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Mandatory Covid vaccinations for care home staff

Ministers recently voted in favour of approving the draft of The Health and Social Care Act 2008...

Do you have resident care home employees?

Some employees live at their place of work in connection with their employment. This can arise...

Planning an exit from your healthcare business

Whether you operate your healthcare business as a sole trader, partnership, LLP or company there...

Government response on sexual harassment in the workplace

The government has published its response to the 2019 consultation on sexual harassment in the...

Health & Safety Dismissals relating to Covid-19

With the easing of lockdown, it is no surprise that there has been an increase in the number of...

Working from home - Flexible Working Application

Many employees will have been working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic and given the recent...

Are you a first-time commercial tenant?

Here at Birkett Long, we act for many different types of landlords and tenants. But, if this is...

Buying a business - due diligence more important than ever

When buying a business, whether by way of an asset or share deal, the process of due diligence is...

Sustainable growth - doesn't have to cost the Earth!

No matter which sector your business is in, or where it is located, we are all coming under...

Death benefit where suicide is suspected

Blog updated 12/7/21 Some contracts of employment entitle the employee to a death in service...

Take care when declaring dividends

What is a dividend? A dividend is a distribution of a company’s post-tax profits to its...

Developers changing builds to facilitate home working

The majority of the population has had to adapt and change to working from home over the past...

Essex law firm advises on successful sale

Essex law firm, Birkett Long has advised the owners of GB Underwriting on their sale of the...

Intellectual property: Future-proofing your brand

At Birkett Long, we are lucky enough to be able to work with some very well-known brands. Some of...

mastering business longevity beyond Brexit

Birkett Long can trace its roots back to 1821, celebrating its 200 th anniversary this year....

Brexit: thinking of entering into dispute proceedings?

The transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the transitional arrangements in the Withdrawal...

Manufactured goods - product marking after 1 January 2021

A conformity mark (or certification mark) on a manufactured product indicates the manufacturer has...

Brexit-proof your Trade Mark & Registered Design portfolio

Readers with IP portfolios are advised to check with us whether Brexit affects the rights...
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