Changing terms and conditions of employment

Changing terms and conditions of employment

Is it breaching TUPE regulations? Many employers, their HR teams and their lawyers have considered that when employees have been transferred to them under TUPE, that it is impossible to change the terms and conditions of the transferred employees, without risking breaching the TUPE regulations. As with many situations, life is not that simple and […]

Owen White keeps under 10’s football team in ‘top’ form!

Owen White keeps under 10’s football team in ‘top’ form!

Owen White has recently donated £600 of training tops to Holmer Green’s Under 10’s football team. The Club, which has teams catering for boys and girls aged from six to adult, was founded in 1908 and plays its home matches at Watchet Lane, Holmer Green. The under 10’s team, which has approximately 30 players, plays […]

Bumping, redundancies and unfair dismissal

Bumping, redundancies and unfair dismissal

What is bumping? Bumping is the process of moving a potentially redundant employee into another role, and making the employee currently performing that role redundant. Does an Employer have to consider “Bumping” in redundancy situations? In Mirab v. Mentor Graphics UK Limited the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether employers are required to consider bumping […]

Senior employees, TUPE, and post termination restrictive covenants

Senior employees, TUPE, and post termination restrictive covenants

­­­­ Most senior employees in industry have employment contracts which contain post termination restrictive covenants which prevent employees from joining competitors or more often prevent employees who join competitors from approaching customers, former colleagues or suppliers and convincing them to join the new employer, as a customer, employee or a supplier.  These restrictions in some […]

Owen White have a ‘Knock-out’ time at charity fundraising event

Owen White have a ‘Knock-out’ time at charity fundraising event

L to R: Alicia West, Kelly Van Der Watt, Catherine Morris, Ewan Gadsden, Ceyda Sam, Lynsey Smith, Victoria Eustace   Members of staff from all departments of Owen White took part in a fundraising event for the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice, in Henley on Thames at the weekend. Directors of the firm sponsored the Owen […]

Promotion for Owen White Lawyers

Promotion for Owen White Lawyers

We are delighted to announce that we have recently promoted two Associate solicitors Nicola King and Lynsey Smith, to the positions of Associate Director. Both are litigation solicitors who work in the franchise team and in general litigation. Lynsey joined us in 2005 and is an experienced commercial litigator who has successfully represented clients over […]

GDPR – ‘The right to be forgotten’

GDPR – ‘The right to be forgotten’

The GDPR (which will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018) enhances existing data subject (individuals) rights and also includes a new data subject right of erasure of personal information. This is also known as the right to be forgotten. The broad principle underpinning this right is to enable an individual to […]