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Recruitment at Hillyer McKeown

Hillyer McKeown is proud of its growing reputation and achievements. We consistently punch above our weight and are highly-rated by our clients and our peers for the quality of our legal work and commercial expertise. We attract first class lawyers and offer high quality work that is interesting, de...

Cleaning company granted injunction to protect its business

A cleaning company has been granted an interim injunction preventing former franchisees from competing with it until disputed issues can be dealt with in court.The company made the move to block two franchisees from competing for the same business in Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire. The fr...

New guidelines to tackle late payment problem

The problems small firms face with late payments from larger businesses is being tackled in a new set of guidelines put forward by the government.Hundreds of large firms have signed the Prompt Payment Code but many of them don’t always meet the standards required.Overdue invoices have been ide...

Perils of setting up a business without a written agreement

When setting up a business venture involving two or more people it is essential to have a written agreement so that everyone understands their responsibilities and entitlements.Failure to do so can lead to confusion and the need for legal action, as illustrated in a recent case before the High Court...

Government vows to ‘help firms to start-up and scale-up’

A new Bill to help small businesses is being introduced by the government.The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill contains several measures designed to make it easier for small firms to thrive. They include: Strengthening the rules on director disqualifications and measures to help cre...

Nick Clegg launches £200m growth pot for North West businesses

Businesses in the North West have welcomed a new £200 million regional growth pot announced by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg last Thursday (19th June).The news marks round six of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), which allows businesses in the region to bid for a share of the pot in an at...

Hillyer McKeown announced as members of Dementia Action Alliance

Hillyer McKeown have been confirmed as official members of Cheshire West Dementia Action Alliance.The aim of the Dementia Action Allowance is to bring together organisations across England who are committed to transforming the lives of dementia sufferers and their carers.As part of their membership,...

Hillyer McKeown to host free employment event for DVSC members

Hillyer McKeown is joining forces with Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC) on Wednesday 2nd July for a free employment event.Solicitors Justine Watkinson and Rachel Hughes will present on a range of topics including: Effective management of sickness absence Managing disciplinaries Ze...

Property Investment Reaches New Heights
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Property Investment Reaches New Heights

After an overall recent improvement in economic conditions within the UK, the Industrial Property Investment Market has reached new heights and this is expected to continue throughout 2014. Investment figures (provided by JLL-Jones Lang LaSalle) within the market reached their highest for 7 years, t...

MOJ announces changes to tribunal fee remission structure

The Ministry of Justice yesterday announced that there will be changes to the employment tribunal fee remissions structure at Tribunals from Monday 30th June.The changes will be introduced to simplify the application process, HMCTS says, as part of a continuous review of the remissions system to imp...

Summer ProWirral Event Hailed Success
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Summer ProWirral Event Hailed Success

Hillyer McKeown were sponsors of a special summer ProWirral event last Tuesday (3rd June) held at the fantastic 4748 Limited, Hamilton Square.Over 80 guests enjoyed a delicious hog roast, provided by local business Manna Foods and drinks in 4748's brand new Walled Gardens, which opened to the public...

All rise! Two VIP tickets to see boy band Blue up for grabs

We have two VIP tickets up for grabs to see ‘Blue at Bolesworth’ this coming Friday 13th June.This event is part of the Bolesworth International at Bolesworth Castle, which runs from 12th-15th June.Hillyer McKeown will be attending the Bolesworth International and sponsoring a show jumpi...

Government ‘names and shames’ employers who fail to pay minimum wage to staff

Last week (4th June) the Queen’s Speech announced proposals to tackle abuses of the National Minimum Wage.Today, the Government has effectively ‘named and shamed’ 25 employers who fail to pay the minimum wage to their staff.The employers’ details have been released under a ne...

Hillyer McKeown to host Not for Profit lunch with McEwan Wallace and Natwest

Hillyer McKeown, together with McEwan Wallace and NatWest, are hosting a lunch for the Not for Profit sector on Tuesday 3rd June.The event will be held at Blackburne House, Liverpool from 12pm – 2pm and consist of an informal lunch, which will provide an open forum for discussion.The main spea...

Hillyer McKeown announce employment event in Deeside

Hillyer McKeown has announced that they will be delivering a free employment update in Deeside this June.After several successful free seminars last year in the area, the firm’s experienced employment solicitors will be returning to the Deeside Enterprise Centre in Shotton.The event will take ...

Joint ProWirral & ProChester event announced at 4748
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Joint ProWirral & ProChester event announced at 4748

This June, ProWirral comes together with ProChester to host a special summer event on Tuesday 3rd June.This one-off event will be held at the venue of new ProWirral sponsors 4748 Limited, based in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. 4748 recently came on board joining current ProWirral sponsors Hillye...

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