Understanding Stress

National Stress Awareness Day, on every first Wednesday in November — November 3 this year provides people with an opportunity to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress.  Our Employment Law and HR team believe that employers’ responsibilities extend beyond simply ensuring contracts are in place as wellbeing should also be a […]

Cold weather is on its way, how are you going to cope? How may it impact you?

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force in March 2020 for all tenants who are living in social or privately rented properties.  Some breaches and hazards that were previously disregarded, can now give tenants the right to take action against their landlords in the courts for breach of contract. Tenants can […]

Anti-Slavery Day

18th October, each year, is marked as Anti-slavery day providing an opportunity for individuals, organisations, schools, businesses and charities to raise awareness of the risks to those individuals who’s status in the modern world would be recognised as modern day slavery.  We as individuals and organisations and in particular employers,  need to be aware and continue to raise […]

Late Payers & How to Deal With Them

The problem of late payments is one which affects most businesses, especially in the current economic and post-Covid climate.  The longer the wait to receive payments, the longer it takes the business to pay its suppliers, resulting in a vicious circle of late payments and crippling debts.  There are a number of pre-emptive steps which can be […]

Debt Collection Agency or Solicitors?

When you are faced with debtors who simply refuse to pay, you inevitably find yourself asking the question – what next?! Not being paid money that is rightfully yours is frustrating enough without having to decide on the best course of action to add to your woes. The first decision is whether to refer the […]

Reducing risk when driving in poor weather conditions

In March 2020, the Prime Minister’s lockdown announcement brought the country to a near standstill which saw road travel plummet to levels not seen since the 1950s.  As well as the positive impact this had on the environment, the dramatic reduction in road traffic injuries and fatalities was a welcome consequence of an otherwise forgettable year. […]

Why Is Wellbeing and Mental Health Support Vital to Today’s Employers?

Monday 10th May to Sunday 16th May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness week, an event hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, which seeks to raise awareness of the issues which affect 1 in 4 people each year.  With the effect of Covid exacerbating this issue, it is more important than ever before that employers address how to address […]

The Dreaded Appraisal 

The “annual performance review” has faced some harsh criticism in recent years.  Employee engagement is, or at least should be, at the forefront of the business owner’s mind and so the question often asked is, “are appraisals effective?” Truth be told, the criticism is in many cases justified and supported by the statistics. However, this does […]

Debt Recovery – Taking Legal Action

No matter how hard you work to minimise the debts owed, or how well you deal with late payments, bad debts are an unavoidable business reality.  Legal action should always be a last resort but when a commercial dispute cannot be settled, litigation is often the only recourse.  As solicitors specialising in debt recovery, Fairmont Legal is […]

Have You Been Contacted By Uber

You may have been asked by Uber to register your interest for settlement, so that they can assess your eligibility – a process they say could take “a few months” and which can be done without legal representation. Naturally, this hascaused confusion and raised concerns for many drivers. We have listed below the most common questions which we trustyou will be asking too. Uber have offered to settle my claim directly so why do I have to instruct solicitors? You don’t have to but by instructing us, you can be assured that the amount you receive from […]