Webinar

Teachers’ Pension Scheme – strategic issues independent schools need to think about

In association with Succession Wealth

About This Webinar

20 July 2022 - 14:30 – 15:15

The significant (and rising) cost of continued membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme remains firmly on the agenda for many governing bodies of independent schools.

One in four independent schools in the UK has now either left, or is set to leave, the TPS following the 43% increase in the employer’s contribution rates which took place with effect from September 2019. A cost which many independent schools at that time could not afford, and, following the impact of Covid-19 on the economy, even more schools are now feeling the pressure.

It is widely expected that a further rise in contribution rates for the TPS will be announced in the findings of the 2020 actuarial review (which is currently underway) with rumours in the sector suggesting an increase to as much as 30% of pensionable salary with effect from April 2024; a cost that is likely to raise challenges for many schools.

In this joint webinar with Succession Wealth, we will provide independent schools with the tools they need to navigate this issue. We will highlight the strategic decisions that school leaders, governing bodies and trustees should be considering over the next 12 months, the various options available, and some of the typical challenges that schools could face.

If you wish to put your questions forward in advance, please email these to events@shma.co.uk

Who Should Attend

School leaders, bursars, governing bodies and trustees of independent schools

Our Speakers

paul-derbyshire
Paul Derbyshire

Chartered Financial Planner
Succession Independent Schools

Education

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Preparing for business exit and beyond

Corporate Event

About This Event

Friday 24 June, 12:30 - 15:00

When your business has been your life, how do you separate the emotional investment to maximise saleability? How and when should you start to think, and plan for those changes? When is best to exit? What can I do now in terms of future proofing?

Does the above resonate? Why not join us for an event which will give you the opportunity to think about these key questions, focus the mind-set to align your business strategy, with helpful guidance from industry experts. Let’s Talk!

  • Preparing for Exit

  • Your Exit Options

  • The Exit Process

  • Considerations Beyond Exit

We can’t predict the future but without a strategy, we are not allowing ourselves to fully explore the possibilities. Taking this time out, to step back, evaluate, reflect and plan, will provide you with the foundation and template to secure the best possible exit, for you, your family, and your employees…

We hope you can join us. Please be advised that spaces are available on a first come first served basis

If you wish to put your questions forward in advance, please email these to events@shma.co.uk

Location
Who Should Attend

Business owners

Barclays Latitude Club,
One Snowhill,
B4 6GN

Our Speakers

Lee Platt
Chartered Wealth Planner,
Barclays Wealth

Roy Farmer
Corporate Finance Partner,
Dains Accountants

Family Business

Family-owned enterprise is an important part of business life in towns and cities across the country. Employing more than 12 million people and generating a quarter of UK GDP, privately-run family businesses make a huge contribution to our economy and our local communities.

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Employment Law Update for Schools

Webinar | Education

About This Webinar

Tuesday 14 June, 09:30 - 10:15

When the pandemic struck, the world changed and schools had to quickly react. Since then, home working, remote learning, vaccinations and COVID-19 related absences have continued to throw a wrench in the return to normality for many educational establishments.

In our latest schools-focused webinar, we will highlight important and current employment law topics that leaders, bursars and HR managers of independent schools and academies need to be aware of and can expect going forward.

  • Key employment tribunal cases

  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements

  • An overview of recent government consultations

  • Horizon gazing at employment law changes coming down the track

If you wish to put your questions forward in advance, please email these to events@shma.co.uk

Our Speakers

Education

Working with higher and further education institutions, independent providers, academies, and schools, our full-service team can advise on any legal issue that an education institution may have. This includes regulatory and policy work, employment issues,  student matters, governance and constitutional questions, partnerships and collaboration, disputes, large-scale capital projects, and estates master planning.

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Misconduct outside the workplace and business disrepute

Webinar | Employment

About This Webinar

Thursday 08 September, 09:30 - 10:15
How can employers reduce the risk of damage to their reputation?

If an employee's conduct outside of the workplace potentially damages a company's reputation, then the employee can be said to be bringing the company into disrepute. Which in turn may give the employer legal cause to take disciplinary action.

In this webinar, Mike Hibbs – Partner and Robin Gronbech - Solicitor in our Employment team will discuss the key employment law considerations and potential pitfalls. We will cover:

  • Legal framework – unfair dismissal

  • When does employee’s conduct outside of work become relevant to their employer?

