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What are the barriers to female entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland

What are the barriers to female entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland

| June 25, 2018

In the third event of a series addressing issues around female entrepreneurship, Ulster University Professors Joan Ballantine and Pauric McGowan organized a full day conference at the MAC in Belfast to present five pieces of research and an expert panel discussion on the issue. Policymakers in developed economies are keen to accelerate growth by stimulating […]

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How to Claim Compensation After a Personal Injury at Work

How to Claim Compensation After a Personal Injury at Work

| May 22, 2018

Have you sustained a personal injury in the workplace? No matter whether this is psychological or physical, as an employee it can hard to balance the feeling of responsibility between you and the company that you are working for. When you are considering a personal injury compensation claim it can be hard to know which […]

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What You Can Use Your Guarantor Loan For

What You Can Use Your Guarantor Loan For

| April 4, 2018

If you’re looking to take out a guarantor loan, you may be wondering what you can actually use it for. We’ve got all the info you need below! Sometimes you need a little financial aid in life to help you out of a rough patch. Yes, seeking a loan for things like wedding costs or […]

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Employers need to act now on immigration law to keep their workforce in Northern Ireland

Employers need to act now on immigration law to keep their workforce in Northern Ireland

| March 27, 2018

by Lisa Bryson, Head of Employment, Eversheds Sutherland, Belfast To paraphrase Mark Twain, many people complain about the weather, but no-one ever seems to do anything about it.  Employers handling international recruitment could be forgiven for feeling the same way about the Brexit negotiations. It has been clear for some time that Brexit will cause major […]

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How local businesses can handle property damage

How local businesses can handle property damage

| March 7, 2018

One of the worries for local firms is the financial cost that property damage to business premises can bring. Unfortunately, this is an issue that many local businesses are experiencing more and more in the modern world. Not only can the time involved in dealing with the damage caused be a huge problem, but the […]

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Mental health in the workplace – Employers responsibility

Mental health in the workplace – Employers responsibility

| February 22, 2018

Mental health is fast becoming a hot topic in the workplace. It is rarely out of the media, reflecting campaigns by health trusts, charities, even celebrities and the Royal Family, says Lisa Bryson, head of employment practice, Eversheds Sutherland, Belfast Recent research undertaken by ‘Business in the Community’ has highlighted that one in four adults currently […]

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Right to Work Checks and Unfair Dismissal – Baker v Abellio

Right to Work Checks and Unfair Dismissal – Baker v Abellio

| February 16, 2018

Right to Work Checks and Unfair Dismissal, by Nathan Campbell, Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors At first instance in this case it was held that the employee’s failure to provide documentary proof of right to work in UK was a valid reason for the employer to dismiss the employee on grounds of illegality. However, this decision […]

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Buying vs renting: what’s the best option for my business?

Buying vs renting: what’s the best option for my business?

| February 6, 2018

The British have always aspired to own their own properties in preference to rent. We enjoy the security and comfort of owning our own four walls. However, in business, sometimes renting is a better solution, depending on the needs of the SME, its customer base, and the locations on offer. Here are some of the […]

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Tips for Getting Redundancies Right

Tips for Getting Redundancies Right

| January 31, 2018

Redundancy consultations are one of the hardest things you’ll have to do, but you have to look after your business. The first thing you should do is to get advice from employment law and human resources experts like elliswhittam. You can also follow these guidelines if you’re performing individual consultation redundancy processes, with fewer than […]

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The Roles and Duties of a Charity Trustee

The Roles and Duties of a Charity Trustee

| September 25, 2017

Jenny Ebbage, Partner, Edwards & Co. Solicitors is a specialist in charity law and company law and writes on the roles and duties of a charity trustee of a company If you sit on the board of a commercial company you will know your legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities as a company director. If the […]

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