VSO’s raffle winner bought ticket online

first_img  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hazel Sopp from Cambridge entered the draw online via a pop-up box on VSO’s homepage.The winner of the £2,500 first prize in the VSO Summer Raffle 2002 entered the draw online via the VSO Web site. This was the first year that VSO, the international development charity that works through volunteers, had offered online ticket purchasing for its raffle.Hazel generously donated £500 of her prize back to VSO. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 October 2002 | News VSO’s raffle winner bought ticket online The raffle raised £46,000 through the sale of paper raffle tickets, and £3,065 via the Internet on a secure online raffle platform provided by Charity Technology Trust.Hazel explained: “I was browsing VSO’s Web site when I came across a pop-up box for the raffle and thought why not to have a go and support this new fundraising initiative. When I heard that I had won, I couldn’t believe it.” Marina Barnes, Head of Community Fundraising at VSO, said: “More than 1,000 people came from the pop-up alone, which was an excellent response for the first year. We are looking forward to building on this in subsequent raffles, offering more prizes to players and hopefully increasing the amount of money raised.”The raffle was promoted through www.vso.org.uk, supporter magazines, paper raffle tickets, www.charityraffles.org.uk and through Charity Technology Trust network of media partners, UK gay.com portal and My Offers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Give More campaign seeks pledges of money, time or energy

first_imgGive More campaign seeks pledges of money, time or energy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  117 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving A nationwide year-long campaign begins today to inspire people to make a public commitment to give more money, time or energy to the causes they care about. The Give More campaign, announced in February 2012 (Pears Foundation launches Give More campaign), aims to encourage businesses, charities and individuals to take positive action in the difficult economic times.Give More developed from The Philanthropy Review. Funded by Pears Foundation, it is chaired by Mr Trevor Pears CMG, Executive Chair of Pears Foundation, and supported by a steering group and group of ambassadors from companies, charities and the public sector.Research on giving in the UKTo get the campaign underway, Give More announced the findings of research carried out by YouGov into giving and attitudes to giving across the UK.• 62% of UK adults have given time, money or energy to causes they care about in the last six months• 51% said that they thought need in their local community has increased in the past 12 months and 57% said that need is likely to increase over the next 12 months• 79% think the UK is generous when it comes to giving money, time and energy to charities, community groups or directly to the community• 43% agree that the ‘bulldog spirit’ of the past is still strong in the UK and we will roll up our sleeves and respond to the problems the UK is facing• More women are passionate about good causes (19%) than they are about sex (14%)• The causes people care most deeply about are children and young people (16%), health (16%) and animals (11%)• 26% said they could give more to good causes than they currently do (representing approximately 12.5m people*)• From a list, people are most inspired to give to good causes by their children (25%), their mother (11%) and their friends (9%)Give More tour of the UKThe campaign will shortly begin a sofa tour of cities across the UK where the general public will be encouraged to talk about the causes they care about and make their own pledge to give more to those causes.The sofa tour will begin in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow and London on 26 April and move on to Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Sheffield and Southampton across May. Howard Lake | 26 April 2012 | News NHS workers make the Give More pledge from The Give More Campaign on Vimeo.www.givemore.org.uklast_img read more

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Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Selections for Key USDA Posts