  • What should employers do if an employee is suspected of bringing the employer into disrepute?

  • Policies, procedures, and planning your investigation

This is a live event and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers on the day; if you wish, you may also forward your questions in advance to events@shma.co.uk.

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HR directors and professionals, business owners and senior managers with responsibility for people management.

Employment

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Menopause in the Workplace – why it should be firmly on your HR agenda for 2022

Webinar | Employment

About This Webinar

Wednesday 09 March, 09:30 - 10:15

Research commissioned by Health & Her indicated that the UK could be losing fourteen million workdays a year as a result of the menopause. Menopause, while being a natural stage of life experienced by most women, remains a taboo subject in many workplaces.

There has been increasing scrutiny of workplace practices around Menopause and recent data has shown the number of Employment Tribunal decisions citing menopause as a relevant factor has tripled over the last three years. On 23 July 2021, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee opened an inquiry into the impact of the menopause in the workplace.

The evidence highlights that it is time for employers to open their menopause dialogue with their employees and consider any steps they could take to make their workforce more inclusive. In this webinar, we looked at:

  • The impact of the menopause on those working who experience it

  • The existing discrimination legislation and workplace practices to see what employers could and should be doing to lessen the impact on employees

  • The potential adverse consequences of failing to do so and how getting it right can aid retention (almost 900,000 women left their jobs over an unidentified period of time because of menopause symptoms)

Our Speakers

Fixed Fee Service - Bespoke Menopause Policy

We’re offering a fixed fee menopause policy drafting service. For a fixed price of £950 plus VAT*, our team of experts will prepare a bespoke menopause policy for your business. This includes:

  • A consultation to determine the best approach for your organisation and employees
  • Advice from a dedicated team of experts who will work with you to create a policy unique to your organisation and its ethos
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Higher Education: The future of student accommodation

Webinar | Education

About This Webinar

Thursday 10 February 2022, 09:30 – 10:00

University campuses are places where students from across the globe are brought together to live and study. This unique ecosystem has been significantly disrupted by the pandemic forcing students to return home mid-semester and creating uncertainty in their social and academic lives.

Despite this however, student numbers are rising, with a record number of 18-year-olds applying for full-time undergraduate courses in 2021/22.    It is therefore, more important than ever for universities to ensure their offering allows students to get the most out of their campus experience.

Our webinar designed specifically for the education sector covered:

Student accommodation
  • The current state of the market, the proliferation of bigger schemes and access to funding

  • How universities and private providers can work together to ensure student accommodation supports students in their educational journey

  • Making sure schemes are high-quality, affordable, well-suited and cater to individual needs

Campus initiatives
  • New build vs retrofitting – what’s the best option, particularly given existing building stock

  • How to combat supply chain issues through the use of good contracts

  • The move towards green and net zero and how to be realistic in achieving your targets

Future campuses
  • How the past two years have influenced changes, including a greater emphasis on well-being

  • The evolution of communal spaces

Who Should Attend

Estates Officers, Facilities Managers, Premises Managers, Student Accommodation Officers, Finance Officers and those with responsibility for student well-being.

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Education

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Brexit one year on: what's changed for the UK Immigration System?

Webinar | Brexit

About This Webinar

Thursday 20 January 2022, 9:30 - 10:00
We are now one year since the Brexit transition period ended and the UK officially left the EU. Our UK immigration system has been completely reformed from 2021 to cater for the end of free movement of EU citizens to the UK and employers have had to re-consider recruitment strategies, particularly those heavily reliant on a EU workforce.
In this webinar, we will look back at:
  • Key points and learnings of the sponsorship system over the last 12 months

  • What the future of the UK immigration system will look like and how businesses can prepare

  • We will also update you on changes expected in Spring 2022 when the Home Office’s transition period for the remote right to work checks ends, the introduction of new visas routes on the horizon, and looking into the future, specifically the new digitising of the UK Border in years to come.

There is much more change coming in 2022. Businesses must ensure they are ready to make the most of opportunities, steer clear of any fines which potentially can be up to £20,000, and also ensure recruitment strategies and policies are up to date.
Our speakers are Tijen Ahmet and Calum Hanrahan, both immigration specialists who work with global and UK businesses advising on strategic international recruitment, immigration compliance, facilitating work assignments and relocation to the UK.

