For the construction sector

Employment law - what a year, and what's next!

This employment law update was led by Julie Temple , Head of BLHR and Employment at Birkett Long. She looked back at 2020 and looked at what's to come in 2021, including furlough changes, IR35 overview and other developments. Julie was available for...

Debt collection options

For business owners, directors and FDs This event was led by Tracy England , associate solicitor and head of the Dispute Resolution team in Colchester and Holly Smith , paralegal and debt recovery expert at Birkett Long. Tracy and Holly took us...

Who owns your business' intellectual property?

This event was led by Jonathan Perlmutter , Head of Intellectual Property at Birkett Long. Jonathan talked about identifying and protecting your business' intangible assets.  The initial ownership of an intellectual property object tends to,...

WFH!? How does the Job Support Scheme work?

This event was led by Julie Temple , partner and head of the BLHR and employment team. Julie provided an overview of the new Job Support Scheme and the announcement that, where possible, people should work from home. She considered the impact on...

Sustainability & cost saving, Directors' responsibilities

This event was led by David Rayner, partner and head of the Environment & Energy team and Tim Field, a senior associate solicitor in the Commercial & Corporate Finance team at Birkett Long. David, Birkett Long's resident Jolly Green Giant,...

Bite-sized employment law

This event was led by Julie Temple , Head of BLHR and Employment at Birkett Long. Julie provided an update on employment law focusing on the furlough scheme and the challenges businesses may face in relation to their staff.   Julie then...

Managing employment tribunal claims; Protecting your family

This event was led by Julie Temple , partner and head of the BLHR and employment team and Tim Ogle , partner in the Wills, Trusts & Probate team at Birkett Long. Julie provided an overview of the issues involved in managing tribunal claims. Tim...

Bite-sized employment law - refusing to return to work and furlough

This event was led by Julie Temple , partner and head of the BLHR and employment team.  Julie provided an overview of the issues businesses have been faced with in relation to their staff as a result of COVID-19, in particular issues around...

Directors' duties & the twilight zone - avoiding pitfalls of claims

This event was led by Kevin Sullivan , insolvency law expert at Birkett Long. Kevin talked about what directors should – and should not – be doing when a company is in financial distress (entering the so-called ‘twilight zone’)...

Impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry & getting paid

This event was led by Peter Allen , head of construction law at Birkett Long. Peter talked about the impact COVID-19 has had on the construction sector, with tips on extensions of time, suspension of contracts and claims for loss and expense, He...