first_img SHARE Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Selections for Key USDA Posts Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Selections for Key USDA Posts U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of three individuals for key positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The president announced Gregory Ibach as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP), Bill Northey as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC), and Stephen Vaden as USDA’s General Counsel.The Under Secretary for MRP oversees three critical USDA agencies: the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; the Agricultural Marketing Service; and the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration. The Under Secretary for FPAC oversees three critical USDA agencies: the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Risk Management Agency.“I look forward to the confirmations of Greg Ibach, Bill Northey, and Stephen Vaden, and urge the Senate to take up their nominations as quickly as possible,” Perdue said. “This is especially important given the challenges USDA will face in helping Texans and Louisianans recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.”Regarding the individual selections, Perdue issued the following statements:On Greg Ibach:“Greg Ibach will bring the experience and vision necessary to serve as a first rate Under Secretary for MRP at USDA. His exemplary tenure as Nebraska’s Director of Agriculture places him squarely in tune with the needs of American agriculture, particularly the cattle industry. His proven track record of leadership will make him a great asset to USDA’s customers, the hard working, taxpaying people of U.S. agriculture.”On Bill Northey:“Bill Northey will continue his honorable record of public service in leading FPAC. Having served the people of Iowa for the last ten years as their Secretary of Agriculture, and as a fourth generation corn and soybean farmer, Bill has a unique understanding of issues facing farmers across the nation. He will be an invaluable member of the team.”On Stephen Vaden:“Stephen Vaden has a keen legal mind, as we have already experienced through his work since he joined USDA as part of the beachhead team on day one. He has a firm grasp of the legal issues facing American agriculture, and very importantly, understands the breadth and complexity of the regulatory burdens placed on our producers. Our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers will be well served by his counsel.” By Gary Truitt – Sep 4, 2017 Facebook Twitter Previous articleCommentary: The Promise of Big Data Finally Coming TrueNext articleBower Trading Market Strategy Report: Cooler Weather Worries Market Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Accused denies slashing face of bare-knuckle boxer

first_imgNewsAccused denies slashing face of bare-knuckle boxerBy Staff Reporter – January 20, 2016 1143 Linkedin Email WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img Previous articleRugby – Stander amongst 7 Munster men in Ireland squadNext articleMoondance: Van Morrison reimagined “as gaeilge” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Advertisement Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A FATHER of seven who denies slashing a bare-knuckle boxer in the face said he hid in fear for his life after he saw “the rage” in the bloodied man’s eyes at a traders mart in County Limerick over two years ago.Denis Hanafin, (35) of Curry, Athlone Road, Longford denied assault causing harm to fellow market stall holder Timothy Nevin on October 28, 2013 as the traders set up their stalls at Kilmallock Mart in County Limerick.Giving evidence in his defence against the charges of assault and producing a Stanley knife in the course of dispute, the married father of seven said that he had little interaction with the alleged injured party after he and other traders arrived at the market venue the night before the stalls were to open.Mr Hanafin said the arrived in Kilmallock on Sunday evening of the October Bank Holiday weekend after earlier trading in Clara, County Westmeath.Together with his son 11-year-old Denis jnr, Mr Hanafin said that Timothy Nevin invited him to the pub during a brief conversation but the Longford man declined as he told the court that he had not “taken a drink in years”.Mr Hanafin said that he and his son later “bedded down for the night in the van” before he was awoken in the early hours by Timothy Nevin shouting and roaring on the street.He said that he watched Timothy Nevin, of Castlemartin Green, Bettystown, County Meath, “break up John O’Brien’s van”.“When I saw him and knew that I had nothing to do with it I just went back to bed.“The next morning I saw that Mr Nevin was again shouting and roaring and that he had blood over his head and he said he was going to kill me.Mr Hanafin told the court that he became “fearful” after he saw “the rage” in Nevin’s eyes.“I gave my son to another woman who is a cousin of mine and I hid behind a behind a van and asked other stall holders to pack up my van so I could leave.“That fella is a bare-knuckle boxer and he was in a rage and I never fought anyone in my life and I don’t want to fight anyone, I just was want to be left alone with my wife and children.”Accepting that there was “bad blood” between some of the Hanafin and Nevin extended families, the 35-year-old accused however denied that Mr Nevin’s version of events were true. It was earlier alleged that Hanafin attacked Nevin from behind and that he slashed him with a Stanley knife in the back of the head and face,“That is 100 per cent not true”, he told his defence counsel Lorcan Connolly.Explaining the “history” between the two traveler families, Mr Hanafin said that Timothy Nevin made “false allegations against my father and brother that they tried to cut up Mr Nevin and shoot him”.The father of seven further alleged that members of the Nevin family “wanted money to drop the charges, but we refused to pay. The case went to court and was dismissed”, he said.Under cross examination by Prosecution Counsel Michael Collins, Mr Hanafin accepted that he failed to make a complaint to Gardai about the alleged threats made by Timothy Nevin adding “I don’t want to fall out with any extended members of the traveller group as we all trade together. I have not touched that man”.When Mr Collins put it to the accused that he was “identified by Mr Nevin as being the assailant, you had motive over the bad blood and opportunity in the early morning,” the father of seven said that “no such thing happened”.Earlier in the trial, the court heard transcripts of four 999 calls made in relation to Kilmallock Mart on the morning of the alleged knife attack.Timothy Nevin’s brother Thomas, called 999 and told dispatchers that his brother had been cut with a knife and needed an ambulance, while a second caller said “there’s loads of them fighting on the road, they’re all killing each other. There’s a gang of 10 or 12 with slash hooks and everything.A third caller asked Gardai about the safety of her daughter who was “trapped inside the mart”, while a staff member from a nearby petrol station wondered if Gardai were on the way to the incident.The trial continues before Judge Tom O’Donnell.last_img read more

