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07/06/2018

Football crazy, football mad – how to manage your workforce ahead of Russia 2018

Hannah Strawbridge

Britain is undoubtedly a nation of football lovers and the World Cup is already generating excitement and anticipation amongst fans throughout the country.

With the group stages starting next week, businesses need to think ahead to ensure that the World Cup does not prove to be too much of a disruption and... Read More


05/06/2018

Concepts Beauty is Business of the Month April 2018

Deborah Melluish

Concepts Beauty & Wellbeing, an award-winning beauty and well-being salon in Huddersfield, has added the Eaton Smith Business of the Month Award to its list of accolades. The monthly business awards recognise the achievements and celebrate the success of local businesses.  

Concepts Beauty was... Read More


24/05/2018

DIY Probate: could cost you more than you think

Lucy Cortis

Lucy Cortis, Solicitor in our Private Client team, discusses the pitfalls of Executors trying to administer an estate.

As most practitioners in the private client field are already aware, the practice by which applications for a Grant of Probate can now be made online has led to an increase in the number of... Read More


02/05/2018

Software licensing agents lose out

Lewis Holroyd

In March 2018, the Court of Appeal decided a significant case which benefits software owners but detrimentally impacts agents when selling/supplying software licences.

The Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 (Regulations) offer protection to independent commercial agents when they enter into agency agreements... Read More


01/05/2018

The hidden disability : when mental health affects employee wellbeing

Kate Booth

The taboo of talking about mental health has started to shift, following several high-profile campaigns, but many employers are keeping quiet and avoiding conversations with staff, even though they have legal responsibilities and it’s been shown to improve the bottom line. 

According to the... Read More


17/04/2018

Innovate Optician is Awarded Business of the Month Award

Kate Booth

Allegro Optical based in Meltham has been awarded Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. The business awards celebrate the hard work, brilliance and innovation of businesses based in Kirklees, Calderdale or Wakefield.

Allegro Optical is an optician’s practice with a difference. While the business... Read More


12/04/2018

Is your Will up to date?

Ben Cooper

You are already in a better position than most - you have a Will. However, your Will needs regular updates to ensure that it adapts to your life and circumstances as they change over time.

So ask yourself; have there been changes to my relationships or family that are not reflected in my Will? Have there been... Read More


11/04/2018

Agreement signposts post-Brexit direction on intellectual property

Chris Taylor

Brexit negotiators have finally thrown a light on the future of intellectual property rights, with an indication that EU-wide rights will be replaced with equivalent UK rights after the end of the transition period.

Currently the EU Trade Marks (EUTM) and Registered Community Designs (RCD) are valid in both... Read More


12/03/2018

Employment Law Update

Kate Booth

Breakfast and presentation at the offices of Eaton Smith Solicitors, 14 High Street Huddersfield:

Thursday 19th April 2018

(8.30am – 10.30am)     

You are warmly invited to join us for our next bi-annual employment law update seminar.
As you'll know, if you've been along to one of... Read More


05/03/2018

Employee Management Workshop

Kate Booth

We're delighted to bring you our latest series of the popular Employee Management workshops in conjunction with the Personnel Partnership. The workshops are £125 +VAT for the half day workshops and £245 +VAT for the full day workshops. If you book the whole program by 31st March we can offer you a fixed price of... Read More


05/03/2018

Employee Management Workshop - Module One

Kate Booth

MODULE ONE: START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON: THE EARLY DAYS
Tuesday 24 April 2018, 9.30am to 4.00pm, Eaton Smith Offices

In this module, we will look at how best to ensure that you have found someone who is a good fit for your business and what to do in those important... Read More


05/03/2018

Employee Management Workshops - Module Two

Kate Booth

MODULE TWO: KEEP IT GOING! 


This module is split into 2 parts:

PART 1 – STAYING ONE STEP AHEAD: ENGAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE, AND SUCCESSION
Tuesday 5 June 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm Eaton Smith offices

In our first workshop, we’ll look at “the good stuff” including how... Read More