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TUPE Masterclass, 2nd July 2015, Central London

13 May 2015 by

Event Details TUPE Masterclass Thursday 2nd July, 3.30-5.30 pm Central London (TBC) Join us to learn more about the application of the TUPE Regulations when services are outsourced or transferred between contractors, or when a business is sold and will highlight recent changes to the Regulations. Senior Associate, Colin Makin will discuss a recent case ... more>

Redundancy Consultation: All’s well that ends well

30 Apr 2015 by

Remember the Woolworths case? This was the one that arose from the redundancies made at Woolworths when it went into Administration. It stated that, whenever an employer contemplated dismissing 20 or more employees within a period of 90 days, it was obliged to collectively consult with the appropriate employee representatives regardless of where in the ... more>

Colman Coyle success for Construction Client with the help of Third Party Funding

24 Apr 2015 by

Colman Coyle were instructed by a small private building company seeking to recover several hundred thousand pounds which it claimed to be owed having carried out substantial works to a luxury flat in London. The builder and the client had fallen out during the course of the works. The client terminated the contract and there ... more>

Criminal Record Request – A word of warning

22 Apr 2015 by

If employers want to know whether job applicants have a criminal record, they must use the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously the Criminal Records Bureau). The DBS will not, however disclose spent convictions. Some employers have developed a practice of insisting that applicants make a Data Protection Subject Access Request to get hold of ... more>

Spanish Company Successfully Challenge Jurisdiction of Claim

22 Apr 2015 by

The Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team have successfully challenged the jurisdiction of a claim brought in the High Court against a Spanish company by a UK based company. Colman Coyle were instructed by the Defendant Spanish company in a substantial claim against it for invoices that were alleged to be outstanding. Upon scrutiny of the ... more>

Managing Restructure, Redundancy and Change, Thursday 21st May, London

21 Apr 2015 by

Thursday 21st May, 5.00 - 7.00pm The Law Society,113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Please email vikki.bentwood@colmancoyle.com to be added to the waiting list. Thank you. Restructuring, redundancies and other change management programmes have become increasingly common. This seminar will consider some critical employment law & effective employee management techniques to ... more>

Howard Colman to visit Hong Kong and China in May 2015

20 Apr 2015 by

  Partner Howard Colman will be visiting Hong Kong and China during May 2015. Howard will be meeting with a number of  professionals and businesses who are involved in setting up businesses or investing in the UK, or have trade concerns involving English law. Howard  will also be attending the International Referral Conference, 28-30th May in ... more>

8 Key Changes in Employment Law in April 2015

17 Apr 2015 by

Some significant changes to employment law start in April this year, mainly in the area of family leave with the introduction of shared parental leave. 1)    Shared parental leave Shared parental leave and pay will be available where the expected week of childbirth starts on or after 5 April 2015.  In total up to 50 ... more>

Legal Expert Column: I own a leasehold flat and the freeholder is a company which I believe has been dissolved. I have never received any communication or ground rent demands from the company. Can I buy the freehold?

16 Apr 2015 by

This Q & A was first published in Absolutely City & Angel Magazine, May 2015. Our property team have a regular legal expert column in the magazine to answer questions on residential property. Question: I own a leasehold flat and the freeholder is a company which I  believe has been dissolved. I have never received ... more>

Help to Buy ISA

16 Apr 2015 by

In order to encourage and support first time house buyers, the Government is introducing a new Help to Buy ISA from Autumn 2015. The essential elements of the new scheme are as follows: Only persons who are 16 years or over are eligible. Maximum monthly savings to an account will be set at £200. Maximum ... more>