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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

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Paul Derbyshire

Chartered Financial Planner
Succession Independent Schools

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Hybrid working – ask the experts

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About This Webinar

Tuesday 21 June 2022 - 09:30 to 10:15

As we all try to grapple with the “new normal” world of work in light of the Covid pandemic, the question of remote / hybrid working has, above all else, shown itself to be the most polarising, controversial and difficult issue for employers to tackle. In this complimentary Ask the Experts session, two of our specialist employment law Partners, David Browne and Matt McDonald, will answer whatever burning questions you may have on this most tricky of topics. This could include:

  • What are the legal risks of compelling employees to return to work in person?

  • How do we tackle issues arising where part of the workforce simply can’t work from home at all because of the nature of their jobs?

  • How do you deal with an employee refusing to return to work in person, or at least refusing to return as much as we would like them to?

These are just a few examples; we want you to dictate the content of the session by asking the questions most pertinent to your organisation. You can do this in advance by including a question on the registration form when you sign up to the session, plus there will also be the opportunity to ask questions on an anonymous basis during the session itself.

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HR managers, HR Directors, HR Business Partners, business owners and for anyone who is responsible for people management and payrolls in their organisation.

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Managing Charities post COVID - engagement with staff

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About This Webinar

Thursday 23rd June - 9:30 to 10:15

With hybrid working becoming more common place post-pandemic, charities are having to establish new associated policies, practices and ways of working while keeping their employees and volunteers engaged from afar.

In this webinar we will look at hybrid working, the problems of getting people back to the workplace, contractual changes and health and safety for home working and in the workplace.

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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Employment

From guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and support with largescale redundancies, to working from home and policies and other workplace issues, our team of experts are on hand to work with your HR teams to help with any issue, large or small.

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Keeping court bundle safe from the dark web: How barristers and chambers can protect against cyber hacks

Webinar | Cyber Security

About This Webinar

Thursday 26 May 2022

A top criminal law firm was recently fined £98,000 after hackers leaked dozens of court bundles on the dark web – showing that cyber criminality is happening and is here to stay.

It is vital that chambers and their barristers have strong cyber security measures in place to protect themselves from hackers. Without the correct resilience, a cyber attack happening is a case of when – not if – and the price of a breach can be costly, including fines, reputation damage and an impact on clients.

In our latest webinar, cyber security experts from CSS Assure discuss with us how to:

  • Spot vulnerabilities

  • Manage data breaches

  • How to implement a robust and resilient cyber security regime

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Mike Wills 
CSS Assure

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The challenges of acquiring larger sites and associated planning and legal issues with development land

Webinar | Registered Providers

About This Webinar

Thursday 05 May 2022, 09:30 - 10:15

With the Government's mandate to 'build, build, build', the pressure is on for those in the housing sector to deliver against the backdrop of the highest ever demand for new housing stock.

Registered providers are facing more challenges than ever with issues such as:

  • Wage inflation materials shortages, price rises, and delays caused by COVID

  • Labour and skills shortages

  • Increased insolvencies furlough ending and the need to repay Government loans plus significant regulatory changes in the pipeline

  • Obtaining land development sites

This webinar offers a whistle-stop tour of challenging issues faced by registered providers specifically around acquiring larger sites and the associated planning issues, as many RPs scale up their development programmes, with less reliance being placed on Section 106 units.

To bring these issues to life we have created a fictitious case study exploring some of the issues our social housing team deals with on a regular basis to highlight what you need to know to avoid and/or handle common issues and avoid the pitfalls.

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Social housing registered providers

Our Speakers

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Planning Director, Marrons Planning

Social Housing

Delivering housing that works for residents and landlords alike has never been more challenging. Nationally, there is a serious shortage of affordable and social homes and the situation is expected to worsen as demand continues to grow. Registered providers need advice and support to find delivery models that work in a rapidly-changing marketplace.

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Charities Act 2022 – revolution or evolution?

Webinar | Charities

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Tuesday 24 May, 09:30 - 10:15

On 24 February 2022, the long-anticipated Charities Bill received Royal Assent becoming the Charities Act 2022, and will bring into effect a raft of changes designed to allow charities to run more efficiently and with less red tape.

The new Act will implement most of the recommendations that were made by the Law Commission in its 2017 report "Technical Issues in Charity Law" and aims to reduce administrative burdens for charities, saving both time and money.

