Whilst the end of the calendar year can often prove busy from an operational perspective within many organisations spanning many sectors, for business owners and decision makers the period leading up to the financial year end is usually the most demanding.
Running a business can be tough at the best of times, but things can feel particularly fraught when the unexpected hits.
Things out of your control can have a detrimental effect to your success and although you may not want to think of the worst-case scenario – including extreme flooding, as has been the case in recent weeks across North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire – planning for every eventuality could help keep disruption to a minimum and allow you to resume operations sooner rather than later.
Here, our Business Services Solicitor, Ian Osborn, talks about what measures you should put in place to ensure that your business is protected if it is affected by flooding in the future.
Derbyshire-based law firm Banner Jones has donated more than £250 to Ashgate Hospice thanks to the fundraising efforts of running trio, Clayton, Lauren and Kareena who swapped their suits for trainers to take part in the year’s Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon.
No business owner likes to think about the things that can go wrong when running a company, but it is just as important to plan for such eventualities, as it is to plan for when things are going well. Arguably more so.
Redundancy is one such challenge that many organisations have to face at one point or another, but getting it wrong could cause more issues than had been anticipated, including potential employment tribunal proceedings.
You might be eligible for a refund if you were overcharged deputyship fees by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for England and Wales.
Refunds are being offered to those who were charged more than was necessary for certain deputyship fees charged for any period between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015.
Executive Director at Banner Jones Solicitors, Stephen Gordon, has recently been appointed as President of The Notaries Society, the representative society for the 775 Notaries practising in England and Wales.