The Irwin Mitchell Podcast
Supporting Clients Through Family Mediation

Supporting Clients Through Family Mediation

January 17, 2022

Family disputes can be complex and uncomfortable. But mediation can be a very effective way to resolve these disputes amicably. Our latest podcast explores all things surrounding mediation, with a focus on our new Mediation Support service.

Our Family law expert Zahra Pabani is joined by family mediator Claire Colbert, co-founder of the bespoke family mediation service ‘Family Mediation and Mentoring’, and our family lawyer Nicola Walker who leads on alternative dispute resolution. Together they will discuss the mediation process, the benefits and how it can empower those seeking a resolution.

Data Protection and Privacy Claims: What the Recent Cases Mean for Organisations Web

Data Protection and Privacy Claims: What the Recent Cases Mean for Organisations Web

December 14, 2021

Data protection is a fast moving area of law at the best of times, but recently there have been a number of cases decided which have an important impact on businesses. Joanne Bone is joined by Emma Yates and Tom Barnard to discuss the types of claims that can be made for breaches of confidentiality, the potential for class action lawsuits for breaking data protection laws, and what damages individuals can look to recover.

Recovery And Rehabilitation After A Serious Injury Abroad

Recovery And Rehabilitation After A Serious Injury Abroad

December 9, 2021

An injury to a loved one is heartbreaking, but when it happens on holiday it can be even more difficult.

Our partner Cheryl Palmer-Hughes is joined by her clients Wendy and Gary. They talk about what happened to Wendy, her injuries and her progression. Their case manager Natasha explains how the pandemic affected Wendy’s rehabilitation, and how she and Gary have overcome the issues they’ve faced.

Property - Navigating the New Commercial Rent Coronavirus Bill

Property - Navigating the New Commercial Rent Coronavirus Bill

December 3, 2021

With many businesses unable to operate as usual, tenants have found themselves struggling with rent debts that built up during the pandemic. Similarly, many landlords who rely on the rent for their income have seen their property values plummet or have struggled with cash flow. The newly proposed Commercial Rents Bill will ringfence the debt that has been accrued as a result of COVID-19 and create an entirely new process for assessing what rent should be paid. Tim Rayner is joined by James Walters and Lily Pidge to discuss how the new bill works.

Cancer Rehabilitation – Why It Matters

Cancer Rehabilitation – Why It Matters

November 29, 2021

When you’re told you have lung cancer, the shock and uncertainty you feel is unimaginable, but there’s help at hand, and that’s the topic of our latest podcast.

Our workplace illness expert Nicola Handley is joined by her client David, who explains how specialist support has helped him transform his quality of life. Also featured are independent case manager Lisa Barnes, and physiotherapist Lynn de Dombal of Rehab Beyond Cancer, who discuss why professional help is so crucial.

Manufacturing - What the 2050 Net Zero Goal Means for Manufacturers

Manufacturing - What the 2050 Net Zero Goal Means for Manufacturers

November 24, 2021

There’s pressure on manufacturers to achieve net zero by 2050. But what does it really mean to be net zero? What could the new infrastructure look like? How could surplus energy be stored?  Listen to Claire Petricca-Riding discuss alternative energy sources with experts Alastair Morris, Ben Lewis and Professor Jon Gibbins.

Family Law - Settling a Case via Financial Dispute Resolution and Early Neutral Evaluation

Family Law - Settling a Case via Financial Dispute Resolution and Early Neutral Evaluation

November 16, 2021

As part of our Alternative Dispute Resolution podcast series, we’re exploring the options available to couples to resolve their issues outside of court. Find out how financial dispute resolution and early neutral evaluation can be beneficial to all parties involved.

Join our host and family law expert Ros Bever as she chats to Samantha Hillis, valued QC and matrimonial finance specialist at St John's Building. 

We'll discuss what early neutral evaluation is and how it can be utilised to resolve issues, how early neutral evaluation works in practice and the financial advantage to out of court settlements.

Doing Business and Expanding Operations in the US

Doing Business and Expanding Operations in the US

November 3, 2021

Our latest UK Powerhouse report ranked the US number one for FDI into and out of the UK. We're seeing increasing activity in the transatlantic corridor from UK businesses looking to expand or diversify in the US and US businesses looking to expand their operations in the UK, Europe and further eastwards.

 

Join our host and Head of US desk Georgie Collins as she chats with experts Bryan Bletso and Tara Nicholson. They discuss the opportunities and trends in relation to FDI from the US to the UK and why tax should be a high priority for UK businesses setting up in the US.

Manufacturers and Academia – Working Together Successfully

Manufacturers and Academia – Working Together Successfully

October 25, 2021

The knowledge from a university, paired with the commercial know-how of a manufacturer, could be described as the perfect match. But the need to innovate is becoming increasingly important in this rapidly changing environment, particularly following the announcement in the summer of the UK Innovation Strategy. Join Alex Newman and a panel of experts to discover how to create successful partnerships between manufacturers and universities.

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.

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