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Events

Date

Thursday 30 November

10:00 - 11:00

Cost

Free

Webinar

Speakers
Amy Anderson and Laura Pointon

Many businesses use standard template employment documentation.  However a properly worded contract of employment can put employers firmly in the driving seat when managing exiting employees. From garden leave clauses, to notice periods and post-employment restrictive covenants we will provide an all-encompassing webinar which unravels all the myths.

Click here to book your place

Date

Thursday 30 November

10:00 - 11:00

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date

Thursday 30 November 2017 

Time 

17:30 - 21:00

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Forum Bar & Kitchen, 16-17 Winckley Street, Preston, PR1 2AA

We would be delighted if you could join us for our first Brabners in the City event in Preston at Forum Bar & Kitchen on Winckley Street.

Brabners in the City is a series of networking events for up and coming professionals which promises good company, food and drink and the opportunity to build your contact base for the future. 

We have exclusively secured the first floor bar for all our Brabners in the City guests to enjoy some of Forum's delicious canapes,premium spirits, local craft beers and mulled wine.

Due to the nature of this event, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

To reserve your place please click here or contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

Should you have any special dietary or access requirements, please let us know so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Date

Thursday 30 November 2017 

Time 

17:30 - 21:00

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Forum Bar & Kitchen, 16-17 Winckley Street, Preston, PR1 2AA

Dates

Thursday 26 October 2017

Thursday 2 November 2017

Thursday 16 November 2017

Thursday 30 November 2017

Cost

Free

Webinar

Over the coming weeks, a team of employment law experts will be joining together to offer free advice and information on topics affecting the employment sector through a series of interactive webinars. 

These fully interactive webinars will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation.

Elvis has left the building - dealing effectively with employee exits
Thursday 26 October 2017, 10:00 - 11:00
Speakers: Alexander Watson and Emma Clarke

Learn how to effectively exit problem employees from your business and to gain the tactical upper hand when doing so!  In this webinar, we will guide you through strategic options using a case study, confirm our top tips and how to address typical problem areas relating to the exit of such employees.  We will also look at some common issues to look out for when using settlement agreements.

Click here to register

GDPR: Data Protection Law is changing - but are you ready?
Thursday 2 November 2017, 10:00 - 11:00
Speakers: Matt Brown and Hannah Morrison

Data protection law is changing as of 25 May 2018 and will affect all employers, big and small. Whilst it may seem a long way off, employers should start preparing now. We will be discussing the key changes which will be brought in by the GDPR, what steps you should be taking now, how you can demonstrate compliance and the risks if you don't comply.

Click here to register

Out of Office - Employee absence management that works

Thursday 16 November 2017, 11:00 - 12:00 
Speakers: Lee Jefcott and Alexander Watson

Many employers are still unsure how to effectively manage employee absence from work. This webinar will provide all the tools you need to manage employee absence with confidence, from designing an effective absence policy, to guarding against disability discrimination claims, we will be discussing all the issues.

Click here to register

Worth the paper? - Employment contracts and business protection 
Thursday 30 November 2017, 10:00 - 11:00
Speakers: Amy Anderson and Laura Pointon

Many businesses use standard template employment documentation.  However a properly worded contract of employment can put employers firmly in the driving seat when managing exiting employees. From garden leave clauses, to notice periods and post-employment restrictive covenants we will provide an all-encompassing webinar which unravels all the myths.

Click here to register

Dates

Thursday 26 October 2017

Thursday 2 November 2017

Thursday 16 November 2017

Thursday 30 November 2017

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date

Wednesday 29 November 2017

16:00 - 17:30

Cost

Free

Venue:

Brabners, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Failures in the governance of charities are increasingly making headlines and over the past few years, the Charity Commission has been paying particular attention to charity governance, issuing a raft of new and updated guidance designed to assist charity trustees.
 
The latest governance publication is the new Charity Governance Code, launched in July 2017. It has been jointly produced by NCVO, ICSA, the Small Charities Coalition and others and aims to provide a clear set of governance standards which charities and their trustees can aspire to and work toward. The Code has been endorsed by the Charity Commission who has stated that it "has raised the bar in response to the challenges that the sector has faced over the last two years".
 
In our latest seminar, Graeme Hughes, an Associate Solicitor in our Charities Team will introduce the new Charity Governance Code, discussing the following aspects:

  • The background and aims of the Code
  • The Code's foundation and the seven principles that make up the Code;
  • What charities should be doing to ensure compliance with the new Code. 

In addition to this, we will also provide an update on the Charity Commission's use of its new regulatory power to issue charities and trustees with Official Warnings. As at the date of this invite, the Commission has issued two Official Warnings and we explain the circumstances that led to them being issued, and the lessons that charity trustees can draw.
 
The seminar will conclude with a question and answer session.
 
Timings:
16:00 - Registration, refreshments and networking
16:30 - Presentations from our speakers
17:15 - Q&A
17:30 - Further opportunities for networking and event close

Date

Wednesday 29 November 2017

16:00 - 17:30

Cost

Free

Venue:

Brabners, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Tuesday 28 November 2017 

Time: 

15:00 - 17:30

Cost

TEAM Member - £50 (+ VAT) 

Non Member - £75 (+ VAT)

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Following successful events in Manchester and London in September and October, we will be hosting another seminar in our Manchester office on Tuesday 28 November which will help businesses prepare for the GDPR.

The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. It may seem a long way off, but businesses should start preparing now. The new legislation makes some significant changes to the way in which companies can process personal data and introduces hefty fines for businesses which are non-compliant.

In this seminar delivered by Brabners LLP and TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) we will consider:

  • The key changes which will be brought in by the GDPR
  • The effect of the GDPR on the recruitment sector in particular
  • How you can prepare – what steps you should be taking now, including changes you may need to make to your documentation
  • How you can demonstrate compliance and the risks if you don’t comply 

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues. 

Timings: 
15:00 - Registration, refreshments and networking
15:30 - Presentations followed by Q&A
17:00 - Further refreshments and networking

The seminar costs £75 (+ VAT) to attend, with a special rate of £50 (+ VAT) for TEAM members.

To reserve your place, please click here or contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

Date

Tuesday 28 November 2017 

Time: 

15:00 - 17:30

Cost

TEAM Member - £50 (+ VAT) 

Non Member - £75 (+ VAT)

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Date

Friday 24 November 2017

Time 

11:30 - 12:15

Cost

Free

Webinar

If you are a dental practice owner with a hunger for business growth, or you have ambitions to build a dental empire, then we can help. A team of specialists in the dental sector are joining together to offer FREE advice and information- all handily available to you through a series of interactive webinars. 

Nicola Lomas, Senior Associate at Brabners LLP will round off the series with an overview of some of the key issues when growing a dental group or dental practice. Nicola specialises in the dental sector and is a member of our healthcare team. She has in excess of 10 years’ experience providing bespoke commercial advice in the dental sector and advises dentists nationally.

In this interactive webinar, Nicola will cover the following topics: 

  • Buying an additional practice
  • Expanding and the need for larger premises
  • Excess employees
  • Structuring a group
  • Finance paperwork

This fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation.

Click here to register

Date

Friday 24 November 2017

Time 

11:30 - 12:15

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date

Thursday 23 November 2017

Time:

15:30 - 18:00 

Cost

Free  

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We would be delighted if you could join us for our Private Client Law Update on Thursday 23 November at our Liverpool office.

At this free seminar we will provide you with an update on current topics and issues affecting the private client industry, including:

  • Residential Nil Rate Band and General IHT Update
  • Top Tips in Family Business Succession Planning
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney Latest
  • Inheritance Act / Will claims update

Event Details
Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)
Timings:
15:30 - 16:00 - Registration, refreshments and networking
16:00 - 16:05 - Welcome and introduction
16:05 - 17:15 - Presentations from our panel of speakers
17:15 - 17:30 - Q&A session
17:30 - 18:00 - Further refreshments and networking

Our seminar will provide the perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues.

To reserve your place, please click here or contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

Date

Thursday 23 November 2017

Time:

15:30 - 18:00 

Cost

Free  

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Friday 17 November 2017

Time 

11:30 - 12:15

Time

11:30 - 12:15

Cost

Free

Webinar

If you are a dental practice owner with a hunger for business growth, or you have ambitions to build a dental empire, then we can help. A team of specialists in the dental sector are joining together to offer FREE advice and information- all handily available to you through a series of interactive webinars. 

Johnny Minford, Principal of Minford Chartered Accountants will be joining us for the fourth webinar in the series where he will provide us with an accountancy update. Johnny Minford and his team have specialised in the dental industry for over 25 years. 

In this interactive webinar, Johnny will cover the following topics:

  • Does the next acquisition make sense, at this price?
  • Understanding the tax consequences of acquisition and growth
  • Getting to grips with performance indicators
  • Maximising profits and economies of scale

This fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation.

Click here to register

Date

Friday 17 November 2017

Time 

11:30 - 12:15

Time

11:30 - 12:15

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date

Friday 17 November 2017 

Time 

10:00 - 14:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please visit www.stateofplayevent.com.

Venue

King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AW

The ambitions for UK sport are far reaching however for many sports organisations, developments in governance, funding, regulation, reputation and technology all impact upon the state of play. This event is free of charge and created exclusively for sports organisations in receipt of funding. It's aim is to help navigate some of the legal and commercial challenges and share insights from experts in the field.  

We are delighted to welcome triple World Champion gymnast and Olympic medalist Beth Tweddle MBE - Director of Switch the Play, and Ash Cox, Director of Legal at British Swimming who will share their experience and insights in relation to sports duty of care in light of Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompsons Independent Review in April 2017, with a particular focus on athlete transition and also in relation to governance and the impact of the Code for Sports Governance.

We will also consider the General Data Protection Regulations which are due to come into force in May 2018 and the implications for the acquisition, retention and use of membership data. Conduct and integrity in sport have been the focus of recent media attention. We will be providing practical advice and tips on handling the media, including crisis and reputation management.

I would be delighted if you could join us. Please visit www.stateofplayevent.com to register your place or contact Chloe Morgan at events@brabners.com or 0161 836 8800.

Date

Friday 17 November 2017 

Time 

10:00 - 14:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please visit www.stateofplayevent.com.

Venue

King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AW

Date

Thursday 16 November 2017

Time

17:30 - 20:00

 

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Cheese & Co, 1 Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 9XL

We would be delighted if you could join us for our Winter Drinks at Cheese & Co

We have exclusively secured the deli for our Brabners in the City guests to enjoy some of Cheese & Co's speciality cheese, deli items and fine wines. 

Brabners in the City is a series of networking events for up and coming young professionals which promises good company, food and drink and the opportunity to build your contact base for the future. 

Due to the nature of this event, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

To reserve your place please click here or contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

Should you have any special dietary or access requirements, please let us know so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Date

Thursday 16 November 2017

Time

17:30 - 20:00

 

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Cheese & Co, 1 Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 9XL

Date

Thursday 16 November

11:00 - 12:00

Cost

Free

Webinar

Speakers:

Lee Jefcott and Alex Watson

Many employers are still unsure how to effectively manage employee absence from work. This webinar will provide all the tools you need to manage employee absence with confidence, from designing an effective absence policy, to guarding against disability discrimination claims, we will be discussing all the issues.

Click here to book your place

 

Date

Thursday 16 November

11:00 - 12:00

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date

Friday 10 November 2017

Time 

11:30 - 12:15 

Cost

Free

Webinar

If you are a dental practice owner with a hunger for business growth, or you have ambitions to build a dental empire, then we can help. A team of specialists in the dental sector are joining together to offer FREE advice and information- all handily available to you through a series of interactive webinars. 

John Renshaw, Director of Oral Care Consulting Ltd will be delivering the third webinar in the series on bidding for NHS contracts through the tendering system. John helps colleagues who are trying to expand their practices by bidding for new NHS contracts through the tendering system and is one of the very few people who is experienced in writing tender bids and understanding the process.

This fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation.

Click here to register

Date

Friday 10 November 2017

Time 

11:30 - 12:15 

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date

Thursday 9 November 2017

Time 

18:00 - 22:00

Venue

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Be at One Cocktail Bar, 15 Barton Arcade, Barton Square, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BB

We would be delighted if you could join us for our Winter Drinks at Be at One Cocktail Bar in Deansgate. 

We have exclusively secured a section of the bar for all our Brabners in the City guests to enjoy beer, wine, spirits and pizza. 

Brabners in the City is a series of networking events for up and coming young professionals which promises good company, food and drink and the opportunity to build your contact base for the future. 

Due to the nature of this event, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

To reserve your place please click here or contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

Should you have any special dietary or access requirements, please let us know so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Date

Thursday 9 November 2017

Time 

18:00 - 22:00

Venue

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Be at One Cocktail Bar, 15 Barton Arcade, Barton Square, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BB

Date

Friday 3 November 2017

Time 

11:30 - 12:15

Cost

Free

Webinar

If you are a dental practice owner with a hunger for business growth, or you have ambitions to build a dental empire, then we can help. A team of specialists in the dental sector are joining together to offer FREE advice and information- all handily available to you through a series of interactive webinars. 

The second webinar in the series will be ran by Ray Cox, Managing Director of Medifinance, one of the longest established specialist finance brokers serving the dental profession. Ray has more than 30 years' experience in providing funding, business and marketing advice to the health professions.

This fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation.

Click here to register.

Date

Friday 3 November 2017

Time 

11:30 - 12:15

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date

Thursday 2 November 2017

Cost

Free

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

There have been a steady stream of developments in the world of Employment Law in recent months including:

  • Gender pay and reputational risk
  • National Minimum Wage enforcement
  • The abolition of Employment tribunal fees and developments in ACAS Pre Claims conciliation.
  • The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation
  • Good Work? - The Taylor Review of employment practices
  • Significant cases dealing with whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues.  The event is free to attend but is on a first come first served basis.
 

Event Details 
Date: Thursday 2 November 2017

Timings:
15:30: Registration, refreshments and networking 
16:00: Welcome and introduction 
16:10: Presentations followed by Q&A
18:00:
Close

Click here to book your place

Date

Thursday 2 November 2017

Cost

Free

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 2 November

10:00 - 11:00

Cost

Free

Webinar

Speakers:
Matt Brown and Hannah Morrison

Data protection law is changing as of 25 May 2018 and will affect all employers, big and small. Whilst it may seem a long way off, employers should start preparing now. We will be discussing the key changes which will be brought in by the GDPR, what steps you should be taking now, how you can demonstrate compliance and the risks if you don't comply.

 Click here to book your place

Date

Thursday 2 November

10:00 - 11:00

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date

Friday 27 October 2017 

Time 

11:30 - 12:15

Cost

Free

Webinar

If you are a dental practice owner with a hunger for business growth, or you have ambitions to build a dental empire, then we can help. A team of specialists in the dental sector are joining together to offer FREE advice and information- all handily available to you through a series of interactive webinars. 

In the first webinar of the series, Lily Head, Founder and Managing Director of Lily Head Dental Practice Sales will provide a market overview for dental practices. 

Lily is a trusted advisor to hundreds of dentists who she has helped 'fulfil their business ambitions'. 

This fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation. 

Click here to register

Date

Friday 27 October 2017 

Time 

11:30 - 12:15

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date


Thursday 26 October 2017

10 am - 11am 

Cost

Free

Webinar

Speakers:

Alex Watson and Emma Clarke

Learn how to effectively exit problem employees from your business and to gain the tactical upper hand when doing so!  In this webinar, we will guide you through strategic options using a case study, confirm our top tips and how to address typical problem areas relating to the exit of such employees.  We will also look at some common issues to look out for when using settlement agreements.

 Click here to book your place

Date


Thursday 26 October 2017

10 am - 11am 

Cost

Free

Webinar
Date

Thursday 19 October 2017

16:00 - 18:00

 

Cost

Free

Venue

Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Public procurement legislation governs how contracting authorities purchase goods, works and services. But how does this impact in practice on purchasing? What is public procurement law? When does it apply? What are the risks and opportunities available to both the contracting authority and the private sector supplier?

We are holding a free seminar on the basics of public procurement law with our team of procurement specialist lawyers Richard Hough, Victoria Trigwell and Michael Winder.  Between them, our team have significant experience of advising contracting authorities and the private sector on the application of public procurement law.  Our seminar will cover:

  • What is public procurement law?
  • When does it apply (e.g. thresholds and exemptions)
  • Key issues to comply with.
  • Risks and opportunities for both sides
  • Remedies if something goes wrong.

Who should attend?
Procurement and development managers/executives working for contracting authorities and their in-house legal advisers.

Private sector suppliers to contracting authorities

Event Details
Cost:      Free
Date:      Thursday 19 October 2017
Venue:   Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Timings
16:00:
Registration, refreshments and networking
16:30: Welcome and introduction by Richard Hough
16:40: Seminar by Victoria Trigwell and Michael Winder
17:40: Seminar concludes followed by Q&A and networking
18:00: Close

Click here to book your place 

Date

Thursday 19 October 2017

16:00 - 18:00

 

Cost

Free

Venue

Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Tuesday 17 October 2017
15:00 - 17:00

Cost

The event costs £75 plus VAT to attend, however TEAM members can benefit from a special offer of £50 plus VAT (maximum 2 people per organisation at both venues). 

Venue

 Saffery Champness, 71 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4BE (Map & Directions)

The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. It may seem a long way off, but businesses should start preparing now. The new legislation makes some significant changes to the way in which companies can process personal data and introduces hefty fines for businesses which are non-compliant.

In our series of seminars delivered by Brabners LLP and TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) we will consider:

  • The key changes which will be brought in by the GDPR
  • The effect of the GDPR on the recruitment sector in particular
  • How you can prepare – what steps you should be taking now, including changes you may need to make to your documentation
  • How you can demonstrate compliance and the risks if you don't comply 

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues. 

The event costs £75 plus VAT to attend, however TEAM members can benefit from a special offer of £50 plus VAT (maximum 2 people per organisation at both venues). 

Click here to register 

Date

Tuesday 17 October 2017
15:00 - 17:00

Cost

The event costs £75 plus VAT to attend, however TEAM members can benefit from a special offer of £50 plus VAT (maximum 2 people per organisation at both venues). 

Venue

 Saffery Champness, 71 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4BE (Map & Directions)

Date

Thursday 12 October

08:00 - 10:30

Cost

Free

Venue

Brabners 

55 King Street 

Manchester

M2 4LQ

There have been a steady stream of developments in the world of Employment Law in recent months.  Many of these are expected to have a significant effect on businesses.   In our employment law update seminar will shall be discussing developments in the following areas:

  • Gender pay and reputational risk
  • National Minimum Wage enforcement
  • The abolition of Employment tribunal fees and developments in ACAS Pre Claims conciliation
  • The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation
  • Good Work? - The Taylor Review of employment practices
  • Significant cases dealing with whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues.  The event is free to attend but is on a first come first served basis.

Event Details 
Date: Thursday 12 October 2017
Venue: 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Timings:
08:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking 
08:30am: Welcome and introduction 
08:40am: Presentations followed by Q&A
10:30am: Close

Click here to register

Date

Thursday 12 October

08:00 - 10:30

Cost

Free

Venue

Brabners 

55 King Street 

Manchester

M2 4LQ

Date

8 - 9 October 2017

Cost

Free

Venue

NEC Birmingham 

Our specialist Healthcare team are attending The Pharmacy Show 2017 at NEC Birmingham on 8 - 9 October 2017.

We will be exhibiting at stand PG31

To arrange a meeting with one of our team please get in touch by clicking here and speaking to Richard Hough.

Alternatively, we would be pleased to see you at the stand at anytime. 

 

Date

8 - 9 October 2017

Cost

Free

Venue

NEC Birmingham 

Date

Friday 29 September 2017

15:00 - 17:00

Cost

The event costs £75 plus VAT to attend, however TEAM members can benefit from a special offer of £50 plus VAT (maximum 2 people per organisation at both venues). 

Venue

Brabners, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. It may seem a long way off, but businesses should start preparing now. The new legislation makes some significant changes to the way in which companies can process personal data and introduces hefty fines for businesses which are non-compliant.

In our series of seminars delivered by Brabners LLP and TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) we will consider:

  • The key changes which will be brought in by the GDPR
  • The effect of the GDPR on the recruitment sector in particular
  • How you can prepare – what steps you should be taking now, including changes you may need to make to your documentation
  • How you can demonstrate compliance and the risks if you don't comply 

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues. 

The event costs £75 plus VAT to attend, however TEAM members can benefit from a special offer of £50 plus VAT (maximum 2 people per organisation at both venues). 

Click here to register 

Date

Friday 29 September 2017

15:00 - 17:00

Cost

The event costs £75 plus VAT to attend, however TEAM members can benefit from a special offer of £50 plus VAT (maximum 2 people per organisation at both venues). 

Venue

Brabners, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Date

Thursday 28 September 2017

11.30 - 14:00 

Cost

Cost: Free

Venue

Rathbones, Port of Liverpool Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1NW
  

With Brabners LLP and Rathbone Investment Management
 
Nearly all challenges encountered by charities have their roots in governance issues which range through a broad spectrum including risk and investments.
 
What are the current issues?
Regulation of the sector is changing and we should be aware of the latest trends in regulation. At this seminar, we will take a look at recent developments in the sector (including some well publicised examples of failure) and how they have resulted in legislative change, and the impact that this has on current governance.

We will also be looking at trustee obligations and what they should be thinking about in the management of their portfolio as a matter of governance.

How does governance affect investments?
Clearly the starting point is the Trustee Act 2000, which allows Trustees to delegate investment management functions to an investment manager. This individual not only has the duty to meet the trustees objectives be they, performance, risk profile or investment restrictions. An additional function, is to ensure that company boards are functioning well in their role of independently overseeing activities of companies and their management. So how does this work in practice?
 
Timings:
11:30 - Registration, refreshments and networking
11:50 - Presentations from our panel of speakers
13:00 - Further networking and refreshments
14:00 - Event close

Speakers

Adrian Maxwell, Investment Director, Rathbone Investment Management

Stephen Claus, Head of Charity & Social Enterprises, Brabners LLP

Click here to book your place 

Date

Thursday 28 September 2017

11.30 - 14:00 

Cost

Cost: Free

Venue

Rathbones, Port of Liverpool Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1NW
  

Date

Thursday 28 September 2017 

From 6pm 

Cost

£7.50 (inc 3 pints)

Venu

Rain Bar, 80 Great Bridgewater, Manchester, M1 5JG

Real Ale Networking returns on 28 September 2017 at one of Manchester's finest pubs, Rain Bar. This JW Lees establishment, which started its life as a Victorian canal side warehouse, after a stint as an umbrella factory now boast a reputation for superb beer and tasty pub food. Conveniently located on Great Bridgewater Street, this multi award winning ale house will be lending us its private balcony bar for an evening of our unique brand of informal networking that allows conversation and new connections to flourish over a delicious pint (or three).

We’ll get the ball rolling with three pints of complimentary real ale before introducing you fellow real ale networkers to make merry, forge links whilst enjoying delicious drinks in wonderful company.

Sponsored by Brabners Real Estate

To find out more, please click here to download the flyer.

Click here to reserve your tickets (www.realalenetworking.co.uk)

Website:             www.realalenetworking.co.uk

Twitter:                @NetworkingMCR

Email:                   Martin@realalenetworking.co.uk

Call:                       0161 836 8827

 

Date

Thursday 28 September 2017 

From 6pm 

Cost

£7.50 (inc 3 pints)

Venu

Rain Bar, 80 Great Bridgewater, Manchester, M1 5JG

Date

Tuesday 19 September 2017

17.30 - 19.30

Cost

Free

Venue

RSM UK, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG

In association with Brabners and RSM, Professional Liverpool would be delighted if you could join us on the evening of Tuesday 19th September, at RSM's Liverpool Office.
We are pleased to announce that Gavin Shone, Head of Digital at The Energy Innovation Centre will be coming along to give us a presentation on the Centre.Founded in 2008, the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) works in partnership with the UK’s gas and electricity distribution networks and Energy Systems Catapult.
 
The EIC provides a community of 2000 global innovators and a wealth of industry contacts. The EIC works with network partners and SME innovators from around the world to develop bright ideas, plan dynamic projects and deliver game changing market ready products.
 
As part of Gavin’s presentation, he will provide:
·         An overview of the Energy Innovation Centre
·         A guide to the two “user journeys” (Industry Partner & Innovator), and
·         An introduction to their exciting new digital platform the “EICHub”
 
The Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all energy and environmental professionals, or those interested in learning more about the sector, and is co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team alongside RSM UK.
 
Date

Tuesday 19 September 2017

17.30 - 19.30

Cost

Free

Venue

RSM UK, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG

Date

Thursday 14 Septmeber 2017

8:30 - 10:00

Cost

Free

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Join us on the 14th September when Suzanne Gregson, Consultant, and Josephine Morton, Senior Associate, will be providing a breakfast briefing on this subject, to include:

  • Hoarding: What is it?
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Capacity / Mental Health
  • Strategies to manage and deal with hoarders / legal remedies
  • Discussion and Q&A

Timings:
8:30 - Registration, refreshments and networking 
8:45 - Presentation followed by group discussion and Q&A
10:00 - Close

Speakers
Suzanne Gregson, Consultant 

Josephine Morton, Senior Associate

Click here to book your place

Date

Thursday 14 Septmeber 2017

8:30 - 10:00

Cost

Free

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 7 September 2017

08:00 - 11:00

Cost

Free

Venue

Brockholes Preston New Road, Preston PR5 0AG (click here to see directions)

We are delighted to announce the new date for the 'Succession Planning: Expect the Unexpected' on Thursday 7 September at Brockholes Nature Reserve.
The seminar will provide you with an opportunity to hear from our experts on procedure, mechanics and pitfalls in protecting wealth in your estate, your company and your relationships. 

Our experts will also be able to provide guidance about protective mechanisms to put in place as to preserve your wealth. 

Event Details:
08:00 - Registration, networking and refreshments. 
08:30 – Opening remarks by Leanne Instrall .
08:45 - Pamela Wilson speaking on the avoidance of pitfalls in estate planning.
09:00Helen Marriott speaking upon wealth protection including prenups based out of the country, postnups, civil partnership and relationship agreements.
09:15  - Nicola Whittle talking about how business owners can prepare for succession in shareholders agreements and cross option agreements.
09:30 - Networking and refreshments.
10:00 - Nature walk around the reserve
11:00 – Close.
 
Venue:
Brockholes Preston New Road, Preston PR5 0AG (click here to see directions)
Further details about the nature walk:
A walk around the reserve exploring habitats and discovering wildlife, led by one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides. In September, the Boilton Wood area of the reserve is a great place to spot many different types of fungi that are nestling at the foot of our trees. Meanwhile the autumn migration begins, which means that birds such as Knot and Dunlin stay at the reserve enroute to their winter destination.  This is also the perfect time of year to keep an eye out for the animal tracks, such as otters. Please dress appropriately. For further information please click here.
Date

Thursday 7 September 2017

08:00 - 11:00

Cost

Free

Venue

Brockholes Preston New Road, Preston PR5 0AG (click here to see directions)

Date

Thursday 24 August 2017

11:00 - 12:00

Cost

 £75 + VAT

Webinar
What could it mean for your business?
Now that the long-awaited Taylor Report, now called the 'Good Work', has been published, employers will need to know what his recommendations might mean for them. We would like to open up a webinar discussion with you to examine the recommendations.
This interactive webinar will:
  • Guide you through the main proposals
  • Discuss how the changes will impact your business
  • Outline the steps your organisation should take to meet its likely compliance obligations.
Our fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the debate.
The cost of the webinar is £75 + VAT and includes:
  • Access to the live interactive webinar
  • Facility to ask questions of our speaker
  • Webinar recording
Speaker: Paul Chamberlain - Head of Employment & Pensions - Manchester Brabners LLP
Date

Thursday 24 August 2017

11:00 - 12:00

Cost

 £75 + VAT

Webinar
Date

Thursday 27 July 2017

17.30 - Onwards

Venue:
The Alchemist, 5 Brunswick Street, Liverpool, L2 0UU
Brabners are delighted to sponsor the Liverpool fft launch event on Thursday 27 July 2017 at the Alchemist in Liverpool.
Young professionals starting their careers in the built environment in the Liverpool City Region will now be able to build their network and engage with fellow peers, following the launch the Liverpool branch of the Forum for Tomorrow’s (fft).
 
The newly incorporated Liverpool fft committee invite you to join us at The Alchemist to celebrate the official launch of the Liverpool fft – the city’s very first networking group exclusively for the sector’s stars of tomorrow. Although membership of the fft is aimed at professionals under 30, all ages are welcome to attend.
    
