EUROPEAN LAW COMPLIANCE REVIEW
Wherever European law collides with English law, European law
prevails. Any agreement or trading practice which contravenes
European law may prove void and unenforceable and can attract
swingeing fines, even though it may theoretically comply with
English domestic law. This can be the case, even where the agreement
or trading practice is between two English firms.
Businesses must be able to rely on a secure contractual framework
to support and protect profitable trading. The complexities involved
between European and English law mean that specialist help is
essential to avoid unforeseen problems. provide this preventative
help in the form of a European Law Compliance Review service, which
sometimes follows on from an initial Business Health Check Report,
though sometimes clients go direct to the European Law Compliance
AUDITORS AND IN-HOUSE SOLICITORS
Where financial or tax matters are concerned, are more than happy
to complement the specialist expertise of your company's auditors by
contributing our analytical legal skills, and to work with them as
part of your team of professional advisers, and, ultimately, as part
of your decision-making process. If you have your own in-house
solicitor, we believe he or she would welcome working with us. The
combination of an inside and outside view is often the way to
achieve the best solution, so we would prefer to work alongside your
current team. But if required by you, we can work independently.
We will prepare a first Report on the agreed subjects. We will
then discuss it with management. We will make specific
recommendations in the defined areas and (if required) other
suggestions to nip difficulties "in the bud."
We hope that our contribution will not end with our first Report.
Running a business today is increasingly complex. Do not forget, if
you unwittingly step out of line, ignorance of the numerous and
continual changes in both national and European law is no defence.
We would welcome the chance to meet you and update our first Report
on a regular basis. When in doubt, please ring us.
The firm is based near Nottingham. We have an enviable reputation
for providing an added-value quality business advice service. With
our diversity of business services, and our range of expertise,
combined with a true understanding of the needs of our clients'
businesses, we achieve and exceed the high standards required by our
clients across the Midlands region.
We understand the issues and problems experienced by business
people and have the expertise to assist with a wide range of
business matters. We believe the loyalty of our clients is a result
of the excellence of our service, our commitment to good
communication and our policy of providing value for money.
Euan Temple has developed considerable expertise and experience
in advising clients of the impact of European law on their business.
He is president of a network of English-speaking lawyers in major
industrial centres within the European Union, Central Europe, and
parts of the Mediterranean Basin, which adds the availability of
local legal expertise in other Member States. With the accent on
speed and flexibility, we can put together specialist cross-border
teams to tackle specific aspects of our clients' affairs.
We attach great importance to understanding fully the nature of
each client's objectives both in the short term and in the medium to
long term. We encourage clients to present to us, as their legal
team, their aims and objectives, mission and core values, which
enables us to have a more rounded view of the operation and help
make progress. This also helps us to understand the extent to which
the client looks to us for advice on commercial, strategic and
tactical questions arising on matters on which we are involved. We
welcome the opportunity to provide this input, as and when required.
So, we try to prevent legal problems arising in the first place
by being involved as part of the client's business process, wish to
be seen by our clients as business advisers who are fully briefed in
the client's distinct enterprise, and not just as primarily legal
experts on specific issues, valuable though these legal skills are
when set in the broader context.
For an informal discussion about 'Business Health Check, contact