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Commercial Contract 22 podcast - ESG

Commercial Contract 22 podcast - ESG

September 22, 2022

Episode 7 of our Commercial Contracts 22 podcast focuses on the important topic of environmental, social and governance (ESG) values. Beverley Flynn, head of commercial and technology is joined by commercial partner, Nicola Broadhurst to discuss practical tips on improving your commercial contracts with your sustainability goals in mind. The episode covers:

  • ESG – what is it
  • Greenwashing explained
  • What legal resources are there
  • Top tips
Construction Law ”Back to Basics” - What do you need to think about at procurement? How to get your project off the ground?

Construction Law ”Back to Basics” - What do you need to think about at procurement? How to get your project off the ground?

September 21, 2022

Welcome to the Construction Law "Back to Basics" podcast – a series of podcasts by Stevens & Bolton’s construction and engineering team designed to provide listeners with an overview of the core construction law principles you need to be aware of throughout the key stages of a construction project. Whether you are procuring a professional team or looking to pursue a claim, our series of podcasts hopes to provide you with a succinct summary of the practical points that need to be at the forefront of your mind as a project moves from conception to completion.

In this first episode, Claire Perry and Samuel Burnage focus on procurement with a look at procurement options, the different procurement routes commonly used in the UK and the reasons why different procurement routes might be suitable for different projects and/or clients.

The S&B People Podcast: Business protection - from confidential information to competing employees

The S&B People Podcast: Business protection - from confidential information to competing employees

September 12, 2022

Tom Lingard, Head of our Intellectual Property team, joins Rebecca Berry from our employment team to discuss the thorny issue of how businesses can protect themselves against rogue current and former employees misusing confidential information. They also discuss the extent to which former employees can be restricted from competing after their employment has ended, and what options are open to employers.

R&I Spotlight - Half year insolvency round-up

R&I Spotlight - Half year insolvency round-up

September 6, 2022

Welcome to the R&I Spotlight podcast – a new series from the finance, restructuring and insolvency team at Stevens & Bolton focusing on key issues in the world of R&I. In this first episode, Matthew Padian, Helen Martin and Lucy Trott provide a half year insolvency update, looking at trends in the latest insolvency figures and making predictions for the months ahead.

The S&B reDRess Podcast - Alternative Dispute Resolution

The S&B reDRess Podcast - Alternative Dispute Resolution

September 1, 2022

There has been a renewed focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in recent times with many believing it should now form a compulsory part of the litigation process. Hence why, in episode 3 of our S&B reDRess Podcast, Catherine Penny and Alasdair McDowell consider what it is, the different types of ADR, and why disputing parties need to consider it in the early stages of a dispute.

Commercial Contracts 22 podcast – Costs, RPI and COGS - cost charging mechanisms examined in light of inflation

Commercial Contracts 22 podcast – Costs, RPI and COGS - cost charging mechanisms examined in light of inflation

August 25, 2022

Episode 6 of our Commercial Contracts 22 podcast focuses on the thorny issue of inflation and costs, RPI and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) from the perspective of standard terms and conditions, master services agreements and outsourcing arrangements. Beverley Flynn, head of commercial and technology is joined by commercial partner, Charlie Maurice to discuss this topical issue and the options available.

 In these cost-pressured times we discuss:

  • Pricing clauses in contracts and issues to consider from both customer and supplier perspectives
  • How contract prices are often recalculated, including the various indices (e.g. RPI, CPI) used to do so and some of the differences between them
  • Issues with RPI and the latest on its replacement as an official measure of inflation
  • Rise in COGS and trends we are seeing in the market following material events such as Brexit and the effect of Covid
Commercial Contracts 22 podcast – Insolvency considerations

Commercial Contracts 22 podcast – Insolvency considerations

August 15, 2022

Episode 5 of our Commercial Contracts 22 podcast focuses on changes to insolvency legislation and how this may affect your standard terms and conditions.

Beverley Flynn, head of Stevens & Bolton’s commercial and technology team is joined by our co-head of restructuring and insolvency, Tim Carter to discuss practical tips on drafting and improving your commercial contracts. The episode includes:

  • Suppliers beware: the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 introduced a bar on the termination of contracts by reason of insolvency
  • The essential facts: covering the type of insolvency proceedings, how suppliers (and customers) are effected and which contracts
  • Standard terms: how can suppliers better protect their position
The S&B reDRess Podcast - Arbitration

The S&B reDRess Podcast - Arbitration

August 2, 2022

Episode 2 of our S&B reDRess Podcast focuses on arbitration. Catherine Penny and Lorna Sleave from our dispute resolution team discuss what it is and when it might be used, and the perceived advantages of arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism compared to litigation.

The S&B People Podcast: Holiday headaches

The S&B People Podcast: Holiday headaches

July 28, 2022

As we enter the busy summer holiday season, employers are likely to see some common holiday-related issues resurface, particularly as we continue to experience ongoing travel disruption. What should you do if an employee is stranded overseas or is otherwise affected by travel disruption? What about employees who are unwell with covid whilst on holiday? Should you consider requests to extend periods of holiday by a period of remote working from abroad? Employment law experts, Hollie Ryan and Chantelle de Filippis, discuss how to handle these common holiday ‘headaches’ here. 

The S&B People Podcast: The new High Potential Individual visa category

The S&B People Podcast: The new High Potential Individual visa category

July 19, 2022

The newest immigration route– the High Potential Individual visa category – was launched on 30 May 2022.  Could this help you live and work in the UK?  As a business, could it help with the recruitment issues you’re experiencing and enable you to hire overseas talent more easily?  Immigration experts Kerry Garcia and Jackie Penlington discuss here