In this webinar, our new charities partner we talked through the key reforms and how they will impact your charity, including the following:

  • Amending your governing document

  • Failed fundraising appeals

  • Permanent endowment

  • Payments to trustees

  • Ex gratia payments

  • Mergers

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Charities

Operating in the charity and not for profit sector has never been more challenging or more stimulating with social, economic and political upheavals, scarce resources and mounting needs and expectations.

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Is your business protected from a cyber attack?

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Emergency webinar: Is your business protected from a cyber attack?

Friday 4 March, 09:30 - 10:00

Businesses should always make themselves as hard to hack as possible, but after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s now more important than ever as the UK and western countries are at heightened risk of cyber attacks.

Following the spate of major cyber attacks in Ukraine, the Home Office and GCHQ have raised concerns that similar virtual onslaughts could be attempted in the UK.  This will disrupt businesses operating in the usual way, increase the risk of data security breaches, and create instability to services that we rely on heavily such as health, banking, utilities, water, transport infrastructure and supply chains.

We will discuss:

  • Risks to you and your business – looking out for the red flags

  • What you should do if you have been hacked

  • Actions you can take to protect in your business

  • Live Q&A

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Mike Willis
Mike Wills

CSS Assure
Director of Strategy & Policy

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CSS Assure
Head of Information Security

There is no cost for joining and if you wish to put your questions forward in advance, please email these to events@shma.co.uk

Our speakers are cyber security experts from CSS Assure, Mike Wills - Director of Strategy & Policy, and Doug Lucktaylor – Head of Information Security. CSS Assure is dedicated to simplifying cyber security, data protection and risk management so businesses can be resilient and survive in the digital economy.

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Recovering rent from non-paying commercial tenants

Webinar | Landlord & Tenant Advice

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Thursday 24 March, 08:30 – 09:30

New measures will be introduced from March which will have an impact on landlords, many of whom have already been left thousands of pounds out of pocket due commercial rent arrears arising during the pandemic.

While more commercial tenants are now paying rent, many still have arrears dating back to the beginning of the national lockdown period in March 2020. From 25 March 2022, the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill will establish a legally-binding arbitration process for landlords and tenants to settle outstanding debts.

In our panel discussion, we looked at the impact of the new legislation, including how landlords can deal with non-paying tenants and maximise recovery moving forward. We’ll also explore how the market is looking, including whether the recent spate of CVAs and restructuring plans have given tenants too much power to get out of unprofitable leases.

We will also discuss:

  • How are landlords dealing with rent arrears? Are they drawing down from rent deposits or pursuing guarantors?

  • Does the new legislation require disputes to be referred to arbitration, or will landlords still be able to use legal and insolvency proceedings to recover the arrears owed or terminate a tenant’s lease?

  • How are landlords persuading tenants to take-up space? Are landlords finding that they are having to give more incentives or are lease assignments more prevalent to other businesses thriving as we emerge from the pandemic?

  • How is the rental outlook and market generally? Is the market tenant-friendly and has the rise of CVAs had an impact on this?

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Niall Cassidy, Director
Colliers International Property Advisers

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Landowners and telecoms masts – is your telecoms agreement fair?

Webinar | Agriculture

About This Webinar

Thursday 24 March, 09:30 – 10:00

Farmland is among areas, including public and community buildings, often used for siting mobile phone masts and will be vital for broadening access to mobile service networks across the country, as well as establishing the superfast 5G network.

But the new Telecoms Code that was introduced at the end of 2017 – which intended to provide a framework for telecoms operators and landowners - is being blamed for shifting the balance of power into the hands of telecoms operators and most importantly reducing the amounts landowners can charge for hosting masts on their land.

In this webinar Justine Ball, Partner at Shakespeare Martineau and Andrew Cheesbrough and Thomas Parrish, Telecoms Surveyors at Arc Partners discussed the main issues landowners should know about telecoms masts on their land including:

  • Reflections on the current market trends

  • Reviewing rent review provisions and looking at whether an uplift is due now and how much a landowner could receive - what are the potential gains

  • What to do when you are approached by an operator to renew your lease – what are the pitfalls and things to avoid

  • What to do when you are approached to share or upgrade equipment with other telecoms operators – will you get paid for this

If you have a mast or telecoms agreement in place at the moment this webinar is not to be missed as you may be entitled to an uplift in your rental income.

