Berry Smith has once again been shortlisted For Property Law Firm of The Year

Berry Smith’s Commercial Property team has once again been shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year at the Insider Wales Property Awards which will take place on Wednesday 15th September 2021 at Cardiff City Hall.

Berry Smith LLP is a well-established, Cardiff based, commercial law firm comprising 11 partners and more than 70 staff, with a satellite office in Bridgend.  It is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and a member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance.

A Clean Break

Benjamin Delve of Berry Smith Lawyers considers the new rules of the divorce process.

If you are looking to bring your marriage to an end, you have two broad options: to lay the fault for the breakdown in the relationship on your spouse or, if neither of you want to blame the other, wait for a period of at least two years from the date that you separated.

Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions

Dan Dowen, Commercial Contracts Senior Associate Solicitor at Berry Smith Lawyers considers the UK’s new Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regime: what is it and what does it mean for my business?

Corruption and the exploitation of both citizens and the economy is a worldwide concern as, among other things, it undermines global trade, threatens national security and damages the economy.

Corruption is the cause of a 2% loss per year of the global GDP and can increase the cost of doing business for companies by as much as 10%.

HR Guide: Grievance Procedures

Compensation

A new Acas report has estimated that workplace conflict costs UK employers £28.5 billion every year, an average of just over £1,000 for every employee. With the report also estimating that nearly half a million employees resign from their jobs each year as a result of conflict, it is crucial that employers know what to do when a grievance is raised in order to minimise the risk of potential claims and upset to staff.

Mental Health in the Workplace – Time for Change

The past year has been tough for everyone and the various lockdowns have significantly impacted the mental health of millions of people worldwide. The UK’s Mental Health Awareness week took place from the 10th to the 16th May 2021 and therefore we thought that now was a good opportunity to tackle the stigma surrounding mental ill health in the workplace.