Legal Insights

What will I get for my shares?

Posted by Keith Lewington in Excello Law Blogs on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

A lot of private companies have provisions written into their articles of association or into a shareholders’ agreement saying that any shareholder who wants to sell his shares must first offer them to the other shareholders.  The rules may also provide that the shareholder must offer to sell their shares in certain circumstances, such as […]

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Should employees not work their notice to prevent that departing act of defiance?

Posted by Sarah King in Excello Law Blogs on Friday, November 10th, 2017

Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been in the news recently for a different reason.  A departing employee of Twitter deleted Trump’s account before leaving the business.  It was down for only about 11 minutes as, of course, all the data was fully backed up.  Whilst there were media reports that people had called for the […]

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Flexible working hours for every lawyer should be part of the profession’s future

Posted by George Bisnought in Excello Law Blogs on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Every job in the UK should be advertised as available for flexible working. This was proposed recently by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC): one of several suggestions designed to accelerate the glacial progress of the much-publicised gender pay gap. The watchdog argued that making flexible hours available to every job applicant would help […]

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Is it time for gig economy businesses like Uber to buckle down and reform?

Posted by Karen Coleman in Excello Law Blogs on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Autumn 2017 will go down as a tumultuous time in the brief history of Uber in Britain’s capital. On top of learning of TfL’s delicensing of their TFI license and subsequently launching an appeal against it, Uber have chosen to appeal the 2016 tribunal decision that their drivers are ‘workers’, and consequently entitled to the […]

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Online LPA registration could lead to high levels of fraud

Posted by Dawn Joughin in Excello Law Blogs on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The FCA has raised the possibility of complete online LPA registration but, hand in hand with that comes the potential for high levels of fraud and financial abuse. The relentless drive to make everything digital can sometimes go too far – and too fast. A good example comes from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and […]

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GDPR – an introductory guide to the new data protection regulations

Posted by Peter Rawlinson in Excello Law Blogs on Monday, October 2nd, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation which introduces a wide range of reforms with a significant effect on data collection, processing and storage activities. It provides individuals with a suite of new rights in relation to their data.  A right: -to be informed; -of access; -of rectification; -of erasure (to be “forgotten”); […]

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Pre-action protocol for debt claims will impact businesses with individual debtors

Posted by Mark Gardner in Excello Law Blogs on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The pre-action protocol for debt claims comes into effect on 1st October 2017 and has far-reaching implications for businesses who deal with individual debtors – such as in business to consumer or business to business environments where the customer is an individual. The golden rule at the start of the relationship is to get a […]

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A victory for workers: Supreme Court rules employment tribunal fees illegal

Posted by Michael Farrelly in Excello Law Blogs on Friday, August 4th, 2017

The government has been forced into a humiliating and costly overhaul of employment tribunal fees after the Supreme Court ruled that they were “inconsistent with access to justice” and breached both EU and UK law. The Ministry of Justice will now have to repay approximately £27m to thousands of individuals in what has been called […]

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An Upper Case – using defined terms in contracts

Posted by Keith Lewington in Excello Law Blogs on Monday, July 31st, 2017

Two things lawyers are famous for: (a) bring pedantic; and (b) sprinkling their documents with apparently random Capital Letters.  A recent case explains why! A sub-contractor was engaged to fit a sprinkler system to a new office building being built in Manchester.  They completed the works, but the sprinkler system went wrong and flooded the building, […]

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The Taylor Review – a step in the right direction?

Posted by Karen Coleman in Excello Law Blogs on Monday, July 31st, 2017

The government’s review of Modern Working Practices, published in July, polarises opinion. But although it focused particularly on the contentious status of workers in the gig economy, recommendations in the Taylor Review were wide ranging. They include: People who work for companies like Deliveroo or Uber should be classed as dependent contractors Strategies must be […]

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