Who Should Attend

Farmers, landowners, landed estate owners and agents, anyone with a telecoms mast on their land or anyone who has been approached by an operator.

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Tom Parrish
Arc Partners

Andrew Cheesbrough
Arc Partners

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Farming, family and “fairness” – how to mitigate the risk of inheritance disputes

Webinar | Agriculture

About This Webinar

Tuesday 05 April, 09:30 - 10:15

It is no coincidence that many of the most significant court inheritance disputes are in farming families. These types of disputes are always complex, difficult, and emotive, but particularly in a farming context. Those disputes require specialist advice and representation to unpick.

This agricultural webinar focused on inheritance disputes which often have the following themes:

  • Land - this has often been passed down, added to, and consolidated over a course of decades and there is often a very strong desire for land not to be sold or split up. The land often has very significant value – both financially and emotionally.

  • Family – it is not uncommon for one child of the farming family to take the reins in the business whilst others go and pursue other careers and interests. The parents want to retain the family business so leave it to the child in the business – but this can generate resentment for the other children, which provides fertile ground for dispute.

  • Partnerships – it is not uncommon for farming businesses to be run on an informal basis, without a formal partnership agreement in place. Unfilled promises, miscommunication, and misunderstanding as to how those businesses are run can lead to unexpected and controversial outcomes, which can often pull at the seams of a family farming business.

Jonathon Stork and Andrew Wilkinson talked through the types of claims that can be brought against farming estates and what you can do to minimise the risk of those disputes arising in the first place.

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Protecting family wealth with a pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreement

Webinar | Agriculture

About This Webinar

Thursday 3 March 2022, 09:30 - 10:00

Pre and post-nuptial agreements can be very valuable, especially to those who are concerned with the protection or retention of family wealth within a divorce, such as is often the case with agricultural clients.

Such agreements can often be viewed as pessimistic, however, with the divorce rate increasing, they are rightly being recognised as realistic and protective, to not only an individual but to a family should the worst happen.

If family members do not marry but live together then cohabitation agreements can be equally useful in protecting property on a relationship breakdown.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • When to enter into an agreement

  • What they can include

  • The differences between a post-nup and pre-nup agreement

  • When they will not apply

  • What can happen without a pre or post-nup in place

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

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Farmers and land owners, landed estate owners and agents.

Our Speaker

Agriculture

In a world where agricultural profit margins are being squeezed, yet land values have climbed rapidly, the financial stakes of rural business are high. We don’t just act on instruction, we provide solutions that exceed your every expectation.

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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)

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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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SHMA Talks: Pride and prejudice - overcoming discrimination in entrepreneurship

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Wednesday 2 February 2022, 16:00 – 16:45

Inspiring and award-winning entrepreneurs Ninder Johal, Mark Esho MBE and David Sobo will join our first SHMA Talks episode of 2022 where they will be discussing diversity and inclusion in business.

Speaking to CEO Sarah Walker-Smith as part of our SHMA Talks – a series where we gather foresight, reactions, opinions and inspiration from some of the UK’s most influential leaders – we will hear how they applied a different mindset to racial and disability discrimination whilst growing up, how they defeated the challenges to move forward and become triumphant business leaders in their own rights.

Ninder Johal is CEO of The Nachural Group, which was set up 30 years ago as a record label producing Bhangra music, and since diversified into brand promotion, events, and film production.  He is an influential business figure holding several trustee and non-executive director positions across businesses in the West Midlands. A traditional Sikh man, whilst growing up he experienced prejudices because of his race and identity.

Mark Esho MBE is an award-winning internet entrepreneur with a 15-year business background in the finance and management sectors, and in the 2022 New Year Honours list, he was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to business.

Mark was paralysed after contracting polio at the age of five and experienced prejudices because of his disability and race. He is now an active supporter of the government’s Disability Confident scheme and works in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, promoting the economic benefits of diverse workforces.

David Sobo is COO of Ultra Education C.I.C, the UK’s #1 provider of entrepreneurial education for children and young people regardless of background or social standing, to inspire positive and lasting change in their lives.

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Mark Esho MBE
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COO of Ultra Education
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Higher Education: The future of student accommodation

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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

With a long-standing involvement in and commitment to the education law sector, our team have extensive experience across all legal issues that affect education institutions. guiding and supporting our clients through challenges and opportunities.