Come down and meet the fft committee and find out what we have in store for the networking group with a difference. You can even have a drink or two on us! With canapes and cocktails provided … what more do we need to tempt you? If you have colleagues or industry friends that may want to come along, please feel free to forward them this flyer.
    
We look forward to seeing you there.
 
fft, which is part of the Forum for the Built Environment (fbe), the UK’s leading independent networking organisation for people working in construction and property, is aimed at professionals under 30 years.

 

Date

Thursday 27 July 2017

17.30 - Onwards

Venue:
The Alchemist, 5 Brunswick Street, Liverpool, L2 0UU
Date

Thursday 13 July 2017

18:00 - 22:00

Cost

Free

Venue

Sedulo, Regency Court, 62-66 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2EN (Map & Directions)

Wimbledon Summer Drinks at Sedulo - 13 July 2017

We would be delighted if you could join us for our Wimbledon themed summer drinks at Sedulo’s exclusive new rooftop terrace in Manchester.

Brabners in the City is a series of networking events for up and coming young professionals. We promise good company, food and drink and the opportunity to build your contact base for the future.

When: Thursday 13 July 2017, 18:00 - 22:00
Where: Sedulo, Regency Court, 62-66 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2EN (Map & Directions)

We have exclusively secured Sedulo’s rooftop terrace for all our Brabners in the City guests to enjoy glass of Pimms, strawberries & cream whilst watching Wimbledon on the large screens.

Beer, wine and nibbles will be available throughout the evening.

Due to the nature of this event, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

To reserve your place, please click here

 

Date

Thursday 13 July 2017

18:00 - 22:00

Cost

Free

Venue

Sedulo, Regency Court, 62-66 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2EN (Map & Directions)

Date

Friday 30 June 2017 

 

Cost

Teams of 3 are required to raise a minimum of £300 between them.

Venue

Braithwaite Institute,
Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5TD

You are invited to take part in Brabners Charity Challenge which takes place on Friday 30 June and will be based in Keswick in the Lake District.

We are inviting teams of three to six people to take part in this fun challenge in support of our charity of the year for 2017.

The Charity Challenge Course

The challenge consists of three stages; kayaking, cycling and fell-walking.

Kayaking

The first part of the challenge involves around an hour of kayaking on Derwentwater.

Cycling

Participants will then move straight on to the cycling stage of the challenge. This year, there will be a choice of two routes - an expert route or a shorter more 'scenic' route.

The expert route is 47km and involves 1000 metres of climbing.

The scenic route is 23km and involves 500 metres of climbing. 

Fell Walk

The challenge will conclude with a walk of the Coledale Round. The Coledale Round is a 10 mile loop starting and finishing at the Braithwaite Institute. It includes 5 Wainwright Mountains - Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill, Sail and Outerside and over 1,178 metres of climbing. For more details, please click here

In true Charity Challenge tradition, the day will finish at the Braithwaite Institute with a BBQ, drinks and the presentation of prizes. 

Are you up for the challenge?

If you think you have what it takes to take part in the challenge, sign up by completing the online registration.

Alternatively you can register by downloading the team entry form and return to Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

We are asking each team to provide a minimum donation of £300 for our charity of the year, which you may wish to raise from sponsorship.

Once your team is registered you will receive full details of the challenge together with further information regarding the location and accommodation.

Date

Friday 30 June 2017 

 

Cost

Teams of 3 are required to raise a minimum of £300 between them.

Venue

Braithwaite Institute,
Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5TD

Date

Wednesday 28 June 2017 

Time 

09:30 - 16:00

Cost

£175 + VAT

To reserve your place please download the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Due to the popularity of our company secretarial course for charities, we are once again repeating the course in June 2017. If you have not already registered your interest, please be quick as there are limited places available.

Whilst the Companies Act 2006 has removed the need for charitable companies (and any private company) to have a company secretary, the functions of the company secretary have not gone away and need to be picked up by a trustee or someone within the charitable company if a company secretary is not appointed. Failure to carry out the duties that ordinarily fall to the company secretary can see the company incur penalties. It is therefore important now more than ever that trustees fully understand the role and responsibilities of a company secretary so that they can be performed with confidence and without fear of repercussions.

The course is aimed at charitable companies and would benefit established company secretaries seeking to understand the changes brought about by the Companies Act 2006 as well as assisting new company secretaries or trustees who are looking to know the fundamentals of the job.

At the competitive price of £175, plus VAT, per person we are sure you will find the session great value for money and look forward to seeing you there. The price includes attendance, course materials, lunch and tea/coffee throughout the day. Bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

  • What are statutory registers, including the new PSC register?
  • Is the public entitled to view the company’s statutory registers?
  • How are documents executed?
  • What must be filed with Companies House and what are the time limits?
  • What are the seven director duties and how do these impact upon you as company secretary?
  • What do we mean by a limited company?
  • What is a charitable company limited by guarantee?
  • What main provisions were introduced by the Companies Act 2006 which impact on the administration of a company?
  • What information must be shown on the company’s emails and websites?
  • Who appoints the company secretary?
  • What are the main duties of the company secretary?
  • What are the differences between the directors and the members?
  • How do I go about organising the Annual General Meeting?
  • Do we need to hold an Annual General Meeting?
  • Does the Chair have a casting or second vote at meetings?
  • How should I be giving notice of meetings and what are the rules around this?
  • What are the penalties and sanctions for late filing?

The training will be delivered by Graeme Hughes.

Date

Wednesday 28 June 2017 

Time 

09:30 - 16:00

Cost

£175 + VAT

To reserve your place please download the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 22 June 2017

Time 

17:30 - 20:00

Cost

Free

Venue

Malmaison Liverpool, 7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool L3 1QZ (Map & Directions)

Brabners in the City is a series of networking events hosted in the city by Barbners’ young professionals. The events that promise good company, food and drink and the opportunity to build your contact base for the future.

We would be delighted if you could join us for Brabners in the City summer drinks at the Malmaison Liverpool.

We are inviting our guests to join us at the Mal Bar and terrace, to enjoy an evening with us at this beautiful venue.

Where: Malmaison Liverpool, 7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool L3 1QZ (Map & Directions)

When: Thursday 22 June 2016 from 17:30 - 20:00

Due to the popular nature of this event, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Date

Thursday 22 June 2017

Time 

17:30 - 20:00

Cost

Free

Venue

Malmaison Liverpool, 7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool L3 1QZ (Map & Directions)

Date

 Wednesday 14th June 2017

Timings:

16:00 - Registration, refreshments and networking
16:30 - Presentations from our panel of speakers
17:15 - Q&A 
17:30 - Event close 

 

 
Cost

Free 

To book your place, please click here or contact Sarah Caren by emailing events@brabners.com.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
(Map & Directions)

We are delighted to invite you to our Charity Law Update in conjunction with Mitchell Charlesworth, taking place on Wednesday 14 June in Manchester.
 
This seminar will provide charity trustees and senior managers with an update on legal and accounting developments affecting charities that have taken place over the previous year.
 
Graeme Hughes, associate in our charity law team will provide an informative round up of legal developments in the voluntary sector, including:
  • The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and the new regulatory powers granted to the Charity Commission;
  • The new regulatory landscape for charity fundraising, including an update on the establishment of the new Fundraising Regulator; and
  • An update on other interesting legal developments.
Alison Birch, director of VAT at Mitchell Charlesworth will provide an update on VAT issues affecting charities and we will also be joined by Paul Booth, partner at Mitchell Charlesworth who will speak about charity trading.
 
The seminar will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to ask any questions they might have for our speakers.
 
This free seminar is always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. 
Date

 Wednesday 14th June 2017

Timings:

16:00 - Registration, refreshments and networking
16:30 - Presentations from our panel of speakers
17:15 - Q&A 
17:30 - Event close 

 

 
Cost

Free 

To book your place, please click here or contact Sarah Caren by emailing events@brabners.com.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
(Map & Directions)

Date

25 - 27 May 2017 

Time

All day

Cost

Free 

To register for your free place please click here.

Venue

Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX

Brabners are delighted to be exhibiting at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2017 on 25, 26 & 27 May at Manchester Central. Come and see us at Stand B71 where we will be showcasing the legal issues relating to the dental sector. 

The British Dental Conference and Exhibition is an unmissable event in the UK dentistry calendar and the BDA's annual flagship event. 

The conference and exhibition has been called the best dental event of the year and is delivered with leading experts in the field of dentistry. 

The superb conference programme is designed by dentists for dentists and their teams, giving you the dental knowledge and insights you need.

The result of research with dentists and input from across the dental profession, the programme provides you with the latest thinking in dentistry, delivered by some of the best speakers in the business. To view the full programme please click here.

The exhibition is free to attend but advanced registration is required. To register for your free place, please click here.

 

Date

25 - 27 May 2017 

Time

All day

Cost

Free 

To register for your free place please click here.

Venue

Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX

Cost

Free 

To book your place, please click here.

Paul Chamberlain will be sharing his great wisdom on key employment matters of relevance to UK labour supply again this year at the ALP Roadshows including: 

  • Top ten tips to tackle tricky traps (see below)
  • The Apprenticeship Levy – some things you may not know
  • The General Data Protection Regulations 2018 - how to prepare
  • Annual employment law round up and… 
  • How Brexit will change the face of UK employment law…for the better

Roadshows are free to all ALP members and their clients and to all suppliers to the retailers. Dates and venues can be found below. 

To view the event programme, please click here.

Top ten tips to tackle tricky traps
  1. Do agency workers accrue holiday pay during sickness?
  2. Do agency workers get SSP when not on assignment?
  3. Is a three strikes and out disciplinary process unlawful?
  4. Does waiting time to clear security count as working time?
  5. Does time changing into/out of protective clothing count as working time?
  6. If agency workers lose untaken holiday at the end of the holiday year, how can they take holiday accrued in the last few weeks of their holiday year?
  7. Can I deduct the cost for non-returned safety boots and PPE from unpaid holiday pay?
  8. Do agency workers accrue holiday pay during maternity leave?
  9. Does SSP count as pay when calculating wages for holiday pay calculation?
  10. Do agency workers accrue holiday pay on voluntary overtime?
     
Date Region Venue
25 April 2017 West Country Holiday Inn Taunton, Deane, Gate Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2AU
27 April 2017 Midlands Park Inn Birmingham West, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6RS
2 May 2017 Scotland Pentland Suite, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB
9 May 2017 London Hammersmith Job Centre, 22 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PP
11 May 2017 North West Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
23 May 2017 East Urban Hotel, Swingbridge Road, Grantham, NG31 7XT

 

To book your place, please click here.

 

Cost

Free 

To book your place, please click here.

Date

Thursday 12 & Friday 13 May 2017 

 

Cost

Free 

To book your free place please click here.

Venue

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Brabners Healthcare team are delighted to be exhibiting at The Dentistry Show on 12 & 13 May 2017 at the NEC Birmingham. Come and see us at Stand B100 where we will be showcasing the legal issues relating to the dentistry sector.

The Dentistry Show is shaping up to be an unmissable event, with diverse learning opportunities for all members of the dental team and an outstanding line-up of internationally renowned speakers. There is sure to be even more than meets the eye, with new features, a 400-strong trade show also packed with on-stand exhibitor learning, fun activities and the chance to network with like-minded professionals from all corners of dentistry. This is certainly an event not to be missed.

Nicola Lomas, Senior Associate in our specialist healthcare team will be delivering a Business Skills workshop on Thursday 12 May at the conference on 'Buying a dental practice - a beginners guide to the legal process'. To view the full programme of speakers and workshops please click here.

Admission to the exhibition is free, to book your free place please click here.

Date

Thursday 12 & Friday 13 May 2017 

 

Cost

Free 

To book your free place please click here.

Venue

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Date

Thursday 27 April 2017

Time

08:00 - 10:00

Cost

Free but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

We would be delighted if you could join us for our breakfast seminar in conjunction with Latitude Law taking place on Thursday 27 April in Manchester.

Lee Jefcott, Partner in our employment team and Shara Pledger, Solicitor at Latitude Law will look at significant future trends which will reshape the world of work including:

Employing foreign workers

  • Brexit - What is known and unknown, specific issues for sectors and sponsors
  • Sponsor licensing - new fees, rules and regulations
  • Future planning in uncertain times

The gig economy and employment law

The gig economy has become a catch all term for anything from plumbers, Uber taxi drivers to freelance professionals but…

  • What does this "uber- flexibility" really mean?
  • How far can businesses move away from the "traditional" model of permanent employment?
  • What are the risks and benefits?

The seminar will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to ask any questions they may have for our speakers.

Event Details
Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)
Timings:
08:00 - Registration, refreshments and networking
08:30 - Presentations from our speakers
09:30 - Q&A
10:00 - Event close

RSVP
If you would like to attend please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

Date

Thursday 27 April 2017

Time

08:00 - 10:00

Cost

Free but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Time 

08:00 - 10:00

  

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We are delighted to invite you to join us on Tuesday 11 April at our Liverpool office for a breakfast seminar to discuss housing disrepair claims in the current climate. 

Housing disrepair claims are on the rise and landlords need to take stock of how claims are being dealt with in order to give the best opportunity of successfully defending claims, or at least to mitigate the risks and keep costs down.

Join us for a specialist breakfast briefing on this subject delivered by Housing Management specialist Josephine Morton, which will include:

  • An overview of pre-action protocol
  • Experts
  • Access obligations and injunctions
  • Strategies to manage and mitigate risks and costs
  • Group discussion and Q&A session

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)
Timings: 
08:30 - Registration, refreshments and networking 
08:45 - Housing Disrepair: Current Climate - Josephine Morton 
09:30 - Group discussion followed by Q&A session 
10:00 - Close

RSVP 

Please click here to reserve your place or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3084.

Should you have any special dietary or access requirements please let us know. 

Date

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Time 

08:00 - 10:00

  

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Time 

11:15 - 12:00

Cost

£20.00

To register your place, please click here.

Webinar

The implementation date of the apprenticeship levy is fast approaching.

From the 6 April 2017 if you are an employer with a pay bill of more than £3 million each year then you will be required to contribute to the apprenticeship levy.

There will also be changes to apprenticeship funding for all employers from 1 May 2017, whether you pay the levy or not.

In this interactive webinar we will:  

  • Guide you through the legal framework 
  • Discuss how the changes will impact your business 
  • Outline the steps your organisation should take to meet its compliance obligations.

Our fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the debate. 

The cost of the webinar is £20.00 and includes: 

  • Access to the live interactive webinar 
  • Facility to ask questions to our panel of speakers
  • Webinar recording
  • Download of our Guide to Employing Apprentices

Webinar Details 

Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Time: 11:15
Duration: 45 minutes with live Q&A
Cost: £20.00

To register your place for the webinar, please click here. Upon registration you will recieve a confirmation email containing your joining instructions and a link to add the webinar to your calendar.

Date

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Time 

11:15 - 12:00

Cost

£20.00

To register your place, please click here.

Webinar
Date

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Time 

16:00 - 17:30

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We are delighted to invite you to our annual Charity Law Update in conjunction with DSG Chartered Accountants, taking place on Tuesday 28 March 2017 in Liverpool. This seminar will provide charity trustees and senior managers with an update on legal and accounting developments affecting charities that have taken place over the previous year.

Stephen Claus and Graeme Hughes from our Charity Law team will provide an informative round up of legal developments in the voluntary sector, including:

  • The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and the new regulatory powers granted to the Charity Commission;
  • The new regulatory landscape for charity fundraising, including an update on the establishment of the new Fundraising Regulator; and
  • An update on other interesting legal developments.

We will also be joined by Jean Ellis, Partner at DSG Chartered Accountants who specialises in charity accounting. Jean will provide an update on the latest Charities SORP and the new Common Reporting Standard coming into force in 2017. The Common Reporting Standard has its origins in international tax legislation and may require some charities to make reports to HMRC.

The seminar will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to ask any questions they might have for our speakers.

This free seminar is always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Event Details 
Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)
Timings: 
16:00 - Registration, refreshments and networking
16:30 - Presentations from our panel of speakers
17:15 - Q&A 
17:30 - Event close 

Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP

This seminar is aimed at charity trustees and senior members of staff. If you would like to attend please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

Date

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Time 

16:00 - 17:30

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Time 

13:00 - 14:30

Cost

City Walk and Lunch - £12.50
City Walk Only - £8.50 

To book your place, please click here.

Venue

MediaCity, Manchester, M50

Brabners are delighted to be sponsoring Freshwalks City: 06_MediaCity.

'Freshwalks City' is a brand new collaboration with Tour Manchester, bringing together business folk in and around Manchester city centre. For their sixth walk they are heading back to MediaCity to take in a circular route around the Quays. Following the walk, guests will enjoy a light sandwich buffet lunch at the Dockyard.

Freshwalks mission is to get Manchester's business community walking much more. To encourage behavioural change that will undoubtedly improve the health and wellbeing of our working population and positively affect business productivity.

The walk will give you the opportunity to meet some amazing people, make valuable business contacts and return to the office buzzing with energy and ideas. Tour Manchester is led by Sue McCarthy, an official Green Badge Guide registered with the Institute of Tour Guiding. There'll be a few nuggets of local insight sprinkled across our walks but first and foremost, it's about simple exercise on carefully selected routes that will stimulate interaction and conversation.

To book your place, please click here.
 

Date

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Time 

13:00 - 14:30

Cost

City Walk and Lunch - £12.50
City Walk Only - £8.50 

To book your place, please click here.

Venue

MediaCity, Manchester, M50

Date

Wednesday 22 March

Time

08:00 - 10:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

The Lowry, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ

Join Brabners and the Institute of Hospitality for a breakfast seminar where Lee Jefcott, Partner in Brabners Employment team will be explaining all the employment regulations surrounding the Apprenticeship Scheme and how to avoid the pitfalls.

The timings for the seminar are as follows:

07:45 - Registration, refreshments and networking

08:00 - Welcome and introduction from the Insitute of Hospitality NW Branch Chair

08:05 - HR essentials of employing apprentices - Lee Jefcott, Partner - Brabners LLP 

08:35 - Access to apprenticeship degrees for SMEs - Chris Mitchell - MMU Business School

09:05 - How to use technology to match skilled experienced staff to jobs in hospitality while offering better working conditions, value and quality - Rota, a network of hospitality venues and quality staff connected through a web and mobile app.

09:35 Round table discussion followed by Q&A 

10:00 Finish

This event is complimentary, to reserve your place please click here.

Date

Wednesday 22 March

Time

08:00 - 10:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

The Lowry, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ

Date

Thursday 16 March 2016 

Time 

17:30 - onwards

 

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

The Alchemist, 5 Brunswick Street, Liverpool, L2 0UU

Join for our Brabners in the City spring drinks at the Alchemist, set in a beautiful Grade II listed building on Brunswick Street. We have secured a section of the impressive bar area for our guests so come along and enjoy an evening with us at this beautiful venue.

All guests will enjoy a selection of canapés PLUS three complimentary drinks.

There will also be a full cash bar should you wish to enjoy one of their skilfully mixed cocktails created by one of their talented mixologists.

Due to the nature of this event, places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To reserve your place, please click here. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Jayne Croft.

Should you have any special dietary or access requirements please let us know so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

 

Date

Thursday 16 March 2016 

Time 

17:30 - onwards

 

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

The Alchemist, 5 Brunswick Street, Liverpool, L2 0UU

Date

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Time

18:00 - 20:00

 

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

RSM, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG

Brabners LLP, in association with RSM would be delighted if you could join us on the evening of Tuesday 28 February, at RSM's offices in Liverpool for the next Energy Drinks event hosted by Professional Liverpool.

We are pleased to announce Andy Murray, Consulting Partner and Head of Infrastructure at RSM, will be speaking at the event. The energy sector is characterised by the need to implement complex projects and programmes, and Andy will provide an insight into the emerging practices that are being adopted in order to ensure projects and programmes are being implemented successfully.

Andy is a chartered director and management consultant with over 20 years of varied experience (public sector/private sector, SME/corporate, domestic/international) focusing on project/programme governance and the treatment of inherent project/programme complexity.  He has worked with Axelos, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office and the Association for Project Management (APM) in developing guidance on delivering successful projects/programmes, such as IUK Project Initiation Routemap, Directing Change, Co-Directing Change, PRINCE2 and P3M3.
Andy is a sought after speaker and was cited in the Sunday Telegraph’s business supplement as one of the most influential people in project management.

The Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all energy and environmental professionals, or those interested in learning more about the sector, and is co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team alongside RSM UK.

Book your place here.

 

Date

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Time

18:00 - 20:00

 

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

RSM, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG

Date

Thursday 16 February 2017

Time 

08:00 - 10:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Willowbrook Hospice - The Living Well, Borough Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3RN

Join NatWest and Brabners for a networking event with a difference. 

This sector specific event aimed solely at dentists and dental technicians wanting to promote growth within their business and make valuable connections within this sector.

Nicola Lomas, Senior Associate at Brabners will be presenting on promoting growth within the dental sector and how and when to look at opening your first or successive practices.

Timings

08:00 - Registration, networking and refreshments
09:00 - Nicola Lomas, Senior Associate - Brabners
09:30 - How the bank can support growth in this sector and what we would be looking for to help - NatWest
09:45 - Q&A Session
10:00 - Event close 

To reserve your place, please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

 

Date

Thursday 16 February 2017

Time 

08:00 - 10:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Willowbrook Hospice - The Living Well, Borough Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3RN

Date

8-9 February 2017

Cost

Free for those who pre-register. 

To register your attendance for the Energy Now Expo, please click here.

Venue

Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH

Brabners are delighted to be exhibiting once again at the Energy Now Expo on 8-9 February 2017 at the Telford International Centre. Come and see us on Stand 13 where we will be showcasing the legal issues relating to renewable energy, energy saving technology and land management.

The Energy Now Expo brings together farmers and landowners from all over the UK and gives you the opportunity to explore and further understand the renewable energy opportunities available, as well as the best practice in energy management. 

Farming is one of the most energy intensive industries in operation today. As these energy costs continue to rise, increasing numbers of farmers are looking for alternative energy sources in order to reduce their bills, as well as their carbon emissions and increase income. 

The Expo will: 

  • Explain how each of the renewable energy sources work
  • Show how alternative energy solutions can save money on fuel costs
  • Outline how farmers and landowners can earn extra income by supplying a renewable energy to the national grid.
  • Debate about these issues with other farmers and landowners
  • Have access to practical workshops on each energy type.

Admission to the exhibition is free for all those who pre-register. Free conference entry is also available for Energy Now magazine subscribers, as well as to members of the NFU, CLA, Anglia Farmers, and Woldmarsh Producers – providing they pre-register. More information can be found at http://www.energynowexpo.co.uk/visit/register-to-visit

Date

8-9 February 2017

Cost

Free for those who pre-register. 

To register your attendance for the Energy Now Expo, please click here.

Venue

Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH

Date

Thursday 2 February 

Time 

18:30 - 20:30

Cost

£27.14 (includes a three course meal and welcome drink)

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Artisan, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ

Brabners are delighted to be sponsoring the Fabulous Ladies Networking Event taking place on Thursday 2 February 2017 at Artisan in Manchester. 

Fabulous Ladies is an informal networking group made up of professionals across Manchester, ran by Associate Joanne Radcliff.

The Fabulous Ladies Networking events give the opportunity for likeminded business women to relax, grow their network and make friendships in a convivial and informal environment. 

The aim of the networking group is to encourage business women to get away from the work place and meet business women across Manchester and the North West region. 

Tickets are priced at £27.14 and include a three course meal and welcome drink. The drinks provided on the evening will be sponsored by Brabners.

Places are limited for this event so please book early to avoid dissapointment. To reserve your place, please click here or contact Joanne Radcliff.

Date

Thursday 2 February 

Time 

18:30 - 20:30

Cost

£27.14 (includes a three course meal and welcome drink)

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Artisan, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ

Date

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Time 

16:30 - 18:30

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Alexis Fairclough.

Venue

Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4BX.

We would be delighted if you would be able to join us for our CPD event with Cancer Research UK.

Mark Feeny, Partner in the Private Client team in Liverpool will give an update on Inheritance Tax Update - Residences and Charities.

Mark advises private clients on tax planning, trusts, wills and estates and takes a lead role for a number of PLC and Landed Estate families in the North West of England, as well as tax and succession planning for many family owned businesses.

There will also be a short presentation on the importance of legacies to Cancer Research UK and the role you play in this along with the opportunity to hear from one of our chief scientists from the Institute Dr Allan Jordan, a very inspiring speaker, who has also given TedX talks and will tell you more about the work happening across the North West.

To reserve your place for this event, please contact Alexis Fairclough, Legacy Partnership Manager at Cancer Research UK  by calling 0151 928 9055. 

Date

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Time 

16:30 - 18:30

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Alexis Fairclough.

Venue

Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4BX.

Date

Thursday 26 January 2017 

Time 

18:00 - 20:30

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Salut Wines, 11 Cooper Street, Manchester, M2 2FW 

To coincide with the end of dry January, we would be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners in the City Wine Tasting at Salut Wines, situated in the heart of Manchester.

We have secured an exclusive area of the venue for our guests so come along, shake off those January blues and enjoy an evening of award winning wines in this intimate and relaxed hideaway!

You will get the opportunity to enjoy 6 of Salut's delicious wines along with authentic italian tapas and network with like-minded individuals. 

There will also be a full cash bar should you wish to sample any drinks from their extensive menu.

Brabners in the City is a series of networking events hosted by our up and coming young professionals with events that promise good food, drink, company and the opportunity to build your contact base for the future.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

To reserve your place, please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com.

Should you have any special dietary or access requirements please let us know so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Date

Thursday 26 January 2017 

Time 

18:00 - 20:30

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Salut Wines, 11 Cooper Street, Manchester, M2 2FW 

Cost

£100 (+VAT) 

To reserve your place for one of our training sessions, please contact Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

We deliver a wide range of training courses and webinars which will give you the skills and knowledge that all businesses need to handle common employee relations issues in a practical way, helping you to reduce risks and save time and cost to your business.  
 
We have very high levels of client satisfaction from delegates that attend our courses, with many business owners, line managers and HR Professionals returning to us time and again for their employment law training needs. See below for what our clients say about us.
 
Please take some time to look at some of the training courses that we have coming up over the next twelve month period, which are detailed below. If you would like any bespoke training please contact us direct.

Date Course Title Venue Timings
17 March 2016 How to handle disciplinary and performance issues  Liverpool Office 8:45am - 12:00pm
18 May 2016 Absence/stress in the workplace Liverpool Office 8:45am - 12:00pm
13 July 2016 Exiting problem employees/Settlement Agreements  Liverpool Office 8:45am - 12:00pm
20 September 2016  Families in the Workplace (Maternity, Paternity, Flexible Working) Liverpool Office 8:45am - 12:00pm
23 November 2016 Working Time (peripatetic workers, rest breaks, opt outs and holidays) Liverpool Office 8:45am - 12:00pm
18 January 2017 Social Media Liverpool Office 8:45am - 12:00pm

 

You will be receiving invitations to these courses throughout the year but we wanted to give you the opportunity to guarantee your place by booking early as places are limited.

Our courses offer great value for money, with the cost of attending a single session being just £100 per person plus VAT. If you sign up now to a number of courses you will also benefit from a discount: 

Sign up for 6 training courses £475 per person plus VAT (saving you £125) 

We can also offer bespoke training in a variety of other Employment Law related topics, examples include:

  • Overview of Employment Law, Contracts, Policies & Procedures
  • How to handle poor performance 
  • How to manage redundancy and re-organisation in the workplace
  • TUPE in the workplace
  • Protecting your business – Restrictive covenants, Garden Leave and Confidentiality
  • Immigration Law 
  • Data Protection 

If you are interested in participating in any of the above events please contact us on 0151 600 3153 or email Colette Robertson for more information about the training courses and to reserve your place. 

Alternatively to reserve your place please complete the booking form

Places will be confirmed on receipt of payment. 

We said that the delegates that attend our training events really value them…

“I find the training events run by Brabners to be informative, challenging and thought provoking. The courses are very practical and delivered in a way which enables you to understand the more complex issues of employment law which you can apply to every day working. Would really recommend to any HR professional.”
Claire Smith, HR Manager, Nando’s

“Excellent sessions - very informative, containing relevant up to date knowledge and valuable practical advice. Opportunities provided throughout the session to ask any questions in a secure and friendly environment. Highly recommended!” 
Louise Mannion, HR Team, PDSA
 
“The training seminar I attended at Brabners was notable for the amount I felt I had learnt on leaving, thanks to the very informative and interactive nature of the seminar format. Not only do Brabners give a clear concise summarisation of the area of law but the input from fellow attendees was both enlightening and educational at the same time. All in all the experience was thoroughly enjoyable and informative and I always keep any eye out for relevant up and coming topics.”
Karen Williams, Legal Counsel, MITIE Technical Facilities Management 

Cost

£100 (+VAT) 

To reserve your place for one of our training sessions, please contact Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Time 

10:30 - 13:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QP

We are delighted to invite you to a Spring Rural Update, where CLA advisers and experts from Brabners and NatWest will update you on some significant political and legal changes affecting landowners, farmers and rural businesses, and how to minimise the impact of these changes.

