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News « Hilton Law

Government time-out on extending time off for training provisions

The right for employees to request time off work to undertake study or training – which has applied to employers with 250 or more employees since 6 April 2010 – was due to be extended to all employees, regardless of the size of their employers, from 6 April 2011. However, following consultation, the Government has [...]

Be careful what you say – and agree – in an email…

The Court of Appeal has recently considered whether an e-mail exchange, which included the phrase “a formal contract will follow” was subject to contract. The phrase “subject to contract” in commercial negotiations creates a strong presumption that the parties do not yet want to be bound. Parties who do not use this wording need to make [...]

The last post?

So the Royal Mail national strike is almost upon us. The 2-day strike commences Thursday, 22 October, but the damage is likely to last well beyond the end of the strike on Friday night.

Downturn sees sharp rise in unfair dismissal claims

As the financial downturn continues and economic uncertainty prevails, the country’s Employment Tribunals have reported a huge increase in the number of claims for unfair dismissal (“UD”) and redundancy pay (“RP”) claims.

Welcome to our new website!

We are delighted to welcome you to our new website. After the firm launched in June 2009, we worked with ExpDesign – our branding and website designers – to develop a website that would reflect our new and dynamic approach to the old, costly and time-consuming world of commercial disputes. And here it is! As [...]

exp design: better business by design

EXP produce design work for a diverse group of clients across all media. Graphic design, branding, and web design are their key specialties. Their global & national clients rely on them to deliver high quality design, on time and on budget.

Expdesign are a small core team of highly creative designers and project managers. They collaborate with a range of freelance illustrators, photographers and developers to deliver a fully tailored solution

You can view our five key services by clicking below:
 
Commercial Litigation

We provide robust, clear and practical advice to our clients with a view to securing a swift and satisfactory settlement according to the specific client’s requirements and objectives.

Employment

Employment contracts and restrictive covenants; grievance, dismissal issues; harassment and discrimination; unfair dismissal; redundancy, termination of employment.

Intellectual Property

Passing off, Trademark infringement, Breach of copyright, Design rights (registered and unregistered), Counterfeit goods claims, Confidential Information.

Insolvency

Advise on liquidation, receivership and administration, bankruptcy, CVA's, IVA's, claims against directors and directors’ disqualification proceedings and on creditors' rights.

Debt Recovery

We look to achieve collection pre-action collection but if this fails we will act immediately to issue Court, bankruptcy or winding-up proceedings.