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How education institutions can deal with data protection claims

Webinar | Education

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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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Race and equality in the workplace

Webinar | Employment

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Thursday 2 December, 9:30 - 10:15

It’s been over 50 years since we have seen race discrimination legislation come into effect in Britain and yet too many individuals from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups still face discrimination and disadvantage compared with their white British peers. Employers who take action to support equal progression and participation, across ethnicities, will grow their talent pool and boost business performance by addressing skill shortages in the process.

In this topical talk, Esther and Oscar will walk you through:

  • The protections provided by the Equality Act 2010

  • Provide you with some salutary tales from recent case law

  • Discuss the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement on the workplace

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

Who Should Attend

HR Directors, HR Business Partners, senior managers and for anyone who is responsible for people management and payrolls in their organisation.

Our Speaker

Employment Solicitors

Our experienced employment solicitors are perfectly placed to help you navigate a wide range of employment law issues. We provide solutions that are tailored to the requirements of your organisation.

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Whose art is it anyway?

Charity | Webinar

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Thursday 3 February 2022, 09:30 - 10:15 BST

Museums, galleries and other cultural institutions can find themselves in the situation where they have objects of great value (culturally and/or financially) but where there is a dispute as to the ownership of that object.

In this webinar, we looked at:

  • The often tricky legal issues that arise

  • How those disputes can be resolved

Andrew Wilkinson, our head of charities and contentious probate, was joined by Luke Harris, barrister at Five Stone Buildings. Luke has acted in a variety of arts and cultural property disputes, including disputes in relation to paintings by Matisse, Winslow Homer and Monet.

Questions

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

Cost

There is no cost for attending this event.

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Barrister, 5 Stone Buildings

Charities

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An audience with Tony Daley

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Thursday 25 November, 16:00 - 16:45 BST

Watched by 600 million people in over 200 countries around the world, the English Premier League is widely regarded as the most competitive of leagues in football.  What sets it apart is the hot competition for the EPL title, as six or seven clubs could realistically be crowned champions.

Aston Villa FC are one of the founding members of the football league which dates back to 1888, and one of the most successful club in English football based on competitive honours won.

In this latest SHMA Talk we were in conversation with Tony Daley, former Aston Villa FC winger who made his senior debut back in 1985, aged only 17 years. Tony will share how his dream job as a footballer all started, and how he has transferred his skills from the pitch to running his own health and fitness business today. This interview was hosted by Justine Ball, partner in our property litigation team, and as a teenager herself, played for the AVFC Under 16s team.

Whether you’re a football fan or not, this SHMA Talk is not one to be missed!

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Dealing with the insolvency process

Avoiding insolvency in the construction industry | Webinar

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Wednesday 9 February, 09:30 - 10:15 BST

Dwindling supplies of key building materials alongside soaring prices and labour shortages is having a huge impact on the construction industry – despite it being one of the first sectors to bounce back when pandemic restrictions started easing.

These challenges coupled with tight margins and deliverable dates means the risk of overtrading is increasing. And with the end of furlough and a release of the current restrictions on creditor action, we’re predicting a rise in insolvencies in the construction sector.

In the fifth part of this webinar series specifically designed for the construction industry, we explored the preventative measures firms can take to minimise their risk of insolvency, as well as talking through the process should a business find itself in a vulnerable situation. We also looked at:

  • Administration v liquidation v LPA receivership

  • CVAs

  • A1 moratoriums

  • Schemes of arrangement

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Managing Directors, Finance Directors, Operations Directors, Commercial Directors and Contract Managers in construction companies.

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Contract breaches and getting paid: What action can you take?

Avoiding insolvency in the construction industry | Webinar

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Wednesday 8 December 2021, 09:30 - 10:15 BST

It was one of the industries that was booming following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, but recently, the construction sector has been hit with multiple challenges – leaving many businesses across the country fearing collapse.

Contributing factors include price rises for materials, as well as labour and material shortages. These, combined with tight margins and deliverable dates, puts the industry at risk of overtrading.

And with the end of furlough and a release of the current restrictions on creditor action, we could start seeing businesses in the construction sector going insolvent.

