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Shropshire Business Festival

Great to be part of the Shropshire Business Festival this year and meet with so many local businesses

ORJ help Apprentice Provider defeat the ESFA and recover £60,000 in costs

ORJ have assisted an Apprentice Provider to defeat the Education Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) The Apprentice Provider was sent invoices by ESFA for over £800,000, but it argued that the invoices were raised following inappropriate audits, including audits where the apprentice provider was not consulted. The provider also claimed that ESFA’s standard Levy and Non-Levy […]

Selling your business after Covid-19

Has the pandemic killed off prospects of a fair sale, asks David Wilson?  There comes a time in the lifecycle of almost every owner-managed business when thoughts turn to selling up and moving on. The reasons for doing so may be many and varied – but the decision is never easy. Is now the right […]

Who gets what when companies go bump?

Patrick Tedstone of ORJ Law asks who gets paid when insolvency looms Global events since January 2020 have brought insolvency – or the threat of it – to thousands of companies and organisations throughout the UK. Many will have begun the year with significant cash on their balance sheets and may have been in the […]

Covid 19 – Causation and defending claims against employers

CAUSATION Employees seeking to bring a claim will have to prove it was their employer’s breach of duty (in failing to provide adequate PPE or carry out a proper risk assessment for example) which caused them to contract the virus. They have only to prove the virus was contracted at their place of work due […]

Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney: Can I still make a will or LPA during Covid 19?

“Demand for wills surges following Covid-19 reality check” The Telegraph We at ORJ Law are actively monitoring and reacting to the on-going COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and are following all guidance and advice issued by the UK Government, NHS, Public Health England and The Law Society. In these difficult times, the key to taking control is planning […]

Covid-19 Update

In response to the uncertainties presented by Covid-19, all ORJ employees have been fully briefed, and we have taken the appropriate steps to mitigate any risks associated with Covid-19, following all Government guidance. The wellbeing of our clients and employees is our priority. At ORJ Law, we have various collaboration platforms to enable remote working […]

Mike Smyth and Lesley White are instructed to defending claim of £2 million bought against builders merchant, Jewson

Law firm ORJ has been instructed to defend a commercial action, bought by insurers Axa, which is seeking an indemnity following their payment under an insurance policy.  ORJ’s Mike Smyth and Lesley White are to defend claim for £2 million brought against builder’s merchant, Jewson. Beyond the parties’ actions in connection to the relevant events, […]

Can I safely declare a dividend considering the new economic outlook?

‘The Easy Jet question.’ At this time of year, many businesses have amassed considerable cash on their balance sheets that they were about to distribute (but have not yet). Does Covid 19 prevent them from successfully doing so? Could such a payment be challenged later as a preference? So, to gets things clear. This article […]

Coronavirus – Contracted and Confused? How to uphold contractual obligations

The outbreak of coronavirus in the UK is predicted to have a profound impact on the way in which society functions for the foreseeable future. With its potential to have a debilitating effect on the UK workforce and the most recent government advice recommending that people to work from home where possible, many businesses will […]