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Welcome to Berry Smith
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We are a firm of substance, with expertise and experience in a wide range of areas, enabling us to provide effective advice and representation to businesses, individuals and public sector clients.
We are an established independent firm of solicitors. With our head office in Cardiff, and offices in Bridgend and London we act for business, individual and public sector clients throughout Wales, England and beyond.
We help clients solve their problems and achieve their desired outcomes by helping them think things through, and by putting in place effective strategies. Always honourable and acting with integrity, telling our clients the truth. We are in a client relationship for the long haul, not just the short term. Many of our clients have instructed us for decades.
Reliably on our client’s side with their interests at heart, we identify precise working arrangements deciding what milestones and progress reviews are needed, as well as what budget is available. Our job is to provide high quality and effective legal advice and representation in order to provide full support to our clients.
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Updated ET1 and ET3 Forms
28 September 2023
In the ongoing efforts to enhance the Employment Tribunal process, His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) introduced updated versions of the ET1 and ET3 forms on 3rd August 2023. The ET1 and ET3 forms are the proscribed forms which must be used in order to commence and defend a claim in the Employment Tribunal. Certain information must be […]
TUPE and Share Incentive Plans
28 September 2023
There has been a recent case at the Inner House of the Court of Session (the Scottish equivalent of the Court of Appeal) which held that the benefit of a non-contractual share incentive plan transfers under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulation 2006 (“TUPE”). This decision confirms that TUPE can cover share scheme […]
Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces Wales Conference
28 September 2023
Berry Smith Lawyers is pleased to support the Senedd Insight’s Creating Healthy Workplaces Wales conference, where Caitlin Rees, an Associate in the Employment & HR department, has been invited to speak at the event. Caitlin said I am really looking forward to speaking at the Senedd Insight’s Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces Wales Conference on Thursday 19 […]
Berry Smith secures acquisitions hat-trick for Cardo Group Limited
21 September 2023
Berry Smith is delighted to have guided valued client, Cardo Group Limited through a double acquisition process. Cardo is making ripples in the industry, with their double acquisition of Osborne Property Services Limited and Jefferies Contractors Limited in quick succession; their third acquisition process facilitated by the Berry Smith legal team in four months. South-east […]
Shared Parental Leave: FAQs
31 August 2023
Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is a scheme that provides an entitlement for eligible employees to take leave from work in the first year after a child’s birth or the placement of a child with them for adoption. The government has published two sets of useful guidance for employers, details of which can be found by […]
Maternity Leave: FAQs
31 August 2023
We regularly receive questions from employers that are worried about falling foul of the laws relating to maternity leave. In this article we answer some of those questions, in an effort to help navigate employers through this heavily legislated area. Does an employee have the right to return to the same job after their maternity […]
The Electronic Trade Documents Act – What you should know
22 August 2023
The highly anticipated Electronic Trade Documents Act (ETDA) received Royal Assent on the 20th July 2023, the final step necessary for the bill to become an Act of Parliament. The ETDA will apply to both large businesses and SMEs in the UK as it innovates international trading. The Act aims to modernise and overhaul outdated […]
Berry Smith Celebrates Dealmaker Nominations
18 August 2023
This week, Berry Smith’s corporate team is once again celebrating the success of being shortlisted for the Wales Dealmakers Awards. The Wales Dealmakers Awards 2023 will be held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff on the 28th September 2023. The evening will celebrate the successes of the corporate finance scene in Wales by […]
Contract Confusion – are your contracts still fit for purpose?
17 August 2023
It is fairly obvious that having robust commercial contracts in place is essential for a company’s success. With this in mind, business owners spend hours drafting and negotiating their contracts before putting them to use. Unfortunately, for many business owners this is where the job ends and commercial contracts remain in use for extended periods […]
What Should Your Privacy Notice Look Like?
15 August 2023
The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states that data controllers must provide certain information to people whose information (personal data) they hold and use. A privacy notice is one way of providing this information. A privacy notice should identify who the data controller is and provide contact details for its Data Protection Manager, or […]
The introduction of compulsory mediation in Small Claims Track cases
8 August 2023
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has issued its response to a consultation carried out in 2022 regarding the extension of the use of mediation within the civil justice system. The response sets out firm plans as to the way forwards, and indicates future developments that may be on the way for higher value cases. In […]
The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023
2 August 2023
You may be aware that the Government have discussed changes to flexible working over the past couple of years. The Bill has now completed its passage through Parliament and will become law. The new Act will make a number of changes to current rules around flexible working. In particular, the new changes will be: Despite […]
What our clients say
Experts in the field.
