Berry Smith advises on sale of Mumbles-based café & restaurant Verdi’s to The Secret Hospitality Group

21 March 2023

Berry Smith are delighted to have advised the Moruzzi family on the sale of the popular Mumbles-based cafe & restaurant Verdi’s to The Secret Hospitality Group. For generations, the family-run Verdi’s café & restaurant based in Mumbles have served locals and tourists alike. They are renowned for their Italian coffees, ice-cream, cakes and authentic food. […]

Berry Smith raises over £8,500 for 2 local charities

17 March 2023

Throughout 2022, Berry Smith supported two amazing charities – Tenovus Cancer Care and Maggie’s Cardiff. The team took part in a number of fundraising events to raise as much as possible for each charity. Over the course of the year, our team held bake sales, a quiz night, a book swap shop as part of […]

Berry Smith are delighted to have advised the shareholders of Group SCS in the sale to Swedish-based Systemair AB.

16 March 2023

For over 30 years, Group SCS has offered bespoke and modular smoke control solutions as well as building energy management systems. Group SCS has worked on thousands of complex UK construction projects including high-rise residential buildings, hotels, schools and shopping centres. One of their recent notable projects was providing a new smoke ventilation system for […]

The Power of Limitation of Liability Clauses: Reducing Risk and Liability in Your Contract

7 March 2023

A Limitation of liability clause in a contract has the ability to limit or even exclude a party’s liability and certain types of loss. The parties to an agreement should consider the potential liabilities that may arise and then assess accordingly the limitations which may be appropriate and reasonable. A recent judgement confirmed the effectiveness […]

Neurodiversity in the workplace

7 March 2023

Neurodiversity is a fairly new term which applies to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information. It highlights that people naturally think about things differently. Recently there has been growing awareness of the benefits that an inclusive and neurodiverse workplace can have, with the growing thought that by allowing those who don’t […]

Ask the Lawyer: Collective Redundancies

7 March 2023

In the midst of the cost of living crisis, some businesses have had to make large-scale redundancies in order to ensure continued survival. In this article we have therefore addressed some frequently asked questions concerning collective redundancies. What is a collective redundancy? A collective redundancy is when an employer proposes to make 20 or more […]

Berry Smith is delighted to have advised on the transfer of a well known local nursery into employee ownership.

1 March 2023

The employees at Caerphilly based Abigail’s Day Nursery Limited have become new owners of the Company.  Abigail’s was jointly founded by Abigail Jones and her father, Michael Donovan, in 2013 and currently looks after 65 children. The nursery employs 25 members of staff. Recognising the critical role that their staff play in the nursery, owners […]

Berry Smith advises one of Wales’ market leaders in apprenticeship delivery on the transition to employee ownership.

22 February 2023

The staff of Talk Training Ltd, a market leader in the delivery of apprenticeships in Wales, have now become the owners of the entire share capital of the Company. Talk Training Ltd was incorporated in 1995 and was acquired by the former shareholders in 2007 as part of a management buyout.  Jonathan Hughes (Managing Director), […]

The Difference between Intermediaries and Commercial Agents

16 February 2023

The difference between being an intermediary and a commercial agent is important as it can affect the rights, obligations, and liabilities of parties involved in a contract. In a recent High Court case, the difference between intermediaries and commercial agents was put in the limelight. The judge highlighted it as a significant element in considering […]

Online Safety Bill – What does this mean for your business?

14 February 2023

It’s no secret that parliament has been rocked on many occasions over the last 12 months by a constant series of government upheavals and reorganisations, meaning that many high-profile bills have been left in limbo as they are passed between shifting government ministers. Despite this, the highly anticipated, and often controversial, Online Safety Bill has […]

New Year, New Terms?

7 February 2023

The start of a new year marks a fresh start when many of us are considering the changes we wish to make for the coming year. These are often lifestyle changes made with the intention of self-improvement, such as joining a gym or quitting smoking. But why stop there? The start of a new year […]

Berry Smith successfully win case against a national surveying company following the production of a negligent HomeBuyer Report.

1 February 2023

Mr Joe Guishard -v- Connells Survey & Valuation Limited Berry Smith is delighted to have acted on behalf of the Claimant, Mr Guishard, in his successful claim for professional negligence against the Defendant, Connells Survey & Valuation Limited, a national provider of residential property valuation and surveying services. Conduct of the claim has been led […]

Cost of Living – Options for Employers

31 January 2023

With the end of the current tax year approaching, many employers will likely start looking at conducting pay reviews and awarding bonuses shortly.  With the cost-of-living issues that are currently well publicised, employers may wish to also consider implementing further measures to assist their staff during this difficult time. While there is no obligation to […]

Employment Law Changes – 2023

31 January 2023

In this article we look ahead to the proposed legal changes within the employment field and have also set out some of the increased statutory pay rates which will apply from April 2023. Increase in statutory pay rates The new statutory rates are as follows: New employment rights The Government has backed a number of […]