If you wish to put your questions forward in advance, please email these to events@shma.co.uk.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is aimed at HRDs, Global Mobility Managers, HR & Immigration Managers, Risk & Compliance Managers and private individuals who wish to visit or settle in the UK.

Our Speaker

UK Right to Work checks have changed - What you need to know

Learn more on our Brexit hub that will keep you up to date with the latest news, articles, briefings, commentary and webinars concerning the legal implications of Brexit ensuring that you have all the information to drive your strategic thinking now and in the future.

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How education institutions can deal with data protection claims

Webinar | Education

About This Webinar

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 09:30 – 10:00
Over the last couple of years – since the GDPR was introduced, we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of claims relating to data protection breaches.

Recently, the Supreme Court rejected a £3bn claim against Google. The landmark decision means individuals are unable to claim compensation under data protection legislation simply because their rights have been infringed. Instead, victims will have to show distress or financial loss as a result of a breach.

For businesses, the judgment in Lloyd v Google will come as an enormous relief. But what does this mean for education institutions across the UK when dealing with individuals’ claims?

In this webinar, we considered how the case has impacted the landscape of data protection claims and how the Court’s current approach to data protection cases impacts education institutions. In particular, we looked at:

  • Remedies are available to individuals who are considering bringing a data protection claim against an institution

  • How can an individual claim damages for breach of their data protection rights and how much will those damages be?

  • The impact of Lloyd v Google on the likelihood of an individual being successful in a data protection claim; and

  • What other recent Court decisions say about an individual’s right to recover damages for breach of data protection and how this may impact clients in the education sector

Our speakers were Geraldine Swanton and Catherine Savage, data protection and contentious data protection specialists respectively who work with educational institutions and businesses across the UK.

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Education

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Building a more robust business – Cash is still King

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About This Webinar

Tuesday 15 February 2022, 09:30 - 10:30

With businesses, facing tougher times now than ever before, business owners can protect themselves from bad debt by following some simple steps to improve and secure cash flow.

Jayne Gardner, Partner at Shakespeare Martineau and Grace Strawford, Associate at Shakespeare Martineau will discuss how a great sales and marketing process works to ensure strong cash flow and sustainable growth for your business.

This webinar focusses on:

  • Red flags - what due diligence can be undertaken

  • How can you improve your credit control processes

  • Credit referencing and due diligence

  • Reviewing terms of business to ensure they are more enforceable

Who Should Watch

Business Owners, SME’s, Finance Managers, Finance Directors, Managing Directors and Company Directors

Our Speakers

Catch up | Funding for Charities Webinar

Running a charity, just like any other business, carries risks for everyone involved. The last 18 months have been difficult for all charities and you may now be considering a different approach to your funding strategy to perhaps maximise the benefits from your existing assets or to bolster your existing funding streams.

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Life after Furlough

Webinar | Employment

About This Webinar

Thursday 16 September 2020, 9:30 - 10:15 BST

The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) comes to an end on 30 September 2021. Throughout the pandemic, the scheme has been a lifeline for many businesses and as we get closer to its discontinuation, many employers have indicated that their businesses are yet to return to pre-pandemic levels of profitability. If trading conditions have not improved, this possibly spells redundancies and insolvencies. It is vital for businesses to prepare now for life after furlough.

Our legal experts Jon Heuvel and Nicola Holton will look at the following:

  • Restructuring staffing requirements

  • Alternative options to redundancy; changes to terms of employment, redeployment, sabbaticals and secondments

  • Redundancy

  • Practical steps you can take when insolvency is a possibility

  • Director's duties

  • Formal insolvency procedures

This is a live event and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers on the day; if you wish, you may also forward your questions in advance to events@shma.co.uk.

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HR and finance directors and professionals, business owners and senior managers with responsibility for people management and payrolls.

Cost

There is no cost for attending this event.

Tailored solutions for every eventuality

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The importance of employee well-being in the workplace and practical issues for employers to consider

Webinar | Employment

About This Webinar

Tuesday 21 September, 9:30 - 10:30 BST

Research shows that poor employee well-being can affect physical, mental and social well-being, which can result in poorer job performance, short-term decision-making, a reduced ability to concentrate, absenteeism and lower productivity.

