The Irwin Mitchell Podcast
Family Businesses - The Financial and Emotional Challenges

Family Businesses - The Financial and Emotional Challenges

July 13, 2021

Family businesses often face difficult challenges and additional complexities that can impact you, your family and your business. Our experts will uncover the emotional and financial impacts, generational issues, succession planning and family dynamics that often get in the way of running a thriving business. James Laycock, Partner in our Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team is joined by guest speaker Russell Haworth from The Family Business Partnership. Senior Associate Sarah Paton in our Tax, Trust and Estates team and George Uglow, Financial Planner will also share their insights into working with family businesses.

Incentivising and Retaining Your Workforce

Incentivising and Retaining Your Workforce

July 5, 2021

Over the past year, COVID-19 restrictions have caused a dramatic shift in our working habits. While some are keen to get back to the office, many employees have enjoyed the greater flexibility that working from home offers. As restrictions are lifted, businesses must now consider how to adapt their offering to remain attractive to employees. Glenn Hayes is joined by Senior Associate Padma Tadi, who specialises in employment law at Irwin Mitchell, and Ian Goodwin, a chartered tax adviser and employment tax partner of Mazars.

Coping With The Loss Of A Child

Coping With The Loss Of A Child

July 1, 2021

Every year, over 22,000 parents and carers experience the tragedy of losing a child. To observe National Bereaved Parents Day, our podcast explores the coping mechanisms and legal support available for grieving parents.

Laura Daly is joined by Gayle Routledge, Chief Executive Officer of A Child of Mine, consultant psychiatrist Dr Richard Caplan, and Andy Swinburne, an Irwin Mitchell client who has experienced the loss of a child. They’ll discuss support networks, the impact on mental health, and how you can keep your child’s memory alive.

What’s on the Horizon for the Rural Economy

What’s on the Horizon for the Rural Economy

June 10, 2021

Around 12 million people live and work in the UK’s rural areas, contributing around £400 billion to the economy.

But the last 12 months have seen its desirability increase considerably. Purchase and rental markets have boomed – thanks to home working – and global travel restrictions have led to an increase in domestic holidays. But challenges remain for landowners in the form of Brexit and climate change.

Our latest podcast looks at the real estate developments rural landowners need to know about.

Why Holiday Pay Is Still Such A Big Issue For Businesses

Why Holiday Pay Is Still Such A Big Issue For Businesses

June 7, 2021

Employees must receive the equivalent of 5.6 weeks holiday a year, and for full-time workers that amounts to 28 days. If you’re part-time, this is pro-rated. The Working Time Regulations say that a worker must receive a weeks’ pay for a week’s holiday. But the concept of a week’s pay is set out in a number of pieces of legislation that weren’t created with holiday pay in mind, and so holiday pay remains a big issue for businesses. In our latest podcast, employment experts Joanne Moseley and Glenn Hayes break down the most complex holiday pay issues.

Foreign Direct Investment and the UK Economy

Foreign Direct Investment and the UK Economy

June 2, 2021

Around £1.5 trillion of inward investment was held in the UK in 2019, according to the latest Office for National Statistics figures. And attracting more foreign direct investment is vital for developing the UK's infrastructure, creating job opportunities and raising productivity. But activity has been heavily impacted by Brexit and COVID-19. Join our host Rob Cowling, international expert Bryan Bletso and Daniel Casares-Lauritsen, Chief Business Development Officer and First Law International, as they discuss the findings of our UK Powerhouse report.

Supporting Trans Employees

Supporting Trans Employees

May 4, 2021

There are around 600,000 Trans and Non-binary people in Britain. Many employers are keen to be supportive but are unsure how best to do so. In our latest podcast, employment expert Helen Dyke is joined by Cat Burton, a retired pilot and Chair of diversity charity GIRES. Together they talk openly about how organisations can best support Trans employees, including practical steps for employers.

The Life-Changing Impact of a Serious Injury

The Life-Changing Impact of a Serious Injury

April 21, 2021

You can plan for many things in life, but you can't plan for a serious injury. It’s unexpected, hard to comprehend and can leave people confused as they face up to a future they never envisaged. But things do get better.
 
Our latest podcast features two clients currently recovering from life-changing brain and spinal injuries. They talk candidly about the challenges they’ve faced, the progress they’ve made and the difference the right type of support, medical care and rehabilitation can make.

Cladding – A Way Forward

Cladding – A Way Forward

April 14, 2021

Our latest podcast looks at how the industry can move forward from the cladding crisis.

The Grenfell Tower fire led to a cladding crisis and changed the landscape of the housing market. Our host Jeremy Raj  is joined by residential property expert Chris Baker and building surveyor Julia Webb from Dorrington PLC to discuss the issues facing the industry and solution to help move the situation forward.

Asbestos – the Past, Present and the Future

Asbestos – the Past, Present and the Future

April 5, 2021

In 2021, thousands of people will die as a result of occupational exposure to asbestos. During Global Asbestos Awareness Week, our latest podcast looks at how dangerous the deadly fibres are, why they are still being used around the world and the importance of prevention until we find a cure.

Our guest host Rosemary Giles is joined by fellow solicitor Adrian Budgen, Kate Hill, a trustee of the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund and Greg Byrne, a director of RB Asbestos Consultants.

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