Meet Andrew Egan, Solicitor

Meet Andrew Egan, Solicitor

Andrew Egan joins us as a qualified solicitor of over 36 years’ experience and provides employment law advice in Newbury and Berkshire. For the last 15 years, Andrew has specialised in employment law for businesses and individuals. He also sees clients in...
Restrictive covenants and blue pencils

Restrictive covenants and blue pencils

Employment contracts – especially those for senior managers or staff in a customer facing role will often include restrictive covenants – clauses which aim to prevent what the employee can and can’t do once their employment comes to an end. Restrictive covenants can...
Job offers – changing your mind

Job offers – changing your mind

Part of the recruitment process is for an employer to make an offer to a successful candidate. It can be a long, slow process to find the right person for the job. Sadly, things can go wrong very quickly. If an applicant lies during the recruitment process – by saying...
Mixing religion and work

Mixing religion and work

Why you shouldn’t talk (too much) about religion at work. The Facts: Ms Kuteh was a devoutly committed Christian nurse and clearly thought she was doing the right thing. Her employers disagreed, As a nurse, Ms Kuteh’s duties involved filling in...
How to get a dismissal wrong

How to get a dismissal wrong

A recent case reminds employers to think carefully about how they deal with the dismissal of employees, even those with less than two years’ service. Ms Otshudi worked for Base Childrenswear Ltd as an in-house photographer. After three months’ employment and without...