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Ironmonger Curtis announces continued support for Dronfield RUFC

26 October 2018

In October 2017, Sheffield based specialist commercial law firm, Ironmonger Curtis announced a new sponsorship deal with local rugby union side Dronfield RUFC.  Fast-forward a year, and the firm is very pleased to announce it has continued and increased its…

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Cyber Crime Event – Make Sure Your Business is Protected

15 December 2017

NatWest, Worldpay, West Yorkshire Regional Cyber Crime Unit, Ironmonger Curtis Solicitors and Datamills IT Support & Solutions are running a seminar entitled – “Cyber Crime Event – Make Sure Your Business is Protected.” This event will cover protecting your business…

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Law School students trial their court skills

16 November 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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Ironmonger Curtis advise on another successful business acquisition

15 March 2017

Ironmonger Curtis’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 domiciliary…

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Termination Negotiations in Practice

19 October 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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Barnsley College Mock Tribunal

5 April 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

22 March 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

11 March 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

Event date: October 21, 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

4 September 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

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

15 January 2015

Ben Ironmonger, a solicitor at Ironmonger Curtis, 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 26…

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Consumer contracts

2 July 2014

When a business uses consumer contracts for the supply of goods or services, it needs to be aware of the far-reaching consumer protection laws that provide consumers with rights that cannot be varied or contracted out of. Our commercial team…

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Incorporating a private limited company: 101

28 May 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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“PLEBGATE” AND ITS FAR REACHING CONSEQUENCES

5 February 2014

If you are involved in a civil dispute, you can’t afford to ignore one of the far reaching consequences of the Mitchell case. Away from the newspaper headlines that most people will be interested in is the headline that will…

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Let’s move on to investment in the City Regions

28 January 2014

First things first. I not a political person and this isn’t a political blog. But there comes a time (when you’re broke) when you have to think about the next thing. You’ve initiated and implemented your debt reduction plan, and…

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Andrew Mitchell – the unknown

27 January 2014

Everyone has heard of Andrew Mitchell’s infamous bike ride down Downing Street. It was originally known as “Plebgate” but has also been known as “Plodgate” and “Gategate”. In the 15 months or so since Mr Mitchell refused to get off…

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Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery: new rules from 6 April 2014

Another hurdle for Landlords? Landlords of commercial premises will probably be familiar with the longstanding remedy of “distress”, which can be used when faced with a tenant not paying its rent. In this context, distress has nothing to do with…

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Business, Defamation and the Defamation Act 2013

24 January 2014

The Defamation Act 2013 (“the Act”) came into force on 1 January 2014.  (Please refer to our separate article “Defamation Act 2013” for a summary of the main points). Defamation occurs when a statement is published which results in the…

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Defamation Act 2013

The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014. This note is not intended to be a complete analysis of the Act, just some of its key parts. The requirement to show serious harm A defamatory statement must,…

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