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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 The Act aims to modernise and overhaul outdated […]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 […]
Mental Health in the Workplace
2 August 2023
According to an article in the Times Newspaper on 28th July 23, more than one million people are off work with depression, stress or anxiety. Of a record 2.5 million classed as long term sick – up more than 400,000 since 2019 – the Office for National Statistics found that more than half (1.35 million) […]
Could Emoji Signatures get the Thumbs Up?
25 July 2023
We are all aware that we are living in an increasingly digital age. From social media to digital streaming, it is clear that digital technology plays an ever important role in our lives. In fact, a 2022 screen time report found that the average non-work related screen time among UK adults is 5 hours per […]
New Bills receive Royal Assent
5 July 2023
On 24th May 2023, three new Private Members’ Bills received royal assent. These Bills will give greater protection to parents and unpaid carers. Whilst the Government has not yet announced when these Bills will be in force, they will be coming into force shortly and this will affect all employers.The three new bills are the […]