By kind invitation of the Baker Wilbraham family we can also experience one of the UK's finest Snowdrop Walks, with a wonderfully diverse landscape over 70 varieties of snowdrops to mark the start of Spring. 

Programme: 

10:30 - Registration, refreshments and networking

11:00 - Chairman's welcome 

11:05 - Economic Update - NatWest

11:20 - Business Rates and Permitted Development Rights - CLA

11:35 - Brexit, Diversification and Asset Ownership - Brabners LLP

11:50 - Grant Opportunities - CLA

12:00 - Q&A Session

12:15 - Estate Overview by Rode Hall Estate Manager - Russell Poole

12:30 - Visit to Biomass Boiler and Snowdrop Walk

13:00 - Lunch and further networking

For further information or to book your place, please click here or contact CLA Midlands Events on midlands@cla.org.uk

Date

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Time 

10:30 - 13:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QP

Date

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Time 

08:30 - 10:00am 

Cost

£18.17 (+ VAT)

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Predicting the future is never easy but in light of the BEIS Committee’s inquiry into the future world of work, Matthew Taylor’s review of modern employment and the recent Uber tribunal decision it is likely that changes to employment law are on the horizon.

​This seminar will consider the potential changes, focusing on the status and rights of agency workers, the self-employed, and those working in the ‘gig economy’, and the impact these will have on your business.

​This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues.

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 13 December 2016
Venue: 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
Cost: £18.17 (+ VAT)
Timings:
08:30am: Registration, refreshments and networking
08:45am: Welcome and introduction
09:00am: Presentation followed by Q&A
10:00am: Close

RSVP

To reserve your place, please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne at events@brabners.com

 

Date

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Time 

08:30 - 10:00am 

Cost

£18.17 (+ VAT)

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Date

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Time

08:00 - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Are you meeting the standards set for you business? Understanding the compliance and permitting requirements in your industry can be challenging. 

This Green Business Membership event hosted by Brabners, will explore incident investigation best practice, the new sentencing guidelines and will also provide you with an update on the current environmental legislation and compliance.

The Green Business Membership is an established membership scheme in Greater Manchester, designed and delivered by Groundwork Environmental Business Services team. 

Event Details 
Date: Wednesday 7 December 2016
Cost: Free - but advanced booking is required
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)
Timings: 
08:00am Registration, refreshments and networking
08:15am Welcome & Introduction - Andrew Wilson, Green Business Membership Co-ordinator, Groundwork MSSTT 
08:30am Incident investigation best practice - Nicola Martin, Sustainable Business Services Manager - Groundwork MSSTT
08:45am New sentencing guidelines: How your business is affected - Lachlan Nisbet, Head of Regulatory, Health & Safety - Brabners LLP
09:00am Update on current environmental legislation and compliance - Peter Johnson, Team Leader, Waste Producer Regulation - The Environment Agency
09:15am Q&A session
09:20am Further refreshments and networking. Breakfast will be provided.
10:00am Event close

To reserve your place, please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne by emailing events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3084.

Date

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Time

08:00 - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Time 

11:45am - 14:00pm 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

We are delighted to invite you to our Private Client Law Update on Wednesday 30 November 2016 at our Liverpool Office. 

At this free seminar, lawyers from our specialist private client team will provide you with an update on current topics and issues affecting the private client industry.

In this seminar, the team will explore in detail the following topics:

  • Introduction of the new Residence Nil Rate Band and how we should be preparing for this new tax relief 
  • The new Stamp Duty Land Tax Regime 
  • The Court's treatment of Inheritance Act claims for those who believe there has been insufficient financial provision for them from a deceased's estate and how these could be settled.

Event Details
Date: Wednesday 30 November 2016
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)
Timings: 
11:45am - 12:10pm - Registration, refreshments and networking 
12:10pm - 12:15pm - Welcome and introduction 
12:15pm - 13:15pm - Presentations from our panel of speakers 
13:15pm - 13:30pm - Q&A session 
13:30pm - 14:00pm - Further refreshments and networking

Our seminar will provide the perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues.

To reserve your place, please contact Lucie Osborne on events@brabners.com or by calling 0151 600 3084. 

Date

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Time 

11:45am - 14:00pm 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Time
9:00am - 12:00pm
(Registration starts at 8:45am)

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person

To reserve your place, please complete our online booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Working time issues can be complicated. Our session will address some frequently asked questions including:

  • How should we deal with holidays for those who are absent due to long-term ill health?
  • What should be included in the calculation of holiday pay?
  • How should we deal with public and bank holidays for part time workers?
  • What amounts to “working time” for peripatetic workers?
  • What are our obligations in respect of the 48 hour per week limit for workers who also work for other employers?

As always with our training sessions, interactive and engaging case studies will be used which encourage group discussion and the sharing of know-how between delegates which will enhance the overall learning experience.

If you work in HR, or are a line manager or supervisor with responsibility for employees who are exercising their family friendly rights then this course is essential for you.

You can attend this training session for the competitive price of £100 plus VAT per person. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited.  To reserve your place, please complete our online booking form.

The course will be delivered by two of our specialist employment lawyers and trainers, Nick Campbell and Susan McKenzie

Date

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Time
9:00am - 12:00pm
(Registration starts at 8:45am)

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person

To reserve your place, please complete our online booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Friday 4 November 2016

Time 

9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost

£75 + VAT per person
*Special Booking Offer: 5 places for the price of 4*

Register your interest.

Venue

BT Convention Centre, Kingsdock, Waterfront Liverpool L3 4FP

The North West Housing Conference returns to Liverpool on Friday 4 November 2016.

Brabners and accountants Mitchell Charlesworth, leading advisors to the social housing sector, are presenting the conference at Liverpool's BT Convention Centre, with financial and strategic support from a project group made up of Liverpool Mutual Homes, The Regenda Group, Symphony Housing Group, ForViva and SLH Group. 

The conference, which is aimed at registered providers, housing professionals, local authorities and other related businesses, is returning following the resounding success of last year's event which saw more than 180 delegates and 22 exhibitors attend from across the UK. To read about last year's conference, please click here.

We will shortly be announcing the key note speakers and the latest programme developments for 2016 - to find out more and to register your interest, please visit www.northwesthousingconference.co.uk.

You can also keep up to date with all the conference developments and news on Twitter - @NWHousingConf (#NWHC16). 

Date

Friday 4 November 2016

Time 

9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost

£75 + VAT per person
*Special Booking Offer: 5 places for the price of 4*

Register your interest.

Venue

BT Convention Centre, Kingsdock, Waterfront Liverpool L3 4FP

Date

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Time 

11:30am - 12:15pm

 

Cost

Free 

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Webinar

The fifth webinar in the series will be delivered by Robert Smith, Director of Healthcare (North Region) at NatWest. Robert leads a specialist team of relationship managers within the Healthcare Sector across the North of England for NatWest bank providing banking and finance facilities SME's within the sector.

In this interactive webinar, Robert will cover the following topics:

  • Purchasing structures
  • Availability of finance
  • What the bank would look for in terms of security and what a buyer should present in their application to the bank
  • Rates
  • Sector headwinds
  • Maintaining a relationship with the bank
  • Looking at a statement of appetite

This fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation.

Date

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Time 

11:30am - 12:15pm

 

Cost

Free 

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Webinar
Date

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Time 

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free 

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Webinar

Simon Reynolds, Commercial Director at Patient Plan Direct will round up the series with a ‘need to know’ guide on all things dental payment plans, ensuring you’re clear on how to develop and retain a profitable base of private plan patients in either a mixed or fully private practice. Simon and his team of business development managers have helped over 350 practices across the UK either launch a successful payment plan for the first time or switch plan patients from another provider to make huge cost savings in light of Patient Plan Direct’s low fee structure compared to other plan providers.

In this interactive webinar, Simon will cover the following topics:

  • Important due diligence when buying a practice with an existing payment plan
  • Payment plan market trends - what consumers wants and practices need to offer
  • The many benefits of offering a payment plan and growing private revenue streams
  • Introducing private payment plans alongside the NHS - How and why?
  • Choosing the right plan provider to work with.

This fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation.

Date

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Time 

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free 

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Webinar
Date

Thursday 13 October 2016

Time 

08:30am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your space, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Manchester on Thursday 13 October 2016.

Our highly topical subject for this session will be "Named and shamed for low pay: A headline you don’t need”. It won’t have escaped your attention that a certain sports retailer has been in the news recently, and not for the right reasons.

The recent public exposure of employers whose attempts to extract increased costs efficiencies from a low paid workforce has shone a light into the dark corners of post-millennial employment practices. From the use of zero hours contracts to breaches of the National Minimum Wage, we will look at what went wrong and identify the learning points for businesses.

Our HR forum is a networking group aimed at HR professionals and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues.

Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Event details
Cost: Free - but advanced booking is required.
Date: Thursday 13 October 2016
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
Timings:
08.30am: Registration, refreshments and networking
08:45am: Welcome and introduction
09.00am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A and networking
10.00am: Close

Confirmations
You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.  

Date

Thursday 13 October 2016

Time 

08:30am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your space, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Time

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Webinar

The second webinar in the series will be delivered by Luke Moore, Director of Dentalelite who will provide an overview of the market. Luke works with dentists across the UK, advising them on the valuation and brokering of dental practices.

In this interactive webinar, Luke will cover the following topics:

  • Thinking outside the box when looking at practice values
  • What is FMOP and EBITDA and how do they affect valuation?
  • Making sure you can get a loan for your dream practice.

This fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation.

Date

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Time

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Webinar
Date

Tuesday 11 October 2016 

Time

08:30am - 10:00am

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Join us for our HR Forum in Liverpool on Tuesday 11 October 2016.

Our highly topical subject for this session will be "Named and shamed for low pay: A headline you don’t need”. It won’t have escaped your attention that a certain sports retailer has been in the news recently, and not for the right reasons.

The recent public exposure of employers whose attempts to extract increased costs efficiencies from a low paid workforce has shone a light into the dark corners of post-millennial employment practices. From the use of zero hours contracts to breaches of the National Minimum Wage, we will look at what went wrong and identify the learning points for businesses.

Our HR forum is a networking group aimed at HR professionals and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues.

Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Event details
Cost: Free - but advanced booking is required.
Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL
Timings:
08.30am: Registration, refreshments and networking
08:45am: Welcome and introduction
09.00am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A and networking
10.00am: Close

Confirmations
You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.  

Date

Tuesday 11 October 2016 

Time

08:30am - 10:00am

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 5 October 2016 

Time 

16:00 - 18:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

What impact has Brexit had on procurement law and how does state aid affect you? 

Despite the referendum vote on 23 June, EU public procurement law continues to govern the purchase of goods, works and services by public bodies in the United Kingdom. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and its 2016 counterparts for utilities and concessions, have now bedded into the law of England and Wales, with government guidance and case law in the courts continuing to develop.
 
In addition, European state aid law continues to apply, as evidenced in the recent high profile European decision in relation to Apple’s low taxes in Ireland. Even if Article 50 is invoked, it is likely that both public procurement law and state aid law will govern the actions of contracting authorities for some time to come.
 
Join our specialist procurement lawyers, Richard Hough and Michael Winder, at this free seminar at our Liverpool office where they will provide you with an update on public procurement law and state aid.
 
Richard and Michael are both members of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association and have significant experience of advising contracting authorities and private sector clients on a wide range of public procurement law issues. 

In this seminar, Richard and Michael will discuss:

  • Brexit and what it means for public procurement law
  • An overview of governmental guidance on various aspects of public procurement legislation
  • Recent case law

In addition, Richard and Michael will be joined by Barrister Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho of 39 Essex Chambers, London. Kelly is a public procurement and state aid expert and will provide a helpful summary of the principles of state aid law, explaining what state aid law is and how it could affect your organisation.

Event Details 
Date: Wednesday 5 October 2016
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL(Map & Directions)

Who should attend?
Contracting authority employees and their in-house legal teams.
Private sector businesses who supply to the public sector.

To reserve your place please click here, or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne on events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3084.

Date

Wednesday 5 October 2016 

Time 

16:00 - 18:00

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 20 October 2016

Time

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Natalie Hargreaves.

Venue

Veeno, 46 Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 7LA

We would be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners in the City Autumn Wine and Spuntini night to be held at Veeno, situated on Castle Street. We have secured the entire venue exclusively for our Brabners in the City guests so come along and enjoy an evening of award winning wines and authentic Italian Spuntini in this intimate and relaxed hideaway!

All guests will enjoy a selection of Veeno's delicious authentic Italian Spuntini PLUS three complimentary drinks.

There will also be a full cash bar should you wish to sample any wine from their extensive menu.

Due to the nature of this event, places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please follow us on Twitter @Brabners_itc for updates on this event.

To reserve your place, please click here.  If you have any questions about this event, please contact Natalie Hargreaves.

Should you have any special dietary or access requirements please let us know so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Date

Thursday 20 October 2016

Time

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Natalie Hargreaves.

Venue

Veeno, 46 Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 7LA

Date

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Time:

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free 

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Webinar

Nicola Lomas, Senior Associate at Brabners LLP will kick off the series with an overview of the legal process when acquiring a dental practice. Nicola specialises in the dental sector and is a member of our healthcare team. She has in excess of 10 years experience providing bespoke commercial advice in the dental sector and advises dentists nationally.

In this interactive webinar, Nicola will cover the following topics: 

  • The legal process of buying a practice
  • The issues surrounding NHS contract transfers and the procedures which make this possible
  • Legal due diligence
  • The sale contract and warranties
  • Finance paperwork
  • CQC registration
  • The process of exchange and completion.

This fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the conversation

Date

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Time:

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free 

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Webinar
Date

Wednesday 28 September 2016 

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

IoD Members: Free

Non-Members: £25 plus VAT

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

We all know the rhetoric about diversity in the workplace.  It’s been proven time and time again that it’s good for your team and it’s great for your business but getting it to work – that’s the tricky bit.

This IoD Manchester breakfast event, hosted by Brabners, will show you the best way to create an inclusive environment suited to getting the most out of the diversity in your team with speakers covering disability, pregnancy & maternity cover and the law.

Sure to fill up quickly book your places now through the IoD website or by calling 0161 247 7634.

Date

Wednesday 28 September 2016 

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

IoD Members: Free

Non-Members: £25 plus VAT

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Date

Saturday 24 September 2016

Time 

All day

Cost

To take part you must raise a minimum of £300 per team.

Venue

Coniston, Lake District

Do you have what it takes to canoe across Coniston Water, cycle through the Duddon Valley to Cockley Beck and back and finish by scaling the Old Man of Coniston - all inside 12 hours? 

This year's Charity Challenge takes place on Saturday 24 September and will be based in Coniston, in the Lake District. 

We are inviting teams of three to take part in this fun challenge involving cycling, canoeing and fell-walking in support of Crisis UK.

In true Charity Challenge tradition, the day will finish with drinks, food and the presentation of prizes.

You don't need to be an athlete to take part! Just get together with colleagues, friends or family and have some fun in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District. 

We will reveal the detailed route shortly but in the meantime, get training, note the date in your diary and watch this space!

Are you ready for the challenge? 

To sign up for the challenge, please complete our online registration or download the booking form and return to Lucie Osborne via email or by post. 

Post: Lucie Osborne, Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Lucie Osborne on 0151 600 3084. 

Once your team is registered you will receive full details of the challenge together with information regarding location and accommodation.

Date

Saturday 24 September 2016

Time 

All day

Cost

To take part you must raise a minimum of £300 per team.

Venue

Coniston, Lake District

Date

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Time
9:00am - 12:00pm
(Registration starts at 8:45am)

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Does your business struggle to deal with the legal complexities surrounding employees who are seeking to exercise their family friendly rights?

This training session will focus on family friendly rights and address some frequently asked questions including:

  • How to deal with bonuses?
  • How to terminate an employee’s employment, including on grounds of redundancy?
  • How to best preserve the employment relationship for those who are on family leave?
  • Do I have to accept a flexible working request?
  • How do I manage requests for time off for other family reasons, including time off for dependants?

As always with our training sessions, interactive and engaging case studies will be used which encourage group discussion and the sharing of know-how between delegates which will enhance the overall learning experience.

If you work in HR, or are a line manager or supervisor with responsibility for employees who are exercising their family friendly rights then this course is essential for you.

You can attend this training session for the competitive price of £100 plus VAT per person. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received.

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson.

The course will be delivered by two of our specialist employment lawyers and trainers, Susan McKenzie and Kate Venables.

Date

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Time
9:00am - 12:00pm
(Registration starts at 8:45am)

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Thursday 20 October 2016 

Time 

9:30am - 1:00pm

Cost

£100 (plus VAT)

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Nicola Frost.

Becoming a charity trustee can be a richly rewarding experience, but the role is not an easy one as it brings with it responsibilities in law and the risk of personal liability if you fail to act appropriately. In these challenging times where funding is increasingly being cut and more charities are under threat, it is important now more than ever that trustees understand the key ingredients which make them competent in their role, able to effectively discharge their duties and better able to lead the charity through this difficult period.

This short training session has been designed to highlight your legal duties so that you understand where things can go wrong, what tasks you must perform and provide you with some practical tips to make you a more effective board member.

Come along if you are an existing trustee looking for a refresher, if you are new to the role or are attracted by the idea of becoming a trustee but need to know more.

At the competitive price of £100 per person (plus VAT) we are sure you will find the session great value for money and look forward to seeing you there. Bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

  • What is the difference between an unincorporated charity structure and that of a company?
  • Are the risks so great for us that we need the comfort of limited liability?
  • What are my legal responsibilities as a charity trustee?
  • Am I eligible to serve as a charity trustee?
  • What other legislation should I be concerned about?
  • Are the directors of a charitable company, the trustees?
  • If I am the trustee of a charitable company do I have additional duties?
  • Is there a distinction between duties and powers?
  • What is a charity’s governing document?
  • Am I able to leave the operations of the charity in the hands of the Chief Executive?
  • How often should the board meet?
  • What should I do to ensure that tasks are properly delegated?
  • What is a breach of trust and will it leave our trustees liable?
  • What checks should our board undertake to ensure that our charity remains solvent?
  • Am I able to claim expenses as a charity trustee?
  • How should we manage conflicts of interest?
  • I have been co-opted onto the board of trustees. Do I have voting rights?
  • What makes a good trustee a great trustee?
  • What should I be careful of in managing my charity?

Each delegate will leave the training session with a detailed theory handbook which covers all they have learnt and which can be rolled out to their board. The training will be delivered by Stephen Claus.

Please be quick as places are limited. To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Nicola Frost.

Date

Thursday 20 October 2016 

Time 

9:30am - 1:00pm

Cost

£100 (plus VAT)

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Nicola Frost.

Date

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Time 

9:00am - 12:00pm 

 

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person

To reserve your place please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson.

Problem employees can be a huge drain on a business in terms of management time and financial costs.

Exiting these employees is often difficult and needs to be managed carefully to reduce the risk of further costs to the business .

Settlement Agreements can provide a quick resolution to workplace issues but must be used with care.

This training course will provide you with an understanding of the legal issues you need to be aware of and will provide you with strategies to help you reduce your risk when exiting problem employees

If you work in HR, or are a line manager, supervisor, director, business owner or have any disciplinary responsibilities then this course is essential for you. 

The cost of this training session is £100 plus VAT per person. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received.

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson

Date

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Time 

9:00am - 12:00pm 

 

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person

To reserve your place please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson.

Date

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Time

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free

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Webinar

On Thursday 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. 

Whilst it is too early to understand the full implications of Brexit, it is clearly an important change for businesses with operations in Europe or the UK. In this interactive webinar, we will provide you with an insight into the impact of this decision on UK employment and recruitment laws and how we anticipate that Brexit may lead to changes to the laws affecting you and your workforce.  

We will be keeping you fully up to date with the latest employment law developments and how we anticipate that these will impact on your organisations. 

The webinar will feature key themes such as: 

  • The employment and recruitment laws that have been derived from our relationship with the European Union; and
  • Our views on which laws are likely to be in the firing line for further changes or removal following Brexit.

Our fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the debate.

Webinar details
Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cost: Free - but advanced booking is required.

The webinar will be delivered by two of our specialist employment lawyers and trainers, Paul Chamberlain and Emma Clarke.

Date

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Time

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free

Sign up and join the debate

Webinar
Date

Wednesday 6 July 2016 

Time 

11:30am - 12:15pm 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Webinar

With the looming apprenticeship levy get up to speed with employing apprentices and young workers.

In this interactive webinar we will look at the following issues:

  • Employing young workers – the legal implications
  • What is the apprenticeship levy?
  • Do apprentices need special contracts?
  • Recruitment and age discrimination

Our fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the debate.

Who will benefit from the webinar?
HR professionals
Operations managers

Webinar details
Date: Wednesday 6 July 2016
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cost: Free - but advanced booking is required

Registration
Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email containing your joining instructions and a link to add the webinar to your calendar.

Date

Wednesday 6 July 2016 

Time 

11:30am - 12:15pm 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Webinar
Date

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Time: 

6:00pm-8:00pm

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please contact Lucie Osborne.

Venue

RSM, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG (Map & directions)

Brabners and 350 Investment Partners would be delighted if you could join us on the evening of Tuesday 21 June, at RSM offices in Liverpool, for the next Energy Drinks event.

We are pleased to announce Gavin Shone, Head of Digital at the Energy Innovation Centre, will be joining us to talk about their new innovation project.

The Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all professionals in the Energy and Environmental sector, or for those interested in learning more about the sector. The event is free for people with a genuine interest in the energy and environmental sector across Merseyside.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016
Venue: RSM, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG (Map & directions)
Timings:
6.00pm - Networking and drinks
6.30pm - Speaker
7.00pm - Further drinks and networking
8:00pm - Close

Interested?

To reserve your place, please contact Lucie Osborne at Brabners by emailing events@brabners.com.

 

Date

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Time: 

6:00pm-8:00pm

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please contact Lucie Osborne.

Venue

RSM, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG (Map & directions)

Date

Thursday 9 June 2016

Time 

8:30am - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Manchester on Thursday 9 June 2016.

Our highly topical subject for this session will be "Don’t leave me this way: The employment implications of Brexit". Whilst politicians and the media have centred the EU debate on trade, finance and the issues of immigration and border control, the potential for far reaching, significant changes to day to day employment rights has received much less discussion.

We will provide you as employers, some clarity and insight into the legal uncertainty should voters elect to leave on 23 June. The debate around the table should be lively.

We will be keeping you fully up to date with the latest employment law developments and how we anticipate that these will impact on your organisations.    

Our HR forum is a networking group aimed at HR professionals and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues.

Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Speakers
Lee Jefcott, Senior Associate - Employment & Pensions
Alexander Watson, Solicitor - Employment & Pensions

Who should attend
HR professionals
Operations managers
Anyone else responsible for dealing with HR.

Event details
Cost: Free - but advanced booking is required.
Date: Thursday 9 June 2016
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
Timings:
8.30am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:45am: Welcome and introduction
9.00am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A and networking
10.00am: Close

Confirmations
You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue. 

Date

Thursday 9 June 2016

Time 

8:30am - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Date

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Time 

8:30am - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Liverpool on Tuesday 7 June 2016.

Our highly topical subject for this session will be "Don’t leave me this way: The employment implications of Brexit". Whilst politicians and the media have centred the EU debate on trade, finance and the issues of immigration and border control, the potential for far reaching, significant changes to day to day employment rights has received much less discussion.

We will provide you as employers, some clarity and insight into the legal uncertainty should voters elect to leave on 23 June. The debate around the table should be lively.

We will be keeping you fully up to date with the latest employment law developments and how we anticipate that these will impact on your organisations.    

Our HR forum is a networking group aimed at HR professionals and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst networking with like-minded colleagues.

Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Speakers
Joseph Shelston, Partner - Employment & Pensions
Susan McKenzie, Solicitor - Employment & Pensions

Who should attend
HR professionals
Operations managers
Anyone else responsible for dealing with HR.

Event details
Cost: Free - but advanced booking is required.
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL
Timings:
8.30am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:45am: Welcome and introduction
9.00am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A and networking
10.00am: Close

Confirmations
You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue. 

Date

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Time 

8:30am - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Wednesday 18 May 2016 

Time: 

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Beever & Struthers, St Georges House, 215 Chester Road, Manchester M15 4JE (Map & directions)

Brabners LLP, Campbell Tickell and Beever and Struthers would be delighted if you would join us for our breakfast seminar on Wednesday 18 May 2016 in Manchester. 

As the housing sector finds itself exploring alternative ways of working there is an increasing focus on collaboration, but what kind of collaboration? Might it be as simple as two registered providers (RP's) sharing the services of a few employees, or is it a full blown amalgamation?
 
Regardless of the specific options being considered, recurring myths will need to be addressed and dispelled in order to make real progress. We will look at the different types of collaboration, the pros and cons of each, their financial aspects and the legal requirements and implications each carries.
 
Join us for this commercial, legal and financial analysis of one of the key issues facing the sector in the current climate. 

Speakers

Rupert Gill is a corporate partner at Brabners LLP and advises RPs on mergers, group structures, collaborative working, joint ventures and governance matters and has been involved in some of the biggest formations of group structures in the North West over the last few years.

David Williams is a partner at Campbell Tickell, and leads for the consultancy on mergers and partnerships, growth and new business. He has been lead consultant on a number of recent mergers and is involved in a number of other partnership discussions.

Sue Hutchinson is an audit partner at Beever and Struthers. Over the past 15 years Sue has worked with a number of RPs who have expanded and developed their structures and activities, including; mutual governance, acquisitions, mergers, trading companies, social enterprise and bond finance. Sue has particular experience in providing support to clients in financial reporting and assessing the impact of the new accounting frameworks, FRS 102 and sector Statements of Recommended Practice (SORPs). 

Jacquie Adams is a tax partner at Beever and Struthers and has over 30 years experience in accountancy. Jacquie specialises in tax planning and spends most of her time on tax planning issues for SMEs and RPs. She is also a member of the Charity Tax Group (CTG) which was set up in 1982 to make representations to Government on charity taxation, which has since become the leading voice for the sector on this issue. 

Event details 

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016
Venue: Beever and Struthers, St Georges House, 215 Chester Road, Manchester M15 4JE (Map & directions)
Programme:
8:00 - Registration, breakfast and networking 
8:30 - Presentations from our panel of speakers 
9:30 - Q&A session 
10:00 - Close 

RSVP
To reserve your place please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne at events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3084. Should you have any special dietary or access requirements please let us know.

Date

Wednesday 18 May 2016 

Time: 

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Beever & Struthers, St Georges House, 215 Chester Road, Manchester M15 4JE (Map & directions)

Date

Wednesday 18 May 2016 

Time: 

9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person 

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Too many businesses struggle to deal with the legal complexities of staff absence and stress in the workplace. If your business is one of them, then this training course is right for you. It will help you to manage sickness issues proactively and with positive results, which can reduce cost and improve employee relations and productivity in your business.

This course will address the following questions:

  • How well does your business manage staff sickness?
  • Do you proactively and effectively deal with employees on long-term sickness absence?
  • What about employees with short-term or intermittent absence?
  • Do you actively manage the impact of stress on your employees?
  • Are you confident that you are properly dealing with employees suffering from stress?

This practical and interactive course will give you an insight into the relevant legal issues and good practice techniques, dispel some of the common myths, as well as provide practical hints and tips to help you manage the difficult scenarios that often arise in this area.

So, who should attend the session? If you work in HR, or are a line manager or supervisor with responsibility for the management of sickness absence in your teams, then this course is essential for you.

  • Once back in the workplace, you’ll be able to:
  • Differentiate between the best approaches for addressing short-term and long-term absence;
  • Fully comply with the strict legal requirements in relation to absence management;
  • Deal effectively with the complex and potentially costly disability discrimination issues that often arise in absence cases;
  • Confidently deal with the common and difficult scenarios that often arise in absence management, like uncooperative employees, conflicting medical information and absence linked to grievances and other side issues; and
  • Proactively manage the impact of stress on your employees and effectively deal with employees suffering from stress
  • As always with our training sessions, interactive and engaging case studies will be used to encourage group discussion plus guests will have the opportunity to share practical know-how, enhancing the overall learning experience. 

