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Law School students trial their court skills

November 16, 2017

A city employment lawyer turned a lecture room into court room to put Sheffield Hallam Law School students through their paces in a Mock Employment Tribunal. Toby Pochron, associate at Sheffield employment law specialists Ironmonger Curtis, put the skills of the…

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Laying the legal foundations for your business – free masterclass

Event date: November 8, 2017

Ironmonger Curtis will be giving a free masterclass to help businesses throughout the Sheffield City Region ensure they have the right legal foundations in place for future growth. Ensuring your business has the right legal foundations from the start is the…

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FREE Seminar – Preventing data theft and avoiding whopping great fines under the GDPR

Event date: October 10, 2017

“Data theft”, “whopping great fines”, “cyber-attacks”, “GDPR” – all scary scary things – but not for long! Cyber security experts, Datamills (UK) Limited, and commercial law firm, Ironmonger Curtis Solicitors, have teamed up to provide a FREE specialist seminar on…

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Promotion triple at city law firm

May 7, 2017

Sheffield business law specialist Ironmonger Curtis continues to strengthen its team following a recent round of internal promotions. Jonathan Senior has been promoted to partner, whilst Ben Ironmonger and Toby Pochron have been made associates. Jonathan Senior joined the property…

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Ironmonger Curtis LLP advise on another successful business acquisition

March 15, 2017

Ironmonger Curtis LLP’s Corporate Team, has recently advised the owners of Chesterfield domiciliary care business Peak Home Care Limited on its latest acquisition: Pegasus Care Limited. With the new acquisition, Peak Home Care has grown to providing around 10,000 hours of…

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New partners on the scene

February 3, 2017

Ironmonger Curtis has appointed two new partners. Anna Cattee, 30, who qualified in 2011, specialises in company and commercial law. She has undertaken multi-million pound mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-structuring and has expertise in commercial drafting such as shareholder agreements, terms…

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Termination Negotiations in Practice

October 19, 2016

Employers are able to meet with their employees to discuss terminating their employment. The obvious problem here is that where an employer may think they are being fair and reasonable an employee can very much disagree. The best way to…

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The Trade Union Act 2016

The Trade Union Act 2016 (2016 Act) was completed on 4 May 2016 and amends the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. Broadly, the main changes made to the 1992 legislation were: minimum ballot turnout and new ballot…

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“I Want Your Money, Not Your Job!”

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently looked at whether a Claimant who applies for a job - not with the intention of seeking work - but rather with a view to claiming compensation only, would be protected by discrimination…

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Reasonable Adjustment or Unreasonable Pay Cut?

Is a disabled employee’s pay protected when they are required to change to a lesser job role as a result of reasonable adjustment? The EAT ruled that an employer has to protect an employee’s pay when a reasonable adjustment is…

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Residential landlords: what to do with items left in a property

May 26, 2016

Whilst it is generally the case that outgoing tenants take most of their belongings with them when they leave a property, there are often instances, particularly following evictions, where they might leave items behind but do not leave a forwarding…

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PSC registers – your obligations

April 18, 2016

People with Significant Control - PSC Registers Since 6 April 2016 UK companies, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) and Societates Europaeae (SEs) have had to create and maintain a new register of people with significant control (PSCs).  This new register is…

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Barnsley College Mock Tribunal

April 5, 2016

Ironmonger Curtis LLP linked up with two groups of Barnsley College Business students to perform a Mock Employment Tribunal over two sessions. Toby Pochron, Employment Law Solicitor, met with the student to explain how the Tribunal operates and discussed the key ways…

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HM Courts & Tribunals Service fee rises

March 22, 2016

The latest round of HM Courts and Tribunals Service fee increases commenced on Monday 21 March 2016 following the Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016. The increases were as follows: For possession claims filed online,…

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The effect of Moorthy v HMRC on termination payments

March 11, 2016

The decision in the above case is important in relation to the tax treatment of termination payments. Prior to this case, it was clear that damages of up to £30,000.00 in relation to loss of employment could paid free of…

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Employment Law and the tax implications

October 19, 2015

MADE The Entrepreneur Festival Date Wednesday 21st October 2015 Time 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue Vincent Harris Suite, Sheffield City Hall Are you employing people? Do you engage people on a self-employed basis? Are you self-employed but generally do work for…

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Partnership law: joint and several liability

September 4, 2015

The Court of Appeal’s decision in The Northampton Regional Livestock Centre Company Ltd v Cowling and another [2015] EWCA Civ 651, provides a warning to business owners who trade as a partnership. The court held that a partner, Mr Cowling,…

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Preparing for retirement – dental seminar

April 21, 2015

Date: 15th May 2015 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:30 Sheffield Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QQ   Thos one day session is packed with highly specialist advice from our practice valuers on how to get the best price and terms for your practice.…

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Proposed court fee increase for 2015

January 26, 2015

The government has announced that it is going ahead with proposals introducing a change to the way that issue fees for money claims over £10,000 are calculated. This change follows the uplift in the Small Claims track from £5,000 to…

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Ironmonger Curtis LLP solicitor to run the 2015 London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Society

January 15, 2015

Ben Ironmonger, a solicitor at Ironmonger Curtis LLP, has taken up the challenge of running in the London Marathon to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Ben, who hopes to raise over £2,000 by taking part in the London Marathon on…

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Changes to CQC Inspections

August 20, 2014

On 18 August 2014, CQC published its report on how it plans to inspect dental practices from April 2015. CQC acknowledges that inspections need to focus more on dentistry and compliment the other dental regulators, rather than adding another layer…

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Consumer contracts

July 2, 2014

On 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 came into force. If you sell goods or services to a consumer you need to be aware of how these new regulations impact your business. The…

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Incorporating a private limited company: 101

May 28, 2014

This article attempts to set out some of the main factors you should consider when incorporating a private limited company. Whilst this article contains information about the various steps involved when incorporating a company, we would advise you to speak…

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Break Clauses and Rent Apportionment

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you’ve probably given thought when negotiating a lease of commercial premises as to whether you want, or are willing to include, a break clause. A break clause - if exercised correctly -…

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