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Opening up to diverse boardrooms

Despite a major UK government-backed review to ensure a third of every FTSE 350 company board is made up of female professionals, just under half of the index is still falling short of this benchmark.[1] Now, Business Secretary Alok Sharma has given businesses a matter of months to make sure that 33% of their board members […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on October 26, 2020

In memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If one were to think of the characteristics typical of someone who has changed the world, the quiet intelligence embodied by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would perhaps not rank top of the list. And yet her impact, both as a litigator in the 1970’s determined to convince an all-male bench that gender discrimination […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on October 05, 2020

Instant Messaging:Friend or Foe?

Instant messaging: Friend or Foe? Lots of businesses were using instant messaging as a way of communicating with their teams before the coronavirus pandemic. Instant messaging services such as Slack were becoming more commonplace but because of the pandemic, remote working and the rise of other instant communication tools like Microsoft Teams,  the use of these […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on September 22, 2020

Supporting BSK Bursaries

As a local business it’s important to us to contribute to and support our local community. So, we are proud to sponsor and support the team at Beresford Street Kitchen for the second year running.  Beresford Street Kitchen provides workplace opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism, giving them the opportunity to develop workplace skills […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on August 19, 2020

The legal cost behind employee mental health during a pandemic

If you’re an employer, you have a duty of care to your employees. Whilst this covers things like providing a safe working environment, it’s not just about creating a physically safe place to work. Employers also have to consider how to make sure their working environments protect employee mental health too.   Lots of employers have […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on July 23, 2020

How to steal $300 million…and not get away with it

Nigeria, the most populated county in Africa, was ruled by President General Mohammed Abacha from 1993 to 1998. During that time, he stole hundreds of millions of dollars of Nigerian public money with help from his second son, Mohammed Sani Abacha, and their associate Abubakar Atiku Bagudu. They stole this money through a number of […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on June 22, 2020

Planning to re-open?

We all know that employers, have a duty of care to their employees. This means they have to make sure they’re prioritising the health, safety and welfare of their employees whilst they’re at work.  If you’re a business that has recently re-opened or are planning for this to happen soon, it’s important to understand that […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on May 15, 2020

10 Easy Employment Mistakes to Make in a Crisis

If you’re a business owner currently faced with a substantial drop in income whilst your outgoings remain the same, you’ll be thinking about your bottom line and how to reduce costs.  Government measures are focused on helping some businesses retain their employees.  But, the uncomfortable reality is that others may have no option but to reduce […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on April 08, 2020

Coronavirus Q&A 1-5

As local Advocates we want to do our bit to support as many people as possible during this difficult time. We asked local forums what business or employment law questions coronavirus had them asking and we got an amazing response. We’ve been answering the questions on LinkedIn and Twitter. Here is a round up of […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on April 01, 2020

It’s time to re-think your policies and procedures

With the ever-evolving challenges presented by Covid-19, many businesses are hunting out and dusting off their business continuity plans and their employee handbooks, only to find that their policies and procedures aren’t fit for a global pandemic. The latest Government of Jersey statistic is that up to 50% of the population will contract the virus and […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on March 20, 2020

Think Robo-judges are a million years away? Think again.

When you ask someone to think of a judge, they’ll probably imagine  a stern-looking, middle aged man or woman, in red robes and a  white wig or perhaps a sombre suit. The kind of judge you see on Law and Order or, if you’re a similar age to me, Judge John Deed! Whatever you imagine, chances are […]

Written by Caroline Dutot

Posted on March 05, 2020

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