Beware the Dragons!

An interesting story has been published on the negotiations between one of the most successful candidates for investment to appear on Dragon’s Den and two of the Dragons, James Caan and Duncan Ballantyne, who together agreed to invest £80,000 in Sharon Wright’s business, Talpa Products. And she had only asked for £50,000!

When, some time after her session in the den, Sharon signed up to a contract with very onerous terms without reading the contract she had been given.

Panic up-staffing

The phrase “all hands to the pump’ has been well used over the past week with staff who work in travel related roles, but can travel businesses suddenly ask their staff to work around the clock to cope with the huge upsurge in business? Victoria Russell, an employment law solicitor looks at the legal implications

Winter chaos versus employment law

Heavy snowfall has disrupted commuters, shut schools and caused traffic chaos in many parts of the UK. So what are your rights if you couldn’t get into work or if you are an employer and your staff couldn’t make it in? We have asked Richard Nicolle, partner in Denton Wilde Sapte’s employment practice looks at some of the issues.