In this joint webinar with Brewin Dolphin, we will look at factors to consider in order to promote good health and wellbeing in the workplace which can boost employee engagement and organisational performance.

We will cover:

  • Stress at work – practical considerations for employers

  • Managing sickness absence in the workplace (or remotely)

  • Reasonable adjustments needed – disability discrimination?

  • Supporting employees’ families in cases of bereavement

  • Financial wellbeing and the consequences of not having a financial wellbeing programme

This is a live event and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers on the day; if you wish, you may also forward your questions in advance to events@shma.co.uk.

Who Should Attend

HR and finance directors and professionals, business owners and senior managers with responsibility for people management and payrolls.

Our Speakers

Guest Speaker

Ian Cooper
Divisional Director – Investment Management, Brewin Dolphin

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How can Higher Education Institutions prevent COVID-19 insurance claims?

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About This Webinar

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 9:30 - 10:00 BST

With life getting back to ‘normal’, students are set to return back to universities in September and with COVID-19 still around, the education sector may be a breeding ground for coronavirus outbreaks. It is important that universities have the relevant health and safety measures in place to protect the health, safety and welfare of its students and staff.

In this webinar, our partner Rav Johal looked into how higher education institutions can prevent any claims against them.

  • The law/regulations that apply to Covid-19 claims

  • How could they prevent a claim and what to do if a claim arises?

  • Mental health issues associated with Covid-19 

  • How to defend a claim

  • What are the risks to a university?

Passionate about delivering better education

In the rapidly-changing world of higher and further education, we know how important it is to have access to experts who fully understand the challenges you are facing and who can support your goals both practically and ideologically

As well as providing specialist education advice, our clients have access to lawyers who understand the world of higher and further education, whilst advising on employment law, litigation, regeneration, commercial deals and capital projects.

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What happens after furlough? Collective redundancy consultations

As the furlough scheme finally winds down after nearly 18 months – and on the assumption that there won’t be any last minute extensions this time around – employers with staff still furloughed will need to be thinking about what happens next.

Whilst there is optimism for the future, where a business is not expected to bounce back, that might mean redundancies. In this webinar, Tom and Esther consider an employer’s obligations when carrying out a redundancy exercise. In particular, they discussed:

 

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Leading five generations in business

As the life expectancy and retirement age increases, so does the span of ages in the workplace.

With greater technology and fast-paced lives, it’s thought that priorities, mindset and cultural differences between generations are shifting quicker than ever. So, with workplaces likely to employ boomers through to Gen Z, how do you cater for the needs of different generations? Is it a reality that millennials need constant praise and feedback and that boomers will be resistant to change, or is this just a stereotype?

In this episode of SHMA Talks, our CEO Sarah Walker-Smith is in conversation with Henrietta Brealey – CEO of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Ninder Johal - CEO of Nachural Group, business leaders who manage, motivate and support teams of all ages, both older and younger than themselves. How do they do it and what is the best practice for managing a workforce of up to five generations?

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Economic update with Head of Economics & Strategy at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

One year into the pandemic and the global economy remains uncertain.  New virus mutations and rising infection rates in some of the world’s BRIC economies are causing uncertainty. Recovery rates are fluctuating across countries and sectors, reflecting the variations in disruptions.

As Britain’s economy hopefully nears an end to the mandatory restrictions, please join Jeavon Lolay - Head of Economics & Strategy at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking for a timely economic update.

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The global and UK economy performance and prospects
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COVID-19 – how has IP coped during a global pandemic?

The past 12 months have brought many challenges to the world of Intellectual Property, with courts having to deal with remote IP transactions and agile working increasing the pace of competition in the market.

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Brand protection; the safeguards you may need to put in place to protect and track your IP if your work force is remotely working?
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Collaborations to develop new IP are becoming more prevalent across many sectors, so it’s important to know how to best protect your interests.

In a world where businesses are becoming increasingly specialised in developing technology or creating powerful brands, new opportunities for growth may require working with another entity to jointly design and test new solutions. From the beginning of any collaboration, it is important to consider what IP each party will bring to the table and how new IP will be owned and licensed. Getting IP right can make the difference between a lucrative partnership or an investment flop.

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Brexit and Intellectual Property: an update

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The new relationship between the EU and UK took effect on 1 January 2021, with changes to UK Intellectual Property law to implement the UK’s departure from EU IP systems and ensure that owners of EU rights benefit from equivalent protection in the UK.

