Pensions on Divorce

One of the most valuable assets that individuals will accumulate during their working lives is their savings for retirement. It is not uncommon, therefore, that when a marriage, or civil partnership, comes to an end, parties will be concerned about the impact of any financial arrangements on their retirement plan.

Brexit Preparations

With 2020 having been dominated by Covid-19 and its implications Brexit has, until now, taken a bit of a back seat. And yet, come the end of the year, when the transition period ends, there are some significant implications for all businesses. We want to ensure you have the information and support to help you prepare for trading in 2021.

Key things you need to be aware of and act on include:

Covid-19 & how Heads of Terms can help your business.

In the midst of Covid-19, business owners have been concentrating on trying to appropriately manage risks and achieve some sort of certainty in relation to their commercial arrangements.  

Dan Dowen, Commercial Contracts Associate Solicitor at Berry Smith, has been advising clients on how to put in place commercial and contractual measures to protect themselves against the risks associated with Covid-19 and considers below, the benefits of using Heads of Terms.

What are Heads of Terms?

Mental Health in the Workplace – Time for Change

Saturday 10th October 2020 was World Mental Health Day and has been termed the most important one yet since World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time on 10th October 1992.

2020 has been a tough year for everyone and months of lockdown has significantly impacted the mental health of millions of people worldwide.

COVID-19 – Fines for employers in England

New regulations came into effect in England on 28th September 2020, meaning that employers could face fines of up to £10,000 if they knowingly allow or force staff to attend work when they should be self-isolating. These fines only apply in England currently, but ministers are discussing whether the fines should be extended to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.