They are very responsive, experts in the field and very good to deal with. They are commercial minded as well and make the transaction very smooth.
S D – Business Client
Professional, friendly legal team.
Professional, friendly legal team. Good responsiveness and sound advice throughout the process
S B – Client
Really great people.
Excellent professional advice, really great people.
M J – Business Client
All round an excellent experience.
Excellent advice – flexible and responsive with timings and availability to reach a tight deadline – reassuring in tone and delivery. All round an excellent experience.
N J – Business Client
They never fail.
Our main reasons are the easy relationship with partners and the never-failing promptness of their response to our queries. Personal contact at all times. The considerable reliance we came to place on their general legal advice. The firm’s approach and method of working was at all times conscientious and professional
J J – Client
Never had a bad experience with them.
Always use Berry Smith for all Legal work, have done for over 15 years & will continue to do so. Never had a bad experience with them.
S P – Business Client
Very easy to understand.
I found the lawyer dealing with my case was able to assess the content of the dispute quickly and then gave easy to understand options together with risks associated with each option.
S P – Business Client
Much better than any other solicitors
Excellent service by a friendly and proactive team. From the start the guidelines clarity of the process and the team communicated well regarding updates. A much better than any other solicitors I have dealt with and a thoroughly professional team to deal with.
M J – Client
Whilst the contact was totally professional, I enjoyed the friendly, “down-to-earth” approach, we could talk on a human-to-human level without the technical speak that you sometimes meet with legal representatives. I also considered that there was a business like, practical attitude
S N – Business Client
Very easy to work with.
Impressed with speed of responses and overall experience. Although a relative straightforward matter, processes completed quickly and efficiently. Easy to work with.
C M – Client
Professional, great communication and very supportive
Really professional, great communication and very supportive. Email and telephone calls were always replied/returned promptly. Very knowledgeable and guidance was always readily available. I have already recommended Berry Smith to a number of friends.
S Z – Client
Friendly, polite and extremely prompt
Everyone I’ve dealt with during the process has been friendly, polite and extremely prompt, and managed to complete the conveyancing on a purchase and sale just before the end of the stamp duty holiday- couldn’t be happier!
E H – Client
Clear, concise, professional
The lady that dealt with my case, was clear, concise, professional and kept me informed at every stage. She was excellent.
A C – Client
Customer care and attention was very thorough
Customer care and attention was very thorough; there was a strong sense that the firm was determined to achieve the best outcome for its clients.
P M B – Client
All meetings were friendly and professional.
I felt communicated with and always in the loop. Any questions I had were answered promptly. All meetings were friendly and professional.
R P – Business Client
Very responsive, knowledgeable and facilitative
It was such a relief to have representation through what is otherwise a very isolating process of undergoing a MBO. Communication was great, very responsive, knowledgeable and facilitative.
C P – Business Client
Advice given was clear and concise
The advice given was clear and concise, the response to the initial contact was prompt and this has been reflected in all the work carried out. I am transferring some property between two SIPP’s and l was very pleased to find the new SIPP had appointed Berry Smith to act on my behalf.
E A – Client
High levels of experience
High levels of experience and technical ability were employed to deliver a comprehensive solution.
P F – Business Client
First class service
A first-class service. Good advice, prompt responses to all enquiries and very good value.
S W – Client
Thanks for all your support.
Thank you so much for all the help, understanding and support to reach this point, it’s been very much appreciated
A M – Business Client
Felt at ease during the process.
Very clear advice, felt at ease during process. I would be happy to use again when I require legal advice.
N R – Client
Professional & Responsive
Professional service, dealing with a single point of contact who is helpful and responsive. Also, having the weight of the Berry smith brand behind us, adds credibility to our business.
A M – AM – Business Client
We felt that you had an immediate understanding of our requirements. Your response was illustrated in a way whereby we were not clouded by “Legal” jargon. Your team are very approachable.
L C – Client
I couldn’t fault the care and attention.
I couldn’t fault the care and attention given by Berry Smith Lawyers. Their attention to detail and professionalism resulted in a successful outcome to my claim, despite a few setbacks along the way.” I hope I won’t need their help again but wouldn’t hesitate to contact them should the need arise.”
A B – Client
Service provided was excellent.
First solicitor I have ever had any confidence in! I loved how easy my claim was and the service provided was excellent!
T M – Client