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Fourth Moralez Mini Olympics charges on this weekend

first_img Previous articlePBWIEC awards scholarship to UTPBNext articleAttorney will appeal cop’s firing admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Local News Fourth Moralez Mini Olympics charges on this weekend Home Local News Fourth Moralez Mini Olympics charges on this weekend Facebook By admin – June 15, 2018 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp The fourth annual Nikolas Moralez Mini Olympics track and field meet opened Thursday and continues today and Saturday at Ratliff Stadium Pinterest Twitter Stella Neboh finds herself beaming, now, every summer, during every June, every time she sees those youngsters hustle their way down the track.Yes. It’ll never get old.The fourth annual Nikolas Moralez Mini Olympics track and field meet opened Thursday and continues today and Saturday at Ratliff Stadium, providing summer fun in the sun for participants from age 2-6 in the Tiny Tots division, to those sharpening their skills on the track and in the jumping sands in the Masters division.Tonight, the event celebrates kicking off in earnest with its Opening Ceremony at 7 p.m., to be followed with smiles and laughter abound the Tiny Tots’ 100-meter race.“It’s exciting,” Neboh said over the phone this week, looking ahead to the event.“Every year, my pride and joy are the little Tiny Tots. … Those little Tiny Tots, they enjoy it every day and they’ve been practicing so hard for months now. So it’s time to show up.”Registration was done in advance for most divisions, but youngsters in the Tiny Tots age range are welcome to register at the gate before the event tonight.The event marks the third running of the annual event, which honors Moralez, an Odessa boy who died in a car accident in May 2012 at the age of 14.Neboh, a meet coordinator with the USATF West Texas Association, helped put together the event at the suggestion of her son, Dexter Neboh, who was one of Moralez’s best friends in life.Last year, during the third running, organizers awarded a scholarship named in Moralez’s honor to one of its older, teenage competitors, GJ Nelson, who ran track for and graduated from Permian.Saturday, Neboh said the meet will award a scholarship named in the honor of Hunter Miller, a Permian student who died in a car wreck at age 16 in October of 2014.During the first running, Dexter Neboh said the event marked a fitting way to honor Moralez, who was involved in athletics just like him. Dexter said the meet is much like something he and Moralez would’ve enjoyed participating in when they were kids. Dexter won state gold with Permian in the triple jump and now competes for the University of Oklahoma’s track and field team.This year, the vision for the Moralez meet charges on, offering Odessa kids a chance to get out and participate in athletics — even those in the Tiny Tots age who are too young for team sports.“This gives them something to do all summer — and then winning the medals is even more rewarding for them,” Stella Neboh said.“They love it.”If You Go Adriyel Earl, 3, finishes first in his 100 meter dash of the tiny tots division at the 2017 Annual Nikolas Moralez Mini Olympics on June 24, 2017, at Ratliff Stadium. WhatsApp Twitter OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Southern Style Potato SaladFruit Salad to Die ForSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Old Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast Rolls NextStay last_img read more

