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Leathes Prior welcomes three new Trainee Solicitors
Leathes Prior has recently welcomed new members of staff with the recruitment of three Trainee Solicitors, Ben Wild, Alex Saunders and Carla Morphett.
Employment Law Update: September 2014
The new school term often brings a flurry of activity for the employment solicitors and the HR professionals amongst us; the now inevitable changes to the law that occur every October are on the horizon, and the legal world has had the opportunity to take stock of any developments over the hot summer months.
Franchise Focus: A recent decision confirms there is no implied duty of good faith and upholds a non-compete restriction against a franchisee
In the recent case of Carewatch Care Services Ltd v Focus Caring Services Ltd & Ors (2014), the court found for the franchisor and enforced restrictive covenants and step-in provisions in franchise agreements in a decision that confirms judicial reluctance to imply a duty of good faith into franchise agreements (or indeed any commercial contracts).
Zero-hours contracts remain a controversial subject within UK employment law. Introduced with the purpose of giving flexibility and freedom to the workforce, zero-hours contracts have since inherited a more negative reputation.