E Signatures and Property – The way forward?

In September, the UK’s first-ever property transaction was completed using a ‘Qualified Electronic Signature’. The use of this technology contributed significantly to the length of time that the transaction took, reducing this from the usual 6 to 8 weeks to only 24 hours. With this transaction likely signalling the start of a revolutionary step within property, we consider what E signatures are and whether E signatures will be a positive influence within property transactions going forward.

What exactly is an ‘E Signature’?

Subject Access Requests: Frequently asked questions from employers

Recently we have received an increase in queries from various employers with respect to their employee’s making data subject access requests, especially where an employee is currently subject to an internal performance / sickness absence management or a disciplinary process.

The Menopause – Guidance for Employers

As World Menopause Day took place on 18 October, we thought it would be a good time to address the taboo that exists in the workplace.

Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce. Employers must therefore ensure that they are aware of their legal obligations and what they can do to support their staff.

Berry Smith Acts in the sale of Watkin Davies to A-Plan Group

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Berry Smith are delighted to have advised on the sale of Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants Limited to fellow insurers, A-Plan Group.

Since 1978, Watkin Davies have been one of Wales’ largest independent insurance brokers. The business is a market leader in commercial and personal insurance brokers in the region and is the trusted insurance advisors to hundreds of Welsh and UK businesses and individuals.

Following completion of the acquisition, A-Plan Group will now operate £250 million of commercial GWP in over 40 commercial offices throughout the UK

Berry Smith Acts in the Sale of Box Litho to the Management Team

Berry Smith is delighted to have advised the shareholders of their sale of South Wales based Box Litho Limited to the management team.

Box Litho, originally founded by Glenn Griffiths and Thomas Melay, has gained the expertise and experience to be able to become specialists in the manufacture of litho laminated packaging, recognised as leading manufacturers of litho printed laminated boxes for many different market sectors.  Their clients range from small independent companies to large blue-chip organisations.