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Appoints Andy Barberis Senior Vice President, Claims

first_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Appoints Andy Barberis Senior Vice President, Claims Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that Andy Barberis has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Claims. Andy will be working with the BHSI claims leadership team across the globe on the most catastrophic and complex casualty and healthcare claims. “With BHSI’s steady expansion around the globe, we are pleased to expand the depth of the leadership team delivering our on fundamental commitment – Claims Is Our Product – worldwide,” said Dave Crowe, Chief Global Claims Officer, BHSI. “Andy is a well-known and well-respected industry veteran and his exceptional technical expertise will be of great benefit to our customers.” Andy comes to BHSI with 35 years of commercial claims experience, including the last 23 at AIG where he held the position of Global Claim Officer. He holds a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. Andy is based in BHSI’s New York office and can be reached at [email protected] or 917-830-2336. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance ( www.bhspecialty.com ) provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. It underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005675/en/ CONTACT: MEDIA JoAnn Lee / +1 617-936-2937 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:47 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:47 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005675/encenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebook Previous articleAustin Montessori adding 6th gradeNext articleNdugba scores 17 to lead Elon over William & Mary 73-54 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Deutsche Bank Posts Q4 Loss After Hard Year

first_img Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 2, 2017 1,206 Views Home / Daily Dose / Deutsche Bank Posts Q4 Loss After Hard Year The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Setting it Right: Goldman Sachs Works Toward Agreement Next: Fitch downgrades distressed bonds Phil Banker began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of North Texas. He has covered a number of communities across Texas and southern Oklahoma, writing news and sports for publications including the Ardmoreite, Ennis Daily News and the Plano Star-Courier. He is currently a contributor to DS News and The MReport. 2017-02-02 Phil Banker Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Deutsche Bank Posts Q4 Loss After Hard Year Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Phil Banker Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Deutsche Bank’s woes continue to compound after posting a $2.05 billion loss for Q4, ending an already trying year for the bank on a low note.The bank’s full-year net loss was roughly $1.51 billion, down from a net loss of approximately $7.3 billion in 2015, with CEO John Cryan saying that the bank “finished 2016 with pleasingly strong capital and liquidity ratios.”However, Deutsche Bank shares dropped 3 percent at the beginning of trading Thursday, following the announcement of the Q4 loss.Much of the loss, according to the bank, was attributed to the sale of its Abbey life insurance business, restructuring and litigation costs.Deutsche Bank agreed to pay a $7.2 billion settlement in January following an investigation into its residential mortgage-backed securities and securitization activities between 2005 and 2007. The bank agreed to pay a civil monetary penalty of $3.1 billion and pay $4.1 billion toward consumer relief in the form of loan modifications and other assistance to homeowners and borrowers over a five-year period.The U.S. Justice Department stated that this “agreement represents the single largest RMBS resolution for the conduct of a single entity.””This resolution holds Deutsche Bank accountable for its illegal conduct and irresponsible lending practices, which caused serious and lasting damage to investors and the American public,” said now former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch in the release.Most recently U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan refused to throw out a proposed class-action lawsuit mounted against Deutsche Bank seeking to recover “significant money damages” connected to their alleged “failure to discharge its essential duties” as trustee of 62 trusts created between 2004 and 2008, which issued notes backed by roughly $90.3 billion of home loans. Plaintiffs against Deutsche Bank include BlackRock Inc. and Pacific Investment Management Co.The judge did however grant the bank’s request to dismiss conflict-of-interest claims.Deutsche Bank Co-CEO John Cryan sent a statement to employees on January 17 thanking them for their resilience during the settlement process.“Despite this financial impact, we are pleased to have resolved this matter,” Cryan said.  “We had to invest a vast amount of time and energy in these negotiations, and the resolution of this matter creates a lot more certainty.” Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

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Calls for total upgrade to busy road in Letterkenny

first_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – March 9, 2021 Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Previous article80% increase in text, call & email fraudNext articleSeamus Coleman to return this weekend News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter It’s thought that an upgrade to a route in Letterkenny would dramatically improve the roads network in the town. Windy Hall road links Killylastin to what’s known locally as the Pramerica roundabout however it has long been deemed too narrow with a lot of dangerous bends along the route.Despite the current state of the infrastructure, it has grown in popularity among motorists who use it regularly as a relief road in the area.Cllr Ciaran Brogan feels the time has come to look seriously at a complete upgrade and is calling on the Roads Design Team at Donegal County Council to come up with a plan:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/broganwindy.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Calls for total upgrade to busy road in Letterkenny Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

