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How to Look Good on Video and TV - Top Tips When in Front of the Camera

Whilst most of us are unlikely to appear on TV regularly, many businesses increasingly use a variety of media to reach out to customers but also their own teams. We caught up with our friends at Jericho Extraordinary Experiences for some top tips on making sure the challenge of being filmed goes as smoothly as possible.Whether being interviewed on TV or in a corporate video, looking…

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Brexit Stage Left: Employment Law Impact

The European Union’s willingness to protect individual rights has been the driving force for much of the UK’s employment law. A vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd doesn’t open the door to immediate wholesale change, but it gives the UK Government power to work independently of the EU; allowing previously imposed EU regulations and directives to be repealed in the future.…

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Become the King of Business - Key Issues in the Queen's Speech

Before her recent birthday extravaganza kicked off, the Queen took to the House of Lords to deliver her 2016 speech and give the headlines of upcoming government plans. The upcoming bills were across a wide number of issues and varied in controversy although some will be of particular interest to businesses in terms of how they operate and interact with their employees. Usain Bolt…

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Does the music industry need reform in a digital age?

‘No more parties in L.A.’ for Kanye, ‘but who will survive in America?’New technology has always been the driving force of innovation in any industry, and the music business is no different. Understanding and developing new ways of distributing music has seen progression from gramophone records in the late 19th century to modern day high-resolution digital audio formats: FLAC, ALAC…

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​What’s brewing in the beer market?

DrinkUp.London’s London Beer Week came to a recent close, delivering a mix of pop ups, tasting sessions and boozy discounts across the capital. Yet although the festival is a great way to discover new alternative microbrews or quirky combinations, the beer business landscape is drastically changing. In November last year, Anheuser-Busch InBev, a huge player in the beer market had…

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Hybrid Associate Laura Bowyer reaches finals of The Venus Awards 2016

Employment Law specialist and Hybrid Associate Laura Bowyer has successfully reached the final rounds of The Venus Awards Southampton for the Southern Daily Echo Business Mother of the Year, to be held at the Hilton Ageas Bowl on Friday 15th April. Competition has been fierce in the region this year with 1,291 nominations and applications received in one or more of the 15 categories…

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Nestlé and London Taxi Co feel the January blues

January is often known as a month to start afresh; to sneak in a workout instead of that cheeky pint, to swap angel delights for avocados or to just try something new. Yet this was not the case for confectionary giants Cadbury and Nestle who continue their sweet obsession of doing battle in the courtroom.In the latest developments in their seemingly endless list of litigious issues,…

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Can Employers really read every WhatsApp you send?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) seemingly let the cat out of the bag earlier this year with its decision in Barbulescu v Romania. As expected, the media lit the torch paper on the judgement with some no holds barred headlines: “WARNING: Your boss can now legally read every WhatsApp message you send at work” – Daily Star“Your boss can now read your personal email, Facebook…

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Hotline Bling? The BT takeover of EE, and the legal implications of taking over a business

Acquiring another business can be a good strategy to grow quickly as well as creating an opportunity to increase the market share, the geographical reach of the business, and improve the company’s economies of scale… but what are the legal implications of taking over a business?Hotline Bling…details of the BT takeoverTelecoms giant BT recently got the all clear from the Competition…

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Holiday! It may be so nice, but how can changing your working hours impact what you’re entitled to?

If, like me, you find yourself in a regular state of confusion about how much holiday you’re entitled to, how much holiday you’ve spent and more importantly how much you’ve got left - you’ll know that each day of peace and quiet comes at a premium.Under EU and Government directive, almost all workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year; known as statutory leave entitlement.…

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