In the third part of this five-part webinar series specifically designed for the construction industry, we explored the preventative measures businesses can take to minimise their risk of insolvency, as well as talking through the process should a business find itself in a vulnerable situation. We also explored:

  • Ways to pursue a claim

  • Litigation (and how to ensure you’re in good shape)

  • Debt recovery options

  • Timing considerations; removing (or retaining) goods and materials

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

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The warning signs: what to do when they appear and how to minimise risk

Avoiding insolvency in the construction industry | Webinar

About This Webinar

Wednesday 24 November, 9:30 - 10:00 BST

When COVID-19 restrictions started easing, the construction sector experienced its highest volume of new orders since July 2014, with insolvencies in the industry at their lowest level in a decade.

However, it has recently been hit with building materials shortages and price hikes, and decreases in available labour, all against tight margins and deliverable dates – making it vulnerable to overtrading.

Coupled with the end of furlough and a release of the current restrictions on creditor action, we predict there will be a rise in insolvencies in the sector.

We’ve designed a five-part webinar series specifically for the construction industry, which looked at the preventative measures firms can take to minimise their risk of insolvency.

In the second part of this series, we explored:

  • Payment certificates

  • Complying with the terms of your contract

  • When is the right time to terminate?

  • Things to monitor

  • Early action to take

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Key contract and pre-contract considerations

Avoiding insolvency in the construction industry | Webinar

About This Webinar

Thursday 4 November, 09:30 - 10:00 BST

The construction market is supposedly booming since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, but is suffering shortages of labour and material, and increased prices of materials, against tight margins with tight deliverable dates (and the linked risk of non-payment / claims for contract breaches).  The risk of overtrading is increasing and we predict that this, coupled with the release of the current restrictions on creditor action, will create a rise in insolvencies in the sector.

In this series, we will cover:

  • Pre-contract checks

  • Insolvency/Termination clauses; step in rights, retention of title clauses

  • Different types of contract; interlocking agreements; JVs; making sure everything is tied up

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

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Managing Directors, Finance Directors, Operations Directors, Commercial Directors and Contract Managers in construction companies.

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What to do if/ when crunch time approaches

Avoiding insolvency in the construction industry | Webinar

About This Webinar

Wednesday 19 January, 09:30 - 10:15 BST

While the COVID-19 pandemic challenged businesses across the UK, the construction industry bounced back at a much faster pace than expected. However, labour shortages and the price of construction materials continuing to soar amid a scarcity of supplies means this trend is beginning to reverse.

As government support winds down – with the end of furlough and a release of the current restrictions on creditor action – we’re likely to see a rise in insolvencies in the construction sector.

We’re delivering a five-part series of webinars designed specifically for the industry looking at the preventative measures to minimise the risk of insolvency and to understand the process should your business find itself in a vulnerable situation.

In the fourth part of this series, we look at:

  • How to get matters in order

  • Potential rights under contracts (including termination for insolvency)

  • Engagement of key stakeholders (or not) and their rights

  • Practical steps; the insolvency processes

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Funding for Charities

Webinar - Charities

About This Webinar

Thursday 21 October, 09:30 - 10:15 BST

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.  In this webinar our Partners Rachel Gwynne and Naomi Tudor alongside David Kearney from Lloyds banking, explores and discusses the following key points:

  • Getting ready for funding – what things should a charity think about before seeking funding? From ensuring you have the necessary powers to borrow to understanding the Charities Act disposal regime requirements, we’ll talk you through the things you need to know

  • What assets can be used as security – understanding your asset base and how to prepare them for borrowing

  • What funding and other financial support is available from mainstream banks

  • What other funding may be available to charities

Our Speakers

guest-speajer

David Kearney

Lloyds Banking

Charities

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Agriculture: diversifying or leasing your land to create habitat banks

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

20 Jul

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Shaping the future for Birmingham

SHMA Talks

About This Webinar

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 16:00 – 16:45 BST

Birmingham has been undergoing a renaissance for many years, now with a sense of dynamism and direction that is palpable and contagious.

There are many opportunities for those willing and able to take advantage - to shape and play a part in the future of one of the youngest and most diverse cities in Europe. And with major projects taking place in the region, sustainability initiatives to combat climate change and the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, the world's eyes are turning our way and now more than ever, it's Birmingham's turn to shine.

Clive Read – head of our Birmingham office, will be in conversation with Neil Rami - Chief Executive of the West Midlands Growth Company.   Neil’s primary purpose is to attract investment, jobs, visitors and business to the West Midlands region, as well as play an important role in supporting with the delivery of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Local Industrial Strategy, so we’ll get an insight into how Birmingham is shaping up.

