What can employers do when faced with a conflict between two employees’ beliefs or characteristics? And can vegetarianism be a “religious belief”?

Employers are often worried about inadvertently discriminating against employees, and the consequences of doing so. This tends to cause the most problems in the area of “religious or philosophical beliefs”, because some of those have a nasty tendency of leading […]

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What can employers do when faced with a covert recording of a meeting?

What can employers do when faced with a covert recording of a meeting? We now live in a world where we are all digitally connected, constantly. The time when it was difficult to secretly record meetings, is no more. It […]

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Do you really need to seek employment law advice from a lawyer for legal privilege to apply?

This is often a question that will go through an employer’s head when they are considering who they seek advice from in respect of problem employees. And employers dealing with tricky employees can face a problem in respect of that advice, […]

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Do we really need employment contracts and policies?

Or perhaps the question should be: “Do these contracts and policies need to be so complicated? and who should draft them? HR or legal?” I have had several conversations recently (and more regularly) fuelling the ongoing debate about the best […]

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Removing a problem employee from your business

If you need to remove an employee from your business, it can be a messy, costly and risky process. So, it is often in a business’ interests to avoid much of that by going straight for an agreed settlement. But […]

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Preparing your business for the employment risks in commercial contracts

How can a business prepare itself to withstand unexpected employment risks and liabilities when pitching for new commercial contracts?

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Acquisition of UK Marine Consultancy business

OTB Eveling has advised long-standing client Van Ameyde International on its acquisition of McAusland & Turner, a marine consultancy services provider headquartered in Hull.

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All change – introduction of new service charge requirements for commercial property

All change – introduction of new service charge requirements for commercial property In September 2018 RICS published a professional standards and guidance statement called “Service Charges in Commercial Property”.  This statement sets out benchmarks when dealing with service charges which […]

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Back to Basics – Names and Trading Disclosures

This morning, out of curiosity, I did a quick search on five of my clients’ websites looking for Names and Trading Disclosure compliance – two of the five were in breach!  The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and […]

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Recognition for the Corporate and Commercial Team

OTB Eveling LLP were recently nominated for the prestigious Legal 500 Corporate and Commercial Firm of the Year (Outside of London) award. Whilst unfortunately OTB Eveling didn’t win the title, the Corporate and Commercial team were delighted to have been […]

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