Posted On / 10.10.2016

Local Businesses Enlightened About New Legislation Thanks to Battens Solicitors

Granby Business BreakfastExecutives from local businesses in the Granby estate area raised questions over the government’s Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 during a legal Q&A yesterday hosted by a four-strong panel of solicitors from Battens – one of the largest law firms in the South West.

The event, which was held at Bennetts Water Gardens, saw the panel talk about a range of areas surrounding business legislation including the responsibilities of a company secretary, commercial property law, the national living wage and the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

Amanda Goddard, Executive, Company Secretarial at Battens said: “The Act hasn’t been widely publicised, so it’s no surprise that there was a lack of knowledge regarding the overall impact the Act would have on directors and company secretaries. Some attendees had noticed changes to Companies House records but hadn’t realised that these were due to an Act being implemented.”

“There is a free Companies House webinar on 17th October about the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, but our team at Battens can also advise and guide businesses around this relatively new legislation.”

Other speakers on the panel included Anna Austin, Senior Solicitors at Battens who talked about commercial property, development, and leases; and Dawn Gallie, Head of Employment at Battens, who highlighted the government’s most recent updates to employment law.

Jon Dobson, Senior Associate, Battens, who also attended the event, said:

“Our business breakfast events are always friendly and informative and we receive consistently positive feedback about the discussion and debate our talks provoke Several of our attendees were unaware of a number of important employment legislation changes, so it was great to be able to talk them through recent modifications and explain how they would impact on their business as a whole.”

Feedback from the event highlighted how much local businesses value the legal updates Battens provide, as well as the opportunity it gives them to network and connect with other businesses.

The next Granby business breakfast will be held on 24th November, 2016. Tickets cost £8 and include a continental breakfast. To book your place call Sophie Knapman on 01935 846000.