March 4, 2018
Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are clauses that try to restrict the activity of an employee after they have left the employer’s employment, and usually focus on four areas: Non-solicitation of customers – stopping an ex-employee approaching customers Non-dealing with customers – stopping an ex-employee dealing with a customer even where the customer approaches […]
March 1, 2018
We are celebrating our 7th birthday today – and that of course meant a cake! Thank you to all our clients, suppliers, referrers and supporters.
September 17, 2017
Hollingsworths were proud sponsors of the Best New Business at the 2017 Niche Awards, which saw Homme & Co named as the winning business. Congratulations to the two other outstanding finalists: Function Jigsaw and Pattersons.
August 11, 2017
Most commercial disputes are settled, but why would you settle a strong case that you are confident will succeed?
June 9, 2017
Our director Greg Hollingsworth has completed a 340 mile bike ride over four days from London to Newcastle. Greg and fellow rider, David Gorey of Gorey Accounting Services, set out on their challenge on Monday 5 June, and arrived in Newcastle on Thursday 8 June after experiencing some unseasonably poor weather, including gale force winds and torrential […]
December 10, 2014
This briefing note highlights the potential risks and benefits for businesses of allowing employees to use their own personal mobile devices (such as tablets, smartphones, laptops or notebook computers) for business purposes.
December 9, 2014
Our director Asit Jansari is featured in today’s Business Section of the Leicester Mercury. Asit talks of his love of gadgets, and answers questions of on the Chancellor’s autumn statement and the fear that computers may take over the world. Asit is a litigation solicitor, specialising in commercial disputes, contract law, building disputes and debt recovery.
December 5, 2014
At Hollingsworths, our litigation team regularly work with employers and employees in relation to disputes relating to restrictive covenants in employment contracts. We advise on the terms of restrictive covenants, including drafting the covenants for employers to include in employment contracts, the enforceability of covenants, bringing and defending claims and team moves.
December 5, 2014
This briefing note explains the significance of the distinction between an employee, a worker and a self-employed contractor and also highlights the legal status of volunteers.
November 7, 2014
It is a common misconception that only the private use of a company asset can give rise to a taxable benefit. Owner-managers, who invariably have power and control over assets, need to be particularly aware that business use of a company asset may give rise to a taxable benefit.