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An Office Romance – Should a relationship at work be disclosed?

An Office Romance – Should a relationship at work be disclosed?

Disclosing a relationship at work depends on various factors, including company policies, the working environment, and the nature of the relationship. Sara Patel, Employment Law Specialist at Banner Jones, explains some considerations to help employees and employers navigate what can sometimes be a complex situation.

Innocent banter or workplace discrimination?

Innocent banter or workplace discrimination?

Workplace banter is driving a surge in claims against employers with research showing that 66 claimes relating to banter were heard in employment tribunals in 2022.

Minimum wage changes – is your business ready?

Minimum wage changes – is your business ready?

In November 2023 the government announced a minimum wage increase which was focused on protecting low-paid workers’ living standards in light of the current economic climate and cost of living crisis. The changes are due to come in to force on the 1st April 2024 - is your business ready?

Moving out of the marital home?  Your rights uncovered

Moving out of the marital home? Your rights uncovered

In this article we help to bust one of the most common family law myths, and provide advice on how to proceed if you wish to move out of the matrimonial home.

Selling a Business - A Complete Guide

Selling a Business - A Complete Guide

There are many factors to consider when selling a business and it isn’t something that should be entered into lightly. Our free guide runs through some of the important considerations this involves.

Relationship breakdown – can mediation help?

Relationship breakdown – can mediation help?

We know that relationship breakdown is never easy, and you may be going through a very difficult time. It can be hard to speak with your ex-partner, let alone reach agreements about the way forward. There are a range of options available to assist parties in reaching an agreement, one of which is mediation.

Employment Law - Changes employers need to be aware of

Employment Law - Changes employers need to be aware of

As we enter 2024, we’ve been reflecting on some of the significant changes in employment law we have seen over the course of 2023 which employers need to be aware of. These include amendments to the flexible working regime, further deliberations about employment status by the Supreme Court and considerable changes to the calculation of holiday pay. 2024 looks set to be a big year for change in employment law, so here we have done a roundup of key developments in 2023 and have highlighted the ‘ones to watch’ in 2024.

The Importance of Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements for Business Owners

The Importance of Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements for Business Owners

Here, our Head of Family Law, Kelly Parks explains why business owners should consider a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement.

The intertwining of relationships and financial assets can be a complex and delicate balance. As individuals embark on the journey of building a life together, it is crucial to consider the potential impact on the business if the relationship were to end.

Estate Planning for Business Owners – what should you consider?

Estate Planning for Business Owners – what should you consider?

Estate planning for business owners is a critical process that includes planning for the transfer of your assets and the management of your business in the event of your retirement, death or incapacity. Here are some essential steps and considerations for business owners when it comes to estate planning.

Commercial Property - A Complete Guide

Commercial Property - A Complete Guide

This guide will help you understand what to look for in finding and buying the ideal commercial premises for your needs.

Redundancy Consultation Processes – Advice for Employers

Redundancy Consultation Processes – Advice for Employers

Consultation is a key part of any fair redundancy process. It is therefore vital that employers considering redundancies plan how they will consult their employees about any proposed redundancies at an early stage.

Employees will soon be able to request flexible working on day one of employment

Employees will soon be able to request flexible working on day one of employment

New regulations extending flexible working rights were put before Parliament on 11th December 2023. Once the regulations come in to force employees will no longer need to have 26 weeks’ continuous employment in order to make a flexible working request.

Online Divorce - Advice, Pros and Cons

Online Divorce - Advice, Pros and Cons

Take a look at our advice and the pros and cons of Online Divorce. We are here for you every step of the way and can help finalise financial and childcare arrangements.

Estate agents could face severe penalties over failure to disclose material information under newly published requirements

Estate agents could face severe penalties over failure to disclose material information under newly published requirements

National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) published comprehensive new guidance covering the process to improve material information disclosure in property sales on the 30th November 2023.

Business Legal Services Team

Business Legal Services Team

Our Business Legal Services team pride themselves on being able to offer high quality ‘city style’ advice in a user friendly, cost effective manner to local, national and international businesses.