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Business of the Year Awards 2019

Michael Webb

On 28th June 2019 nearly 200 business people gathered at the Cedar Court Hotel in Huddersfield for Eaton Smith’s Business of the Year Awards. The 12 monthly winners from the 2018/19 series of the Business of the Month Award were all in contention for the award which celebrates the hard work, brilliance and... Read More


It’s all in the planning when it comes to selling privately-owned companies

Deborah Melluish

By Deborah Melluish, Company law specialist with Eaton Smith

For the shareholding directors of many privately-owned companies, the end-game is focused on selling up before moving on to new ventures or sometimes retirement. But many owners under-estimate the time involved in making a business market-ready, or... Read More


Faulkner Moulds Announced Business Of The Month

Deborah Melluish

Eaton Smith LLP are delighted to announce that Faulkner Moulds Limited are the latest winners of the Business of the Month award. The business awards celebrate the hard work, brilliance and innovation of businesses based in Kirklees, Calderdale or Wakefield.

Faulkner Moulds was established by Toolmaker Duncan... Read More


Pride month – an update on LGBTQ+ rights at work

Hannah Strawbridge

June is Pride month, when the LGBTQ+ community celebrates with a series of events. It’s a joyful and fun time, but it’s also a protest - there are still battles to be fought, especially when it comes to discrimination in the workplace. Nobody should be made to feel uncomfortable because of their sexual... Read More


A rocky road to freedom of expression

Hannah Strawbridge

Two recent tribunal claims highlight the challenge for employers in safely navigating personal expression by employees in the workplace.  

A hospital nurse who discussed her Christian views with patients, offering a bible to one and advising another that his survival prospects would be improved if he prayed... Read More


GDPR: a year in review

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor, Commercial Law Partner  looks at the GDPR events of the last 12 months.

Twelve months on from the implementation of the new data protection rules, known as GDPR, European data protection agencies have issued fines totalling €56m from more than 200,000 reported cases – and, although most... Read More


Red Ledge Ltd Awarded Business of the Month Award

Chris Taylor

Red Ledge Ltd is the latest business to be awarded Business of the Month. Founded by two University friends, Alan Wilcockson and Andy O’Donnell, Red Ledge have been providing state-of-the-art business solutions and process automation to some of the world’s leading companies. Red Ledge have unique expertise in... Read More


Eaton Smith joins Game Republic

Chris Taylor

We are delighted to announce that Eaton Smith has become one of the latest members of Game Republic, the largest games industry network in the North of England. The membership demonstrates our commitment to working with and advising the video games sector on all legal matters.

Chris Taylor, Partner at Eaton... Read More


Dortech Maintenance Awarded Business of the Month Award

Alison Palmer

Dortech Maintenance is the latest winner of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. The Huddersfield-based company is part of the Dortech Group, specialising in commercial glazing with an architectural, maintenance and direct division. As part of a group with over 25 years’ architectural glazing experience,... Read More


Spring Clean Your Employment Law

Hannah Strawbridge

 Eaton Smith is launching its first event in Halifax!

We're delighted to invite you to our Spring Clean Your Employment Law event. 

When:  Thursday 2nd May 2019
 At:  4pm
 Where:  Croft Myl, W Parade, Halifax, HX1 2EQ 
Hannah Strawbridge, Head of Employment, welcomes... Read More


CAP Code GDPR Changes

Chris Taylor

I wrote a piece in September 2018 in which I set out that CAP (the Committee of Advertising Practice) had been considering the position of Rule 8.28.5 of the CAP Code (the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotions and Direct Marketing).

Rule... Read More


Drone wars – what’s the latest legislation on the use of drones?

Lewis Holroyd

In December, Gatwick Airport, the UK’s second major air hub, was brought to a complete standstill for several days. There was no bomb threat or unpronounceable Icelandic volcano eruption. This time, thousands of travellers and some of the world’s biggest airlines were stopped in their tracks… by a rather small... Read More