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Living with Covid in the workplace: what should employers do as restrictions lift

  As the prime minister announces that from today (Monday the 19th  of July) Covid-19 legal restrictions will be lifted, HR Consultant Lucy Cotterell explains what businesses should expect in the next few weeks. What will change from the 19th of July? The government instruction to work from home will be lifted. There will be…

Let’s talk about cannabis!

In some parts of the world, the production, distribution, sale, and consumption of recreational cannabis is legal.  This is the case in many parts of the USA and Canada, but over here, except in some limited medical circumstances, it remains illegal. This creates a Proceeds of Crime issue for anyone who has a legal business abroad…

Protect your business with a pre-nup.

Entrepreneurs are typically driven, ambitious people who have plans in place to protect their business against the risks associated with bad luck, competition or the economy. But how many plan to minimise the emotional and financial costs of divorce upon their business? Contributions of homemaking and growing a business are considered of equal importance in…

Are you ready for your teams to return to the office?

While the roadmap out of lockdown remains changeable and none of us know what restrictions will be lifted on the 21st of June, as an employer it is important that you have a plan in place to manage the return to the office regardless of the date it actually happens. HR Consultant Lucy Cotterell answers…

Preparing to sell your business – Planning is key

Making the decision to sell your business is life changing. Selling a business successfully requires a great deal of planning, which owners often underestimate. On average 58%* of business owners have no succession or exit plan in place. Corporate Commercial Partner, Tom Webb discusses the practical points business owners need to consider when preparing their…

Positive start to 2021 for M&A activity in the UK

There is no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year for business. The impact of the pandemic during 2020 did not, however appear to lessen the appetite for corporate M&A activity in the UK and judging by the first quarter of 2021 this looks set to continue. Despite 2021 starting with the UK entering a…

COVID-19 Vaccinations – Employers questions answered

Given the good news this week that one in three adults have had their first COVID-19 vaccination, and over the coming months those aged 60 and under will now be called to be vaccinated, many employers will be considering how to approach vaccines with their workforce. Can an employer require all employees to be vaccinated?…

The Future of flexible working

In 2020 businesses had to rapidly adopt new ways of working as Covid-19 restrictions required staff to work from home. Almost a year on and while we all hope that the emergence of a vaccine will mean that these restrictions will ease, the ways of working have changed beyond recognition. Employment Partner, Sean McDonough considers…

Mogers Drewett Business Surgery – The practical advice your business needs now and in the future –

Join our commercial experts, Maeve England, Sean McDonough and Natalie Wright as they cover everything from dispute resolution and liabilities, commercial property and reviewing your contracts, employers’ obligations and employees’ rights and much more in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery. Please get in touch if you need help at this time or if you…

SME Growth: Investing in Success

As the nation looks towards its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Insider brought together a range of business leaders from some of the region’s key small to medium-sized business, including Corporate Commercial Partner Tom Webb from Mogers Drewett for a question and answer-style audience debate to examine the opportunities for SMEs to grow in the…