

What is your new year’s resolution?  Sign up to a gym?  Go on that dream holiday?  Find a new job?  Whatever it is, one new year’s resolution we all should have in the forefront for 2015 is to make a Will, or update your Will if you already have one. We underestimate the importance of ... more>

Personnel Today article by David Malamatenios: Why “protected conversations” are not always protected

23 Dec 2014 by

The idea of “protected conversations” is to allow employers to enter into off-the-record conversations with a view to agreeing the exit of an employee. There are exceptions to the rules surrounding protected conversations though, warns employment partner David Malamatenios in his article  ‘Why “protected conversations” are not always protected’  featured in Employers Law and Personnel Today, December 2014. The ... more>

Legal Expert Column: We are a block of 8 flats considering Right to Manage and want to better understand the management and responsibilities RTM entitles us to take over.

22 Dec 2014 by

This Q & A was first published in Absolutely City & Angel Magazine, January 2015. Our property team have a regular legal expert column in the magazine to answer questions on residential property. Question: We are a block of 8 flats considering Right to Manage and want to better understand the management and responsibilities RTM ... more>

Fat Chance: The ECJ holds that obesity cannot be a ground for protection against discrimination

18 Dec 2014 by

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today held that obesity of itself cannot be regarded as a ground for protection against discrimination. However, the ECJ did say that the obesity of a worker can constitute a disability ‘where it entails a limitation resulting in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments which in ... more>

Legal Expert Column: I have a 65 year lease of a flat and I am unable to locate my landlord. How can I extend my lease?

2 Dec 2014 by

This Q & A was first published in Absolutely City & Angel Magazine, December 2014. Our property team have a regular legal expert column in the magazine to answer questions on residential property. Question: I have a 65 year lease of a flat and I am unable to locate my landlord.  How can I extend ... more>

Holiday pay claims: a sigh of relief for employers

2 Dec 2014 by

Since our update in June, there has seen major developments in an employee’s holiday pay entitlement, with the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision in Bear Scotland v Fulton handed down in July 2014. The case established that ‘normal remuneration’ for the purposes of calculating holiday pay should include non-guaranteed overtime payments that the employee would normally ... more>

New inheritance rights for fathers & amendments to the Trustees Act 1925

1 Dec 2014 by

I have previously blogged on the main points stemming out of The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 (ITPA) which came into force on 1 October 2014. However, not only did it make various changes to the intestacy rules as highlighted in my previous blog, but it also provided new inheritance rights for fathers and ... more>

Pre-event Questionnaire

27 Nov 2014 by