The course will be delivered by two specialist employment lawyers and trainers, Andrew Cross and Elspeth Beatty.

You can attend this training session for the competitive price of £100 plus VAT per person.

Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received.

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson

Date

Wednesday 18 May 2016 

Time: 

9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person 

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Wednesday 11 May 2016 

11:30am - 12:15pm 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Webinar

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our HR webinar, the second in our series designed specifically for hotel, leisure and hospitality businesses.

In this interactive webinar we will consider the implications of hiring ex-offenders and aim to answer the following questions:

  • Should we ask job applicants about previous convictions?
  • What are the risks of refusing to employ someone who has been previously convicted?
  • A member of staff has been arrested - can we terminate employment?
  • Do staff have to tell us about criminal matters?

Our fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the debate.

Who will benefit from the webinar?
HR professionals
Operations managers

Webinar details
Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cost: Free - but advanced booking is required

Registration 
Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email containing your joining instructions and a link to add the webinar to your calendar.

Date

Wednesday 11 May 2016 

11:30am - 12:15pm 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Webinar
Date

Thursday 5 May 2016

Time: 

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Natalie Hargreaves.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Brabners and Young Resolution (YResolution) Merseyside invite you to join them for an overview of Family Arbitration.

Leave the session with answers to the following questions:

  • What is Arbitration?
  • How does it work?
  • What cases / issues is it appropriate for?
  • What is the process; what are the pros and cons?

You will have the opportunity to hear from Helen Marriott, Head of Family Law and Family Arbitratory at Brabners LLP.

Timings
5:30pm - Registration and Welcome Drink
6:00pm - Seminar
6:30pm - Q&A Session / Discussion
6:45pm - Networking, Drinks & Nibbles
7:30pm - Event Close

This session will count as 1 CPD hour if the content is relevant to your personal development plan.  

This seminar is open to all YResolution Merseyside members and guests.

To reserve your place for this event, please contact Natalie Hargreaves by Friday 28 April 2016.

 

 

Date

Thursday 5 May 2016

Time: 

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Natalie Hargreaves.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Time:

4:30pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Amanda Hastings.

Venue

Fazenda, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3PG (Map & directions)    

Brabners LLP and independent financial advisers, the Financial Planning Corporation, are delighted to invite you to join them at Fazenda on Wednesday 27 April for a professional advisers forum.

From pre-nups to pensions, partners from each firm will share their insights into the hot topics currently on their agenda.

We are also delighted to be joined by independent economist Peter Stanyer, author of the Economist's Guide to Investment Strategy, widely recognised as one of the most definitive works on the subject. 

Peter will consider the implications of the forthcoming referendum and how BREXIT might impact on investors, the hottest topic of all right now. 

This is a great opportunity to network with fellow practitioners and keep up to date with issues outside of your own immediate specialism so we do hope you can join us. 

Event details
Venue: Fazenda, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3PG (Map & directions)        
Date: Wednesday 27 April 2016
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

The presentations will last for 1 hour followed by an opportunity for questions and discussions. To reserve your place for this event, please contact Amanda Hastings.

Food and drink will be provided. Should you have any special dietary or access requirements, please let us know.

Speaker panel

Date

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Time:

4:30pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Amanda Hastings.

Venue

Fazenda, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3PG (Map & directions)    

Date

Wednesday 20 April 2016 

Time 

9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost

£165 (plus VAT) per person

To reserve your place, please contact Nicola Frost.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Due to the popularity of our company secretarial course for charities, we are once again repeating the course in April 2016.  If you have not already registered your interest, please be quick as there are limited places available. 

Whilst the Companies Act 2006 has removed the need for charitable companies (and any private company) to have a company secretary, the functions of the company secretary have not gone away and need to be picked up by a trustee or someone within the charitable company if a company secretary is not appointed. Failure to carry out the duties that ordinarily fall to the company secretary can see the company incur penalties. It is therefore important now more than ever that trustees fully understand the role and responsibilities of a company secretary so that they can be performed with confidence and without fear of repercussions.  

The course is aimed at charitable companies and would benefit established company secretaries seeking to understand the changes brought about by the Companies Act 2006 as well as assisting new company secretaries or trustees who are looking to know the fundamentals of the job.

At the competitive price of £165 (plus VAT) per person we are sure you will find the session great value for money and look forward to seeing you there. The price includes attendance, course materials, lunch and tea/coffee throughout the day.

Bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received. 

Leave the session with answers to the following questions:

  • What are statutory registers?
  • Is the public entitled to view the company’s statutory registers?
  • How are documents executed?
  • What must be filed with Companies House and what are the time limits?
  • What are the seven director duties and how do these impact upon you as company secretary?
  • What do we mean by a limited company?
  • What is a charitable company limited by guarantee?
  • What main provisions were introduced by the Companies Act 2006 which impact on the administration of a company?
  • What information must be shown on the company’s emails and websites?
  • Who appoints the company secretary?
  • What are the main duties of the company secretary?
  • What are the differences between the directors and the members?
  • How do I go about organising the Annual General Meeting?
  • Do we need to hold an Annual General Meeting?
  • Does the Chair have a casting or second vote at meetings?
  • How should I be giving notice of meetings and what are the rules around this?
  • What are the penalties and sanctions for late filing?

The training will be delivered by Graeme Hughes.

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to Nicola Frost.

Date

Wednesday 20 April 2016 

Time 

9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost

£165 (plus VAT) per person

To reserve your place, please contact Nicola Frost.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 14 April 2016 

Time 

6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cost

£7.50 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

The Ship & Mitre, 133 Dale St, Liverpool L2 2JH

Real Ale Networking will be holding its inaugural Liverpool event at the CAMRA ‘pub of excellence’, The Ship & Mitre on 14 April 2016. The fantastic art deco ‘Higher Room’ will play host to a unique brand of informal networking that allows conversation and new connections to flourish over a delicious pint (or three).

We’ll get the ball rolling with three pints of complimentary real ale before introducing you fellow real ale networkers to make merry, forge links and pick from the Ship & Mitre’s huge range of real ale. 

Sponsored by Brabners Real Estate.

Date

Thursday 14 April 2016 

Time 

6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cost

£7.50 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

The Ship & Mitre, 133 Dale St, Liverpool L2 2JH

Date

Thursday 17 March 2016

Time

9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost

£100 + VAT

To reserve your place, please contact Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

It is essential that line managers and those who work in HR have the relevant skills, knowledge and training to deal confidently with disciplinary issues as they arise.
 
Why follow a disciplinary procedure?
 
  • The law requires it
  • To improve conduct
  • To achieve a consistent approach to disciplinary issues
  • To avoid expensive and time consuming tribunal claims
This training course will help you to identify areas of potential risk and best practice which can reduce management time and expense, improve employee relations, limit exposure to tribunal claims and help you better deal with the challenge of workplace disciplinary matters.
 
This practical training course will give you a clear understanding of the relevant legal issues and introduce good practice techniques to ensure that you are acting reasonably, adopting a fair procedure and acting in a legally compliant manner.
 
So who should attend our training session?

If you work in HR, or are a line manager, supervisor, director, business owner or have any disciplinary responsibilities then this course is essential for you.
 
The cost of this training session is just £100 plus VAT per person.
 
Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received.
 
Please be aware that places are limited. To reserve your place please complete the booking form and return it to Colette Robertson
 
The course will be delivered by two specialist employment lawyers, Stephen Brodie and Chris Pavlou. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
Date

Thursday 17 March 2016

Time

9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost

£100 + VAT

To reserve your place, please contact Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Thursday 9 March 2016

Time 

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free

advanced booking is required.

Venue

Webinar

Following the sell-out success of our recent HR breakfast forum in Manchester we have decided to roll out this session as a webinar. 

We will be discussing the role of HR in supporting investigations and disciplinary proceedings following the recent case of Ramphal v Department for Transport which found HR's influence in disciplinary proceedings led to dismissal being unfair. 

  • Has this case re-defined the role of HR in supporting disciplinary cases? 
  • Why has this case been described as one of the most important case decisions of 2015 for HR Professionals? 

Our fully interactive webinar will be streamed live. Sign up and join in the debate.

Who will benefit from the webinar?

HR Professionals

Operations Managers

Webinar details 

Date: Wednesday 9 March 2016 

Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost:  Free - but advanced booking is required.

Date

Thursday 9 March 2016

Time 

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cost

Free

advanced booking is required.

Venue

Webinar

Date

Thursday 3 March 2016

Time 

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please email events@brabners.com 

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

State of Mind Sport (State of Mind) is bringing their award-winning workshop session to the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Liverpool on Thursday 3 March, proudly sponsored and hosted by Brabners LLP.
 
The workshop will explore mental fitness and resilience in a sporting and business context. The session is light hearted but deals with serious mental health issues.
 
Led by Dr Phil Cooper, nurse consultant in mental health & substance misuse, the workshop will hear from former rugby league players Jimmy Gittins and Danny Sculthorpe, who will speak of their life-changing injuries and illness.
 
You will also hear from IoD member Sam Jones regarding stress-related illness and IoD member and State of Mind trustee Owen Cotterell of Mocha.
 
State of Mind is a charity that harnesses the power of sport to promote positive mental health among sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities.
 
Raising awareness of the issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing, State of Mind deliver education to all levels of sport, business, education and community groups, while signposting individuals to access care and support in their area.

Event details 

Date: Thursday 3 March 2016
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL (Map & Directions)
Timings: 
17:00 - Registration, drinks & nibbles, networking
17:30 - Welcome from Pete Radcliffe, IoD Liverpool
17:35 - A word from Nick Campbell, Brabners LLP - sponsors & hosts
17:40 - The IoD and mental health in 2016 - Sam Jones, IoD North West
17:45 - State of Mind Sport - an introduction from Owen Cotterell, trustee & IoD 99 member
17:50 - Live Well, Work Better - State of Mind workshop session led by Dr Phil Cooper, Danny Sculthorpe, Jimmy Gittins and Owen Cotterell
18:30 - Q&A, open discussion and closing remarks
18:35 - Networking with drinks & nibbles
19:00 - Close

RSVP

Places for this event are limited. For more information or to reserve your place, please contact Lucie Osborne at events@brabners.com or by calling 0151 600 3084. 

Date

Thursday 3 March 2016

Time 

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please email events@brabners.com 

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Time

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Alex Clark.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Brabners are delighted to be hosting a Professional Liverpool Networking Lunch with Alex Brazier, Bank of England Financial Policy Committee. 

The Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee is responsible for identifying, and taking action to reduce, systemic risks to the UK financial sector. In his role as the Bank of England’s Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, Alex Brazier is responsible for the Bank’s assessment of risks to UK financial stability and its work on bank stress testing and the strategy for the use of ‘macro-prudential’ policy tools. To find out more about Alex, read his biography here.

At the lunch, Alex will talk about the FPC’s current assessment of risk in the UK and global financial systems, and the initiatives that the committee is taking to mitigate these. 

To book a place, please contact Alex Clark on 0151 224 1855. 

Please note that this meeting is not open to the media and the discussion will be off-the-record.


Date

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Time

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Alex Clark.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

 

Cost

£50 + VAT

To reserve your place, please contact Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Health and Safety Regulations are an increasing Regulatory minefield for all businesses. Awareness and compliance are key if prosecution, heavy fines, criminal convictions and prison sentences as well as reputational damage and adverse publicity are to be avoided. 

This training session will explore some of the most recent developments and how these changes will impact on your business. We will focus on the practicalities of compliance and the consequences for you and your business of getting it wrong. Doing nothing is not an option. 

New sentencing provisions came into effect on 1 February 2016 which contains important changes and some very significant increases in available fines. This training session will explain these key changes, what you need to do and how these changes might affect your business.

This is the first in a series of planned training sessions on health & safety topics designed to ensure that your business is kept up to date.  

So who should attend our training session?

If you work in HR, or you are an employer, director, business owner or a manager, then this course is essential for you.

The cost of this training session is just £50 plus VAT per person. 

Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited. To go ahead and reserve your place please complete the booking form and return to Colette Robertson

The training will delivered by Lachlan Nisbet, Head of Regulatory Health and Safety and experienced lawyer specialising in Health & Safety compliance, law and practice.
 

Date

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

 

Cost

£50 + VAT

To reserve your place, please contact Colette Robertson.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Tuesday 23 February 2016 

Time 

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions

Mersey Maritime in conjunction with Brabners LLP, bring you this timely workshop session on public procurement law.

Nearly a year on from the introduction of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, there have been a number of significant changes to Procurement rules, with the Government introducing guidance documents on various aspects of this legislation. The Courts have also recently made a number of key decisions on aspects of public procurement law, on cases under the new Regulations and their 2006 predecessors.

Contracting authorities must comply with public procurement law when entering into contracts for works, goods or services above certain financial thresholds.

Brabners’ specialist procurement lawyers, Richard Hough and Michael Winder, are holding a free training workshop which will be looking at current issues in public procurement law. Between them, Richard and Michael, who are members of the Procurement Lawyers' Association, have significant experience of advising clients on a wide variety of public procurement law issues.

In this seminar, Richard and Michael will discuss:

  • The Public Contract Regulations 2015 - key changes introduced
  • The impact of the new rules and government guidance
  • Recent case law on challenges to procurement procedures
  • Changes to the regulation of Utilities and Concessions

Who should attend? 

This workshop will be relevant to:

Individuals working for contracting authorities, utilities, and in-house legal teams.
Private sector suppliers who wish to bid for public sector work

RSVP

To reserve your place, please email events@merseymaritime.co.uk by Tuesday 23 February or call 0151 647 4747.  

 

Date

Tuesday 23 February 2016 

Time 

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions

Date

10-11 February 2016 

 

Cost

Free for those who pre-register.

To register your attendance for the Energy Now Expo, please click here.

Venue

Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH

Brabners are delighted to be exhibiting once again at the Energy Now Expo on 10-11 February 2016 at the Telford International Centre. Come and see us on Stand 13 where we will be showcasing the legal issues relating to renewable energy, energy saving technology and land management.

The Energy Now Expo brings together farmers and landowners from all over the UK and gives you the opportunity to explore and further understand the renewable energy opportunities available, as well as the best practices in energy management.

Farming is one of the most energy intensive industries in operation today. As these energy costs continue to rise, increasing numbers of farmers are looking for alternative energy sources in order to reduce their bills, as well as their carbon emissions and increase income.

The Expo will:

  • Explain how each of the renewable energy sources work
  • Show how alternative energy solutions can save money on fuel costs
  • Outline how farmers and landowners can earn extra income by supplying a renewable energy to the national grid.
  • Debate about these issues with other farmers and landowners
  • Have access to practical workshops on each energy type.

Admission to the exhibition is free for all those who pre-register. Free conference entry is also available for Energy Now magazine subscribers, as well as to members of the NFU, CLA, Anglia Farmers, and Woldmarsh Producers – providing they pre-register. More information can be found at http://www.energynowexpo.co.uk/book

 

Date

10-11 February 2016 

 

Cost

Free for those who pre-register.

To register your attendance for the Energy Now Expo, please click here.

Venue

Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH

Date

Friday 5 February 2016 

Time: 

6:00pm - onwards 

Cost

£15 per person.

To reserve your place, please contact Natalie Hargreaves.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

The Women's Lawyer Division and Young Resolution would like to invite you to a Champagne and Fizz Tasting.

When: Friday 5 February 2016, 6:00pm

Where: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions

Tickets: £15 per person. 

RSVP: natalie.hargreaves@brabners.com (Places will be confirmed upon payment - deadline for payment is 29 January 2016)

We hope to see you there! 

Date

Friday 5 February 2016 

Time: 

6:00pm - onwards 

Cost

£15 per person.

To reserve your place, please contact Natalie Hargreaves.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Thursday 4 February 2016

Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required. 

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

We are delighted to invite you to our Charity Law Annual Update, taking place on Thursday 4 February 2015 in Manchester.  Held in conjunction with Mazars LLP, our seminar will provide charity trustees and senior managers with an update on legal and accounting developments affecting charities that have taken place over the previous year.

Stephen Claus and Graeme Hughes from Brabners’ Charity Law team will give a general round up of legal developments including:

  • The new powers being granted to the Charity Commission as part of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill and;
  • The Charity Commission’s new core guidance for trustees
  • Fundraising by charities
  • The Charity Commission’s regulatory activity over the past 12 months
  • Other developments including the collapse of Kids Company, key charity law cases and the ongoing coverage of charity chief executive pay.

Employment Update

Recruitment and retention of staff remain two of the most challenging issues for charities – Lydia Edgar, Employment Partner at Brabners will examine the legal risks in the recruitment process and how to avoid them and provide some practical tips on how the employment contract can be utilised to improve staff retention.

Accounting Update

Paul Gibson, National Charity Specialist at Mazars will discuss developments in the world of charity accounting focusing in particular on the new Charities SORPs. The new framework provides a SORP to support each of the accounting standards from which charities can choose and Paul will discuss the main changes and how charities should determine which SORP to adopt.

The seminar will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to ask any questions they might have for our speakers.

This free seminar is always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Event Details 

Date: Thursday 4 February 2016
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map and Directions)
Timings: Registration and networking will commence at 4:00pm with the presentation commencing at 4:30pm and drawing to a close at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP
To reserve your place, please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne on events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3084. 
 

Date

Thursday 4 February 2016

Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required. 

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Date

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Time 

4:00pm - 6:00pm 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

We are delighted to invite you to our Charity Law Annual Update, taking place on Wednesday 3 February 2016 in Liverpool. Held in conjunction with DSG Accountants, this seminar will provide charity trustees and senior managers with an update on legal and accounting developments affecting charities that have taken place over the previous year.

Stephen Claus and Graeme Hughes from Brabners’ Charity Law team will give a general round up of legal developments including:

  • The new powers being granted to the Charity Commission as part of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill and;
  • The Charity Commission’s new core guidance for trustees
  • Fundraising by charities
  • The Charity Commission’s regulatory activity over the past 12 months
  • Other developments including the collapse of Kids Company, key charity law cases and the ongoing coverage of charity chief executive pay.

Employment Update

Recruitment and retention of staff remain two of the most challenging issues for charities – Stephen Brodie, Employment Partner at Brabners will examine the legal risks in the recruitment process and how to avoid them and provide some practical tips on how the employment contract can be utilised to improve staff retention.

Accounting Update

Jean Ellis, Partner at DSG Accountants will talk you through how the changes to the charities SORP and FRS102 will impact on your organisation.

The seminar will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to ask any questions they might have for our speakers.

This free seminar is always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Event Details 

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2016
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L3 3YL (Map and Directions)
Timings: Registration and networking will commence at 4:00pm with the presentation commencing at 4:30pm and drawing to a close at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
RSVP

To reserve your place for this seminar please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne on events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3084. 

Date

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Time 

4:00pm - 6:00pm 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Thursday 28 January 2016

Time: 

8:00am - 10:00am 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

We’d be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Manchester on Thursday 28 January 2016.

HR: Advising or Influencing? – Where to Draw the Line. This month we will be discussing the role of HR in two areas:

  • Internal proceedings, in particular disciplinary hearings. We will look at and discuss the role of HR in supporting and advising managers and decision makers in the context of the case of Ramphal v Department for Transport which found HR's influence in disciplinary proceedings led to dismissal being unfair.
  • The dangers of “advising” employees in relation to other situations e.g. employee benefits.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues. 

Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.
 
Who should attend? 

  • HR Professionals 
  • Operations Managers
  • Anyone else who is responsible for dealing with HR  

Timings
8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close 

RSVP 

To reserve your place please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne on events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3084.

Confirmations

You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue. 

Date

Thursday 28 January 2016

Time: 

8:00am - 10:00am 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Date

Thursday 28 January 2016 

Time 

9:30am - 1:00pm

Cost

£100 (plus VAT)

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Becoming a charity trustee can be a richly rewarding experience, but the role is not an easy one as it brings with it responsibilities in law and the risk of personal liability if you fail to act appropriately. In these challenging times where funding is increasingly being cut and more charities are under threat, it is important now more than ever that trustees understand the key ingredients which make them competent in their role, able to effectively discharge their duties and better able to lead the charity through this difficult period.

This short training session has been designed to highlight your legal duties so that you understand where things can go wrong, what tasks you must perform and provide you with some practical tips to make you a more effective board member.

Come along if you are an existing trustee looking for a refresher, if you are new to the role or are attracted by the idea of becoming a trustee but need to know more.

At the competitive price of £100 per person (plus VAT) we are sure you will find the session great value for money and look forward to seeing you there. Bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received. To reserve your place, please complete the booking form.

Leave the training session with answers to the following key questions:

  • What is the difference between an unincorporated charity structure and that of a company?
  • Are the risks so great for us that we need the comfort of limited liability?
  • What are my legal responsibilities as a charity trustee?
  • Am I eligible to serve as a charity trustee?
  • What other legislation should I be concerned about?
  • Are the directors of a charitable company, the trustees?
  • If I am the trustee of a charitable company do I have additional duties?
  • Is there a distinction between duties and powers?
  • What is a charity’s governing document?
  • Am I able to leave the operations of the charity in the hands of the Chief Executive?
  • How often should the board meet?
  • What should I do to ensure that tasks are properly delegated?
  • What is a breach of trust and will it leave our trustees liable?
  • What checks should our board undertake to ensure that our charity remains solvent?
  • Am I able to claim expenses as a charity trustee?
  • How should we manage conflicts of interest?
  • I have been co-opted onto the board of trustees. Do I have voting rights?
  • What makes a good trustee a great trustee?
  • What should I be careful of in managing my charity?

Each delegate will leave the training session with a detailed theory handbook which covers all they have learnt and which can be rolled out to their board. The training will be delivered by Stephen Claus.

Date

Thursday 28 January 2016 

Time 

9:30am - 1:00pm

Cost

£100 (plus VAT)

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 27 January 2016 

Time 

8:00am - 9:45am 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Liverpool on Wednesday 27 January 2016.

HR: Advising or Influencing? – Where to Draw the Line. This month we will be discussing the role of HR in two areas:

  • Internal proceedings, in particular disciplinary hearings. We will look at and discuss the role of HR in supporting and advising managers and decision makers in the context of the case of Ramphal v Department for Transport which found HR's influence in disciplinary proceedings led to dismissal being unfair.
     
  • The dangers of "advising" employees in relation to other situations e.g. employee benefits.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues. 

Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Who should attend? 

  • HR Professionals 
  • Operations Managers
  • Anyone else who is responsible for dealing with HR  

Timings

8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close 

RSVP

To reserve your place please click here or alternatively contact Lucie Osborne on events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3084.

Confirmations

You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue. 

Date

Wednesday 27 January 2016 

Time 

8:00am - 9:45am 

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Tuesday 12 January 2016 

Time: 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

RSM, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG (Map & Directions)

Brabners and 350 Investment Partners would be delighted if you could join us on Tuesday 12 January, at RSM offices in Liverpool for the next Energy Drinks event.  

We are pleased to announce Graham Bond, Partner at RSM will be speaking at this event. 

The Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all energy and environmental professionals, or those interested in learning more about the sector, and is co-hosted by our Renewable Energy Team alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental.

Event Details

Venue:    RSM, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG (Map & Directions)

Timings:   6.00pm - Networking and drinks 
                 6.30pm: Speaker - Graham Bond, Partner as RSM
                 7.00pm - Further networking
                 8:00pm - Close

Interested?
To reserve your place for this event, please RSVP to Reta Madgin at events@brabners.com

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Date

Tuesday 12 January 2016 

Time: 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

RSM, 14th Floor, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG (Map & Directions)

Date

Manchester 

Friday 18 December 2015
8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

£50 + VAT 

To reserve your place, please complete and return the booking form.

Venue

Manchester
Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

The flexible workforce in the UK is likely to be hit by some very substantial changes come April 2016, which are due to be confirmed as part of the Autumn Statement.

Join leading experts Paul Chamberlain, Head of Employment & Pensions (Brabners LLP), Nick Duffin, Employment Tax Director (BDO LLP) and James Fieldhouse, M&A Assistant Director (BDO LLP) for an analysis of the Government’s proposals as announced in the Autumn Statement and its implications for businesses in the recruitment sector. We invite you to join these experts at our upcoming seminar – please see the event details below.

What are the Issues?

At the 2015 Budget, the Chancellor announced that the Government will restrict tax relief on home-to-work travel and subsistence expenses for workers engaged through an employment intermediary (for example, an umbrella company, personal service company etc), in an attempt to remove tax relief where a worker is:

  • supplying personal services,
  • engaged through an employment intermediary (umbrella companies, ‘personal service companies’, and some other employment businesses); and,
  • is subject to the supervision, direction or control of any person.

At the Budget, it was also announced that HMRC would start a dialogue with businesses on how to improve the effectiveness of the existing intermediaries legislation, commonly known as IR35. 

We are expecting updates on both of these areas in the Autumn Statement followed by draft legislation.

Seminar Details 

Friday 18 December 2015
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)
Cost:  £50+VAT per person
Timings
8:00am: Registration and refreshments
8:30am: Presentations followed by a Q&A session
10:00am: Close

RSVP

To reserve your place, please complete and return the booking form. If you have any queries about this seminar, please contact Reta Madgin by email  or call 0151 600 3401. 

Date

Manchester 

Friday 18 December 2015
8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

£50 + VAT 

To reserve your place, please complete and return the booking form.

Venue

Manchester
Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Date

Tuesday 1 December 2015 

Time: 

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Contracting authorities must comply with public procurement law when entering into contracts for works, goods or services above certain financial thresholds.

A new piece of domestic legislation, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 was introduced earlier this year which contained a number of significant changes to the old rules.  Nine months on, the regulations are not so new and the Government has introduced numerous guidance documents on various aspects of this legislation.  The Courts have also recently made a number of key decisions on aspects of public procurement law, on cases under the new Regulations and their 2006 predecessors.

Our specialist procurement lawyers, Richard Hough and Michael Winder, are holding two free seminars on current issues in public procurement law. Between them, Richard and Michael, who are members of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association, have significant experience of advising clients on a wide variety of public procurement law issues.

In this seminar, Richard and Michael will discuss:

  • The Public Contract Regulations 2015 - key changes introduced
  • The impact of the new rules and government guidance
  • Recent case law on challenges to procurement procedures
  • Changes to the regulation of Utilities and Concessions.

Seminar Timings 
4:00pm: Registration, refreshments and networking
4:30pm: Welcome and introduction
4:40pm: Presentations by Richard Hough and Michael Winder
5:40pm: Presentations conclude followed by Q&A and networking
6:00pm: Close 

Who should attend?

Individuals working for contracting authorities, utilities, and in-house legal team and private sector suppliers who wish to bid for public sector work.

 

 

Date

Tuesday 1 December 2015 

Time: 

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Thursday 19 November 2015 

Time

Lunchtime Briefing - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Evening Briefing - 5:00pm - 6:30pm 

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Reta Madgin quoting the briefing you would like to attend.

Venue

Liverpool: The Racquet Club, The Hargreaves Buildings, 5 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG
Manchester: RBS Building, 7th Floor, 1 Spinningfields Square, Manchester M3 3AP 

Brabners LLP, in conjunction with NatWest, is delighted to welcome Stephen Boyle, Head of Group Economics for The Royal Bank of Scotland to speak at our annual Economic Briefing on Thursday 19 November 2015.

In what promises to be an interesting talk in light of the current economy and its challenges to businesses, Stephen will review the global and domestic economic landscape in light of growth, employment and inflation and consider the future outlook and implications for the local economy here in the North West. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
 
About Stephen

Stephen Boyle is Head of Group Economics at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and was as Head of Business Economics at RBS from 1996 to 2001. He returned to RBS in 2006, having established Futureskills Scotland - the Scottish government's labour market analysis unit - and led the economics and evaluation functions of Scottish Enterprise. He is as a Director of RBS Pension Trustees Ltd and was Director of an economic consulting business. Stephen was educated at Glasgow and McGill Universities. 

Event Details

Liverpool - Lunchtime Briefing 
Date: Thursday 19 November 2015
Venue: The Racquet Club, The Hargreaves Buildings, 5 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG (Map and Directions)
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm 

Manchester - Evening Briefing 
Date: Thursday 19 November 2015
Venue: RBS Building, 7th Floor, 1 Spinningfields Square, Manchester M3 3AP (Map and Directions)
Time: 5.00pm - 6:30pm 

RSVP

This event is always well attended and places will go fast, so please RSVP as soon as possible to guarantee your place by contacting Reta Madgin on events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3401 qupting which briefing you would like to attend. 

