Solicitors teach local firms about employment law

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SCARBOROUGH’S business community was given an insight in to the drama of a courtroom as a local firm of solicitors hosted a mock trial.

Langleys, based in York, visited Scarborough to show local business what happens when legal proceedings are taken against a company.

The firm paired with Gladman Developments to host the event in Manor Court at the new Scarborough Business park, where together they ran a mock trial, and a disputed commercial contract and bill situation.

Langleys Dispute Resolution Team took on the roles of litigants, judge and witnesses in a move aimed at helping Scarborough businesses gain legal tips, including how to avoid the need to go to court at all.

The facts tried by the court will involve two commercial disputes which give you at every available opportunity legal tips for your business, including how to avoid the need to get to court at all!

Roger Taylor, partner at Langleys, said: “We often run mock trials in our area, and thought we should bring the event to Scarborough.

“People in business do find themselves in dispute situations and this shows them hopefully how to avoid being taken to court, and if they do this is what will happen.

“We find it better to do it like this rather than a seminar as it is more fun, and also makes a good networking event.”

Business men and women from a range of Scarborough companies attended the event and learnt a number of legal tips including how to bring a claim against a debtor, how to defend a claim, the importance of terms and conditions, issues surrounding the supply of defective goods, calculation of losses, and directors’ duties.