Tags: Lawyers

The well-being and work-life balance of female solicitors in the UK could be given a boost with flexible working, it has been revealed. A survey conducted by the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) and King’s College London has revealed one in two female legal professionals believe they are working too many hours each week but…

The REC has been confirmed as keynote speaker at the Managing a Temporary Workforce conference, which is taking place in central London on April 29.  This one-day conference, organised by Symposium Events in association with HR Review, will focus on the legal and practical implications of the forthcoming Agency Workers Regulations as well as identifying general trends in how employers…

More and more Britons are finding themselves putting in extreme overtime at their place of work, for no extra money, it has been warned. A new report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed the number of employees working "extreme" levels of overtime has increased over the last ear to some 900,000. Furthermore, one…

The Law Society’s Diversity Champion Stephen Ward welcomed the results of Stonewalls Top 100 Employers list showcasing Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. This year, as in 2009, the list includes four major law firms. The Director of Communications, Inclusion & Corporate Responsibility at the Law Society says:  It is great news that…

Over the winter “tens of thousands” of Britons could lose their job, it has been claimed, whether through redundancies being carried out by their place of work or through being fired. The Independent newspaper reports that people could face losing their job through actions they take which, during a time of economic prosperity, would be overlooked,…

David Cameron has said that the “all-pervasive rules culture” is one of the most infuriating things about living in Britain. Speaking to the Policy Exchange, he made it clear that the Conservatives will reduce the burden and impact of health and safety legislation – and that it will be done in a responsible and sober…

There are many people who quibble over diversity recruitment. Some argue for advertising in certain minority media and specialist websites. Others call for changes in the law that would allow them to fast-track under-represented groups.

Andrew Tromans, Director of Search & Selection at Waterhouse Consulting Group explains.

The average office worker will spend upwards of 40 hours every week side-by-side with their colleagues, sharing the best (and worst) of each other’s opinions, habits and lifestyle. David Liddle, Founder & Director of The TCM Group explores how effective mediation can save money as well as working relationships.

The Points-Based System for granting Work Permits to non-EU workers, said to have been rushed by the Government is having unexpected effects on companies looking to recruit from overseas. Despite being under development since the 2005 election, the system was introduced “without proper consultation”, according to Nichola Carter, a partner at Penningtons, and representative of…

Birketts LLP is delighted to announce the transfer of Lottie Seaborn, Associate in the Employment Team, to its Station Road offices in Cambridge. Lottie, who has spent the past few years working from Birketts’ Norwich office, will be joining Abigail Trencher to boost the Cambridge office’s employment expertise. Lottie has vast experience in working for…

In 2005, Birketts’ Norwich Employment Team consisted of two solicitors. Five years later, the team has grown beyond recognition with two partners, two associates and a solicitor working together to advise a large variety of clients both regionally and nationally. Now, in June 2009, Birketts has once again increased the depth and range of legal…

Video Arts has launched 15 ‘legal risk’ e-learning courses for line managers, which explain the legal aspects of business and management responsibilities, such as dealing with discrimination, hiring and firing, managing disputes, handling the media and selling a company. Written in plain English for non-lawyers, the interactive courses have been developed by the Practical Law…

Companies have been advised to ensure their health and safety processes are up to date to avoid prosecution via the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act. The warning came from lawyers who were talking at the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety conference. According to lawyers, the act would mean health and safety offences would…

Despite sex and race discrimination law having been in place for over three decades, much still remains to be done in order to stamp out discrimination in the work place, an expert has said. According to Richard Linskell, secretary of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), although many organisations do have policies in place designed to…