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Repayment and Penalty Clauses in Contracts of Employment

Repayment and deductions clauses are useful tools for employers. They can be used to clawback training costs and other debts, as a disciplinary sanction, an incentive to stay in employment for longer or as a deterrent to breaching the contract of employment. There are some considerations when drafting these clauses to ensure they are enforceable.

Making a deduction

Employers rarely bring proceedings

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Making an Offer of Employment

Letters of offer

A letter of offer of employment is often the start of employment relationship. It is an important document and needs to be drafted with care to avoid disputes and misunderstanding. Decide if the letter of offer is to be just that or whether it will constitute the contract.

The letter of offer can be used either as a stand-alone

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Concurrent Delay – Deal With It!

You know that recurring argument your parents had when you were younger?

Parent 1: “If you hadn’t spent so long getting ready we wouldn’t have been late.”

Parent 2: “Well maybe if you had known where we were going we would have got there on time.”

We often argue over ‘time’ and whose fault it is when we are late.

But what if there

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Does an Employment Contract Need a Mobility Clause?

It is a requirement of Article 33 of Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 (statement of particulars of employment) that an employer is required to state an employee’s place or places of work. These details are often contained in a contract by way of a mobility clause which reserves the right of the employer to change the place of work. When

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Brexit, Gambling and NEC Contracts

He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right.” 
​ (The Gambler, Kenny Rogers)

The day before the Brexit referendum I placed a (small!) bet on a ‘Remain’ outcome; not my finest moment, but I wasn’t alone in thinking, “it will never happen”.  Since then it has occurred to me that my thought process might later


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Will Brexit put Data Protection on Notice?

Changes to the data protection rules are imminent with the intorduction of the General Data Protection Regulation which seeks to improve the rights of individuals in an increasingly digital age. Will the GDPR affect businesses in Northern Ireland if the UK leaves the EU?

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Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation – Is there a Saving Grace?

Renewable energy and the government subsidies connected to it have been topics of intense scrutiny lately.

Whilst the Renewable Heat Incentive has rarely been out of the press, the closure of the incentives scheme in relation to small onshore wind generating stations has also been the cause for much debate within that industry. 

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Being Smart with Intellectual Property

You’ve done your business registration, created your business plan, designed your website and negotiated with business partners but there’s still something important you must do – protect your intellectual property

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Raising Capital

Whether you’ve been in business ten weeks or ten years, an injection of funds is always welcome and often necessary to take your business to the next level. 

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Start-up 101

“Starting Companies is a lot like launching rockets: if you’re a tenth of a degree off at launch, you may be a thousand miles off downrange” Craig Johnson

Record numbers of new businesses are being started every day in the UK and some are calling this the ‘golden age’ of entrepreneurship.

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The Family Home and Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax is payable at the rate of 40% on a deceased person’s estate where the net assets are greater than £325,000. This is called nil rate band (NRB). If the NRB is not used on the death of the first spouse (this term includes civil partners) any unused NRB may be transferred to the surviving spouse. This means an

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Redundancy and TUPE the duty to consult employees

TUPE is a complex area that will change and be refined by ongoing caselaw. We keep up to date on these developments so that we are aware of how the changes affect your business.

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Collect the Cash Avoid the Crisis

Whether your business is booming, breaking even or struggling in difficult economic times, the common denominator is cash collection.

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A Magical Christmas Experience

A Magical Christmas Experience

Stepping off the tractor after an enchanted adventure through the farm, families enjoyed feeding

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MILLS SELIG SUPPORT DEVENISH CHARITY BALL

MILLS SELIG SUPPORT DEVENISH CHARITY BALL

Devenish, who develop and supply innovative nutritional solutions and technical expertise to the

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MILLS SELIG STANDS OUT AS THE LAW FIRM OF CHOICE AT QUB STUDENT FAIR

MILLS SELIG STANDS OUT AS THE LAW FIRM OF CHOICE AT QUB STUDENT FAIR

With the offer of up to two training contracts, law students had the chance to speak with newly

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