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24/02/2017

Transport specialist joins Birketts

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


22/02/2017

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!


20/02/2017

IAG Mumbai Assembly

IAG recently held its opening assembly of 2017 in Mumbai. Daden Hunt, Chairman of IAG, Rafael Ruiz and Laurence Weeks represented Birketts at the Assembly.


13/02/2017

Birketts donated £100,000 to good causes in 2016

Top 100 law firm Birketts has announced that lawyers and support staff managed to raise a staggering £100,000 for a range of charities in 2016.


08/02/2017

Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All

Birketts is delighted to have contributed to the report: Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All. The report is compiled and published jointly by The World Bank and The International Finance Corporation.


Legal Updates

Employment Law Update - Holiday requests and religious discrimination

23/02/2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a decision that an employer’s refusal to grant an employee five weeks of consecutive holiday did not amount to discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief.


Employment Law Update - Reliance on a mobility clause during redundancy

23/02/2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered whether two employees were dismissed for redundancy, when they refused to comply with a contractual mobility clause.


Employment Law Update - Type II diabetes and disability

23/02/2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered whether a tribunal was correct to find that an employee with type 2 diabetes was not disabled under the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.


Immigration Update - February 2017

23/02/2017

Be prepared - Immigration Skills Charge coming into force 6th April 2017


Essential Trustee February 2017 - Training for Trustees

23/02/2017

It is vital that all charity trustees and senior managers within charities know and understand the role, duties and responsibilities of trustees.


Blogs

23/11/2016

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?


08/07/2016

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?


08/07/2016

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.


24/06/2016

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.


24/06/2016

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.