Category Archives: Employment Law

Personal Hygiene in The Workplace

Tuesday, 7 Aug 2018

Dealing with an employee who has bad body odour, bad breath or smelly clothing can be a difficult problem for an employer. However, any situation involving an employee’s personal hygiene is unlikely to go away of its own accord so the issue needs to be dealt with quickly and fairly by an employer – otherwise,... Read More


What steps to take when you make a job offer

Tuesday, 7 Aug 2018

When you have been recruiting and you have decided who you are going to select for the job, you should take the following steps: – Make an offer to the successful candidate – the offer can be unconditional but it is usual practice to make the offer conditional on obtaining satisfactory references. – Delay notifying... Read More


Spring in the air….do you need to Freshen up your T&C’s?

Thursday, 26 Apr 2018

With the fist real sights of Spring in the air, as a business it may be time to consider whether your Terms and Conditions are in need of a spring clean and a freshen up. Terms and conditions of contract, whether for supply of goods or for services to be delivered, are a vital point... Read More


Award winning AWB Charlesworth employee Charlotte Gooch begins her Solicitor training contract after receiving a distinction in her Master’s Degree.

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

Charlotte Gooch, Trainee Solicitor, AWB Charlesworth Solicitors. Charlotte Gooch, who has been with AWB Charlesworth since August 2014 and  was also winner of Apprentice/ Trainee of the year at the Keighley Business Awards 2017, has received an overall Distinction in her LPC and Master’s Degree at the University of Leeds. Charlotte is beginning her solicitor... Read More


On The Right Track- AWB Charlesworth’s award winning trainee Charlotte Gooch talks about her route into the Legal profession.

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

  Why did you choose law? I studied at Parkside, choosing academic A Levels which would allow me to pick from a variety of courses at university because I wasn’t sure what career path I wanted to take. It wasn’t until studying American civil rights in History and reading ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ that I... Read More


AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Natwest hold sparkling networking event at newly refurbished Iain Henderson Jewellery studio in Bingley

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Iain Henderson – Iain Henderson Jewellery, Liz Smith- NatWest, Felicity Green- AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Nicky Chadwick – Iain Henderson Jewellery. The well-established Women@Work networking event co-organised by AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Natwest welcomed businesswomen from across the Aire Valley to the beautiful and unusual setting of a local jewellery studio. Guests enjoyed a glass... Read More


AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Pearson and Associates raise over £2,000 for Martin House Hospice at 2017 Charity Golf Day.

Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017

Liam O’Neill (Director), Umberto Vietri (Director), Melanie Crewe (Marketing Executive) and Declan Hayes (Director) at The Bradford Golf Club AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Pearson and Associates Accountants, held their 4th Annual Charity Golf Event on Friday 21st July as part of their ongoing support for their chosen Charity Partner Martin House Hospice. The event took... Read More


Settlement Agreements

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016

Many employers, when terminating an employee’s employment contract, will offer the employee a sum of money in return for them entering into a settlement agreement terminating their employment and preventing them from bringing employment related claims against the employer. If your employer offers you a settlement agreement what do you need to know? Our Bradford... Read More


Buying a Business- Employee Issues.

Thursday, 4 Aug 2016

Businesses for sale will accentuate their positives but prospective buyers need to be aware of the liabilities that could come along with buying a business in order to make an informed decision. Where employees transfer along with the business under TUPE certain assurances may need to be sought before the purchase is completed. Detailed below... Read More


Can you communicate with an employee when they are on work related stress sick leave?

Thursday, 9 Jun 2016

Often matters arise when an employee is on sick leave which the employer may feel they need to discuss with them. Whilst an employee is on sick leave due to work-related stress can the employer communicate with them, and if they can under what circumstances? Employers often struggle with the question of whether to make... Read More