Article Category: Insight & Opinion

The OLM Group, fee negotiations and the Freedom of Information Act

As the Government strives to reduce its budgetary deficit – many local authorities are seeking to unilaterally change the level of fees paid to health and social care providers. In many cases, this breach of contract is creating a challenging time for providers as costs increase and income decreases. But what can be done? Many… Read more »

What is Personalisation and Safeguarding?

The role played by professionals in protecting vulnerable older people from abusive relationships is all the more crucial as a result of the government’s self-directed support policy, and a review of the Vetting and Barring Scheme announced in October 2010 by Home Secretary Theresa May. Self-directed support, or personalisation, aims to tailor social services to reflect… Read more »

Unfair Dismissals likely to follow rioting?

Some have lost everything. The effects on employees of the business could yet cause more problems. Employment Partner at SAS Daniels LLP warns that some businesses may not be able to continue as a result of the riots and this could lead to mass redundancies. “There may be no alternative for some businesses,” the Partner… Read more »

Secondary Issues – Best Practice for Issuers

Following the Office of Fair Trading market study and the Rights Issue Fees Inquiry report into equity underwriting, the Institutional Investor Committee published the its “Best Practice Guidance for Issuers when Raising Equity Capital” guide (‘the Guide’). It is hoped that the Guide will assist boards in preparing for future equity issues ensuring best practice… Read more »

Partnership Law Update

The recent case of Eaton v Caulfield [2011] EWHC 173 (Ch) has once again highlighted the importance of well drafted and constituted agreements in relation to limited liability partnerships. In Eaton v Caulfield the parties had established a recruitment agency for lawyers. The business had been incorporated as an LLP in March 2007 yet no… Read more »

Pitfalls of not legalising shareholder and partnership agreements

Business people are having to work harder just to tread water, let alone grow in this economic climate. With all the extra day-to-day pressures, many business leaders are neglecting to put in place written partnership and shareholders’ agreements. Agreements should be an essential part of businesses’ DNA, but for many this is just not the… Read more »

Better Rights for Grandparents?

Under new proposals by the Government, Grandparents could win new legal rights to see their grandchildren. When the parents separate, they will be expected to consider the role of the grandparents – on both sides – and to try to ensure that they have a continuing role in the lives of the children. It is… Read more »