The Irwin Mitchell Podcast
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.

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.

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