Our Speaker

Guest Speaker

Neil Rami

Neil Rami
Chief Executive, West Midlands Growth Company

Listen and watch our latest podcasts, webinars and video content

From inspirational SHMA Talks to informative webinars, we have lots of educational and entertaining content for life and business

 

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

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Legal dos and don’ts for fast growing tech businesses

Webinar
Leeds Digital

About This Webinar

Wednesday 29 September, 10:00 - 11:00 BST

The Leeds Digital Festival is an open, collaborative festival celebrating digital culture in all it's form over a two week period.

We have a speaker slot at this festival and our team will discuss the following:

If you are a fast growing company in the tech sector, and want some high – level guidance on what to do (and not to do) from a commercial, employment and IP lawyer, then this is the event for you. We will guide you through the legal life cycle of a fast-growing tech company, and discuss the good, the bad and the ugly from our own experience. This is a must-see event for any entrepreneur, from new start-ups to established companies looking to expand into a new market.

 

Who Should Attend

Entrepreneurs, start-ups, Managing Directors, CEOs, Founders, Directors

Our Speakers

Our Thoughts

All the latest thoughts and insights from our team

Intervention of Khokhar Solicitors

22 Jun

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

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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.

Who Should Attend

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

Our experienced employment solicitors are perfectly placed to help you navigate a wide range of employment law issues. We provide solutions that are tailored to the requirements of your organisation.

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Shakespeare Martineau appoints expert director to company secretary team

20 Jun

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

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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

Tailored solutions for every eventuality

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

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Avoiding costly planning appeals: what needs to change in national and local planning policies

Webinar | Retirement housing

About This Webinar

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 09:30 – 10:30 BST

Whilst the Government acknowledge there is a ‘critical’ need nationally for more later living accommodation, the Housing Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report into the Planning White Paper has recommended that stronger national policy/legislation is required to support an increase in provision. Recent Appeal Decisions have also exposed at a local level, a lack both of a proper assessment of the need for such accommodation, and plan policies to secure delivery.

The message to authorities who refuse planning permission for later living accommodation (including extra care) in circumstances where they have failed to carry out a proper assessment of the housing needs of older people, and do not have policies in place to deliver choice in terms of meeting such needs, appears to be clear. Indeed, there would appear to be an increasing likelihood of such decisions being overturned on appeal and of costs awards being made against such authorities to add to the huge resources and substantial costs they themselves have to invest in fighting these appeals.

Development plans need to be updated and the National Policy Planning Framework needs to support the policy side of retirement housing. In this webinar we were joined by a panel of experts who explored:

  • Responding to change in development plans to deliver retirement housing?

  • Step changes required to planning policy at LA and National level?

  • How do we achieve this change?

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

Our Speakers

Guest Speakers

Emma Webster
Lifestory Group

Christopher Young

Christopher Young QC
No5 Barristers Chambers

Colin Noble
Future-Built Ltd

Read our retirement housing white paper

We conducted one of the UK's largest consumer perception surveys in the retirement housing sector.

As experts in retirement housing and later living, we wanted to gain a better understanding of what the public thinks about retirement housing schemes and what the industry can do better to raise profile and encourage consumer adoption of these schemes.

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22 Jun

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Intervention of Khokhar Solicitors

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Shakespeare Martineau appoints expert director to company secretary team

20 Jun

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Agriculture: diversifying or leasing your land to create habitat banks

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Peter Snodgrass, Partner & Head of Agriculture

Agriculture: diversifying or leasing your land to create habitat banks

We know that biodiversity net gains provide a significant opportunity for landowners to diversify […]

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

20 Jul

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When two families become one – practical guidance on estate protection, wills and guardianship appointments

Webinar | Family

About This Webinar

Monday 11 October 2021

In our fast moving world, the importance of family is anchored, but the concept of “family” is an evolving one – moving faster than the law, in many cases.

With divorce rates rising, blended families are becoming more common but bringing together two families into one home can be complicated and emotional with the introduction of new partners and step siblings. Getting the right legal guidance on estates and assets from the outset can avoid messy situations should the relationship not work out or a person dies.

This is the second webinar in our series of three and focussed on blended families, our experts will talk through a case study which covered:

  • Estate protection