Commercial Legal Services

O’Donnell Solicitors provides expert commercial legal advice to businesses and private individuals, rivalling the advice provided by city firms. A wealth of experience enables O’Donnell Solicitors to advise holistically on all aspects of your case, providing you and your business with the very best advice to enable sound commercial decisions to be made.

If you would like to speak to someone in our Commercial Department, please contact our Office on 01457 761 320 or email James O’Donnell, Director and head of our Commercial Department at [email protected]

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  • Preventing the Office Christmas Party from Turning into an Employment Law Nightmare

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    The run up to Christmas can be a stressful time for business owners, particularly when it comes to dealing with employee matters. With potential issues to contend with including staff holidays, the increased propensity for sickness absence, how or whether to reward staff with a gift or a bonus, and trying to strike the balance… Read More

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  • Top Tips on Arranging Contact with Children Over the Christmas Holidays

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    For the majority of parents with children, Christmas is a magical time of year, filled with fun, laughter and joy. But where parents have separated or divorced, arranging to spend time with their children during times of special celebration can be stressful and upsetting to organise, especially where the other parent is proving difficult or… Read More

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  • The Rise of the Deathbed Marriage – Inheritance Tax Considerations

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    According to reports, the number of so-called ‘deathbed marriages’ has increased in the UK this year. Figures from the Home Office and the Passport Office for the three months to May 2018 show a rise in applications for ‘urgent marriages’, which most often occur in hospitals. One high-profile instance of death-bed marriage involved Sir Ken… Read More

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  • What amounts to Discrimination in the workplace? Suzzanne Gardener explains…

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    As an employer, you have a responsibility to ensure that you nor your employees or workers discriminate against another person. The consequence of your failure to prevent this could be an unlimited fine in compensation. So; what is discrimination? what constitutes discrimination in an employment context? and what can you do to reduce the risk… Read More

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