News Archive

Employee Shareholder Status: Proceed With Caution

09/09/2013

Companies may now offer employees the opportunity to become “employee shareholders”.  The new law enables employers to offer workers between £2,000 and £50,000 worth of shares in return for the employee relinquishing certain employment rights such as the right to claim unfair ... Read more...

Hear from the Uber Gurus of employee engagement

25/07/2013

 We are delighted to announce that we have secured the Uber Gurus of employee engagement, Chris Carey and Miles Henson.Chris has over 20 years of experience in employee engagement and is Managing Director of Axiom Communications Ltd.  Chris is also a former ... Read more...

Criminal Record Checks

27/06/2013

Businesses can now carry out free checks to find out whether there has been any changes to an employee’s criminal record certificate.  The Disclosure and Barring Service has been launched this month and allows businesses to make subsequent checks without having to ... Read more...

Tweeting your way to Court!

03/06/2013

Sally Bercow, the speakers wife, has been found guilty of Libel at the High Court following an ill considered tweet involving Lord Mc Alpine of West Green. This follows the BBC and ITV having to pay out over £310,000 in compensation for ... Read more...

Facebook: Friend or Foe? It doesn’t matter but it certainly isn’t confidential!

30/05/2013

The High Court in Northern Ireland have ruled on a claim by a defendant that his posting on his Facebook page was confidential as his site is restricted to communications to his friends only. He claimed that use of the document would ... Read more...

Property dispute service

21/05/2013

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators have announced plans to launch a new property dispute service for private and commercial landlords and tenants.  The service is intended to provide a quicker and cheaper alternative to settling property disputes than traditional litigation.  The service ... Read more...

Consumer law reform: Simpler law, stronger rights

20/05/2013

The Draft Consumer Rights Bill intends to reform consumer law in the UK providing “simpler law, stronger rights”.  The Bill, included in the recent Queen’s Speech, will amend and consolidate rules on unfair terms, sale of goods, services and digital content, misleading ... Read more...

Queen’s Speech 2013: Changes to National Insurance contributions ahead

16/05/2013

On 8 May 2013 the Queen’s Speech announced a new National Insurance Contributions Bill “to introduce a new Employment Allowance to support jobs and help small businesses.” The Bill proposes to: Reduce employer NICs from April 2013 by giving every business and ... Read more...

ICO undertaking an internet sweep

07/05/2013

The Information Commissioner’s Office is taking part in a global internet scanning exercise examining privacy policies on some of the World’s most popular websites. The ICO will be looking at the websites of 250 UK based companies to determine whether they contain ... Read more...

Litigants warned to comply with court rules or face the consequences

02/05/2013

Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, has warned litigants that with the amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules which came into effect on 1 April 2013 the Courts are to adopt a tough new approach to non-compliance with the Rules. The Judiciary ... Read more...