• What happens when someone breaks a contract?
  • What is a contract?
  • Who can make a contract?
  • Does a contract have to be in writing?
  • What makes a contract?
  • Does the contract cover everything?
  • What if you didn't read a clause?
  • When can you get out of a contract?

Going into Business

  • What is goodwill?
  • What are the most common business structures?
  • Negotiating a lease
  • How does a franchise work?
  • Will you need to pay any government fees?
  • Will you need to take out insurance?
  • What happens to staff entitlements when a business is bought or sold?

Problems with Debt

  • What should you do if someone owes you money?
  • What is a letter of demand?
  • What if you don't owe the debt or cannot pay?
  • How do legal proceedings start?
  • How does the hearing work?
  • What happens when someone doesn't pay a judgement debt?

Terminating Employment

  • Why do small businesses have different standards?
  • When can you terminate a worker's employment?
  • What about employees of less than 12 months?
  • Can a worker bring an unfair dismissal claim if they resigned?
  • What is a general protections (unlawful termination) claim?
  • When can you dismiss a worker without notice?
  • What happens if an employee brings an unfair dismissal or a general protections (unlawful termination) claim?
  • How can a solicitor help?

Dear Friends,

We would like to let you know that we are all doing our bit to help combat the corona virus. This means that we have instructed our staff to work from home and we will be taking your instructions via teleconference and email where possible.

We would like to assure you that the health and wellbeing of our clients is our highest priority.

Yours Sincerely,

The Team,
O’Brien Connors & Kennett Solicitors