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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 29, 2021
The consumer sector is vital to the health of the UK economy. But it’s been severely impacted by COVID-19.
We’ve seen huge shifts in consumer behaviour. 61% of us have changed stores, brands or the way we shop.
Some retailers have been able to adapt and thrive. They’ve embraced ecommerce and digital marketing, and shifted their offer to target a more ethically conscious audience.
Join our consumer sector experts Rob Coleridge and Alex Newman, along with Simon Preece, co-founder of sensecheck.co.uk and change agent & director of growth at Bigger & Better Things, as they discuss all of these points, and more.
March 14, 2021
IR35 tax legislation rules for off-payroll workers are changing from Tuesday 6 April. But how will this impact your business? And what steps do you need to take to avoid falling foul of the new rules?
In this episode, our employment law experts Glenn Hayes and Padma Tadi, with tax specialist Ian Goodwin of Mazars, discuss the changes and the actions businesses need to take.
March 10, 2021
As schools open their doors again up and down the country, it marks the start of another period of uncertainty for children with special educational needs and the parents, carers and charities that support them.
Just days away from the anniversary of the first national lockdown, our latest podcast considers the impact of COVID-19, social distancing and home schooling on the children who rely on structure, routine and extra support. We also discuss Education, Health and Care plans and why these legal documents have never been more important.