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.

Joint Ventures – What are the best options?

Businesses across all industries often look to collaborate with others for mutual advantage. It could be the pooling of resources for R&D; an investment agreement in which one party contributes cash while the other provides technical expertise; or a more complex arrangement involving a separate company with its own funding, management and staff.

Top 10 tips about Intellectual Property (IP)

All businesses have some form of IP, regardless of their field of activity, even if only in their name (trade mark) or their company literature (copyright) and with so much weight being placed on these things by investors If the core revenue of a business results from some form of technology and/or product design, you should take steps to ensure that you protect.