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4 tips for working from home with kids

While the world adjusted to working remotely during the pandemic, we all faced the obstacles of home setup, IT, and technology – but many of us also faced a new challenge of juggling working from home with parenting, as our children also had to adapt to homeschooling and an unexpectedly long summer holiday!

Why now is the time for a first-class outsourced switchboard

Where others see obstacles, let us see opportunities. Now we are starting to move back into our offices, we’re all looking for ways to make improvements and savings. Especially with additional measures in place to receive staff and visitors. Here is how outsourcing your switchboard can greatly improve your front of house team. And ultimately, your firm’s operations.

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Social mobility – From pledge to practice

By Shoosmiths On 20 October Shoosmiths Social Mobility Action Plan was officially launched. The Action Plan has been developed in partnership with Rt Hon Justine Greening and the Social Mobility Pledge and specifically addresses how the firm can uniquely promote social mobility across the UK. To mark the occasion Shoosmiths’ CEO Simon Boss was joined […]

Interpretation of planning conditions

By Fergus Charlton The Lords Justices in the Court of Appeal have handed down a very helpful judgment concerning the interpretation of planning conditions. In DB Symmetry Limited v Swindon Borough Council 2020 the court was asked to consider what was meant by the following condition attached to a planning permission granted for a substantial housing […]

Coronavirus bulletin: Shielding revisited

By Kathryn Burke, Tania Goodman ‘Shielding’ refers to the strictest guidance for social distancing and lockdown for those individuals who received letters from either the government or their GP telling them that they are extremely clinically vulnerable to COVID-19. Shielding was suspended in England on 31 July 2020 but government guidance has recently been revised. […]

Brexit update for organisations reliant on food supplies

Up until now, there has been no change to our trading arrangements with the EU. On the 1st of January this will change. While the UK government continues to negotiate with the EU, there are two potential outcomes and while the difference between ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ may be less dramatic due to the government’s recent planning, all foodservice operators would be well advised to plan for some disruption in January and beyond.


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