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13:22, 4 SEP 2014
Fergal Dowling: Growing pains and tackling skills shortage
Companies are still having to deal with significant amounts of red tape and the dangers of being unprepared can be significant.
Irwin Mitchell joins forces with Board Evaluation to host business briefing event
The session on September 11 will provide advice on a range of issues, from financial strategy to getting the board and senior management team right
Irwin Mitchell plans further growth after income rise
Law firm pledges to invest further in the business after making five acquisition since becoming AB in 2012
Discrimination criteria could be widened
Individuals who are morbidly obese could soon have the same discrimination rights in the workplace as employees who are gay or disabled.
Midlands sees rise in private equity-backed manufacturing deals
According to the latest data from Experian and analysis from law firm, Irwin Mitchell, manufacturers in the West Midlands were the target of 17 deals during the second quarter of 2014
Firms must be set for flexible working rules
The latest change to employment law allows all employees to make a formal request to work flexibly provided they have been with the company for at least 26 weeks.
Irwin Mitchell set to expand employment work in education sector
IM Educate is a fixed price employment law service, providing schools with direct and unlimited access to a dedicated employment solicitor, regular newsletters, bespoke training and optional Employment Tribunal insurance
RBS backs Cavalier deal
Birmingham invoice finance and corporate banking teams back bathroom furniture firm buyout
Fee avoidance for tribunals not so high
The proportion of individuals who were allowed to avoid paying employment tribunal fees due to financial hardship is far lower than the Ministry of Justice originally predicted.
Revenue growth at Clarke Willmott
Clarke Willmott saw turnover rise from £33 million for the year ending in April 2013 to £36.2 million for the year ending April 2014.
Education specialist hire for Irwin Mitchell's employment team
Ms Dhillon was formerly senior employment solicitor at Birmingham City Council and head of the schools employment law unit.
New rules for tribunals set to ring changes
New employment rules designed to reduce the number of workplace disputes going to tribunal were brought in earlier this month.
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
Trio of partner promotions at Irwin Mitchell
The three promotions involve lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s growing business and personal legal services divisions, include employment expert Omer Simjee.
Important to be prepared for auto-enrol
It is anticipated that 30,000 SMEs will be affected by auto-enrolment over the next four months
Former Irwin Mitchell London employment head joins Wragge & Co
John Hayes, the former head of Irwin Mitchell’s London employment team, has a broad-based practice with a particular focus in construction, financial services and recruitment.
Irwin Mitchell's banking and finance team advises on deals worth £1.2bn
In the last quarter the Irwin Mitchell banking and finance team has advised on deals worth £500 million alone
Pictures: Jon Snow is guest speaker at Journalists' Charity Celebrity Lunch
The event, which took place on the Holte Suite at Villa Park, raised thousands of pounds for the Journalists’ Charity, which this year celebrates its 150th anniversary
Gateley claim honours at Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards
Firm picks up award at ICC event after continuing to grow its profile across the country
Employment Tribunal fees claim rejected
Until the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees individuals had nothing to lose by issuing claims, leaving employers with the cost and inconvenience of defending sometimes unmeritorious claims.
Line-up for Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards revealed
Winners will be decided by an independent judging panel, chaired by Chris Loughran, Midlands practice senior partner at Deloitte.
Sickie day perils
You may or may not know that next Monday (February 3) is traditionally the day when businesses suffer most from staff taking the day off sick.
Malala receives Institute of Asian Business President's Award
Malala was given the prestigious President’s Award by the Institute of Asian Businesses (IAB) in recognition of her inspiration, achievements and efforts to help others.
Court of Appeal hears landmark case on redundancy obligations
The CoA asked for guidance in relation to whether an organisation needs to begin consultation at an early stage when it is merely thinking about changes which might result in redundancies.
£6m payout for boss after horrific crash with tractor
Shane Booth was left needing extensive treatment and care after the horror smash near Baden-Baden which left him with a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures and serious internal injuries.