When ‘Banter’ crosses over into abuse

“It’s just a bit of bants!” If you work in any kind of environment, from an office to a building site, you’ll be familiar with the term ‘banter’. It’s that humorous back and forth we all use to make the day a little brighter,...

If it’s broke, be sure to fix it

In August 2018, the Government announced a crackdown on rogue directors seeking to trade insolvent companies. With high profile businesses still dominating the headlines for poor financial performance, Alexander Curnow looks...

Ashtons climb in legal guide

On Monday 29th October the 2019 Legal 500 results were published online. Legal 500 is an independent guide that ranks law firms and solicitors in the UK.Ashtons is delighted to have achieved a boost in the number of leading i...

“Are pre-termination negotiations admissible as evidence in unfair dismissal claims?”

Authors: Ross Strowger & Sophie ClarkeIn 2013 the Government introduced the concept of a “protected conversation” under section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996. Section 111A allows an employer or employee to make a...