Food & Drink Sector Update - July

EU China SafeA project headed by Queen’s University Belfast has been granted €10 million by the European Horizon 2020 program and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology program.The project, labelled EU China Safe, is...

Ashtons' Partner helps choose Franchisor of the Year

Ashtons' Partner Damian Humphrey was recently involved in the judging process at the esteemed British Franchise Association's Franchise Awards 2017.A total of 12 franchisors and franchisees were crowned as winners of the...

HSE annual workplace fatality figures released

HSE (Health and Safety Executive) work-related fatal accident figures for April 2016 to March 2017 have been published. Sadly, there were 137 fatalities in that period though this is the second lowest year on record and a hal...

Social Media

A recent Employment Tribunal case involving an unsuccessful claim for unfair dismissal has reinforced the need for employers to have a comprehensive social media policy and to ensure that any inappropriate comments are dealt...