hammer-719066_1280Join like-minded professionals for the Employment Law event of 2015.

Aimed at anyone with responsibility for HR, the 2015 Employment Law Summit will equip you with the knowledge you need to make your responsibilities easier to manage.

With expert speakers from Roythornes Solicitors you will hear what has been happening on the ‘front line’ and be given detailed guidance on the way forward.

Time: 8.30am – 11.00am,
Date: Thursday 17th September
Place: Urban Hotel, Grantham, NG31 7XT
RSVP: Thursday, 10th September

Contract essentials
The key elements of employment law contracts. What they are, how they can be used and the common pitfalls to avoid.
• What you have to provide
• How can you vary them
• Additional clauses you may want to include

Dealing with long term health issues/illness in the workplace
How to manage employee sickness absence, and how to identify issues before they escalate and cause your business serious damage.
• Dealing with illness and absenteeism
• Identifying and recording the problem
• Escalating the issue
• Dismissal for ill health reasons – when and how

Employment law update
Our usual ‘quick-fire’ round-up of the legislation on the horizon and a quick review of what’s happened since the last Summit.
• A review of the changes that have happened this busy year
• What’s coming in the next six months and what should you be doing about it?
• What challenges will employers face in 2016 and beyond?

Aimed at anyone with responsibility for HR, our free seminar is a great way to get you and your team up to date with employment law issues.

You can reserve your place at what promises to be an informative event in one of the following ways:

Register on-line: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/emplawsummit2015

Register by e-mail: markdodds@roythornes.co.uk.

Please reply by 10th September 2015.



You may recall our a-z of employment law which we released in stages earlier this year.  We have had a number of requests to re-issue the information and so have put a complete and revised version on our web site.  We hope that you and your team will find the guide a useful reference for employment law information. You can access it here

Save the date (or register)

The 2015 Employment Law Summit takes place on 17th September 2015 in Grantham, starting at 8:30am.

This popular event is a great opportunity to get up to speed with key issues for employers. This year we will be covering topics suggested by our delegates:

  • Contract essentials – what you have to provide, how can you vary them, additional clauses you may want to include
  • Dealing with long term health issues/illness in the workplace
  • Case law/legislation update

As always there is no charge for the Summit.

Full details for the summit can be found here

Formal launch of the event isn’t until the beginning of August but if you would like to register early click here


poundA free seminar for credit control professionals.

 Recent changes in legislation and an increase in court fees have changed the focus of debt recovery professionals.  In an informative and practical session, Leigh White, Debt Recovery Manager at Roythornes, will cover the key changes and highlight areas where you may need to review the way you work.

Topics to be covered by Leigh include:

  • Pre-Action considerations
  • The importance of debtor profiling
  • Your rights under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations
  • The legal process and enforcement options


We will be joined by Alan Smith, of the High Court Enforcement Group.

Alan sits as a Director and Treasurer of the High Court Enforcement Officers’ Association. He has worked on the expert working group with the Security Industry Authority on a future licensing of enforcement agents and also worked closely with the Ministry of Justice to develop a new fee scale for High Court Enforcement.

He will be talking about how the use of the Taking Control of Goods Regulations can help in your recovery processes:

  • The Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 and the Taking Control of Goods Regulations procedures
  • The new fee scale and how it works at each enforcement stage
  • The new Third Party Claim procedure for High Court Enforcement
  • The Exempt Goods Claim Procedure for High Court Enforcement

Aimed at anyone with responsibility for credit management, this free seminar is a great way to consider your debt strategies and ensure your processes are optimised for the new regime.

You can reserve your place at what promises to be an informative event in one of the following easy ways:

On-line:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DebtRecovery210715

 By e-mail: markdodds@roythornes.co.uk

8.30am – 10.30am, Tuesday 21st July 2015

Kingsgate Conference Centre, Peterborough PE1 4YT

 Please reply by Tuesday 14th July 2014.


Roythornes Food Business Challenge - May 2015Leading food and drink law firm, Roythornes solicitors, has announced the creation of its Food Business Challenge.

The winner will receive up to £5,000 worth of strategic reviews for their business with the aim of ensuring they are in a position to grow and take advantage of all the opportunities in their sector.

Mark Dodds, Marketing Manager at Roythornes Solicitors, said: “Start-up businesses are vital to competition and growth in the food sector and every effort must be made to support them.

“It’s vital that up and coming business owners fully understand all of the hurdles their company will face in the coming years.”

“The Food Business Challenge has been designed to provide the winner with a solid foundation to develop a successful business in the food and drink sector.”

The winner will receive guidance from the following challenge partners: Continue reading