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New Solicitor - 1st March 2019

  • Posted: 01-03-2019
  • Bright

Bright Solicitors is delighted to announce that Annabelle O’Higgins will be qualifying as a solicitor on 1 March 2019. Having undertaken training in investment property, residential property, disputes and litigation, wills and trusts, Annabelle found her greatest satisfaction and enjoyment came from working with clients buying and selling domestic properties, and so will become a member of Julie Milton’s residential conveyancing team.

Supply Chain Management & Brexit Challenges

  • Posted: 27-02-2019
  • Commercial/Business

The “No Deal” Scenario

In the current state of flux that surrounds the Brexit negotiations, there are many possible outcomes. For most businesses, planning for any – never mind all – of these scenarios is simply not practical. However, if no arrangements are concluded for the withdrawal agreement and there is no transition period or alternative arrangement, then our article 50 notice expires at 11pm (midnight in Europe) on 29 March 2019, at which point we leave the EU. The UK will no longer be part of either the single market or the customs union. The four freedoms (of movement of goods, services, capital and people) will no longer apply.

At that point the UK will be treated by the EU in the same way that it treats any other non EEA country. World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules and schedules will set the baseline for UK trade activities.

Supply Chain Risks

All supply chains present a risk to businesses as they sit outside the organisation and so are not within your control. In cases of a particularly complex supply chain, your suppliers may not even be visible to you.

Food chains are often “just in time” in nature, with links within the EU and globally. Stock may be held for only a few days before being sold or used. As such, disruption for as little as a week can have a major impact.

Keeping up with your New Year's Resolutions?

  • Posted: 17-01-2019
  • Commercial/Business

January is the time of New Year resolutions, new diets, new exercise routines, looking forward and planning for the New Year. It’s also a good time to think about the health of your business and to set some goals for the future.

What are the risks your business is facing? What could you do to minimise or even remove those risks? What is the strongest element of your business? Are you doing all you can to make the most of that? Is it time to start thinking about succession or exit planning? And if so, what do you want to achieve and within what time frame?

It’s a rare business that doesn’t have something to improve. For smaller businesses in particular the challenges of keeping on top of all the regulatory and compliance requirements, the “red tape”, can be particularly demanding. We can help with this, freeing you up to concentrate on the day-to-day running of the business.