Berry Smith stars in independent guides to lawyers

Berry Smith again features prominently in the recent publication of the two leading independent guides to the legal profession in the UK – Legal 500 and Chambers.

In both guides, we are recognised as one of the leading law firms in Wales, with a record 26 of our lawyers being ‘recommended’, and recording ‘Leading Individual’ and ‘Hall of Fame’ entries in 13 areas of practice. In almost every category in which Berry Smith operates, both the firm and its individual lawyers are highly ranked.

Christmas Party Guidance for Employers

Christmas festivities are shortly due to commence as many employers are holding their Christmas parties earlier this year, however this means that some employers will be letting their guard as well as their hair down this Christmas.  The aftermath of the office party can be open season for employment claims.  We set out some tips below to make sure your office festivities go like a dream – and not the nightmare before Christmas!

Directors' Duties - A Quick Guide

While every contract of employment contains an implied term that an employee will serve their employer with good faith and fidelity, if an employee is also a director there are additional duties, known as directors’ general duties (set out in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), ss 171-177) that directors need to be mindful of, which we set out below.