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Birketts to host EWIF East regional meeting

Birketts is hosting the next ‘Encouraging Women Into Franchising’ (EWIF) East regional meeting at its Cambridge office on 9 May 2017.


Birketts to launch diversity programme

Birketts has announced that it is launching a diversity programme to help promote, foster and maintain diversity and equality across the business.


Birketts Franchising Team speak at annual BFA legal update

Members of Birketts’ Franchising Team spoke at an annual legal update arranged by the British Franchise Association (BFA) on Thursday 23 February.


Transport specialist joins Birketts

Birketts has appointed a former DVSA Traffic Examiner to help organisations manage their transport and logistics operations.


Birketts' Race4Business 2017: charity partner and date revealed

Birketts has announced that this year’s Race4Business will take place on Thursday June 15 in support of SNAP. Register today!

Legal Updates

Employment Law Update - ECJ rules on headscarf ban in the workplace


The ECJ has delivered its judgment in two cases concerning the wearing of Islamic headscarves in the workplace.

Employment Law Update - Strike out of claim due to claimant’s conduct


A recent tribunal decision to strike out a claim part way through the claimant’s cross-examination is an important reminder for witnesses not to discuss the case during any break in proceedings.

Employment Law Update - TUPE: organised grouping of employees


The EAT has considered the meaning of an “organised grouping of employees” for the purposes of a service provision change under TUPE.

Immigration Update - March 2017


This month’s immigration update features articles covering the new Immigration Skills Change, the Annual Allocation Renewal, a Brexit update and much more.

Employment Law Update - Quick Fire! - March 2017


Public sector apprenticeship target, increase to tribunal awards and statutory payments, reforms to the employment tribunal system and holiday pay are covered in this month's Quick fire!



Brexit: latest employment law implications

Five months on since the EU referendum and the majority vote in favour of exiting the European Union, what do we know about the implications for UK employers? Are things any clearer yet?


Family businesses and Brexit

Much is being said and written about the UK’s exit from the EU, and there will be much to do in respect of it. But what might it mean for family businesses?


Brexit: What now for UK employment law?

The process of exiting the EU is unchartered territory for the Government to navigate and the impact on the economy is already being felt. However, as far as employment law is concerned it will be business as usual for the foreseeable future.


Brexit and the impact on family law

While family law may not seem to many to be the main area of concern in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit decision, English family law may face a number of challenges arising out of the decision, and the subsequent negotiations.


Britain votes 'Brexit' - What impact will this have on EUTMs and RCDs?

It is expected that EUTMs and RCDs will in future not apply to the UK. However, there is no immediate change in relation to the laws governing these rights.