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Midshipmen Finish Training aboard USS Ramage

first_img View post tag: Midshipmen Seven Naval Academy Midshipmen returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Friday, following the completion of Professional Training for Midshipmen (PROTRAMID) during surface week aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Authorities June 17, 2014 View post tag: Training Back to overview,Home naval-today Midshipmen Finish Training aboard USS Ramage View post tag: americas View post tag: finish View post tag: USS Ramage View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article Midshipmen Finish Training aboard USS Ramage PROTRAMID, a four-week summer training period for both Naval Academy and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Midshipmen, is held upon the completion of a midshipman’s sophomore year of college and consists of surface week, aviation week, submarine week and Marine week.During surface week aboard Ramage, the midshipmen were able to experience many of the duties and responsibilities of a surface warfare officer.“This was truly a great week for material demonstrations and training evolutions aboard the ship,” said Cmdr. Dave Stoner, Ramage’s commanding officer. “From a full-power run, to gun shoots, flight quarters, boat exercises and the initial Mk-59 demonstrations, I feel as though each midshipman got a great look into the life of a surface warfare officer.”Through a myriad of training scenarios, such as the initial testing of the Mk-59 decoy launch system, live-fire weapons demonstrations and learning proper watch-standing procedures, the crew aboard Ramage made efforts to provide an accurate portrayal of daily operations aboard a Navy surface ship.[mappress]Press Release, June 17, 2014; Image: US Navylast_img read more

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Living on the edge

first_imgAre you a senior executive or director? Are you also one of an increasing number of people who, internally, feel under pressure to perform at levels that are not sustainable, but without which, your future is insecure? The pressure comes from fearing what might happen if you do not perform to the requested level.The perception that senior executives are immune from disciplinary proceedings is incorrect. Although the more senior one gets, the less formal the nature that disciplinary actions tend to take, an increasing number of senior executives find themselves being given ultimatums to depart, often at short notice, with levels of compensation that will not allow them to survive until they gain alternative employment.As “churn” among executives becomes more frequent, so too does it become increasingly important to have a properly structured employment contract, or ’Service Agreement’, as they are also known. With the compensatory award following a successful unfair dismissal claim limited to £63,000 (from 1 February, 2008), the Employment Tribunal is often an inappropriate forum for a dismissed senior executive to bring legal proceedings to recover losses. It is his/her potential claim for “wrongful dismissal” – ie, salary and various benefits during notice period – in either the Employment Tribunal or High Court, where compensation is potentially unlimited, that often has greater benefit and should be considered when an executive accepts an appointment, not just when facing dismissal.As well as potential monetary losses, careful thought should be given to the effect that contractual restrictions may have on an emp-loyee’s future ability to earn after departing from an employer. At the moment, there is a trend towards increased enforceability of post-termination restrictive covenant, making it even more difficult to move between employers. Also, the employee needs to appreciate the effect of seemingly innocuous terms, such as ’payment in lieu of notice’ and ’garden leave’, before a Service Agreement is signed.Once working under a Service Agreement, the pressures upon executives often start to mount and the ways they react are considerable and varied. Many boards wrongly assume that such people can always cope. Although it is more junior employees who tend to be signed off with stress, senior executives are at least as likely to require medical and other support. Although Service Agreements often contain provision for pay-ment in full during periods of absence, there is concern that such absence may damage an executive’s career prospects. So expert guidance is essential in such situations.Strategic legal advice can be coupled with the provision of arange of coaching and counselling support services, which usually enable senior executive clients either to rebuff suggestions that they may wish to depart, or enable them to negotiate compensation that affords them an opportunity to begin a new career on terms they feel they have controlled. nl Rob Bryan is a partner at Oxford-based solicitors Darbys.last_img read more

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