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Managing HR change in the education sector

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Business Immigration Update: Right to work checks in 2021 and beyond

The EU Settlement Scheme which was introduced two years ago now allowing EEA nationals and their family members to register their rights to live and work in the UK post-Brexit will close on 30 June 2021. What will this mean for UK employers?

In this webinar, we discussed right to work checks and the key changes employers need to be aware of since Brexit, including:

The general principles and employer’s right to work obligations
What right to work checks look like from 1 January 2021 and beyond
The benefits of conducting adequate checks and consequences of getting it wrong
Live case study
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How can sustainable, impact driven start-ups help drive the economic recovery post-Covid?

The Ingenuity Programme - a network of universities, corporate and public organisations is helping the next generation of business start-ups that will deliver sustainable social impact across the UK.

In this episode of SHMA Talks, Ed Wright – Partner in our Commercial & IP team is in conversation with Lizzie Smith and John Montague learning more about Ingenuity:

How you can submit your own start-up idea
How as business leaders we can mentor and support the next impact-driven start-ups

We also hear from Ingenuity-alumni Trishna Daswaney - founder of empowering beauty brand Kohl Kreatives, and Kohl Kares – a free make-up consultancy to cancer patients, transitional transgender people and the motor disability community.

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John Montague
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Lizzie Smith
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The FE White Paper – what it means to the Further Education sector

The long awaited FE White Paper was published in January. The paper had been trailed by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education suggesting an "exciting and bold" future that was to "put employers at the heart of the system".  So, does the White Paper do that?

Watch Smita Jamdar - Head of Education and Tom Long - Head of Further Education, as they look at:

What the FE White Paper offers the sector
What issues might arise if it is implemented
Event hosts
Our thoughts

All the latest views and insights.

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Brexit: Relocating to / from the UK? - the impact on your UK tax position

With Anne Tromans – Partner, and Verity Kirby - Legal Director
Thursday 26 November 2020

From 1 January 2021, the Brexit transition period will be over and the UK will no longer be part of the EU.

But what is the potential impact relocation to/from the UK (specifically England and Wales) may have on an individual’s UK tax position, principally inheritance tax in relation to domicile?

This webinar explores:

  • Tax planning opportunities prior to relocation
  • The associated impact on wills
  • Practical considerations through the use of Powers of Attorney
Tax planning opportunities prior to relocation
The associated impact on wills
Practical considerations through the use of Powers of Attorney
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Brexit: Practical steps for IP owners and Parallel Imports

With Mauro Paiano – Partner, and Daniel Goodall - Associate
Thursday 19 November 2020

The UK Government has confirmed that the transition period will not extend past the end of 2020. The changes will affect nearly every business as well as the future IP legal landscape across the UK and EU.

At the end of the transition period, new rules will come into force in connection with the parallel importation of IP protected goods into the UK and the parallel export of IP protected goods to the EEA.

This webinar covers:

  • The new parallel imports regime
  • The regime’s impact on businesses
  • What will happen to ongoing IP proceedings as well as future IP applications
The new parallel imports regime
The regime’s impact on businesses
What will happen to ongoing IP proceedings as well as future IP applications
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Brexit: Personal data after Brexit – what will change and how should you prepare?

With Kim Walker, Partner
Wednesday 18 November 2020

On 1 January next year, a UK version of the GDPR will replace the current general data protection regulation. The UK will become a “third country” for the purposes of cross-border transfers of personal data from the European Economic Area. On top of this, the effectiveness of the safeguards provided by the Standard Contractual Clauses, which have up to now been the way most UK businesses have ensured transfers of personal data to the US and elsewhere were lawful, has recently been cast into doubt by the European Court’s Schrems II decision.

This webinar explores:

  • What will change for businesses that need to transfer personal data into or out of the UK or process the personal data of EEA customers, employees and others
  • What these changes mean and what practical steps businesses should be taking to ensure personal data can keep flowing lawfully.
What will change for businesses that need to transfer personal data into or out of the UK or process the personal data of EEA customers, employees and others 
What these changes mean and what practical steps businesses should be taking to ensure personal data can keep flowing lawfully.

We have put together a guide and useful checklist on how business can prepare, what has changed and how it affects you
and your business.

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