Redundancy – how should you handle it?

Redundancy – how should you handle it? Redundancies are increasingly dominating headlines in the media at the moment, with recent large scale redundancy exercises including the collapse of Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain which resulted in around 1,000 staff losing their jobs, Deutsche Bank making 18,000 job cuts following a reorganisation and many staff at […]

Flexible Working – dos and don’ts

Flexible Working – dos and don’ts Article written by Louise Rogers, Senior Associate in our Employment and Dispute resolution department ——————- Flexible working is a subject often feared by employers for fear of disruption to the workplace. Similarly, many employees don’t fully understand their rights insofar as flexible working requests are concerned. Arguably, the most […]

Keeping in Touch (“KIT”) Days – what do you need to know?

Keeping in Touch (“KIT”) Days – what do you need to know? Article written by Louise Rogers Senior Associate in our Employment and Dispute Resolution department ——————- Most of us will have heard of KIT days with relevance to maternity leave. The prospect of carrying out any work during a period of maternity leave can […]

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 […]