Tag: recruitment

Recruitment

Recruitment. The Sherrards team understands the recruitment sector very well. Our legal experts can help support businesses with an array of issues in this sector. We act for agencies of all types and sizes, from small, niche and independent agencies to larger recruitment firms. We have many years’ experience of dealing with all kinds of …

Agency workers regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations, which came into force in 2011, were amongst the most important pieces of legislation to affect the recruitment sector in recent years. The regulations grant certain rights to agency workers, meaning that the overall cost of hiring an agency worker has potentially increased. The commercial demands of the agency, the hirer and …

Conduct of employment business regulations

Employment Business Regulations. The employment business regulations are well established and are important for the recruitment industry in the UK. The regulations set out minimum standards to which employment agencies and related businesses are required to adhere. Failure to implement the regulations properly may have a significant commercial impact. Our specialist team will help you …

Back-dooring: An overview for recruiters

Backdooring: As the pandemic continues to suffocate the economy, recruiters are facing an even tougher time when it comes to collecting payment of fees. Clients are exploiting any and every possible way to avoid having to part with money and the classic “back door” scenario is something that seems to be cropping up more than …

International Women’s Day #EachforEqual

International Womens Day, although an important focal point for the movement of women’s rights, has evolved to become a more all-encompassing standpoint and reflective of the need and want for a completely equal society. Given my role at Sherrards as a Partner in the Employment team and as Head of HR, I am interested (naturally) …

Recruitment Processes: How well do you really know who you are employing?

Jasmine Sudworth, employment solicitor at Sherrards examines how employers can tighten up their recruitment process in order to ensure that they end up with the right employee for the job. It is safe to say that the process of recruiting new employees can be both a time-consuming and costly process and so it is imperative …

Barney Laurence

Barney Laurence joined Sherrards in 2005 from a London City-based firm and handles all types of commercial disputes, specialising in actions involving High Court injunctions, in particular in the recruitment and franchising sectors. Barney was recommended as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in the Legal 500 2020. The Litigation department were also awarded top tier status. …

Recruitment: Enforcing Restrictive Covenants

It is all too common to see employees of recruitment companies break the law by contacting candidates or clients after leaving and joining a rival agency. Fortunately, the law is there to protect these companies against the actions of rogue former employees, and in June Sherrards helped one of its long standing  recruiter clients obtain …

Recruitment Agency Fee Disputes

Recruitment agency fee dispute: A recent case handled by Sherrards’ recruitment specialists, Barney Laurence brought into sharp focus the importance of the client recruitment agency (“Company A”) following its own terms of business. Company A was engaged by Company B to source a candidate for a role. Company A supplied a quality candidate, whom Company B subsequently engaged …