Legal 500 2018- 2019 Employment Team

Congratulations to our Employment Team for its high ranking in Legal 500 2018 -2019  edition for services in Human Resources/ Employment and Senior Executives.  Legal 500 writes:  “Clients rate DWFM Beckman‘s ‘high levels of professionalism and depth of expertise‘ and ‘set it apart due to its focus on its clients and their needs‘. The department handles the […]

Boardroom disputes & shareholder fall-outs: How to weather the storm

  Sharokh Koussari Partner in our Employment and Dispute resolution department I recently read the very interesting book “Family Wars” by Grant Gordon and Nigel Nicholson, (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-Wars-Stories-Insights-Business/dp/0749460555) .The book, amongst other things, traces the roots of success and feuds amongst some of the best known business families.  Many of these conflicts had to be resolved by way […]

WHAT DO PEOPLE ALMOST ALWAYS GET WRONG WHEN THEY CHANGE JOBS?

 WHAT DO PEOPLE ALMOST ALWAYS GET WRONG WHEN THEY CHANGE JOBS? Article Written by Naylah Hamour Employment & Dispute Resolution Partner with DWFM Beckman Solicitors The biggest regret that I hear from clients seeking advice about employment disputes or terminations is that they didn’t seek advice before signing their contract and/or joining their employer. No one […]

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for employers and employees

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for employers and employees Article written by Naylah Hamour, Partner in our Employment and dispute resolution department. Most employers have now heard of the GDPR, although many do not yet know what the Regulation involves or what it will mean for their business. Many businesses […]

It’s snowing! – What are my legal rights as a worker?

by Anna Crayton, Solicitor in Employment and Dispute Resolution Team As the heavy snow fall continues causing major disruption to travel and hundreds of schools up and down the county remain closed, many commuters are finding themselves stranded at home without access to the rail network or roads. If you find yourself unable to get […]

The Taylor Review – Will it make a difference?

The Taylor Review – Will it make a difference?  Article written by Louise Rogers, Senior Associate Employment lawyer. It is impossible to have missed the many legal challenges to employment status brought by Uber and Deliveroo drivers and others working in the “gig” economy over the last 12 months. Staff have repeatedly alleged that they […]

Fixed Term Employees

Fixed Term Employees Article written by Louise Rogers. I am often asked by employers and HR advisers to either prepare, or advise on, fixed term employment contracts. There are many reasons why a fixed term contract can be more suitable than a permanent one. Examples include maternity cover; for the duration of a project; or […]

Breastfeeding – what are your rights in the workplace?

  Breastfeeding – what are your rights in the workplace? Article by Louise Rogers, Senior Associate.   What does “breastfeeding” mean? It covers both feeding the baby and expressing milk. What are an employer’s obligations towards breastfeeding employees? All employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in the […]

Naylah Hamour

Naylah Hamour Employment & Dispute Resolution Partner with DWFM Beckman Solicitors The Deloitte Multicultural Network celebrated Black History Month with the theme of “Black Futures”. As part of this they sought reflections from black leaders in their fields, from within and outside Deloitte, to reflect on their careers and to provide insight on how they […]

Sexual harassment in the workplace – Don’t suffer in silence!

Article written by Anna Crayton, Solicitor in our Employment and dispute resolution team. Sexual harassment in the workplace – Don’t suffer in silence! Hollywood film mogul, Harvey Weinstein has been fired by the board of his own company, Miramax, after revelations about his inappropriate sexual behaviour towards past colleagues had created a toxic working environment […]