2015

Insolvency Team Act To Save Jobs For Kendal Mint Cake Business

The Insolvency team at Turner Parkinson have advised Dow Schofield Watts Business Recovery to help to secure 66 full-time jobs and 55 seasonal jobs. A 102-year-old confectioner that was one of the original makers of Kendal mint cake has been rescued out of administration, saving 121 jobs.

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The Queen’s Speech - Employment Law Implications

Following on from our updates before the election, we have set out a summary of the new Conservative Government’s legislative proposals.

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Update on Zero Hours Contracts

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force last week on 26 May. This implemented several changes relevant to employers, including an increase in the maximum financial penalty for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage to £20,000 per worker.

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Bakery’s Refusal To Bake A Cake Supporting Gay Marriage Was Unlawful Discrimination

In a case that has garnered a lot of attention in the press and social media, the County Court in Northern Ireland has ruled that a bakery’s refusal to bake a cake for a customer amounted to direct discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

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Corporate Team Advise On JMC IT Deal

The Corporate team at Turner Parkinson have completed their latest deal advising the shareholders of technology services provider JMC IT on the company’s sale to IT Lab, which has its headquarters in London. Both businesses are Sunday Times Best Companies award winners.

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