Date

Thursday 19 November 2015 

Time

Lunchtime Briefing - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Evening Briefing - 5:00pm - 6:30pm 

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Reta Madgin quoting the briefing you would like to attend.

Venue

Liverpool: The Racquet Club, The Hargreaves Buildings, 5 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG
Manchester: RBS Building, 7th Floor, 1 Spinningfields Square, Manchester M3 3AP 

Date

Thursday 19 November 2015 

Time: 

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost

Free

To attend, please register here with code UNICORN2015

Venue

Constellations, Observatory, 35-39 Greenland St., Liverpool, L1 0BS (Map & Directions)

Sponsored by Brabners 

Since the publication of GP Bullhound's report last year, technology companies worth more than a billion dollars, or Unicorns, have received unprecedented attention from the media and the tech community. Many commentators were surprised that 30 European Unicorns had been grown.

There are now 40 companies in the prestigious list, as described in GP Bullhound's latest report “European Unicorns – Do They Have Legs?”, recently featured in Financial Times, Newsweek and Tech.eu.

This year GP Bullhound assess if Europe’s ecosystem can continue to create billion dollar “home runs” and the common key attributes of the cohort of European unicorns founded from 2000 onwards.

Please join GP Bullhound in the discussion as they present their latest report “European Unicorns - Do They Have Legs?” in Liverpool, sponsored by Brabners.

Event Timings
5.00pm Registrations & refreshments
5.30pm Welcome by Nik White, Brabners
5.35pm Hugh Campbell & Luke Burns of GP Bullhound present key findings from the research
6.30pm Open Discussion / Q&A
6.45pm Networking drinks

To attend, please register here with code UNICORN2015

For further information, please contact bev.boettcher@gpbullhound.com

Date

Thursday 19 November 2015 

Time: 

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost

Free

To attend, please register here with code UNICORN2015

Venue

Constellations, Observatory, 35-39 Greenland St., Liverpool, L1 0BS (Map & Directions)

Date

Tuesday 17 November 2015 

Time: 

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One (Upstairs), Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Brabners and 350 Investment Partners invite you to join us on the evening of 17 November 2015, at All Bar One in Liverpool, for the next Energy Drinks event. The event will be co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental. 

We are pleased to announce Brabners Renewable Energy Team will be speaking at this event, with their views and perspective on low carbon in the North West. The Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all professionals in the Energy and Environmental sector, or for those interested in learning more about the sector. The event is free for people with a genuine interest in the Energy and Environmental sector across Merseyside.

Venue:     All Bar One (Upstairs)

Location: Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Timings:  6.00pm:  Networking and drinks

                 6.30pm: Speaker-Brabners Renewable Energy Team

                 7.00pm: Further drinks and networking

* Space is limited please register early to avoid disappointment*

Interested? Please RSVP to Lynsey Barnes reserve your place.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Brabners has a dedicated Renewable Energy Team comprising members from multiple legal disciplines with extensive sector knowledge and an impressive array of experience of working on a variety of renewable energy projects, so their involvement with this sector-specific event will be very beneficial.

Date

Tuesday 17 November 2015 

Time: 

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One (Upstairs), Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Date

Thursday 5 November 2015 

Time

12:00pm - 14:00pm

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

The Shed - Unit 51, Baltic Creative CIC, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH

Baltic Creative Masterclass sessions provide free business support for tenants and creative and digital industries across the Liverpool City Region. Taking place monthly these sessions will be delivered by expert partners to provide advice on specific issues faced by businesses and individuals working in the creative and digital sector.

The second Masterclass session which focuses on Intellectual Property will be delivered by Brabners in partnership with Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce.

Remember, remember...practical ways to dealing with your intellectual property.

Session content will cover: 

  • Guys, I have an idea! What IP you have and how can it be protected 
  • Gunpowder Plot...Practical steps to a successful IP strategy
  • Avoiding fireworks...Successful exploitation of your portfolio 
  • What to do if your idea skyrockets overseas
  • Keep the fire burning...How to manage your future IP 

This session will be delivered by Hayley Morgan and Colin Bell who are part of the IP/Commercial team at Brabners LLP. 

To reserve your place for this masterclass please click here.

Date

Thursday 5 November 2015 

Time

12:00pm - 14:00pm

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

The Shed - Unit 51, Baltic Creative CIC, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH

Date

Wednesday 4 November 2015 

Time: 

4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

We are delighted to invite you to our Charity Law  Update, taking place on Wednesday 4 November in Liverpool where we will be reviewing the recently revised trustee  guidance from the Charity Commission.

The Essential Trustee is the key guidance for all charity trustees in England and Wales, and explains what the Charity Commission expect of trustees and their roles and responsibilities.

Presented by Stephen Claus, Head of Charity & Social Enterprise, and Graeme Hughes, Associate in Brabners' Charity team, our  seminar will review this  guidance, examine how this has changed and advise on how you as a trustee need to review your conduct in light of these changes.

The seminar will conclude with a general round up of other developments that will be of interest to charities.

This free seminar is always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Event Details
Cost:
Free - but advance booking is required.
Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015
Venue: Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Timings
Registration and networking will commence at 4:00pm with the presentation commencing at 4:30pm and drawing to a close at 5:30pm.  Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP
To reserve your place for this event, please click here. For more information please contact Reta Madgin on events@brabners.com or call 0151 600 3401.

Date

Wednesday 4 November 2015 

Time: 

4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Time

9:00am-11:00am

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place for this event, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

The Conservative Government has wasted no time in its efforts to make further reforms to the planning system and framework of grants and support in relation to renewable energy.

Join us to learn about the effects on funding and what other options are available to renewable energy investors and entrepreneurs. In addition, we will explore planning and environmental constraints and discuss what the future holds for the sector. 

Speaking at the event will be Brabners corporate partner Mark Rathbone and planning and environmental partner, Claire Petricca-Riding.

We are pleased to announce that Vincent Fraser QC from Kings Chambers will also be joining us as our guest speaker. Vincent will review recent planning decisions and government statements and advise on planning for the future. 

Seminar Timings

9:00am:   Registration, refreshments and networking
9:30am:   Speaker presentations
10:30am: Q&A followed by networking
11:00am: Close

Date

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Time

9:00am-11:00am

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place for this event, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Wednesday 21 October 2015 

Time 

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - but advance booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Manchester on Wednesday 21 October 2015.

Our hot topic for this session will be Gender Pay: Please Mind the Gap! With the topic of the gender pay gap being constantly in the news and the recent government consultation on mandatory pay gap reporting, this session will provide an opportunity to discuss just how wide the gap really is and whether reducing it is a priority for businesses. We will also consider the latest proposals for the introduction of a national living wage for employees and what impact this might have on businesses.

Our debate promises to be lively. Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like-minded colleagues. 

Speaker 
Lee Jefcott, Senior Associate, Employment & Pensions

Who should attend? 
HR Professionals 
Operations Managers 

Event Details
Date: Wednesday 21 October 2015
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)
Cost: Free - but advance booking is required.

Timings
8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close 

RSVP
To reserve your place for this event please click here. For further information on this event, please contact Reta Madgin on 0151 600 3401 or by email
 

Date

Wednesday 21 October 2015 

Time 

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - but advance booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Thursday 15 October 2015

Time

9:00am-4:00pm

Cost

£75 + VAT

To reserve your place or for more information please click here.

Venue

BT Convention Centre, Kingsdock, Waterfront Liverpool L3 4FP

Firmly established as one of the leading housing events in the region, The North West Housing Conference returns to Liverpool on Thursday 15 October 2015.

A must attend event for housing professionals, this one day conference will review the latest developments in policy and strategy and explore the economic realities facing the sector following the Summer Budget and the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review in November. 

Current and emerging housing issues will be explored through our programme of keynote presentations and practical workshops, including improving the links between health provision and housing, catering for an ageing population and empowering communities. 

Chaired by Derek Long, Director - Arc4, our keynote speakers include: 

  • Gill Payne, Director of Policy and External Affairs - National Housing Federation 
  • Colette McKune MBE, Deputy Group Chief Executive - ForViva
  • Deborah McLaughlin, Chief Executive - Manchester Place
  • Carol Rogers MBE, Director of Education and Visitors - National Museums Liverpool & House of Memories Project

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at Registered Providers, Housing Professionals, Local Authorities and other related businesses. As well as providing access to workshop sessions, delegates will also have the opportunity to network and meet representatives from various exhibitors.

Book your place now!

Please visit the North West Housing Conference website to view the full conference programme, workshops and information on how to book your place.

You can also download a copy of the conference flyer here.

You can also keep up to date with all the conference news on Twitter - @NWHousingConf (#NWHC15).

Date

Thursday 15 October 2015

Time

9:00am-4:00pm

Cost

£75 + VAT

To reserve your place or for more information please click here.

Venue

BT Convention Centre, Kingsdock, Waterfront Liverpool L3 4FP

Date

Tuesday 7 November 2015 

Time 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool L2 7NU 

Brabners and 350 Investment Partners invite you to join us on the evening of 17 November 2015, at All Bar One in Liverpool, for the next Energy Drinks event. The event will be co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental. 

With a top tier speaker, the Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all professionals in the Energy and Environmental sector, or for those interested in learning more about the sector. The event is free for people with a genuine interest in the Energy and Environmental sector across Merseyside.

Venue:     All Bar One (Upstairs)

Location: Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Timings:  6.00pm:  Networking and drinks

                6.30pm: Speaker

                7.00pm: Further drinks and networking

* Space is limited please register early to avoid disappointment*

Please rsvp to lynsey.barnes@350ip.co.uk reserve your place.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Brabners has a dedicated Renewable Energy Team comprising members from multiple legal disciplines with extensive sector knowledge and an impressive array of experience of working on a variety of renewable energy projects, so their involvement with this sector-specific event will be very beneficial.

Date

Tuesday 7 November 2015 

Time 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool L2 7NU 

Date

Thursday 8 October 2015 

Time 

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Liverpool on Thursday 8 October 2015.

Our hot topic for this session will be Gender Pay: Please Mind the Gap! With the topic of the gender pay gap being constantly in the news and the recent government consultation on mandatory pay gap reporting, this session will provide an opportunity to discuss just how wide the gap really is and whether reducing it is a priority for businesses. We will also consider the latest proposals for the introduction of a national living wage for employees and what impact this might have on businesses.

Our debate promises to be lively. Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like-minded colleagues.

Who should attend? 
HR Professionals 
Operations Managers 

Speakers 

Event Details
Cost: Free - but advance booking is required.
Date: Thursday 8 October  2015
Venue: Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Timings
8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close 

RSVP
To reserve your place for this event please click here. For further information on this event, please contact Reta Madgin on 0151 600 3401 or by email

Date

Thursday 8 October 2015 

Time 

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Tuesday 29 September 2015 

Time 

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 7-8 Chapel Street, Preston PR1 8AN (Map & Directions)

The world of pensions is moving ever faster. The changes that have come into force this year, and those proposed from April 2016 and beyond, will affect both employers and employees, and in particular how employers manage their employees' journey towards retirement. 

With an employer-focused slant, we'll examine what they will mean to you. 

We'll talk about auto-enrolment, especially as it applies to smaller employers, and the new flexibilities that have come into force, including looking at the restrictions that the Government have brought in to balance some of the new freedoms. We'll also look at what has been proposed in the Chancellor's summer budget and the profound effects that they may have on pensions provision in the future. 

Seminar Details

Date: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Venue: Brabners LLP, 7-8 Chapel Street, Preston, PR1 8AN (Map & Directions)

Timings
4:00pm: Registration, refreshments and networking
4:30pm: Presentations, followed by Q&A
6:00pm: Close

RSVP
To reserve your place for this event or for more information, please click here.

You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.  

 

Date

Tuesday 29 September 2015 

Time 

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 7-8 Chapel Street, Preston PR1 8AN (Map & Directions)

Date

Tuesday 22 September 2015 

Time

3:30pm - 5:30pm

 

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place for this event, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

The UK Government considers that the current legislation around consumer rights is out of date, confusing and incomplete.

The new Consumer Rights Act is intended to rectify this by consolidating eight current pieces of legislation into one act and introduce new protection for consumers.

The act is due to come into force on 1 October 2015 and, in particular, will replace and supplement current business to consumer legislation in respect of the sale of goods, the supply of goods and services and unfair contract terms.

Two members of our specialist commercial team, Michael Winder and Eleanor Markey, will be holding a free seminar to update you on the changes brought in by the new legislation and what you should be doing to comply with the new law.  

In the seminars Michael and Eleanor will discuss:

  • The key changes to the existing law re. goods and services
  • The new provisions regarding digital content
  • How to remain compliant with the new consumer laws and regulations
  • The rights and remedies available to consumers 

Who should attend?

Individuals working in a consumer facing business (i.e. supplying goods or services to the general public).

Seminar Timings
3:30pm:  Registration, refreshments and networking
4:00pm:  Welcome and introduction
4:10pm:  Presentations by Michael Winder and Eleanor Markey
5:00pm:  Presentations conclude followed by Q&A and networking
5:30pm:  Close

Each seminar will count as 1 CPD hour if the content is relevant to your personal development plan.  

RSVP

To reserve your place for this event or for more information, please click here.

Date

Tuesday 22 September 2015 

Time

3:30pm - 5:30pm

 

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place for this event, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Date

Tuesday 15th September 2015

Time 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Brabners and 350 Investment Partners invite you to join us on the evening of 15 September 2015, at All Bar One in Liverpool, for the next Energy Drinks event. The event will be co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental. 

With a top tier speaker, the Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all professionals in the Energy and Environmental sector, or for those interested in learning more about the sector. The event is free for people with a genuine interest in the Energy and Environmental sector across Merseyside.

Venue:      All Bar One (Upstairs)
Location:  Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU
Timings:   6.00pm:  Networking and drinks
                 6.30pm: Speaker
                 7.00pm: Further drinks and networking

* Space is limited please register early to avoid disappointment*

Please RSVP to Reta Madgin at Brabners LLP to reserve your place by emailing events@brabners.com.  
 
We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

 

Date

Tuesday 15th September 2015

Time 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Date

Tuesday 14 July 2015 

Time 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Baker Tilly, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG

Brabners and 350 Investment Partners would be delighted if you could join us on Tuesday 14 July, at Baker Tilly in Liverpool for the Energy Drinks.  

The Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all energy and environmental professionals, or those interested in learning more about the sector, and is co-hosted by our Renewable Energy Team alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental.
 
We are pleased to announce that Bob Evans, Managing Director of Virtus Projects will be joining us as our guest speaker. 
 
Event Details 

Venue:    Baker Tilly, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG (Map & Directions) 

Timings: 6.00pm - Networking and drinks 
                 6.30pm: Speaker - Bob Evans, Managing Director - Virtus Projects 
                 7.00pm - Further networking 
                 8:00pm - Close

Interested?

Please RSVP to Reta Madgin at Brabners LLP to reserve your place by emailing events@brabners.com  
 
We look forward to seeing you there! 

Date

Tuesday 14 July 2015 

Time 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free 

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Baker Tilly, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG

Date

Friday 10 July 2015 

Time

8:30am - 10:15am

Cost

Member (of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce): Free

Non Member: £10.00

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Merseytravel HQ, Mann Island, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1BP 

This July, the Economic Business Breakfast returns to bring delegates an exclusive opportunity to discuss the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s recent budget.

Key note speaker David Bharier, Business Insights Manager at British Chambers of Commerce will present the local and national business voice garnered through the Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey. We will also be exploring the most recent changes identified by Britain’s largest private sector survey, featuring contributions from Liverpool & Sefton Chamber members.

This will be followed by a discussion with an expert panel to find out what the latest announcements mean for city region businesses.

You will have the opportunity to hear from:

  • Mark Rathbone - Brabners LLP
  • Mark Basnett – LEP
  • Graeme Davies - Mitchell Charlesworth

Join us there to contribute the debate, hosted by ITV's Rob McLoughlin, and ensure the voice of business doesn't become an after-thought.

Before the event, delegates will also receive a complimentary breakfast and have the opportunity to network. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date

Friday 10 July 2015 

Time

8:30am - 10:15am

Cost

Member (of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce): Free

Non Member: £10.00

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Merseytravel HQ, Mann Island, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1BP 

Date

Thursday 9 July 2015

Time

14:30pm - 17:00pm 

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

RBS/NatWest, 1 Spinningfields Square, Deansgate, Manchester 

Join us, alongside Outsauce, NatWest, Recruitment International and Saffery Champness for the latest Recruitment Leaders event in Manchester City Centre on Thursday 9 July

This roundtable/open debate format will allow us to assess the impact on recruitment of the post-election economy and the Government’s plans with the Northern Powerhouse, which will be outlined in July’s emergency Budget.

For more information, and to book your place, please click here.

Date

Thursday 9 July 2015

Time

14:30pm - 17:00pm 

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

RBS/NatWest, 1 Spinningfields Square, Deansgate, Manchester 

Date

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Time

13:00pm - 13:40pm

Cost

Free

To register your attendance for this webinar, please click here.

Webinar

During this webinar you will learn that by having the right advice and tools in place to streamline and guide recruitment teams through the maze, the compliance burden can be turned into a competitive advantage.

Industry expert Paul Chamberlain will update you on the most important compliance and legislation matters affecting the industry today and you will understand the wider benefits compliance brings by having the right technology to facilitate this process:

  • Protect your business and secure profitability. Hear about legal and commercial developments in the recruitment and staffing industry and get tips on what you should be doing and the steps you need to take to achieve compliance to fully protect your business.
     
  • Streamline service administration and boost customer satisfaction. See how recruiters can enjoy the efficiency benefits of self-service, while only delivering candidates that meet clients’ regulatory requirements with the integrated Client and Candidate Portal from Mercury xRM.
     
  • Turn compliance into a business opportunity. Widen market opportunity and stand out from the competition by offering a value proposition to your clients by being a trusted and fully compliant partner.
     
  • Complement the recruitment process and ensure compliance. Look at how workflow tools and a configurable on-boarding process flows within Mercury xRM help guide recruiters in remaining compliant, whilst working efficiently.

To reserve your place for this webinar, please click here.

Date

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Time

13:00pm - 13:40pm

Cost

Free

To register your attendance for this webinar, please click here.

Webinar
Date

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Time

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

£20 (inclusive of VAT)

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Church Minshull, Nantwich,Cheshire, CW5 6DX

Brabners are delighted to be sponsoring the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) Cheshire Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 1 July 2015, from 4.00pm – 8.00pm.

The AGM will be held at the Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina, where CLA Vice President Tim Breitmeyer will provide an update on the latest CLA lobbying and welcome any comments and thoughts from members to help inform CLA policy.

The evening will also feature a personal overview from host Robert Paton, on how he diversified from dairy farming to owning an established marina at the heart of Cheshire’s canal network.  There will also be a tour of the marina facilities with an opportunity to look inside a narrowboat, followed by drinks and canapés.

Please click here to find out more and book your place.

Date

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Time

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

£20 (inclusive of VAT)

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Church Minshull, Nantwich,Cheshire, CW5 6DX

Date

Friday 19 June 2015

Time

08:00am - 09:30am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Join us to discuss the do’s and don’t's of business succession planning with a panel of speakers including two Managing Directors of Northwest success stories, William Lee-Jones of JW Lees and Mark Greaves of Flowcrete – but is their success down to their business succession planning?

Hosted By Andrew Ramsden – Private Client Director at Brown Shipley. Andrew specialises in managing investments and providing banking services to business owners and their families. With over 20 years’ experience as a chartered financial planner and chartered wealth manager, Andrew manages investments for many high net worth individuals. Prior to joining Brown Shipley in October 2012 he was a Director at Coutts in Manchester managing a portfolio of high net worth private clients across the UK.

Panel Members

William Lees-Jones - Managing Director of JW Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd, a sixth-generation family business which employs just over 1,100 people as well as letting a further 130 tied pubs to self-employed tenants. William previously worked at an advertising company in London before returning to the North West to join the family business in 1994.  He was appointed Sales & Marketing Director in 1996 and became Joint Managing Director in 2000 before being appointed as Managing Director in 2003.

Mark Greaves - Managing Director and President of Flowcrete Group Ltd, a company launched in 1982 and celebrating 33 years in business. Since joining Flowcrete in 1989, Mark has taken the business from its Cheshire roots and established it as a major global player within the flooring industry leading to its current position with sales offices in 33 countries and 11 manufacturing centres spanning 4 continents. 

Paul Lochery - Consultant at Brabners LLP.  Paul has been an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since its formation.  He advises private clients and owners of family businesses on all aspects of succession planning relating to family wealth and acts as a trustee for numerous trusts including the JW Lees family

David Bowcock - Partner at Brabners LLP. David heads up the Corporate team in Manchester and is a member of the Business Succession Unit. He was previously at an international law firm for 16 years working in its Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle
offices. He specialises in mergers, acquisitions and fundraising involving both private and public equity.

This event is free, to reserve your place please click here.

Date

Friday 19 June 2015

Time

08:00am - 09:30am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Thursday 18 June 2015

Time

9:30am - 1:00pm

 

Cost

£100 (plus VAT)

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Becoming a charity trustee can be a richly rewarding experience, but the role is not an easy one as it brings with it responsibilities in law and the risk of personal liability if you fail to act appropriately. In these challenging times where funding is increasingly being cut and more charities are under threat, it is important now more than ever that trustees understand the key ingredients which make them competent in their role, able to effectively discharge their duties and better able to lead the charity through this difficult period.

This short training session has been designed to highlight your legal duties so that you understand where things can go wrong, what tasks you must perform and provide you with some practical tips to make you a more effective board member.

Come along if you are an existing trustee looking for a refresher, if you are new to the role or are attracted by the idea of becoming a trustee but need to know more.

At the competitive price of £100 per person (plus VAT) we are sure you will find the session great value for money and look forward to seeing you there. Bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

Leave the training session with answers to the following key questions:

  •  What is the difference between an unincorporated charity structure and that of a company?
  •  Are the risks so great for us that we need the comfort of limited liability?
  •  What are my legal responsibilities as a charity trustee?
  •  Am I eligible to serve as a charity trustee?
  •  What other legislation should I be concerned about?
  •  Are the directors of a charitable company, the trustees?
  •  If I am the trustee of a charitable company do I have additional duties?
  •  Is there a distinction between duties and powers?
  •  What is a charity’s governing document?
  •  Am I able to leave the operations of the charity in the hands of the Chief Executive?
  •  How often should the board meet?
  •  What should I do to ensure that tasks are properly delegated?
  •  What is a breach of trust and will it leave our trustees liable?
  •  What checks should our board undertake to ensure that our charity remains solvent?
  •  Am I able to claim expenses as a charity trustee?
  •  How should we manage conflicts of interest?
  •  I have been co-opted onto the board of trustees. Do I have voting rights?
  •  What makes a good trustee a great trustee?
  •  What should I be careful of in managing my charity?

Each delegate will leave the training session with a detailed theory handbook which covers all they have learnt and which can be rolled out to their board. The training will be delivered by Stephen Claus.

Please be quick as places are limited. To reserve your place, please complete the booking form.

Date

Thursday 18 June 2015

Time

9:30am - 1:00pm

 

Cost

£100 (plus VAT)

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Saturday 13 June 2015

Time

All day

Cost

To take part you must raise a minimum of £300 per team.

Braithwaite, Lake District

Do you have what it takes to canoe Derwentwater, cycle to Buttermere and back via the Honister Pass and the Whinlatter Pass and finish by scaling the Coledale Horseshoe - all inside 12 hours? 

This year's Brabners Charity Challenge takes place on Saturday 13 June and will be based in Braithwaite, near Keswick in the Lake District.

We are inviting teams of three to take part in this fun challenge involving cycling, canoeing and fell-walking in support of Alder Hey Children's Charity.

In true Charity Challenge tradition, the day will finish with drinks, food and the presentation of prizes. 

You don't need to be an athlete to take part...! Just get together with colleagues and friends and have some fun in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District.

We'll reveal the detailed route shortly but in the meantime get training, note the date in your diary and watch this space! 

Ready for the challenge?!

Simply complete our online registration or download the booking form and return via email or by post to Reta Madgin, Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL.

 If you have any questions about the event, please contact Reta Madgin on 0151 600 3401.

Once your team is registered you will receive full details of the challenge together with information regarding location and accommodation . 

 

Date

Saturday 13 June 2015

Time

All day

Cost

To take part you must raise a minimum of £300 per team.

Braithwaite, Lake District

Date

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

The world of pensions is changing. The changes coming into force from April and June 2015 will affect both employers and employees, and in particular how employers manage their employees' journey towards retirement.

With an employer-focused slant, we'll examine what they will mean to you.

We'll talk about auto-enrolment, especially as it applies to smaller employers, and the new flexibilities that have come into force, including looking at the restrictions that the Government have brought in to balance some of the new freedoms. We'll also look at what might happen now that the result of the General Election is known.

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Graham, Head of Pensions, Employment & Pensions
  • Philip Woolham, Associate, Employment & Pensions
  • Elspeth Beatty, Solicitor, Employment & Pensions

Timings:

8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking

8:30am: Welcome and introduction

8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A

9:45am: Close

To reserve your place please click here. For further information on this event, please contact Reta Madgin on 0151 600 3401 or by email.

You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.  

Date

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

The world of pensions is changing. The changes coming into force from April and June 2015 will affect both employers and employees, and in particular how employers manage their employees' journey towards retirement.

With an employer-focused slant, we'll examine what they will mean to you.

We'll talk about auto-enrolment, especially as it applies to smaller employers, and the new flexibilities that have come into force, including looking at the restrictions that the Government have brought in to balance some of the new freedoms. We'll also look at what might happen now that the result of the General Election is known.

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Graham, Head of Pensions, Employment & Pensions
  • Philip Woolham, Associate, Employment & Pensions
  • Elspeth Beatty, Solicitor, Employment & Pensions

Timings:

8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking

8:30am: Welcome and introduction

8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A

9:45am: Close

To reserve your place please click here. For further information on this event, please contact Reta Madgin on 0151 600 3401 or by email.

You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.  

Date

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Thursday 21 May 2015

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Brabners are delighted to be hosting RICS Matrics Merseyside & Cheshire's "Love They Neighbour, Love They Property" event on Thursday 21 May 2015.

You are invited to join us for this free CPD event which will give a detailed overview of Dilapidations & Neighbourly Matters, followed by a drinks reception.

Speakers will cover the following topics:

  • Neighbourly Matters - An Overview - Dan Peacock, Peacock Stevens & Co
     
  • Polishing the Premises (Repairs and Vacant Possession) - Hannah Carter, Senior Solicitor, Property Solutions Team, Brabners LLP
     
  • RICS & RICS Matrics - Emily Armstrong, Management Surveyor, Lee Baron and North West Regional Board Member

This event is free, to reserve your place please click here.

Date

Thursday 21 May 2015

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

We’d be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Manchester on Wednesday 13 May 2015.

Our hot topic for this session will be: Zero Hours Contracts - How low can you go?  With the topic of zero hours contracts being thrust into the limelight by the political parties, we will look at the latest proposals. What is a zero hours contract and are they likely to survive?  We will also look at the key employment law changes following the general election.  

Our debate promises to be lively. Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues.

Who should attend?  

HR Professionals
Operations Managers

Event Details

Cost: Free - but advance booking is required.
Date: Wednesday 13 May 2015
Venue: Brabners, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)

Timings

8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close 

Date

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Liverpool on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Our hot topic for this session will be: Zero Hours Contracts - How low can you go?  With the topic of zero hours contracts being thrust into the limelight by the political parties, we will look at the latest proposals. What is a zero hours contract and are they likely to survive? We will also look at the key employment law changes following the general election. 

Our debate promises to be lively. Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues.

Speakers

Nick Campbell - Head of Employment & Pensions, Liverpool
Joseph Shelston - Partner, Employment & Pensions, Liverpool
Paul Ryman - Senior Associate, Employment & Pensions, Liverpool

Who should attend? 

HR Professionals 
Operations Managers 

Event Details

Cost: Free - but advance booking is required.
Date: Tuesday 12 May 2015
Venue: Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL (Map & Directions)

Timings

8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close 

If you would like to attend the HR Forum in Liverpool on Tuesday 12 May, please click here.

You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.  

Date

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Time

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Brabners and 350 Investment Partners invite you to join us on the evening of 12 May 2015, at 'All Bar One', for the next Energy Drinks event. The event will be co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental.

We are pleased to announce Professor Philip Leigh, Director Irish Sea Rim, Research & Innovation at University of Chester's Thornton Science Park, will be joining us to talk about their Intelligent Energy Systems Demonstrator and the work of Thornton Science Park. The Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all professionals in the Energy and Environmental sector, or for those interested in learning more about the sector. The event is free for people with a genuine interest in the Energy and Environmental sector across Merseyside.

