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Avoiding Deadlock with a Shareholder Agreement 

There is no law that states that a shareholders’ agreement must be put in place when a business is first formed but there are many reasons why it is advantageous. Nobody can predict whether a business relationship will remain harmonious, everybody hopes it will and, in most instances, they do, but what happens when circumstances do change? At Lawson-West a few of our clients have experienced this, it is never simple to solve, and we want to educate individuals and help to mitigate this risk.  

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Worker Rights: Imminent Changes to Itemised Payslips  

In February 2018, two new Orders were placed before Parliament which are set to change the requirements of information on payslips based on the contents of The Taylor Review, published in July 2017, in which recommendations were made to increase the rights of workers. The Orders placed before Parliament follow the recent response from the government to this Review, which, amongst other items, confirmed that they would be introducing legislation to extend the right to receive a payslip to all workers. This all-encompassing ‘workers’ umbrella includes those on casual and zero-hours contracts.

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Time to Review Employment Contracts?

Major changes to employment status are imminent. It is time to review contracts and assess business position in terms of employment law.

In the requirement to review employment contracts for all, we have reached the next stage in plans for the major shake-up of employment law, which began with the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices- a review requested by the Prime Minister as a reaction, in part, to the growth of the UK’s gig economy.

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What our clients say

Attention to detail in my case was good.

Mr S, East Goscote, Leicestershire. March 2018

Christian Jenkins was very helpful and provided specific advice for our personal needs.

Mr & Mrs A, Blaby, Leicestershire. March 2018

Mr Haworth was extremely understanding and compassionate in relation to my situation.

Mr H , Wigston, Leicestershire. March 2018

Always able to speak with the solicitor promptly.

Mrs M, Wigston, Leicestershire. March 2018

Phoebe was very responsive in a quick fashion.

Mrs B, Wigston, Leicestershire. March 2018

Staff very friendly.

Mrs M, Wigston, Leicestershire. March 2018

Christian made me feel very comfortable and explained everything clearly.

Mrs W, Corby, Northants.

Louise was very kind, friendly and helpful, a real credit to Lawson-West.

Mr T, Leicestershire. March 2018

Phoebe gave a really personal efficient service, very personable.

Miss W, Great Glen, Leicestershire. February 2018

The compassion shown by Phoebe in her dealings with us.

Mr H, Wigston, Leicestershire. February 2018

Offering evening appointments, visits in hospital or at home and a number of free legal advice clinics, Lawson-West's solicitors and lawyers put clients first – every time.