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Nick Campbell Partner and Head of the Employment Team at Brabners (Liverpool) said:

“The Supreme Court decision from yesterday morning is likely to have a significant impact for both employers and employees. The number of claims fell off a cliff after tribunal fees were introduced in 2013, declining by approximately 70%. Employers should steel themselves for a noticeable increase now that these fees are no more.

Commercial law firm Brabners has named three children’s hospices from across the North West as its chosen charities for 2017-18.  

Over the next 12 months, the firm’s employees will take part in a variety of fundraising events to raise more than £20,000 for Claire House (Wirral), Derian House (Chorley) and Francis House (Didsbury), aiming to beat last year’s total.

Brabners are delighted to have been nominated as ‘Best Legal Firm’ at the Specialist Finance Introducer Awards 2017 with corporate partner, Andrew O’Mahony heading the nomination.

The SFI awards recognise, reward and celebrate the best and brightest of the UK Specialist Finance Sector.

Furniture maker Tetrad, based in Preston for almost five decades, has been recently acquired by a NorthEdge Capital – backed counterpart.

Established 45 years ago, Tetrad specialises in the manufacture of quality sofas, chairs and stools and has annual turnover of £17m. Following the takeover by Belfield Furnishings, products will continue to be made at the Swan Street facility, using the finest materials available and will be sold through the existing sales channels.

The legal battle surrounding the ‘gig economy’ rages on. We’ve had an election where the party in the ascendency pledged to ban zero-hours contracts, Uber lost a landmark case which ruled against its argument that its drivers were self-employed  and Pimlico Plumbers recently lost an appeal over a similar ruling.

Now it seems that Deliveroo could be the next domino to fall. The direction of travel in the case law has been very much in favour of workers. Rightly or wrongly, it looks likely that the Deliveroo verdict will go much the same way.

We have seen dramatic changes and rapid developments for businesses in Manchester over the last ten years. Many start-ups, investors and entrepreneurs are coming to the North to invest in new ventures, build up new connections and tap into the flourishing market and opportunities the city has to offer.

Manchester has managed to create buzz around young business entrepreneurs and has its eye on becoming the UK’s tech capital. 

In 2016 we had the exciting opportunity to support Prolific North on the first Inspired Spaces North campaign, which proved to be a huge success across the digital and creative sector, in fact it was such a hit that it’s back bigger than ever for 2017!

St Ann’s Hospice has appointed commercial law firm Brabners to provide business advice and support to its Greater Manchester-based team.

Following a competitive tender process, the North West law firm was chosen to support the charity with a range of specialist advice, including charity and employment law, property, wills and probate, and commercial contracts.

In his latest video Brabners’ Partner and Head of Healthcare, Richard Hough gives a brief overview of the firm’s unique approach to the Healthcare sector.

Due to the national funding cuts in the recent years many healthcare professionals are having to reassess and look at different cost effective ways of providing healthcare services, which means the traditional model is now changing.

Eamonn O’Neal is the Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice. He’ll be speaking at the Hospice Movement Update: Ask the expert event on 22nd June, talking about collaboration amongst hospices. Here he tells us why working together is so important for the sector.