Venue:       All Bar One (Upstairs)

Location:   Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Timings:    6.00pm:  Networking and drinks
                   6.30pm:  Speaker- Professor Philip Leigh, Director Irish Sea Rim, Research & Innovation at University of Chester's Thornton Science Park
                   7.00pm:  Further drinks and networking

* Space is limited please register early to avoid disappointment*

Interested? Please rsvp to Lynsey Barnes to reserve your place. We look forward to seeing you there!

Brabners has a dedicated Renewable Energy Team comprising members from multiple legal disciplines with extensive sector knowledge and an impressive array of experience of working on a variety of renewable energy projects, so their involvement with this sector-specific event will be very beneficial.
 

Date

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Time

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Date

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Time

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

The Heath Business & Technical Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 4QX

Chemicals Northwest is holding its third supply chain forum meeting and the agenda is outlined below. We are pleased to be joined by representatives of the Low Carbon Innovation Hub at Liverpool John Moores University who will present their current project and research work into sensors and their application in across various logistical systems. Open discussions will follow with the aim of highlighting potential uses for this technology in the chemicals sector.

The meeting will hear about the progress of the UK’s Chemistry Growth Partnership which was launched last year and how a new strategy for supply chains is a main work theme underpinning this national approach. We are also pleased that the Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership will attend and again the group will take the opportunity to discuss current areas of activity and the possibilities of access to future funding. A case study will be delivered by Ineos Chlor Vinyl which will include an overview of the distribution operations relating to chlorine manufacture and an insight to how this vital building block of the chemicals industry plays an important part in many chemistry supply chains.

Timings

12:30    Arrival & lunch

13:25    Welcome - Steve Stuart of Brabners Stuart, Phil Browitt from Chainology and Neil Moon from Castle Eden Solutions

13:30    UK Chemistry Growth Partnership - Phil Robinson, BASF

14:00    Case study: Ineos Chlor Vinyls - Helen Broom

14:30    How LEP's can help with Regional Supply Chain issues - Simon Reid, Liverpool LEP

15:00   Coffee Break

15:15   Sensors and Sensor City:
            The Practical Use of Sensors in the Chemical Industry - presented by Dr. Andy Shaw, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
            An Overview of Sensor City - presented by Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma’a, LJMU
            Funding Opportunities via Horizon 20:20 - presented by Anthony Walker, LJMU

16:30   Close

To reserve your place for this event, please click here.

Date

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Time

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

The Heath Business & Technical Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 4QX

Date

Thursday 26 March 2015

Time

9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost

£165 plus VAT per person

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Due to the popularity of our company secretarial course, we are once again repeating the course in March 2015. If you have not already registered your interest, please be quick as there are limited places available.

Whilst the Companies Act 2006 has removed the need for companies to have a company secretary, the functions of the company secretary have not gone away and need to be picked up by a director or someone within the company if a company secretary is not appointed. Failure to carry out the duties that ordinarily fall to the company secretary can see the company incur penalties. It is therefore important now more than ever that companies fully understand the role and responsibilities of a company secretary so that they can be performed with confidence and without fear of repercussions.

The course is aimed at charitable companies and would benefit established company secretaries seeking to understand the changes brought about by the Companies Act 2006 as well as assisting new company secretaries or directors who are looking to know the fundamentals of the job.

Leave the session with answers to the following questions:

  • What are statutory registers?
  • Is the public entitled to view the company’s statutory registers?
  • How are documents executed?
  • What must be filed with Companies House and what are the time limits?
  • What are the seven director duties and how do these impact upon you as company secretary?
  • What do we mean by a limited company?
  • What is a company limited by guarantee?
  • What main provisions were introduced by the Companies Act 2006 which impact on the administration of a company?
  • What information must be shown on the company’s emails and websites?
  • Who appoints the company secretary?
  • What are the main duties of the company secretary?
  • What are the differences between the directors and the members?
  • How do I go about organising the Annual General Meeting?
  • Do we need to hold an Annual General Meeting?
  • Does the Chair have a casting or second vote at meetings?
  • How should I be giving notice of meetings and what are the rules around this?
  • What are the penalties and sanctions for late filing?

The training will be delivered by Charity Solicitor, Graeme Hughes.

At the competitive price of £165, plus VAT, per person we are sure you will find the session great value for money and look forward to seeing you there. The price includes attendance, course materials, lunch and tea/coffee throughout the day. Bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

 

Date

Thursday 26 March 2015

Time

9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost

£165 plus VAT per person

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 26 March 2015

Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free

Advanced booking is required - please click here to reserve your place.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Brabners, together with Smith & Williamson, would like to invite you to a free seminar in Liverpool on Thursday 26th March 2015.

In the current economic climate there are a continuing number of risks facing the Charity sector. Grants and contracts are subject of severe cut backs yet again this year.

During the seminar our team of legal and accounting experts will look at these risks and how to mitigate them; what your legal position is; and what could be the way forward financially. The seminar is aimed at senior staff, financial directors and charity trustees, so that they are equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and the tools to deal with a changing landscape. 

The programme is as follows:

4:00pm: Registration, refreshments and networking

4:30pm: Charity and Charity Trustees. Legal position and duties when insolvency threatens, potential for merger?
Stephen Claus, Partner and Head of Charities and Social Enterprise, Brabners LLP

5:00pm: The warning signs and options available. Solutions that have worked well (and others less so!)
Matt Dunham, Partner and Regional Head of Not-for-profit, Smith & Williamson

5:30pm: Questions

6:00pm: Close.

RSVP
To reserve your place for this seminar, please click here or alternatively contact Reta Madgin on 0151 600 3401 or by email.

Date

Thursday 26 March 2015

Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free

Advanced booking is required - please click here to reserve your place.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Time

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Contracting authorities, such as local authorities and registered providers, must comply with public procurement law when entering into contracts for works, goods or services above certain financial thresholds.

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 is a new piece of domestic legislation which is due to come into force shortly and contains a number of significant changes from the current rules and procedures.

Our specialist procurement lawyers and members of the Procurement Lawyers' Association, Richard Hough and Michael Winder, are holding two free seminars on the new regulations. Between them, Richard and Michael have significant experience of advising contracting authorities and private sector clients on a wide variety of public procurement law issues.

In this seminar, Richard and Michael will discuss:

  • The Public Contract Regulations 2015 - key changes to existing law
  • How the new rules and procedures can benefit contracting authorities
  • How the new rules can be advantageous for small and medium sized businesses
  • The new light-touch regime for certain social services
  • Recent case law on challenges to procurement procedures.

Who should attend?
Individuals working for a contracting authority or in-house legal teams.
Private Sector suppliers who wish to bid for public sector work. 

Seminar Details

Manchester
Date:
Wednesday 25 March 2015
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
Please click here to reserve your place and to join us in Manchester.

Seminar Timings 
3:30pm: Registration, refreshments and networking
4:00pm: Welcome and introduction
4:10pm: Presentations by Richard Hough and Michael Winder
5:10pm: Presentations conclude followed by Q&A and networking
5:30pm: Close 

Each seminar will count as 1 CPD hour if the content is relevant to your personal development plan. 

Date

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Time

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Time

3:00pm - 5:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Contracting authorities, such as local authorities and registered providers, must comply with public procurement law when entering into contracts for works, goods or services above certain financial thresholds.

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 is a new piece of domestic legislation which is due to come into force shortly and contains a number of significant changes from the current rules and procedures.

Our specialist procurement lawyers and members of the Procurement Lawyers' Association, Richard Hough and Michael Winder, are holding two free seminars on the new regulations. Between them, Richard and Michael have significant experience of advising contracting authorities and private sector clients on a wide variety of public procurement law issues.

In the seminars, Richard and Michael will discuss:

  • The Public Contract Regulations 2015 - key changes to existing law
  • How the new rules and procedures can benefit contracting authorities
  • How the new rules can be advantageous for small and medium sized businesses
  • The new light-touch regime for certain social services
  • Recent case law on challenges to procurement procedures.

Who should attend?
Individuals working for a contracting authority or in-house legal teams.
Private Sector suppliers who wish to bid for public sector work.

Seminar Details

Liverpool
Date:
Wednesday 18 March 2015
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Seminar Timings 
3:30pm: Registration, refreshments and networking
4:00pm: Welcome and introduction
4:10pm: Presentations by Richard Hough and Michael Winder
5:10pm: Presentations conclude followed by Q&A and networking
5:30pm: Close 

Each seminar will count as 1 CPD hour if the content is relevant to your personal development plan.

Date

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Time

3:00pm - 5:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 17 March 2015

Time

4:30pm-6:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Please click here to reserve your place.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We are delighted to invite you to join us on Tuesday 17 March, where Brabners' Property Solutions Team will be providing practical guidance and a review of the latest legal issues and topics of concern to landlords and occupiers including:

  • Polishing the Premises (Repairs and Vacant Possession) - Hannah Carter, Senior Solicitor, Property Solutions Team
    Hannah will be giving an overview of covenants to repair during the term and at the end of the lease, from both the tenant's and the landlord's perspective; the talk will include a review of recent case law.
     
  • Lease Renewals as they progress through the Courts - Sophie Greensill, Paralegal, Property Solutions Team
    Sophie will be taking you through the Court Procedure in relation to Lease Renewals step by step, outlining and explaining the different stages before and after issuing proceedings, and the court costs involved.
     
  • PACT – Is it the future? - Karen Beddow, Senior Associate, Property Solutions Team
    Karen will be talking about PACT and whether in light of the announcement on Court Fee increases PACT may now be the future of lease renewals.

Timings:
4.30pm: Registration, refreshments and networking
5:00pm: Presentations followed by Q&A and further networking
6:30pm: Close

If you would like to join us for this seminar, please click here to reserve your place.

For further information on this event, please contact Reta Madgin on 0151 600 3401 or by email.

You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.  

This seminar will count as 1 CPD hour if the content is relevant to your personal development plan.

Date

Thursday 17 March 2015

Time

4:30pm-6:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Please click here to reserve your place.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Time

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Lynsey Barnes

Venue

All Bar One (Upstairs), Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Join us on the evening of 10 March 2015, at 'All Bar One', for the next Energy Drinks event. The event will be co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental. 

We are pleased to announce Carl Beer, Chief Executive at Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority will be joining us to talk about the circular economy and what it means for business.  The Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all professionals in the Energy and Environmental sector, or for those interested in learning more about the sector. The event is free for people with a genuine interest in the Energy and Environmental sector across Merseyside.

Timings:  6.00pm:  Networking and drinks

                 6.30pm: Speaker- Carl Beer, Chief Executive at Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

                 7.00pm: Further drinks and networking

* Space is limited please register early to avoid disappointment*

Interested? Please rsvp to Lynsey Barnes to reserve your place. We look forward to seeing you there!

Brabners has a dedicated Renewable Energy Team comprising members from multiple legal disciplines with extensive sector knowledge and an impressive array of experience of working on a variety of renewable energy projects.

Date

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Time

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place, please contact Lynsey Barnes

Venue

All Bar One (Upstairs), Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Date

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Time

8:00am-10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

 

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ 

Where restrictive covenants are concerned, there is often a tendency to think they're 'not worth the paper they're written on'. but there is a lot a business can do to protect itself.

For many businesses, issues relating to restrictive covenants, confidential information and intellectual property don't come up until it's too late. Businesses invest significant time and effort in retaining both the best staff and customers. But what happens if the best staff leave the business, taking the customers with them? Furthermore, with many employees using social media to build relationships with customer and suppliers, who owns this information when an employee or team leaves the business?

Join us on Wednesday 4 March where leading experts Paul Chamberlain and Jeff Lewis will be covering the latest legal developments and giving practical tips with regards to the enforcement of restrictive covenants. 

From drafting robust clauses in your employment contracts to guarding against team moves, through to litigation and possible injunctive relief in the event that a team move happens or is threatened, our seminar will provide clear and useful information on how you can be proactive in protecting your business.

This seminar is free, but advanced booking is required. To reserve your place, please click here.

Timings
8:00am:  Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am:   Welcome and introduction
8:40am:   Presentations followed by Q&A
10:00am: Close 

Date

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Time

8:00am-10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place, please click here.

 

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ 

Date

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

Advanced Booking is required, click here to reserve your place.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Manchester on 11 February 2015.

Our hot topic for this session will be:

  • When does  lifestyle become an employment problem?
  • With obesity now potentially qualifying as a disability, how far must employers go to accommodate overweight employees?
  • What about issues of personal debt, gambling, alcoholism and drug taking?

Employers are increasingly dealing with the challenges posed by these issues which may be seen as "personal" but which have an impact at work.

Our debate promises to be lively. Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues.

This event is free but advanced booking is required, click here to reserve your place.

Who should attend? 

HR Professionals 
Operations Managers

Timings

8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close  

 

 

Date

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

Advanced Booking is required, click here to reserve your place.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 February 2015

Time

9:15am - 17:15pm

Cost

Free for those who pre-register.

To reserve your place please visit the Energy Now Expo website

Venue

Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH

Brabners are delighted to be exhibiting once again at the Energy Now Expo on 11-12 February 2014 at the Telford International Centre.  Come and see us on Stand 42 where we will be showcasing the legal issues relating to renewable energy, energy saving technology and land management.

The Energy Now Expo brings together farmers and landowners from all over the UK and gives you the opportunity to explore and further understand the renewable energy opportunities available, as well as the best practices in energy management.

Farming is one of the most energy intensive industries in operation today. As these energy costs continue to rise, increasing numbers of farmers are looking for alternative energy sources in order to reduce their bills, as well as their carbon emissions and increase income.

The Expo will:

  • Explain how each of the renewable energy sources work
  • Show how alternative energy solutions can save money on fuel costs
  • Outline how farmers and landowners can earn extra income by supplying a renewable energy to the national grid.
  • Debate about these issues with other farmers and landowners
  • Have access to practical workshops on each energy type.

Admission to the exhibition is free for all those who pre-register. Free conference entry is also available for Energy Now magazine subscribers, as well as to members of the NFU, CLA, Anglia Farmers, and Woldmarsh Producers – providing they pre-register. More information can be found at Energy Now Expo website.

Date

Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 February 2015

Time

9:15am - 17:15pm

Cost

Free for those who pre-register.

To reserve your place please visit the Energy Now Expo website

Venue

Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH

Date

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

Advanced Booking is required, click here to reserve your place.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Liverpool on Tuesday 10 February 2015.

Our hot topic for this session will be:

  • When does lifestyle become an employment problem?
  • With obesity now potentially qualifying as a disability, how far must employers go to accommodate overweight employees? 
  • What about issues of personal debt, gambling, alcoholism and drug taking?

Employers are increasingly dealing with the challenges posed by these issues which may be seen as "personal" but which have an impact at work.

Our debate promises to be lively. Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and operations managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues.

This event is free but advanced booking is required, click here to reserve your place.

Who should attend? 
HR Professionals 
Operations Managers 

Timings
8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close

 

 

 

Date

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

Advanced Booking is required, click here to reserve your place.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Time

08:15   Registration and Breakfast

08:45   Welcome and Presentations

10:00   Close

Cost

Free - to reserve your place, please contact Gwyneth Paul on email or by calling 0161 953 6338.

Venue

Grant Thornton UK LLP, 4 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB

Brabners are delighted to be working with Grant Thornton to bring you a seminar on Whistleblowing, taking place in Manchester on Wednesday 4 February 2015.

According to global research by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world's largest anti-fraud organisation, whistleblowing is by far the most common way in which frauds and malpractice are uncovered.

However, recent legislative changes mean that organisations could now be liable for compensating any employees hounded by others in the organisation as a result of whistleblowing, and may face potential employment claims under the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA).

Therefore, organisations must understand how they can best provide appropriate channels for employees to speak up and raise concerns about actions that could protect your business from damage to reputation, negative publicity, regulatory investigation, fines and compensation.

Nick Campbell, Head of Employment & Pensions, Liverpool at Brabners and Senior Associate, Paul Ryman will be delivering a session on whistleblowing from an Employment Law perspective including the changes to Legislation introduced in June 2013 and practical tips on how you can reduce the risk that whistleblowing could pose to your business.

Grant Thornton will be discussing work they have done with a number of organisations to help them implement speak-up procedures and to carry out forensic investigations when an allegation of wrongdoing has been made.

Date

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Time

08:15   Registration and Breakfast

08:45   Welcome and Presentations

10:00   Close

Cost

Free - to reserve your place, please contact Gwyneth Paul on email or by calling 0161 953 6338.

Venue

Grant Thornton UK LLP, 4 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB

Date

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

£25 + VAT per person

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Brabners LLP and BDO LLP are delighted to invite you to join us on Wednesday 4 February in Manchester for a breakfast briefing on the future of 'umbrella schemes' following the Government's plans to reconsider tax relief on business expenses for temporary workers.

In the Autumn Statement, the Government announced a proposal to stop tax relief advantages for employment intermediaries, stating that income tax and national insurance contributions avoided through the use of overarching contracts of employment (OACs) is around £400m per year.

A consultation paper, "Employment Intermediaries: Temporary workers – relief for travel and subsistence expenses" has since been published, which seeks views on the use of OACs by employment intermediaries in the labour market and looks to remove the facility currently used to gain tax relief on these expenses.

Join us on Wednesday 4 February in Manchester where leading experts Paul Chamberlain, Head of Employment and Pensions at Brabners LLP and Ed Dwan, Partner at BDO LLP will be providing a breakfast briefing on the implications of the Government's proposal which will cover:

  • What's it all about? - An overview of the consultation paper
  • The implications for umbrella companies and the temporary labour market generally
  • Industry regulation
  • What's in the pipeline?

Event Details

Date:  Wednesday 4 February 2015
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ (Map & Directions)
Cost:  £25+VAT per person
Special Offer - Book three places and get the fourth free!

Timings
8:00am: Registration and refreshments
8:30am: Presentations followed by a Q&A session
10:00am: Close

RSVP
To reserve your place please click here. If you have any queries about this seminar, please contact Reta Madgin by email or call 0151 600 3401.

Date

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

£25 + VAT per person

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Time

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We are delighted to invite you to our Charity Law Annual Update, taking place on Tuesday 3 February in Liverpool.

Presented by Stephen Claus, Head of Charity & Social Enterprise, and Stephen Brodie an Employment Law partner at Brabners LLP, our seminar will provide charity trustees and senior managers with an update on legal developments affecting charities that have taken place over the previous year and will cover recent developments including: 

  • The Charity Commission's new approach to regulation
  • Political Campaigning/Lobbying Act and Charities
  • Social Media Developments and Charity
  • New Regulatory Powers
  • Employment Issue - Parental Leave and Holiday Pay Developments.

The seminar will conclude with a general round up of other developments that will be of interest to charities.

Registration and networking will commence at 4:00pm with the presentation commencing at 4:30pm and drawing to a close at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

This free seminar is always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. To reserve your place please click here.

Our seminar will also provide another opportunity to view photographs of work completed by The Bromsgrove Guild, courtesy of Mr Dennis Norton and the Norton Collection Trust. Some of these photographs are extremely interesting and include a copy of a previously unseen photograph of a Liver Bird under construction, an image of one of the gates at Buckingham Palace under construction and the lift on the Lusitania amongst many.

Date

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Time

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Time

6:00pm-7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Brabners and 350 Investment Partners invite you to....

Join us on the evening of 20 January 2015, at 'All Bar One', for the next Energy Drinks event. The event will be co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental.

With a top tier speaker, the Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all professionals in the Energy and Environmental sector, or for those interested in learning more about the sector. The event is free for people with a genuine interest in the Energy and Environmental sector across Merseyside.

Venue:     All Bar One (Upstairs)

Location: Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Timings:  6.00pm:  Networking and drinks                
                 6.30pm:
Speaker                
                 7.00pm:
Further drinks and networking

*Space is limited please register early to avoid disappointment*

Interested? Please rsvp to Lynsey Barnes to reserve your place.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Brabners has a dedicated Renewable Energy Team comprising members from multiple legal disciplines with extensive sector knowledge and an impressive array of experience of working on a variety of renewable energy projects, so their involvement with this sector-specific event will be very beneficial.

Date

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Time

6:00pm-7:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Date

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£50 + VAT

Advanced booking is required - to reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Webinar

The extraordinary ongoing rise and influence of social media permeates every aspect of our modern lives. The effects of social media cannot be underestimated by any employer.

Is your business properly protected from the potentially catastrophic liabilities that can arise? What do and don’t you allow your employees to do?

This course aims to give you our understanding of how your risks and how practically to best control and minimise them at the same time taking advantage of the new power social medial will give you.

So who should attend our webinar session? If you work in HR, or are a line manager, then this course is essential for you.

The cost of this webinar session is just £50 plus VAT per person. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received. Please note bookings are transferable but non- refundable.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited. To go ahead and reserve your place please complete the booking form.

The course will be delivered by two specialist employment lawyers, Andrew Cross and Brendan McAleese.

 

 

Date

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£50 + VAT

Advanced booking is required - to reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Webinar
Date

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Time

08:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Brabners are working alongside Macmillan and Axon Consulting to bring you a seminar on Managing Cancer in the Workplace.

Over 750,000 people of working age are living with cancer in the UK, and half a million people are juggling work and caring for someone with cancer.

  • Do you know your responsibilities as an employer?
  • Do you know that cancer is classed as a disability under the Equality Act 2010?
  • Does a member of your staff have cancer or are they caring for someone who does?

Supporting employees so that they can remain in, or return to work benefits your business as well as helping the employee to restore normality, social contact and income for the employee.

This seminar will be a chance to find out about the latest developments and free resources available from Macmillan to help employees, employers and carers and Nick Campbell, Head of Employment & Pensions at Brabners LLP will be providing an insight into your legal obligations as an employer.
 

RSVP

Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in attending either session, please contact Reta Madgin to book your place or call 0151 600 3000.
 

Date

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Time

08:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 20 November 2014

Time

8:30am - 9:30am

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person.

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Tuesday’s landmark EAT decision on the calculation of holiday pay, has left many employers worrying about potential claims for back pay and what steps are needed to reduce claims and to ensure legal compliance.

There is now the potential for employers to have to recalculate holiday pay – both going forwards, and also historically, to deal with back pay claims from employees for underpaid holiday.

The decision builds upon previous cases that stated allowances, acting up payments and certain types of bonuses and commission payments should be included in holiday pay calculation.

Employers in all sectors will now be left facing difficult choices and there is a real danger that this ruling could ultimately result in expensive claims which could threaten the viability of many businesses.

Emergency Seminar

It is important that the relevant people in your business have the essential skills and knowledge to deal with the changes ahead.

This emergency seminar will help you identify the impact and administrative headaches that this ruling will have on your business and will provide practical advice on what steps you should take to protect your business and to reduce risk.

We will explain and show you how you can limit your financial liability going forward.

We will explain in practical and straightforward terms the key legal issues arising from this decision which will enable you to rethink how you should now be calculating your employees’ holiday pay.

Ed Morgan, Barrister at 9 St John Street Chambers will be speaking at this event.

Ed represented Mr Fulton and others who were Respondents in the EAT case. Having been directly involved in the case, he will be able to share his thoughts and views on the Judgment.

The cost of this Seminar is just £100 plus VAT per person. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received. Please note bookings are transferable but non- refundable.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited. To go ahead and reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Date

Thursday 20 November 2014

Time

8:30am - 9:30am

Cost

£100 plus VAT per person.

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Liverpool on Tuesday 18 November 2014.

Our hot topic for this session will be: Shared Parental Leave - Get Ready for April 2015, plus a shorter bonus topic of Innovation in the Workplace.

Long in the pipeline, Shared Parental Leave is now just around the corner. The intention is to give more parents the flexibility in how they care for their children. The regime marks a major departure from established maternity leave rights and Employers will quickly need to get to grips with the new regime.

In addition, we will touch on how employers can both protect employee's innovations but also how to reward and incentivise employees to produce ideas and inventions which help the business.

Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and Operations Managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues.

Event Details
Cost: Free but advanced booking is required.
Date: Tuesday 18 November 2014
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Speakers

Timings
8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close

Date

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Time

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One (Upstairs), Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Brabners and 350 Investment Partners invite you to...

Join us on the evening of 18 November 2014, at 'All Bar One', for the next Energy Drinks event. The event will be co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental.

We are pleased to announce Councillor James Noakes, Mayoral Lead for Energy and Smart City will be joining us. The Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all professionals in the Energy and Environmental sector, or for those interested in learning more about the sector. The event is free for people with a genuine interest in the Energy and Environmental sector across Merseyside.

Timings:  6.00pm:  Networking and drinks

                 6.30pm: Speaker-Councillor James Noakes, Mayoral Lead for Energy and Smart City

                 7.00pm: Further drinks and networking

* Space is limited please register early to avoid disappointment*

Interested? Please rsvp to Lynsey Barnes to reserve your place.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Brabners has a dedicated Renewable Energy Team comprising members from multiple legal disciplines with extensive sector knowledge and an impressive array of experience of working on a variety of renewable energy projects, so their involvement with this sector-specific event will be very beneficial.

Date

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Time

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Lynsey Barnes.

Venue

All Bar One (Upstairs), Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Date

Friday 14 November 2014

Time

9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost

£75 + VAT per person
*Special Booking Offer: 5 places for the price of 4*

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

BT Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP

Welfare Reform, the increasing need to cater for an ageing demographic and the necessity to build and provide more homes are just some of the challenges currently facing the social housing sector.

Firmly established as one of the leading housing events in the region, the 2014 North West Housing Conference will explore developments in policy and strategy and examine the economic realities facing the sector.

Our key note speakers will share their views on the latest developments in the Social Housing sector and the series of workshops will provide practical advice from those at the ‘coal face’ on topics including governance, housing management, risk and regulation.

Chaired by Simon Nunn, Assistant Director, External Affairs and Member Relations - National Housing Federation, our key note speakers include:

  • Ashwin Kumar, Director - Liverpool Economics
  • Professor Duncan Maclennan CBE FRSE, Director - Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre and Centre for Housing Research at University of St Andrews
  • Bill Davies, Research Fellow – Institute for Public Policy Research

Who should attend?
The conference is aimed at Registered Providers, Housing Professionals, Local Authorities and other related businesses. As well as providing access to workshop sessions, delegates will also have the opportunity to network and meet representatives from various exhibitors.

Book your place now!
Please visit the North West Housing Conference website to view the full conference programme, workshops and information on how to book your place.

You can also download a copy of the conference flyer here.

Date

Friday 14 November 2014

Time

9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost

£75 + VAT per person
*Special Booking Offer: 5 places for the price of 4*

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

BT Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP

Date

Thursday 13 November 2014

Time

8:30am - 9:30am

Cost

£100 + VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Tuesday’s landmark EAT decision on the calculation of holiday pay, has left many employers worrying about potential claims for back pay and what steps are needed to reduce claims and to ensure legal compliance.

There is now the potential for employers to have to recalculate holiday pay – both going forwards, and also historically, to deal with back pay claims from employees for underpaid holiday.

The decision builds upon previous cases that stated allowances, acting up payments and certain types of bonuses and commission payments should be included in holiday pay calculation.

Employers in all sectors will now be left facing difficult choices and there is a real danger that this ruling could ultimately result in expensive claims which could threaten the viability of many businesses.

Emergency Seminar

It is important that the relevant people in your business have the essential skills and knowledge to deal with the changes ahead.

This emergency seminar will help you identify the impact and administrative headaches that this ruling will have on your business and will provide practical advice on what steps you should take to protect your business and to reduce risk

We will explain and show you how you can limit your financial liability going forward.

We will explain in practical and straightforward terms the key legal issues arising from this decision which will enable you to rethink how you should now be calculating your employees’ holiday pay.

The cost of this Seminar is just £100 plus VAT per person. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received. Please note bookings are transferable but non- refundable.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited. To go ahead and reserve your place please complete the booking form.

The course will be delivered by two specialist employment lawyers, Joseph Shelston and Kate Venables.

Date

Thursday 13 November 2014

Time

8:30am - 9:30am

Cost

£100 + VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Time

12:00pm - 13:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please contact Paul Ruscoe.

Venue

Quilter Cheviot, 4th Floor, The Pinnacle, 73 King Street, Manchester, M2 4NG

Brabners are delighted to be working alongside Quilter Cheviot to bring you a Pensions Update taking place in both Liverpool and Manchester on Wednesday 12 November 2014.

Liz Graham and Philip Woolham from our Pensions team will be talking about the changes coming into force from April 2015 (and in some cases, beforehand) and discuss how it will affect the administration and use of SIPPS, and some of the opportunities it will offer to practitioners and members of these schemes.

