A timely reminder for directors: when insolvency rears its head…
In a relatively recent wrongful trading claim brought by liquidators, the directors in question were not ordered to make any contribution to the company, as the company was found to have suffered no loss. This was a lucky escape for the directors on the facts. (Re Ralls Builders Ltd (in liquidation)  EWHC 243 (Ch)). Other directors have not been, and may not in the future be, so lucky.
Drivers Battle Uber Over Employment Rights
Uber is facing an employment tribunal claim from drivers who argue it is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday pay and sick pay.
Sports Direct: HMRC Investigating Payment of Retail Staff
The Guardian has reported that HMRC investigators are examining whether Sports Direct retail staff have been paid less than the national minimum wage.
Updated Government Policy Paper on National Minimum Wage Enforcement
The government has re-issued its policy paper on national minimum wage enforcement to take account of recently increased penalties and forthcoming new measures under the Immigration Act 2016.
TP Among Most Active Dealmakers in Experian Report
Turner Parkinson has again ranked highly across the UK in Experian’s latest UK deals league tables. The Corporate team’s high deal volume saw them ranked among the top dealmakers in the North West, Yorkshire and UK-wide tables.