YOUR BUSINESS


We provide legal support and advice to businesses throughout the North East at all stages of their business. If you are a new business, we can advise on incorporation and prepare documents including Partnership Agreements and Contracts of Employment.

We can also work with your business to develop robust and effective policies and procedures to limit future risk of legal action including:

  • Disciplinary procedures & Grievance procedures
  • Sickness policies and procedures
  • Equality and anti-discrimination policies
  • Redundancy consultation procedures and selection
  • TUPE obligations and procedures
  • Maternity, paternity and parental leave policies

Should legal action be taken against you or your business, our experienced advocates will provide robust representation and guide you through the proceedings to ensure you have the best possible chance of a successful outcome.

From our offices in Durham we cover the entire County Durham region as well as Newcastle, Sunderland, and Stockton-On-Tees.

COMPLIANCE AUDIT


We offer a compliance audit service to existing businesses to ensure that all statutory obligations are being met and that best practice policies and procedures are in place.

DATA PROTECTION


The use and retention of personal information is becoming a growing concern to both individuals and businesses. NE Law can help to assess the individual needs of our clients to deliver a strategy that ensures their compliance, now and in the future.

We can advise companies of all sizes on data protection and privacy issues, from start-ups to large corporate entities across most sectors. Whether you require short-term crisis management assistance or a program tailored to satisfy data protection authorities, our clients receive pragmatic, practical and cost-effective solutions.

NE Law can provide a full range of advice and training to staff on data protection and privacy matters, in particular:

  • Access rights for data subjects
  • CCTV and privacy
  • Children-related issues
  • Compliance issues for personal data
  • Criminal and health records
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Disclosures under transfers of businesses (TUPE)
  • Freedom of Information
  • Marketing issues
  • Policies and privacy notices
  • Retention of communications data

LICENSING


At NE Law we can represent you if you wish to apply for a licence or if your licence has been refused. NE Law can provide a full range of advice and assistance in respect to:

  • Taxi Licensing
  • Gaming Licensing
  • Retail Licensing
  • Gangmaster Licensing

TRAINING


We provide training to businesses in a number of areas tailored to the particular needs of that business.

  • Pitfalls of Construction contracts
  • Equality and diversity
  • Data Protection Procedure

EMPLOYMENT


Whatever the size or structure of your business, we will offer affordable employment advice tailored to your needs. Whether you require advice on a solitary matter or need on-going support, we will be there for you. We will help you to prepare a solid framework to prevent future problems, minimise liability and address any problems that may arise. We provide representation at employment tribunal and we offer training on employment law to staff. We offer advice in all areas of employment law including:

  • Contracts of employment, staff handbooks and workplace policies
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Grievance procedures
  • Sickness and long term absence
  • Equality and anti-discrimination
  • Redundancy consultation procedures and selection
  • TUPE obligations and procedures
  • Maternity, paternity and parental leave policies
  • Management and dismissal of employees
  • Workplace Mediation
  • Severance and Settlement Agreements
  • Post termination restrictive covenants