Xafinity will present on the impact of the recent legislative changes and the real world opportunities they provide for financial planning.

Quilter Cheviot will cover the changing landscape for asset management resulting from revised time horizons available to pension investors.

Lunch Venue – Manchester
Quilter Cheviot, 4th Floor, The Pinnacle, 73 King Street, Manchester, M2 4NG
12:00 for 12:30 start with buffet lunch 

RSVP
Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Paul Ruscoe confirming which session and venue you would prefer to attend.

Date

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Time

12:00pm - 13:30pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please contact Paul Ruscoe.

Venue

Quilter Cheviot, 4th Floor, The Pinnacle, 73 King Street, Manchester, M2 4NG

Date

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Time

8:00am - 9:30am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required

To reserve your place please contact Paul Ruscoe.

Venue

Quilter Cheviot, 5 St Paul's Square, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9AE

Brabners are delighted to be working alongside Quilter Cheviot to bring you a Pensions Update taking place in both Liverpool and Manchester on Wednesday 12 November 2014.

Liz Graham and Philip Woolham from our Pensions team will be talking about the changes coming into force from April 2015 (and in some cases, beforehand) and discuss how it will affect the administration and use of SIPPS, and some of the opportunities it will offer to practitioners and members of these schemes.

Xafinity will present on the impact of the recent legislative changes and the real world opportunities they provide for financial planning.

Quilter Cheviot will cover the changing landscape for asset management resulting from revised time horizons available to pension investors.

Breakfast Venue – Liverpool
Quilter Cheviot, 5 St Paul's Square, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9AE
8:00am for 8:30am start with breakfast rolls, tea and coffee 

RSVP
Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Paul Ruscoe confirming which session and venue you would prefer to attend.

 

Date

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Time

8:00am - 9:30am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required

To reserve your place please contact Paul Ruscoe.

Venue

Quilter Cheviot, 5 St Paul's Square, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9AE

Date

Friday 31 October 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£95 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete and return the booking form.

Webinar

You'd think that calculating holiday pay for employees was straight forward wouldn't you – not a chance.

Following recent decisions in Europe and in the UK courts, the law in this area is moving fast and could lead to very significant costs for employers if they don't keep up to date and get it right.

There is now the potential for employers to have to recalculate holiday pay – both going forwards and, in some cases, historically to deal with back pay claims for underpaid holiday for a large number of their employees.

For employers large and small, this has the potential to become the biggest liability since equal pay. So, if your organisation operates an overtime, commission, allowance, call-out, stand-by or bonus payment structure, this training session will provide you with the information to protect your business from legal claims and reduce financial risk.

Join trainer Marcus Difelice who will guide you through the impact of recent European and UK case law in this area and help answer the many unanswered questions in this unsettled area of law. He will offer both a comprehensive review of the position to date along with strategic guidance for employers, business owners and HR professionals tasked with handling this difficult holiday pay issue.

Webinar
Date:  
Friday 31 October 2014
Time:  9:30am - 10:30am
Cost:  £95 plus VAT including a comprehensive guidance document

If you are unable to attend either but would like a copy of the guidance document, we can provide this for £75 plus VAT- click here to request a copy.

RSVP
Please complete and return the booking form to reserve your place. If you have any queries about this training session, please contact Joanne Harris by email or call 0161 836 8874.

Date

Friday 31 October 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£95 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete and return the booking form.

Webinar
Date

Thursday 30 October 2014

Time

8:30am - 10:00am

Cost

 £125 plus VAT per delegate

To reserve your place please complete and return the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

You'd think that calculating holiday pay for employees was straight forward wouldn't you – not a chance.

Following recent decisions in Europe and in the UK courts, the law in this area is moving fast and could lead to very significant costs for employers if they don't keep up to date and get it right.

There is now the potential for employers to have to recalculate holiday pay – both going forwards and, in some cases, historically to deal with back pay claims for underpaid holiday for a large number of their employees.

For employers large and small, this has the potential to become the biggest liability since equal pay. So, if your organisation operates an overtime, commission, allowance, call-out, stand-by or bonus payment structure, this training session will provide you with the information to protect your business from legal claims and reduce financial risk.

Join trainer Marcus Difelice who will guide you through the impact of recent European and UK case law in this area and help answer the many unanswered questions in this unsettled area of law. He will offer both a comprehensive review of the position to date along with strategic guidance for employers, business owners and HR professionals tasked with handling this difficult holiday pay issue.

Date: 30 October 2014
Time: 8.30am – 10.00am
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ
Cost: £125 plus VAT per delegate for attendance at the seminar including a comprehensive guidance document to take away.

If you are unable to attend either but would like a copy of the guidance document, we can provide this for £75 plus VAT- click here to request a copy.

RSVP
Please complete and return the booking form to reserve your place. If you have any queries about this training session, please contact Joanne Harris by email or call 0161 836 8874.

Date

Thursday 30 October 2014

Time

8:30am - 10:00am

Cost

 £125 plus VAT per delegate

To reserve your place please complete and return the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Thursday 23 October 2014

Time

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for this event please contact Reta Madgin

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Brabners LLP are delighted to be hosting Trustees Responsibilities and Duties Concerning Investment, and how it works, taking place on 23 October 2014 at our offices at Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool.

For this event we are delighted to announce we shall be joined by experts from Lombard Odier, a traditional Swiss Private Bank with offices across Europe, UK, Asia and Canada. Lombard Odier is the oldest Private Bank in Geneva established in 1796.  In addition to the traditional Private Banking activities, Lombard Odier have considerable experience in advising charities and philanthropy.

The seminar is free of charge and will comprise a summary of the latest edition of the Charity Commission guidance, equipping Trustees to understand their legal responsibilities in this area.  Lombard Odier will then speak about how they can help translate these duties into realities and provide a brief financial update.  This event will better equip Trustees, CEO’s and Finance Directors to understand the latest developments for their charities.

Stephen Claus, Head of Charity & Social Enterprise at Brabners LLP will provide an insight into the obligations and duties of charity trustees contained within the 66 pages of the latest guidance that all Trustees of charitable companies must be aware of, and we shall provide all those attending with a copy of this guidance for future reference.

Filip Van Hoomissen, Portfolio Manager from Lombard Odier in Geneva, will then provide an investment update for charity trustees.  His presentation will focus on global macroeconomic themes and illustrate how trustees can generate steady returns in an uncertain environment.

Following his presentation, Filip and his two colleagues, David Bell, Senior Wealth Planner and Steve Howarth, Senior Relationship Manager based in Geneva are happy to respond to any questions on general Private banking issues.

Our seminar will also provide an opportunity to view photographs of work completed by The Bromsgrove Guild, courtesy of Mr Dennis Norton and the Norton Collection Trust.  Some of these photographs are extremely interesting and include a copy of a previously unseen photograph of a Liver Bird under construction, an image of one of the gates at Buckingham Palace under construction and the lift on the Lusitania (sister ship to the Titanic), amongst many.

To reserve your place for this event or for any queries you may have please contact Reta Madgin or alternatively call 0151 600 3401.

Date

Thursday 23 October 2014

Time

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for this event please contact Reta Madgin

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Date

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Time

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester M6 2DS

Brabners LLP, in conjunction with RBS, are delighted once again to welcome Andrew McLaughlin, Head of Communications, Chief Economist for The Royal Bank of Scotland to speak at our annual Economic Briefing at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.

The UK economy showed clear signs of recovery during 2013 and with all major industry sectors and regions now showing positive growth trends the recovery looks set to continue. Current projections are that the UK is set to become the fifth largest economy in the world before 2020.

Inflation appears to be under control for now, but interest rates are likely to start rising gradually in the next six months in order to keep inflation around target in the longer term. Plus the housing market remains an important source of risk for the UK economy, together with possible global shocks and relatively weak productivity growth.

Andrew will review what has changed since last year’s Economic Briefing and share his views on the UK and international economic prospects.

About Andrew
Andrew holds a first class honours degree in Economics and Politics and a PhD, for which he was awarded the Walter Bagehot prize for best UK dissertation in the field of government and public administration. Before joining the RBS in 2001 Andrew spent three years with Ernst and Young working in Corporate Finance.

He is a Chairman of The Prince's Trust Council in Scotland and a member of the UK Advisory Board.

RSVP
This event was hugely popular last year so please RSVP as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

 Places will go fast and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please confirm your attendance to Reta Madgin by clicking here  or calling 0151 600 3401. You will receive formal confirmation of your place via email.

Date

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Time

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester M6 2DS

Date

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Time

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Brabners LLP, in conjunction with RBS, are delighted once again to welcome Andrew McLaughlin, Head of Communications, Chief Economist for The Royal Bank of Scotland to speak at our annual Economic Briefing at our offices in Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool.

The UK economy showed clear signs of recovery during 2013 and with all major industry sectors and regions now showing positive growth trends the recovery looks set to continue. Current projections are that the UK is set to become the fifth largest economy in the world before 2020.

Inflation appears to be under control for now, but interest rates are likely to start rising gradually in the next six months in order to keep inflation around target in the longer term. Plus the housing market remains an important source of risk for the UK economy, together with possible global shocks and relatively weak productivity growth.

Andrew will review what has changed since last year’s Economic Briefing and share his views on the UK and international economic prospects.

About Andrew
Andrew holds a first class honours degree in Economics and Politics and a PhD, for which he was awarded the Walter Bagehot prize for best UK dissertation in the field of government and public administration. Before joining the RBS in 2001 Andrew spent three years with Ernst and Young working in Corporate Finance.

He is a Chairman of The Prince's Trust Council in Scotland and a member of the UK Advisory Board.

RSVP
This event was hugely popular last year so please RSVP as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

Places will go fast and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please confirm your attendance to Reta Madgin by clicking here or calling 0151 600 3401. You will receive formal confirmation of your place via email.

Date

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Time

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 16 October 2014

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

 

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Manchester on 16 October 2014.

Our hot topic for this session will be: Shared Parental Leave - Get Ready for April 2015.

Long in the pipeline, Shared Parental Leave is now just around the corner. The intention is to give more parents the flexibility in how they care for their children. The regime marks a major departure from established maternity leave rights and Employers will quickly need to get to grips with the new regime.

Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience.

Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and Operations Managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues.

Timings
8:00am:
Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close

RSVP
If you would like to attend the HR Forum on Thursday 16 October please click here.

Confirmations
You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include a map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.

Date

Thursday 16 October 2014

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

 

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Time:

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Cost

Members - Free of Charge

Non Members - £10 (plus VAT)

To book your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Brabners are delighted to be hosting the next IoD Liverpool event, taking place on Thursday 8 October.

Is social media replacing traditional networking? An evening discussion as to whether Social Media is just as effective as traditional face-to-face networking.

From LinkedIn to Twitter versus your little black book. Networking is essential to business and the rise of social media has created new platforms on which to meet customers, suppliers and clients. However, is traditional networking still key to business? How is your time best spent – online or at an event? Can social media ever replace the value of meeting someone face-to-face?

Join us at our debate, which will see four exceptional networkers argue for and against the motion, plus share tips through a Q&A session.  Chaired by Frank McKenna – Chief Executive – Downtown in Business we have Chris Shirling-Rooke, Executive Director - Mersey Maritime Group, Lucy Shotter, Bibby Financial Services, Laura Brown, Liverpool City Council and Simon Calderbank co-founder of TwitFaced Events. To find out more about our Speakers and this event please click here.

To book your place please click here.

Date

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Time:

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Cost

Members - Free of Charge

Non Members - £10 (plus VAT)

To book your place please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Date

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place for this please click here

 

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Brabners LLP, emoquo and  Ubuntu HR would  be delighted if you could  join us for our Difficult Conversations Boot Camp in Manchester on 30th September 2014.

This special session gets to the very heart of the issue – dealing with the challenging and often sensitive people issues which can quickly spiral out of control when not dealt with properly and take your organisation all the way to an employment tribunal.

Such people issues include bullying, conflict, under-performance, harassment, disruptive and undermining behaviour.

The workshop will give you clarity and certainty (for yourself and your line mangers) on how to handle these very difficult conversations calmly and correctly, regardless of the intensity of the situation.

And better still, we'll provide top tips on preventing these painful problems arising in the first place!

An absolute must, free to attend, please book your place – they'll be going fast!

Who should attend?
HR Professionals
Owner Managers
Operations Managers
 
Timings
4.00pm: Registration and refreshments
4:30pm: Start of Boot Camp!
6:00pm: Summing up and close

RSVP
To reserve your place for this event or for any queries you may have about the event, please contact Reta Madgin or call 0161 836 8920/ 0151 600 3401.

 

Date

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place for this please click here

 

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Webinar

Most employers see TUPE as a huge legal headache, and it often can be. We are inviting you to join us for a training session that will help cure that headache by helping you get to grips with the practical (not academic legal) issues that arise from TUPE transfers.

The public training session we are running will be case study based, involving a complex outsourcing situation, and will look at the challenging but relevant everyday situations that typically arise on TUPE transfers. How do you decide which staff transfer? What about temps, independent contractors, employees on secondment and those on long leave? What about employees who divide up their time between lots of different parts of a business? When employees transfer what risks pass over to you? What if you want to restructure a business after a TUPE transfer, and how can you harmonise terms and conditions of employment? What happens to pension liabilities, and what if you are involved in public sector transfers which carry particular difficulties?

If you are an employer, manager, HR professional or member of an organisation who has particular responsibility for managing the employee issues that arise on a TUPE transfer, if you are involved in pitching for and winning new contracts, then this will be an essential course for you.

As always with Brabners training sessions, interactive and engaging case studies will be used which encourage group discussion and the sharing of know-how between delegates, and which enhance the overall learning experience.

If you are unable to make the public training session on Monday 29 September then book on to webinar that we will be running the following day covering the same topic and issues around TUPE.

You can attend either session for the competitive price of £50 plus VAT per person. We’re sure you will find the sessions great value for money and we look forward to seeing you there. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited. To go ahead and reserve your place please complete the booking form.

The course will be delivered by three specialist employment lawyers and trainers, Marcus Difelice, Stephen Brodie, Chris Pavlou and Philip Woolham..

Date

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Webinar
Date

Monday 29 September 2014

Time

9:15am - 11:00am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Most employers see TUPE as a huge legal headache, and it often can be. We are inviting you to join us for a training session that will help cure that headache by helping you get to grips with the practical (not academic legal) issues that arise from TUPE transfers.

The public training session we are running will be case study based, involving a complex outsourcing situation, and will look at the challenging but relevant everyday situations that typically arise on TUPE transfers. How do you decide which staff transfer? What about temps, independent contractors, employees on secondment and those on long leave? What about employees who divide up their time between lots of different parts of a business? When employees transfer what risks pass over to you? What if you want to restructure a business after a TUPE transfer, and how can you harmonise terms and conditions of employment? What happens to pension liabilities, and what if you are involved in public sector transfers which carry particular difficulties?

If you are an employer, manager, HR professional or member of an organisation who has particular responsibility for managing the employee issues that arise on a TUPE transfer, if you are involved in pitching for and winning new contracts, then this will be an essential course for you.

As always with Brabners training sessions, interactive and engaging case studies will be used which encourage group discussion and the sharing of know-how between delegates, and which enhance the overall learning experience.

If you are unable to make the public training session then feel free to book on to webinar that we will be running the following day covering the same topic and issues around TUPE.

You can attend either session for the competitive price of £50 plus VAT per person. We’re sure you will find the sessions great value for money and we look forward to seeing you there. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited. To go ahead and reserve your place please complete the booking form.

The course will be delivered by four specialist employment lawyers and trainers, Marcus Difelice, Stephen Brodie, Chris Pavlou and Philip Woolham.

Date

Monday 29 September 2014

Time

9:15am - 11:00am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 25 September 2014

Time

8:15am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Gwenyth Paul

Venue

Grant Thornton UK LLP, Fourth Floor, Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, L3 1PS

According to global research by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world's largest anti-fraud organisation, whistleblowing is by far the most common way in which frauds and malpractice are uncovered.
However, recent legislative changes mean that organisations could now be liable for compensating any employees hounded by others in the organisation as a result of whistleblowing, and may face potential employment claims under the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA).

Therefore, organisations must understand how they can best provide appropriate channels for employees to speak up and raise concerns about actions that could protect your business from damage to reputation, negative publicity, regulatory investigation, fines and compensation. 

Grant Thornton will discuss work they have done with a number of organisations to help them implement speak-up procedures and to carry out forensic investigations when an allegation of wrongdoing has been made.

Head of Employment & Pensions, Nick Campbell and Senior Associate, Paul Ryman will be delivering a session on whistleblowing from an Employment Law perspective including the changes to Legislation introduced in June 2013 and practical tips on how you can reduce the risk that whistleblowing could pose to your business.
 

Agenda

08:15am - Registration and Breakfast
08:45am - Welcome and Presentations
10:00am - Close

RVSP

To reserve your place, or for further information please contact Gwenyth Paul on 0161 953 6338.

Date

Thursday 25 September 2014

Time

8:15am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Gwenyth Paul

Venue

Grant Thornton UK LLP, Fourth Floor, Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, L3 1PS

Date

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Time

8:30am - 10:00am

Cost

£125 plus VAT per delegate inc a comprehensive guidance document.

To reserve your place please complete the booking form

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL
 

Think holiday pay calculation is a widely accepted and uncontroversial practice?

Following recent decisions in Europe and in the UK courts; think again.

There is now the potential for employers to have to recalculate holiday pay – both going forwards and, in some cases, historically to deal with back pay claims for underpaid holiday pay for a large number of their employees.

For employers large and small, this has the potential to become the biggest liability since equal pay.  If your organisation operates an overtime, commission, allowance, call-out, stand-by, acting-up or bonus payment structure, you need to take advice now.

Join speakers Joseph Shelston and Kate Venables, who will guide you through the impact of recent European and UK case law in this area including the scenario of potential back pay claims from employees – going back 6 years and beyond!

Our seminar will consider the many unanswered questions in this unsettled area of law and offer both a comprehensive review of the position to date along with strategic guidance for employers, business owners and HR professionals tasked with handling this difficult issue.

Date:   Tuesday 23 September 2014
Time:   8.30am – 10.00am
Venue: Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL
Cost: £125 plus VAT per delegate for attendance at the seminar including a comprehensive guidance document to take away.

If you are unable to attend but would like a copy of the guidance document, we can provide this for £75 plus VAT- click here to request a copy.

RSVP
Please complete and return the booking form to reserve your place. If you have any queries about this seminar, please contact Reta Madgin or call 0151 600 3401.
 

 

 

Date

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Time

8:30am - 10:00am

Cost

£125 plus VAT per delegate inc a comprehensive guidance document.

To reserve your place please complete the booking form

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL
 

Date

Thursday 18 September 2014

Time

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

£10 - All Proceeds go to Alzheimer's Society

To book your place please contact Natalie Hargreaves or call 0161 600 3093

Venue

Social Room Upstairs at 62, 62 Castle Street, Liverpool

Join us for a night of swishing in style in aid of Alzheimer's Society.

Date: Thursday 18 September 2014

Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
5:00pm - Event Opens, Clothes Drop
5:00 - 7:00pm - Beauty Treatments
5:30pm - Browsing
7:00pm - Swishing Starts
7:15pm - Raffle
7:30pm - Event Closes 

Venue: Social Room Upstairs at 62, 62 Castle Street Liverpool

Tickets: £10 - all proceeds go to Alzheimer's Society

To book your place for this event please contact Natalie Hargreaves or call 0151 600 3093.

How it works...

  • Everybody must bring at least one good quality item of clothing, shoes or accessories that she would be proud to pass on (those with bulging sacks of designer labels are also welcome!)
  • People arrive, add their items and spend some time rifling through the goodies laid out over fizz and nibbles
  • After the Swish Countdown, people are free to take the same number of items they brought

Included in your ticket price will be...

  • A glass of fizz (Cash Bar also available)
  • Nibbles
  • Sweet Treat
  • Raffle Ticket (with option to buy more)

Beauty Treatments will also be available.

Date

Thursday 18 September 2014

Time

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost

£10 - All Proceeds go to Alzheimer's Society

To book your place please contact Natalie Hargreaves or call 0161 600 3093

Venue

Social Room Upstairs at 62, 62 Castle Street, Liverpool

Date

Tuesday 16 September 2014

 Time

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Lynsey Barnes

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Join us on the evening of 16 September 2014, at All Bar One, for the next Energy Drinks event. The event will be co-hosted by Brabners Renewable Energy Team, alongside the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental.

With a top tier speaker, the Energy Drinks is a must attend event for all professionals in the Energy and Environmental sector, or for those interested in learning more about the sector. The event is free for people with a genuine interest in the Energy and Environmental sector across Merseyside.

Timings
6.00pm:  Networking and drinks
6.30pm: Speaker
7.00pm: Further drinks and networking

Space is limited please register early to avoid disappointment.

Please email Lynsey Barnes  to reserve your place.

Date

Tuesday 16 September 2014

 Time

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Lynsey Barnes

Venue

All Bar One, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7NU

Date

Thursday 11 September 2014

Time
8.00am - 10.00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place for this please click here

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Brabners are delighted to be joining forces with Mazars LLP on Thursday 11 September in Manchester to bring you a recruitment law update.

This free breakfast event will provide an insight into the new false self-employment rules and 'what's hot' in recruitment law, including:

  • What's it all about? - reporting, control and interaction with CIS, IR35  and other regulations
  • Employment status
  • The future of Agency Workers Regulations
  • Industry regulation
  • What's in the pipeline?

Timings
8:00am: Registration and refreshments
8:30am: Presentations followed by a Q&A session
10:00am: Close
 
RSVP
Please click here to reserve your place. If you have any queries about this seminar, please contact Reta Madgin or call 0161 836 8920/0151 600 3401.

 

Date

Thursday 11 September 2014

Time
8.00am - 10.00am

Cost

Free - but advanced booking is required.

To reserve your place for this please click here

Venue

Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Monday 18 August 2014

Time

9:15am - 11:00am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Venue

Webinar

The practical reality of confronting an employee over perceived inadequacies in their performance can prove daunting for some managers and encourage them to let matters drift. A failure to address performance issues up front can have adverse consequences for an employer well beyond avoiding unfair dismissals.

This training course concentrates on how employers can deal with poor performers without falling foul of employment law and employment tribunals and includes practical tips in relation to internal performance review procedures and subsequent disciplinary proceedings.

So who should attend the session? If you work in HR, or are a line manager or supervisor with responsibility for the management of performance in your teams, then this course is essential for you. Once back in the workplace you will be able to:

  • Identify possible reasons for poor performance and the procedure to follow for each possible reason.
  • Comply with the legal requirements in relation to performance management.
  • Deal with common scenarios that arise when dealing with poor performance, such as employees who lapse after improvement.

As always with Brabners training sessions, interactive and engaging case studies will be used which encourage group discussion and the sharing of know-how between delegates, and which enhance the overall learning experience.

You can attend this training session for the competitive price of £50 plus VAT per person. We’re sure you will find the session great value for money and we look forward to seeing you there. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited. To go ahead and reserve your place please complete the booking form.

The course will be delivered by specialist employment lawyer and trainer, Andrew Cross.

 

Date

Monday 18 August 2014

Time

9:15am - 11:00am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.

Venue

Webinar

Date

Thursday 31 July 2014

Time

12:00pm - 15:00pm

Cost

Free

Places are limited. For more information or to reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Creative Space, Unit 51 Café
Baltic Creative CIC
49 Jamaica Street
Liverpool
L1 0AH

Brabners invite you to join their informal IP workshop, specifically tailored to Creative and Digital sector businesses.

The workshop will focus on:

  • Copyright Law, Design Right Law and their implications for creative and digital businesses
  • Brands, their value and how to protect them as trade mark
  • New Legislation - exceptions to Copyright Law for the digital age

RSVP

Places are limited. For more information or to reserve your place for this event please click here.

Date

Thursday 31 July 2014

Time

12:00pm - 15:00pm

Cost

Free

Places are limited. For more information or to reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Creative Space, Unit 51 Café
Baltic Creative CIC
49 Jamaica Street
Liverpool
L1 0AH

Date

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Time:

9:30am-10:30am

Cost

£50 (plus VAT)

 To reserve your place please complete the booking form

Webinar

Handling redundancies and re-organisations is a complicated thing!  So many employers think it’s just about “ticking boxes” in a step by step procedure, but there’s so much more to it than that.  Many of the claims in the Employment Tribunal system are down to employers who thought it was straightforward but plain got it wrong, in fact unfair dismissal complaints arising from redundancy programmes is one of the most common claims in the system.

This training session will help you avoid that type of challenge, and the significant cost and dead time that always goes with it.  It will provide you with the knowledge not only to get the “basics” right, but also to deal confidently and practically with the more complicated common pitfalls that so often arise in redundancy and change management processes.

Just some of the areas that we will be covering:

  • The complex area of “pooling” employees for redundancy selection
  • What selection criteria to use and how to apply those properly and fairly
  • Redundancy handling timescales and the necessary content of consultation
  • The true extent of the duty to look for alternative employment for employees at risk
  • Dealing with absent employees, such as those on maternity leave or sick leave
  • Complying with the onerous duties in redundancy situations covered by the collective consultation rules

The cost of the webinar session is just £50 plus VAT per person. If you are interested in participating then please contact us on 0161 836 8874 or email Joanne to obtain more information about the training course and getting registered on to the session.

Alternatively to reserve your place please complete the booking form. Places will be confirmed on receipt of payment.

Date

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Time:

9:30am-10:30am

Cost

£50 (plus VAT)

 To reserve your place please complete the booking form

Webinar
Date

Friday 18 July 2014

Time

All Day

Cost

Day Two Conference Pass £350 plus VAT

To book your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Ethiad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF

As one of the signature events in the International Festival For Business 2014 (IFB) – the largest global concentration of business events backed by Prime Minister David Cameron - the two day Congress will be of particular interest to cities and sports federations around the world that recognise the value of investing in sporting events and infrastructure as means of both raising their global profile, delivering local regeneration and economic growth.

Working with the University of Liverpool, one of the world’s leading academic institutes researching and teaching the business of sport, the International Sport Business Congress (ISBC) has developed a world-class speaker programme engaging on the core topics in the business of sport.

Day Two offers detailed analysis of the economic impacts and values of sport and its power to transform cities and communities. Taking place at the Ethihad Stadium in Manchester, speakers include;

  • Sir Richard Leese CBE – Leader of Manchester City Council
  • Dr Tom Markham – Manager EMEA Football, Sport and Leisure, PwC
  • Maurice Watkins CBE – Senior Partner and Head of Sport, Brabners
  • Dr Geoff Pearson – Football Industry Group, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Stefan Szymanski – University of Michigan
  • Professor Greg Whyte OBE – Liverpool John Moores University
  • Professor Keith George – Head of RISES, Liverpool John Moores University

The event will also feature a number of dedicated networking opportunities to help you connect and engage with peers and business partners.

As a special concession to UK Trade & Investment clients, we are able to offer the use of the promotion code ‘Earlybird’ to receive a 20% discount on all bookings made by 30th May 2014.

We would be delighted if you are able to attend ISBC and would be grateful to be notified if you apply for a delegate pass.

Further information on the ISBC programme, including packages available to delegates, is available on the ISBC website.

For more information on the International Festival for Business 2014 and the other 150 business-focused events, please visit the IFB website.

 

Date

Friday 18 July 2014

Time

All Day

Cost

Day Two Conference Pass £350 plus VAT

To book your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Ethiad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF

Date

Thursday 17 July 2014

Time

All Day

Cost

Day One Conference Pass £495 plus VAT

To book your place for this event please click here.

Venue

BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, Kings Dock, Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP

As one of the signature events in the International Festival For Business 2014 (IFB) – the largest global concentration of business events backed by Prime Minister David Cameron - the two day Congress will be of particular interest to cities and sports federations around the world that recognise the value of investing in sporting events and infrastructure as means of both raising their global profile, delivering local regeneration and economic growth.

Working with the University of Liverpool, one of the world’s leading academic institutes researching and teaching the business of sport, the International Sport Business Congress (ISBC) has developed a world-class speaker programme engaging on the core topics in the business of sport.

On Thursday 17 July, at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool, the Congress will focus on the interplay of cities, brands and sports with speakers including:
 

  • Sir Howard Bernstein -  CEO, Manchester City Council
  • Ian Ayre - Managing Director, Liverpool Football Club
  • Robert Elstone -  CEO, Everton Football Club
  • Ian Edmondson - Head of Major Events, London & Partners
  • Paul Samuel - Executive VP Europe, AEG Global Partnerships
  • Nick Varley – Founder, Seven46

The event will also feature a number of dedicated networking opportunities to help you connect and engage with peers and business partners.

