“Ah, I don’t need a Shareholders’ Agreement. Oh, maybe I did after all…”

A few years ago a longstanding client was embarking on a new business venture. When he asked me to help him set everything up, I advised that as he and his business partner would be trading through a limited company, they should have a Shareholders’ Agreement and a bespoke set of Articles for the company. “What will... Read more »

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RECRUITERS – DON’T BE A BACKDOOR BULLY

Know when you have a right to a backdoor fee, and when you don’t. If you don’t, you could lose credibility, reputation & revenue. I have just been instructed by a new client, a large travel company, which is being bullied by a recruitment agency into paying an alleged back door placement fee, which the... Read more »

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Congrats! It’s a Boy

Returning from maternity leave and want to work part-time but worried about broaching the topic with your manager? For a no obligation chat we can run through some helpful tips with you to help you achieve a win win for you and your manager. In short, you have two options: Approaching this informally through a... Read more »

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Help! My employer is not the “right fit” for me…. What can I do?

What can you do if work, is not working, for you? There are an abundance of posts about employees not being “the right fit” and what employers can do to exit them from their business. However, little is written about what an employee can do when they discover their employer is no longer the “right... Read more »

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Why does a recruitment company even need to use a firm of solicitors?

Solicitors get a bad press for taking too long, charging too much and generally lording it over those who are not qualified. I can’t condone that sort of behaviour, but there are lots of good reasons why you shouldn’t try to get your legal work done by someone who isn’t, or isn’t supervised by, a... Read more »

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