Debt Collection Agency or Solicitors?

When you are faced with debtors who simply refuse to pay, you inevitably find yourself asking the question – what next?! Not being paid money that is rightfully yours is frustrating enough without having to decide on the best course of action to add to your woes. The first decision is whether to refer the […]

Reducing risk when driving in poor weather conditions

In March 2020, the Prime Minister’s lockdown announcement brought the country to a near standstill which saw road travel plummet to levels not seen since the 1950s.  As well as the positive impact this had on the environment, the dramatic reduction in road traffic injuries and fatalities was a welcome consequence of an otherwise forgettable year. […]

Why Is Wellbeing and Mental Health Support Vital to Today’s Employers?

Monday 10th May to Sunday 16th May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness week, an event hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, which seeks to raise awareness of the issues which affect 1 in 4 people each year.  With the effect of Covid exacerbating this issue, it is more important than ever before that employers address how to address […]

The Dreaded Appraisal 

The “annual performance review” has faced some harsh criticism in recent years.  Employee engagement is, or at least should be, at the forefront of the business owner’s mind and so the question often asked is, “are appraisals effective?” Truth be told, the criticism is in many cases justified and supported by the statistics. However, this does […]

Debt Recovery – Taking Legal Action

No matter how hard you work to minimise the debts owed, or how well you deal with late payments, bad debts are an unavoidable business reality.  Legal action should always be a last resort but when a commercial dispute cannot be settled, litigation is often the only recourse.  As solicitors specialising in debt recovery, Fairmont Legal is […]

Have You Been Contacted By Uber

You may have been asked by Uber to register your interest for settlement, so that they can assess your eligibility – a process they say could take “a few months” and which can be done without legal representation. Naturally, this hascaused confusion and raised concerns for many drivers. We have listed below the most common questions which we trustyou will be asking too. Uber have offered to settle my claim directly so why do I have to instruct solicitors? You don’t have to but by instructing us, you can be assured that the amount you receive from […]

I can’t come in today!

Do you have that employee that has frequent spells of short-term absence? It is important to remain open minded about an employee with high absences, rather than jumping to conclusions, that they are taking sick leave without a genuine reason. The starting point is to ensure you have simple, clear and consistent procedures for managing short term […]


WHAT WAS THE SUPREME COURT RULING? According to Uber, its drivers were self-employed therefore not responsible for paying any minimum wage nor holiday pay.  Former drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam took Uber to an employment tribunal in 2016, on this key point and originally won against the ride hailing app giant in October 2016 Uber appealed, […]


Employment law governs the relationship between you, the business, and your employees. It covers a wide range of employer’s responsibilities and employee’s rights including, but not restricted to: The contract of employmentRecruitmentDisciplinary and grievance procedures Pay and pensions Equality and Discrimination Bullying and harassment Dismissal and redundancy Working hours Parental leave Employment Tribunal Claims Get […]