As a special concession to UK Trade & Investment clients, we are able to offer the use of the promotion code ‘Earlybird’ to receive a 20% discount on all bookings made by 30th May 2014.

We would be delighted if you are able to attend ISBC and would be grateful to be notified if you apply for a delegate pass.

Further information on the ISBC programme, including packages available to delegates, is available on the ISBC website.

For more information on the International Festival for Business 2014 and the other 150 business-focused events, please visit the IFB website.
 

Date

Thursday 17 July 2014

Time

All Day

Cost

Day One Conference Pass £495 plus VAT

To book your place for this event please click here.

Venue

BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, Kings Dock, Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP

Date

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Time 

9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost

Free to attend for all delegates.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW

  • Do you or your business have the next big innovative idea?
  • Do you know how to protect this idea?
  • Do you know how to turn this light bulb moment into a successful business?

Innovators’ Day 2014 - “Innovate, Protect and Prosper” will inspire you to carry on innovating and pursuing your unique ideas safe in the knowledge that you can protect your concepts and develop a profitable business. This event forms part of the IFB’s Professional & Financial Services programme. 

This day-long learning event has been organised by some of the region’s leading experts in innovation and intellectual property rights and is a fantastic opportunity to hear from industry leaders and established innovative businesses. The event will arm you with the motivation and confidence needed to see your innovative business ideas come to fruition.

Expert speakers representing the area’s leaders in their field including: Unilever, the Intellectual Property Office, DWF, WP Thompson, Forresters, Bartle Read, Brabners, Mitchell Charlesworth, Bermans, MC Vanguard Corporate Finance, Liverpool John Moores University, Brian Farrington and Liverpool Central Library will be in attendance to share their knowledge and expertise.

The event, chaired by DWF LLP Partner Paul Attwood, will take the form of plenary sessions and question & answer panels based on the themes of innovation, intellectual property, patents and strategies for growing your business. Delegates will also be able to take advantage of free one-toone surgeries with the experts and ask questions specific to their own situation and needs. The full programme can be found below.

Who should attend?

Innovators’ Day 2014 will provide significant value to all businesses and entrepreneurs but will be particularly pertinent for SMEs, Ownermanaged businesses, Hi-tech companies, Manufacturing firms, Innovative Start-ups and University students and researchers.

How to Book

To reserve your place please click here or alternatively please contact Cara Bartlett at Mitchell Charlesworth.

Click here to view the Official Programme.
 

 

Date

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Time 

9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost

Free to attend for all delegates.

To reserve your place please click here.

Venue

Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW

Date

Thursday 10 July 2014

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for the HR Forum please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Liverpool on 10 July 2014.

Our hot topic for this session will be: Do Staff Appraisals Work? The BBC's former HR Director has slammed the annual appraisal process, claiming they don't work and instead strike fear into the hearts of employees, stating that the words 'Can I give you some feedback?' have the same effect on you as someone running up behind you in a dark alley".

If we bin the appraisal process, what should replace it? Our debate on appraisals promises to be lively. Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience. Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and Operations Managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues.

Who should attend?
HR Professionals
Operations Managers

Event Details
Cost: Free - but advance booking is required
Date: Thursday 10 July 2014
Venue: Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Timings
8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and Introduction
8:40am: Round Table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close

RSVP
To reserve your place for the HR Forum please click here.

 

Date

Thursday 10 July 2014

Time

8:00am - 9:45am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for the HR Forum please click here.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Thursday 10 July 2014

Time

11.45am - 3pm

Venue

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool

We are once again sponsoring the highly popular Merseyside Innovation Awards.

The Awards recognise and reward the use of innovation as a means of boosting growth and profitability on Merseyside. Any Merseyside-based individual or company with less than 50 employees with an innovative product or service is eligible to apply.

Each month the MIA judging panel – made up of award sponsors BBC Radio Merseyside, Brabners LLP, Insider Media, Kenyon Fraser, Unilever, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool LEP, NatWest, University of Liverpool Management School,  MC Vanguard Corporate Finance, Village Software, Butters Innovation, WP Thompson, C-Tech Innovation and the North West Fund – will select a monthly winning submission. The winner will benefit from free local PR and the chance to compete in the grand final in July, when three shortlisted contestants will present to a distinguished panel of judges from across the commercial spectrum. The winner gets £10,000 cash, the runners up can win specialist business support worth up to £2k.

Step up a gear and register online by 30th April 2014 - visit www.merseysideinnovationawards.co.uk
 

 

Date

Thursday 10 July 2014

Time

11.45am - 3pm

Venue

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool

Date

Thursday 3 July 2014

Time

8:30am - 13:30pm

Cost

£25 (+ £2.15 booking fee)

To purchase your ticket for this event please click here.

Venue

Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Royal Quay, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4EX

Chaired by Rory Underwood the conference offers high calibre speakers who will present their views and experiences on how international leaders can achieve better market penetration.

The cultural aspects of doing business will be discussed from a sports business and corporate perspective.

Speakers:

  • Rory Underwood - Host and Director of Wingman Ltd
  • Ian Ritchie - RFU
  • Richard Cockerill - Director Rugby, Leicester Tigers

Agenda:

08.00 - 08.30     Breakfast & registration
08.30 - 09.00     Welcome from Rory Underwood
09.00 - 10.00     Leading across cultures in business
10.00 - 10.45     Panel with questions from audience with Rory Underwood
10.45 - 11.15     Coffee break
11.15 - 12.15     Barriers to exporting
12.15 - 13.00     Panel with questions from audience with Keith Warburton
13.30                 Lunch
14.30                 Close

To purchase your ticket for this event please click here.
 

Event Sponsors

In the spirit of IFB a unique partnership has been created between 12 entities (Barclays, Baker Tilly, Brabners LLP, Brabners Stuart, Charles Stanley, Grant Thornton, HSBC, KPMG, Lloyds, MSIF, RBS & Professional Liverpool)  who have put aside their natural competitiveness to deliver three exciting events for global entrepreneurs (click here for other events)

Date

Thursday 3 July 2014

Time

8:30am - 13:30pm

Cost

£25 (+ £2.15 booking fee)

To purchase your ticket for this event please click here.

Venue

Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Royal Quay, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4EX

Date

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Time

13:00pm - 16:45pm

Cost

£25 (+ £2.15 booking fee)

To purchase your ticket for this event please click here.

Venue

Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Royal Quay, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4EX

In support of the International Festival for Business programme, the "World According to Finance Directors" aims to address some of the non-financial issues that companies are facing on a regular basis.

The battle for talent, managing risk, information protection/cyber security and taking advantage of overseas opportunities are now firmly on the boardroom agenda and through a facilitated series of presentations and panels the audience will hear not only from the professionals - Baker Tilly, Barclays, Grant Thornton and KPMG - but also from those at the coalface including Tarsem Dhaliwal, Finance Director of Iceland and Mark Din, Head of Risk & Compliance for Moneysupermarket.com.

Speakers:

  • Rory Underwood - Host and Director of Wingman Ltd
  • Tarsem Dhaliwal - Financial Director of Iceland
  • Mark Din - Head of Risk & Compliance for Moneysupermarket.com

Agenda

13.00 - 13.30     Registration
13.30 - 13.40     Welcome from Rory Underwood, Event Facilitator
13.40 - 14.30     Session One
14.30 - 15.00     Coffee break
15.00 - 16.30     Session Two
16.30 - 16.45     Q&A/Close

To purchase your ticket for this event please click here.

Event Sponsors

In the spirit of IFB a unique partnership has been created between 12 entities (Barclays, Baker Tilly, Brabners LLP, Brabners Stuart, Charles Stanley, Grant Thornton, HSBC, KPMG, Lloyds, MSIF, RBS & Professional Liverpool)  who have put aside their natural competitiveness to deliver three exciting events for global entrepreneurs (click here for other events)

Date

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Time

13:00pm - 16:45pm

Cost

£25 (+ £2.15 booking fee)

To purchase your ticket for this event please click here.

Venue

Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Royal Quay, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4EX

Date

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Time

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost

£30 (plus VAT)

To reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Brabners are delighted to be hosting "The next frontier in Thought Leadership - Thought Capital” on behalf of PSMG on Wednesday 2 July. This seminar will be presented by Henry Weston-Davies, Partner, Gulland Padfield.

Few professional services firms effectively measure, let alone achieve an adequate return on investment from their Thought Leadership initiatives. A new approach is needed if Thought Leadership projects are to deliver consistent financial benefits. A process which transforms Thought Leadership to Thought Capital and builds in ROI measurement, can generate at least 3-4x ROI within the first six months of launch.”

For leading professional services firms, the creation and publication of business research and its use to engage with clients, the media and internal stakeholders, is recognised as the most effective and Client Centric marketing and business development channel.

Yet our research shows that many firms and their client-facing staff are failing to drive the full return on investment from their content marketing initiatives. The term ‘Thought Leadership’ is now used to describe anything from a full analysis report to a simple brochure.

A new approach is needed to refresh ‘Thought Leadership’ as a concept and re-focus it on more tangible financial benefits. In other words, to transform it to ‘Thought Capital’.

In this interactive seminar, Henry Weston-Davies will reveal findings from Gulland Padfield’s recent study, Turning Thought Leadership into Thought Capital: achieving measurable ROI from your marketing spend.

 For further information or to reserve your place, please visit the PSMG website.

Date

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Time

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost

£30 (plus VAT)

To reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Time

8:30am - 12:30pm

Cost

£25 (+ £2.15 booking fee)

To purchase your ticket for this event please click here.

Venue

Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Royal Quay, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4EX

We would be delighted if you could join us on Wednesday 2 July 2014 for Battle of the Economists, a World View.

Brought to you by an alliance of 12 key players in the professional services market, this promises to be one of the key events during the International Festival for Business.  Having seen favourable developments with growth continuing, employment rising and inflation falling we bring together a group of key Chief Economists to look at the UK and international economic prospects and debate what does the future look like?

Speakers:

  • Rory Underwood - Host and Director of Wingman Ltd
  • John Ashcroft - Chief Economist at Greater Manchesdter Chamber of Commerce
  • Lee Hopley - Chief Economist at EEF

Agenda
8.30am     Registration and networking
9.00am     Welcome – Rory Underwood
9.05am     Introduction - John Ashcroft, Chief Economist at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
9.05am     UK and International Economic Perspectives – What does the future look like?
9.10am     UK:
                 Interest rates - Neil Parker, NatWest
                 Trade- Bill Robinson, KPMG
                 Manufacturing- Lee Hopley, EEF
                 Investment - Adam Chester, Lloyds
9.50am     International:
                 North America/Canada/Mexico - James Sproule, IOD 
                 Europe/Eastern Europe in Russia - Kevin Doran, Brown Shipley 
                 Asia Pacific - Jeremy Batstone-Carr, Charles Stanley
                 Middle East/Africa - Mark Berrisford Smith, HSBC
10.30am   Coffee break and networking
11.00am   Question Time - Panel Debate
12.30pm   Close

Event Sponsors

In the spirit of IFB a unique partnership has been created between 12 entities (Barclays, Baker Tilly, Brabners LLP, Brabners Stuart, Charles Stanley, Grant Thornton, HSBC, KPMG, Lloyds, MSIF, RBS & Professional Liverpool)  who have put aside their natural competitiveness to deliver three exciting events for global entrepreneurs (click here for other events)

To purchase your ticket for this event please click here.

Date

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Time

8:30am - 12:30pm

Cost

£25 (+ £2.15 booking fee)

To purchase your ticket for this event please click here.

Venue

Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Royal Quay, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4EX

Date

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Time

8:00am - 9:15am

Cost

Free

Places are limited. For more information or to reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Manchester Art Gallery. Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL

Brabners LLP and The David Tolson Partnership would be delighted if you would join us for “Reasons to be Cheerful? – Part 4” when Derek Long will present his insightful and thought provoking personal take on the future landscape for Registered Providers.  This will include what’s happening to co-regulation, his views on for value for money, and what the successful Registered Providers will be doing after the General Election.

About Derek

Derek has 30 years' experience in housing, as investor, regulator, policy maker, consultant and non-executive.  Working in Whitehall, the European Institute for Urban Affairs, the Housing Corporation and as the northern head of the National Housing Federation, Derek is hugely experienced in devising practical solutions to intractable housing challenges on public and private development. He is now a Director at arc4, the housing and data consultancy.

RSVP

Places are limited. For more information or to reserve your place for this event please click here.

Date

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Time

8:00am - 9:15am

Cost

Free

Places are limited. For more information or to reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Manchester Art Gallery. Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL

Date

Thursday 19 June 2014

Time

9:30am-13:00pm

Cost

£80 plus VAT

To reserve a place please download the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Many charities often struggle with the procedural aspects of both trustee and members’ meetings and occasionally, a failure to act correctly can result in questions being raised as to the validity of decisions reached by trustees or the resolutions passed by members.

All charitable companies, CIOs and many unincorporated charities have both a Board of Trustees (sometimes referred to as a Management Committee) as well as a distinct body of members. In some cases, the trustees and members are the same people whereas in other cases, a membership body can extend into the hundreds if individuals or organisations or even encompass the inhabitants of a particular town or village.

The procedure relating to both trustee and members’ meetings is usually set out in a charity’s governing document but is based upon the law as prescribed in the Companies Act 2006 (for charitable companies), the CIO regulations (for CIOs) and in case law (for unincorporated charities). In addition to this, the Charity Commission has published guidance in relation to meetings which is supplemented by best practice guidelines issued by various organisations.

This half day session will be based upon a case study of a fictional charity and will run through the lead up to and operation of a trustee meeting, an AGM and a general meeting of the members. The course is aimed at charity trustees, secretaries and members of staff responsible for the organisation of trustee / members’ meetings and whilst our fictional charity is a charitable company, many of the principles discussed will apply to CIOs and unincorporated charities.

At the competitive price of £80, plus VAT, per person we are sure you will find the session great value for money and look forward to seeing you there. The price includes attendance, course materials and refreshments throughout the morning. Bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

Leave the session with answers to the following questions:

  • What is the difference between a trustee and a members’ meeting?
  • How are trustee meetings called – what is “reasonable” notice?
  • How should trustees handle conflicts of interest?
  • How should trustees reach decisions – what should they take into account?
  • How are members’ meetings called?
  • Is an AGM necessary?
  • What are the requirements around proxies and proxy voting?
  • How should members’ meetings be conducted?
  • What should the minutes of meetings contain?

In addition to this, attendees will also be provided with model documentation that could be tailored to and used by your particular charity.

The training will be delivered by Graeme Hughes

To reserve a place please download the booking form.

 

 

 

Date

Thursday 19 June 2014

Time

9:30am-13:00pm

Cost

£80 plus VAT

To reserve a place please download the booking form.

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.
 

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Why follow a disciplinary procedure?

  • The law expects it;
  • To improve conduct; and
  • To achieve a consistent approach to disciplinary issues

It is therefore important that line managers and those who work in HR have the essential skills and knowledge to deal with disciplinary issues.

This training course will help you identify areas of potential risk and best practices which can reduce management time and expense, improve employee relations, limit exposure to tribunal claims and help you better deal with the challenge of workplace disciplinary matters.

This course will give you an understanding of the relevant legal issues and introduce good practice techniques to ensure that you are acting reasonably and are adopting a fair procedure.

So who should attend our webinar session? If you work in HR, or are a line manager, then this course is essential for you.

The cost of this webinar session is just £50 plus VAT per person. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received. Please note bookings are transferable but non- refundable.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited. To go ahead and reserve your place please complete the booking form.

The course will be delivered by two specialist employment lawyers, Andrew Cross and Elspeth Beatty.

Date

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.
 

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Monday 16 June 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.
 

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Why follow a disciplinary procedure?

  • The law expects it;
  • To improve conduct; and
  • To achieve a consistent approach to disciplinary issues

It is therefore important that line managers and those who work in HR have the essential skills and knowledge to deal with disciplinary issues.

This training course will help you identify areas of potential risk and best practices which can reduce management time and expense, improve employee relations, limit exposure to tribunal claims and help you better deal with the challenge of workplace disciplinary matters.

This course will give you an understanding of the relevant legal issues and introduce good practice techniques to ensure that you are acting reasonably and are adopting a fair procedure.

So who should attend our webinar session? If you work in HR, or are a line manager, then this course is essential for you.

The cost of this webinar session is just £50 plus VAT per person. Bookings will be confirmed once payment has been received. Please note bookings are transferable but non- refundable.

Please be quick to book your place as space on the session is limited. To go ahead and reserve your place please complete the booking form.

The course will be delivered by two specialist employment lawyers, Andrew Cross and Elspeth Beatty.

 

Date

Monday 16 June 2014

Time

9:30am - 10:30am

Cost

£50 plus VAT

To reserve your place please complete the booking form.
 

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Saturday 14 June 2014

Time

All day

Cost

Minimum sponsorship of £500

To enter please download the entry form

Venue

Ambleside, Lake District

Brabners Charity Challenge 2014 takes place on Saturday 14 June and will be based at Ambleside in the Lake District. 

The Charity Challenge starts with kayaking on Windermere lake, from Waterhead, Ambleside before cycling to Hawkshead, Graythwaite, Far Sawrey and back to Waterhead and then ending with a walk (or a run for those really going for it!) from Ambleside, up Low Pike and High Pike (2,152 ft) and returning to Ambleside via 'High Bakestones' and 'Scandale Bottom'.  

The cycle route is here

The walking route is here

And most importantly here's the link to the entry form.

In true Charity Challenge tradition, the day will finish with drinks, food - a BBQ courtesy of our supporters, and the presentation of prizes. 

The Charity Challenge 2014 is in support of the Alzheimer’s Society and all competing teams are required to raise a minimum sponsorship of £500. 

Hope you can join us for what will be yet another great day - and look forward to receiving your entry form!

In the meantime get training, note the date in your diary and watch this space!

Date

Saturday 14 June 2014

Time

All day

Cost

Minimum sponsorship of £500

To enter please download the entry form

Venue

Ambleside, Lake District

Date

Thursday 12 June 2014

Time

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

1 Hardman Boulevard, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AQ

Onshore Employment Intermediaries legislation is here and the industry is beginning to feel its impact. There are many ‘solutions’ available to help agencies manage their risk, but do you know what’s right for you?

The next FREE Gear up for Growth Panel Debates will cover Onshore Employment Intermediaries in detail, as well as other issues connected to growth as the recruitment industry emerges from recession.

Timings:
4:00pm -
Registration
4:30pm - Debate begins
6:30pm - Debate finishes
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Networking, Food & Drink

Chaired by Adrian Thomas, Chair of the Recruitment Society and hosted by RBS, the panel will deliver insights on advice on a variety of topics, including staffing, expansion, compliance and financing growth.

To reserve your place for the Manchester Event please click here and for more information on this event please contact Outsauce.

Date

Thursday 12 June 2014

Time

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

1 Hardman Boulevard, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AQ

Date

Thursday 12 June 2014

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool , L2 3YL

Brabners, in conjunction with Mersey Maritime, would be delighted if you could join us for our forthcoming panel event, The Urban Port in the 21st Century Supply Chain Framework taking place on Thursday 12 June in Liverpool.

We are hosting this panel discussion as part of the IFB's Maritime, Logistics and Energy programme.  Focusing on developments that react to and shape the latest changes to the national and global supply chain framework and create logistic solutions clustered around infrastructure development; this panel event will debate what factors are involved in developing the supply chain infrastructure to shape logistics solutions for the 21st century.

The panel will consider policy and direction at the European Investment Bank that has led to significant investment in port infrastructure in the last decade; the UK Government Transport Policy; the implications of the latest research and government white papers; the global changes in the shipping industry and the implications of the development of the Panama Canal; and the L2 container terminal being developed at Port of Liverpool.

Can we shape a logistics infrastructure that gives the nation a competitive advantage? This discussion seeks to create a better understanding of the existing solutions available,  the opportunities provided by new port and infrastructure developments and, looking to the future, how better solutions can be created, how clusters can be initiated and formed and how a joined up approach from all stakeholders involved  in the supply chain process can deliver this.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions, share with the speakers and other attendees your own views and experiences, and to debate the issues.

 

The Panel
Our confirmed panellists include:

  • Gary Hodgson, Group Port Operations Director, Peel Ports
  • Jonathan Taylor, Vice President and Management Committee Member, European Investment Bank
  • Mike Garratt, Managing Director, MDS Transglobal

Who should attend?
This event will be of interest to all users of port centric logistics including; representatives from shipping lines, haulage businesses, warehousing and distribution organisations and supply chain end users including manufacturing and retail businesses.

Timings

8:00am:     Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am:     Welcome and introduction by Mark Rathbone, Partner, Brabners LLP
8:40am:     Panel discussion
10:00am:   Close

To reserve your place for this event please click here.

Date

Thursday 12 June 2014

Time

8:00am - 10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for this event please click here.

Venue

Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool , L2 3YL

Date

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Time
12:00pm-17:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact daj@brabners.com

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL
 

The second in a series of Brabners and Brabners Stuart 'Spotlight on Best Practice in the Chemical Supply Chain' is on Wednesday 11 June at Brabners Liverpool Office at Horton House, Exchange Flags. The event starts at noon and concludes by 4:30pm. The workshop is hosted by Brabners and Brabners Stuart in association with 'Chemicals North West'.

This event marks the follow-up to the successful inaugural chemicals supply chain workshop held in March. A varied programme has been produced that reflects the output from the workshop and continuing the view of wider business-related aspects that impinge on the supply chain function. There will also be case studies provided by Chemicals Northwest companies who will share how the function is managed within their businesses. In addition we are pleased to announce that delegates will also be invited to take part in a tour of the Liverpool 2 project organised by Peel Ports.

Best practice in chemical supply chain will be examined from a number of different aspects. The chemicals sector is by far the biggest exporter in the North West. The object of the afternoon will be to continue to identify, agree and promote quality industry standards.

Timings

10:30am- Arrival & Coffee
Welcome - Steve Stuart, Partner, Brabners Stuart
Feedback from Supply Chain Forum Workshp in March 2014 - Phill Browitt, Chainology
Supply Chain Collaboration : Techniques, Pitfalls, Solutions and Examples across Europe - Frans Cruijssen, Partner at Argusl and Workpackage leader in the CO3 project
Collaboration in Supply Chains - Lesley Batchelor, Director General Institute of Export International Trade
Case Study 1: Innospec, Ellesmere Port - Stephen Buckridge, Senior Customer Care Representative, EAME
Case Study 2: John Hogg Technical Solutions Ltd, Manchester - Joanne Conchie, Logistics Manager

12:30pm- Lunch and Networking

1:30pm - Liverpool 2 Tour - Dennis Henderson, Business Development Director of Peel Ports

Places are limited. For further information or to reserve your place please contact Alex Heys or to book online please click here.

 

Date

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Time
12:00pm-17:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact daj@brabners.com

Venue

Brabners LLP, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL
 

Date

Tuesday 10 June

Time

8:00am-10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Reta Madgin

Venue

Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Registered Providers are often faced with the problem of tenants who have mental health issues and in some cases, capacity problems. These cases can be difficult to manage, time consuming and complicated.

Brabners are holding a free roundtable discussion on Tuesday 10 June 2014 hosted by our specialist Housing and Regeneration team. The discussion will focus on mental health and capacity issues in practice for Registered Providers.

We want encourage debate and discussion on issues and those attending will be invited to contribute, where possible, from their own cases and experience. Our Housing and Regeneration team have a long history of working with housing associations, public authorities, charities and not for profit organisations which means that our team of highly skilled housing solicitors have a wealth of very practical experience of the sector. 

Our discussion will include the following topics:

An overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Equality Act 2010 
Assessing capacity and risk for those with mental capacity issues  
Civil Court injunctions and how to deal with these appropriately.

Speakers
Our speakers for this roundtable discussion include:

Ian Alderson, Partner, Brabners LLP
Josephine Sharrock, Associate Solicitor, Brabners LLP
Catherine Moore, Solicitor, Brabners LLP

Who should attend?
This event is aimed at Registered Providers, Housing Professionals, Local Authorities and other related businesses.

Timings
8:00am:     Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am:     Welcome and introduction by Ian Alderson, Partner, Brabners LLP
8.40am:     Overview lead by Catherine Moore, Solicitor, Brabners LLP
8:50am:     Roundtable discussion
10:00am:   Close

Confirmations
You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue. 

To reserve your place for this event please contact:

Reta Madgin
Marketing Events Manager
Brabners LLP

DD: 0151 600 3401 / 0161 836 8920
Email: Reta.Madgin@brabners.com
 

Date

Tuesday 10 June

Time

8:00am-10:00am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Reta Madgin

Venue

Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

Date

Monday 9 June 2014

Time

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Janet Nielsen.

Venue

The Chapel, White Cross Business Park, South Road, Lancaster, LA1 4XG

Terms and conditions of business are a 'must-have’ document in the armoury of any successful business nowadays, not only ensuring that clients and customers are clear on how your business operates, but they are also essential for you to protect your business against risk, enforce rights, protect property and limit liability.

Lancashire County Council, White Cross Business Park and Brabners LLP are running a free seminar on the benefit of written terms of conditions of business on Monday 9 June 2014, which will cover:

An overview of the key elements of good terms and conditions of business
Why terms and conditions are important
What should be included
How to avoid risk and protect your assets through carefully structured terms and conditions.

About our speaker

Gill Gardner, Corporate Partner, Brabners LLP has worked in the North West for over 20 years and acts for SMEs and owner managed businesses on sales and acquisitions, finance arrangements, and re-structuring. This involves transactional documentation, negotiation and commercial documentation. Gill also acts for Banks in relation to loan facilities and security documentation together with due diligence matters.

To reserve your place on this seminar, please email Janet Nielsen, Estates Manager at White Cross Business Park.

Date

Monday 9 June 2014

Time

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Janet Nielsen.

Venue

The Chapel, White Cross Business Park, South Road, Lancaster, LA1 4XG

Date

Tuesday 5 June 2014

Time

8:00am-9:45am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Reta Madgin

Venue

Brabners, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

We'd be delighted if you could join us for our Brabners HR Forum in Manchester on 5 June 2014. 

Our hot topic for this session will be: Do Staff Appraisals Work? The BBC's former HR Director has slammed the annual appraisal process, claiming they don't work and instead strike fear into the hearts of employees, stating that the words 'Can I give you some feedback?' have the same effect on you as someone running up behind you in a dark alley". 

If we bin the appraisal process, what should replace it? Our debate on appraisals promises to be lively. Come along, join in, share best practice and increase your knowledge and experience. Our HR Forum is a networking group aimed at HR and Operations Managers, together with anyone who is responsible for managing people in their organisation.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get up to date whilst building up a supportive network of like minded colleagues.

Who should attend?
HR Professionals
Operations Managers

Timings
8:00am: Registration, refreshments and networking
8:30am: Welcome and introduction
8:40am: Round table discussion followed by Q&A
9:45am: Close

Confirmations
You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event which will include map/directions and details of car parking facilities located near to the venue.

To reserve your place for the HR Forum please contact:

Reta Madgin
Marketing Events Manager
Brabners LLP

DD: 0151 600 3401 / 0161 836 8920
Email: Reta.Madgin@brabners.com

 

Date

Tuesday 5 June 2014

Time

8:00am-9:45am

Cost

Free

To reserve your place please contact Reta Madgin

Venue

Brabners, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Date

Thursday 5 June 2014

Time

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for the London Event please click here.

Venue

RBS, 280 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AA

Onshore Employment Intermediaries legislation is here and the industry is beginning to feel its impact. There are many ‘solutions’ available to help agencies manage their risk, but do you know what’s right for you?

The next FREE Gear up for Growth Panel Debates will cover Onshore Employment Intermediaries in detail, as well as other issues connected to growth as the recruitment industry emerges from recession.

Timings:
4:00pm -
Registration
4:30pm - Debate begins
6:30pm - Debate finishes
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Networking, Food & Drink

Chaired by Adrian Thomas, Chair of the Recruitment Society and hosted by RBS, the panel will deliver insights on advice on a variety of topics, including staffing, expansion, compliance and financing growth.

To reserve your place for the London Event please click here and for more information on this event please contact Outsauce.

Date

Thursday 5 June 2014

Time

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

To reserve your place for the London Event please click here.

Venue

RBS, 280 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AA

Date

Thursday 29 May 2014

Time

9:30am-10:30am

Cost

£50 plus VAT per person

To reserve your place please contact Joanne Harris or download the booking form