Month: February 2020
How to manage employee expectations for flexible working
It’s hard to ignore the many talks and articles on flexible working. It’s a popular subject and there are many ways to work flexibly. So, what’s right for your organisation? You may have heard about The Right to Request Flexible Working but what does that mean in practice? The Flexible Working Regulations Act was introduced... Read more »
Retirement for solicitors – From all to nothing
I’ve worked with many excellent solicitors as they have approached retirement. They are the ones we turn to for their sage wisdom and years of expertise. Then the firm announces that they are retiring and *puff* they are gone. What a waste of experience, often just because the partnership deed says they must bow out... Read more »
Employee Handbooks – What should they contain?
One of my favourite pastimes is to read employee handbooks. Well ok, not favourite but I do find them fascinating. Much of my work involves finding out about, or crafting new, policies and often they are contained in an employee handbook. These are mostly available online these days, although some organisations prefer to continue giving... Read more »
Starting up in business together – forget these at your peril!
You’ve found a potential business partner. Maybe even your spouse or another family member. You’re bubbling with ideas as to how you can work together to produce a fantastic new product or service. It’s an exciting time and ‘the legals’ often get forgotten as no one can imagine anything ever being needed and besides, it’s... Read more »
First Friday Lunch Club – March 2020
Join us at the March First Friday Lunch Club, one of the best networking events for professionals in Brighton and Hove. This month we’re really excited to have the lunch at The Harbour Hotel on the Friday 6th March. Book your tickets here if you’d like to be there! The host for the March lunch... Read more »
DON’T GO IN-HOUSE, GO HOME (& work from there)
It was reported in last week’s Law Society Gazette that more & more senior associates are defecting from private practice to work in-house. Why? Work/life balance of course. This report probably reflected new year resolutions to re-balance life, to try & claw back a bit of personal time and space without compromising being a solicitor.... Read more »