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Feb 24 2017

Litigation & Business

At some point, many businesses may find they have a dispute or find themselves in a dispute situation.

Whether it is a simple debt claim or a substantial contractual dispute, you should seek legal advice.

In many instances, it may be possible to resolve the issue away from the courts through mediation where a trained mediator will work with both parties to try and obtain a fair result based on your situation.

Whilst this is a preferred option for many (especially those who do not want the detail of the situation to become public knowledge), there are times when mediation does not work and the decision must be made in court.

Should you find yourself in this situation, either as the instigator of legal proceedings or on the defending side, it is essential that you seek the services of an experienced litigator.

As litigation cases are wide ranging from insurance claims, banking disputes and…

Feb 23 2017

GUARDIAN H.R.

To meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace we have designed a bespoke Human Resources support plan – The Guardian Scheme.

The scheme addresses both the legal and human resource requirements of your businesses as well as health and safety advice as an affordable optional extra.

By addressing both functions we can protect and support our clients while maximising the potential of their greatest asset – their people; and allowing them to concentrate on doing what they do best – running their business.

Guardian Scheme Benefits

  • Comprehensive HR advice
  • Monthly meetings either by telephone or face to face
  • On-line telephone support on…
Feb 22 2017

HR Consultant Or Employment Lawyer – Who Would You Prefer To Have In Your Corner?

Whether you are a micro-SME employing less than five people or a well-established, multi-site organisation employing five hundred plus, HR matters can be an issue for many business and potentially very costly.

It is with this in mind that we pose the question “HR Consultant or Employment Lawyer?” as a recent case brought this question to the fore with a very clear answer.

Whilst we are unable to identify the company in question, we are able to outline some key aspects of the case, in particular, the client’s thoughts on this question.

The client, a charitable organisation, required our services to defend…

Feb 21 2017

Poorly Drawn Up Wills May Result In Your Loved Ones Missing Out Inheritance

Preparing for your death is important and making sure that your estate will pass as intended is essential. This can all be achieved by preparing and wording your Will correctly.

You may find that there are many options available to you when preparing a Will from downloading a template online to purchasing “off-the-shelf” wills from many high-street stationary businesses. Whilst these may save money in the short term, if not prepared correctly could result in your wishes not being carried out.

Janelle Carter-Jones, Wills and Probate Specialist at Peter Lynn and Partners commented “You should be cautious when drafting your Will…

Feb 20 2017

Drafting Your Own Terms & Conditions of Business

Terms and conditions of business are arguably one of the most important documents you will use. They are designed to protect you and your business and ensure you operate on your terms.

Whilst you can draft your own terms and conditions of business, if you find yourself in a position where you need to enforce your terms in a court of law, you will find it extremely difficult if not impossible to do so.

Consider the following scenario.

A customer has signed your terms and conditions and agreed to pay you within 30 days of invoice for your services. The customer…

Feb 17 2017

Peter Lynn & Partners Advises Coyote Ugly On Cardiff Opening

Peter Lynn and Partners have recently advised a local business on the opening of the ‘Coyote Ugly’ saloon bar on St Mary Street in Cardiff.

The Coyote Ugly franchise is owned by ‘Coyote Ugly Saloon Worldwide’, and the Cardiff site is the first to open in the UK joining global cities such as New York, Tokyo, Las Vegas and Kiev.

It’s official opening was much anticipated and received substantial national press coverage and also breathed life back into the site of Cardiff’s…

Feb 16 2017

Employees Vs. Self Employed Contractors

A question we are frequently asked is “Is it better to hire staff as employees or as self-employed contractors?”

The answer depends entirely on you individual business need and each option has its own merits.

Employees provide much greater certainty in knowing what resources are available, when and with what skill-set.This not only enables you to plan ahead more accurately but it gives you greater control over what tasks are carried out, by whom and how much it will cost.

As an employer it is worth noting you will have a number of statutory obligations to uphold such as holiday entitlement, termination…