The Irwin Mitchell Podcast
Why the Menopause Is a Business Issue

Why the Menopause Is a Business Issue

October 15, 2021

Over the last few years, there’s been increased discussion among businesses about how they can help support menopausal women in their organisations. Research into this area suggests that somewhere between 10% and 53% of women are negatively affected by menopausal symptoms at work. Listen to our employment experts Jo Moseley and Jenny Arrowsmith discuss how organisations can help menopausal women continue to feel confident and comfortable in their work.

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Cases Involving Children

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Cases Involving Children

October 6, 2021

We’re leading the way in raising awareness of the options available to couples to amicably resolve their issues outside of court. During this podcast we’ll talk specifically about impact of ADR on children and the advantages of coaching separated couples in co-parenting.

Join our host and family law expert Ros Bever as she chats with Marcie Shaoul, founder and director of Rolling Stone Coaching and also responsible for developing The Co-Parent Way, helping separated couples co-parent together.

 

Doing Business in the USA

Doing Business in the USA

September 29, 2021

A recent study by BritishAmerican Business and Bain reports that the key priorities for US investors in the UK include better relations with the EU, a US-UK Free Trade Agreement and more clarity around the UK industrial strategy. This is despite US companies showing significant confidence in the UK as a place to do business.

 

Join our host and Head of US desk Georgie Collins, as she chats with US business experts Emanuel Adam and John Dickerman. They discuss the opportunities, challenges, and trends for UK-based businesses when choosing to do business in the US, or expanding their operations in the US.

Pensions and Retirement Planning

Pensions and Retirement Planning

September 15, 2021

We’re supporting National Pensions Awareness Day which is all about raising awareness on the importance of preparing and saving for retirement – we’ll be looking at the key issues that everybody faces when considering pension options.

Join our host and pensions expert Penny Cogher as she chats with Naomi Neville, Solicitor in our Tax Trust and Estates team and George Uglow, Financial Planner here at Irwin Mitchell.

 

Dealing with Pre-nups in a Mediation Forum

Dealing with Pre-nups in a Mediation Forum

September 10, 2021

We’re leading the way in raising awareness of the options available to couples to amicably resolve their issues outside of court – during this podcast we’ll talk specifically about mediation and pre-nups and how they work in a mediation setting.

Join our host and family law expert Ros Bever as she chats with Joanna Grandfield, partner and head of the family team in London at Mills & Reeve.

Embracing Equality and Diversity

Embracing Equality and Diversity

September 6, 2021

Equality and diversity is a key topic among employers. The 2010 Equality Act consolidated prior legislation around discrimination and offered businesses more consistency in their approach. Since then, there’s been plenty of studies which demonstrate the commercial benefits to businesses who embrace equality and diversity as part of their model or structure. Listen as employment expert Elaine Huttley discusses this with Sheri Hughes, UK Diversity & Inclusion Director at Page Group.

New Ways of Working – Embedding Flexible, Agile and Hybrid Working in Your Business

New Ways of Working – Embedding Flexible, Agile and Hybrid Working in Your Business

August 9, 2021

At least 46% of the working population worked from home at some points during 2020 and 2021. After witnessing the benefits to employees and businesses, many organisations are considering introducing flexible, agile or hybrid working patterns, offering their workers greater freedom as to when and where they work. Host Jenny Arrowsmith discusses this development with fellow employment expert Helen Dyke.

Divorce - Let’s do it Differently

Divorce - Let’s do it Differently

July 27, 2021

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is becoming  an increasingly popular choice for couples to amicably resolve issues outside of court. However our recent survey highlighted that 39% of divorcees were not aware of the alternative options.

Our family law expert Ros Bever, is joined by Joshua Rozenburg, Britain's most experience legal commentator, Lord Wilson, a former Justice of the UK Supreme Court, Janet Bazley, QC at 1GC, Gillian Bishop, consultant at Flip and Nicholas Allen, QC at 29 Bedford Row. Together, they discuss the different options available to help resolve family disputes amicably outside of court and what the industry needs to do to raise awareness of these options.

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.

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